Craig Wood has been working in the gallery space for a month and is ready to share some aspects of this process based residency. Over the last few weeks we invited Craig Wood to inhabit the gallery, we gave him the keys and invited him to explore…. Now we have been allowed back in to see the results.
Wood’s work can be described as site specific or site sensitive. His practice has evolved from being architectural site specific in the early 1990’s, into the current more nuanced investigation into social and cultural situations. He frequently works in the exhibition space rather than a studio.
Craig came to prominence as part of the initial YBA generation of the early 1990s completed a Foundation Diploma at Carmarthen College of Art in 1986 and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 1989. He has received the prestigious DAAD residency in Berlin and has been Gregory Fellow in Sculptural Studies with The Henry Moore Foundation at Leeds University, 1997- 2000. Since 1995, he has been based in South West Wales which has been a major source of inspiration for his practice. He consistently exhibits internationally, most recently at the Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing, China, 2015, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, at Swansea College of Art, University of Wales TSD.