• House of Silence
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 51" x 51"
    • Potential Evidence
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 51" x 51"
    • SOLD
    • Reminded of the Chasm
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 51" x 51"
    • We Already Know
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 51" x 51"
    • Tendency of Confess
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 40.5" x 40.5"
    • SOLD
    • Bittersweet
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 40.5" x 40.5"
    • SOLD
    • Arbitrary Associations
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 40.5" x 40.5"
    • Proceed Unknowingly
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 40.5" x 40.5"
    • Sense of Unfolding
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 40.5" x 40.5"
    • Look Toward the Sun
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 59" x 59"
    • SOLD
    • Flooded with Light
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 59" x 59"
    • SOLD
    • Transparent in the Sun
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 40.5" x 40"
    • SOLD
    • Indescribable Pleasure
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 28.5" x 28"
    • SOLD
    • Between the Lines
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 59" x 59"
    • SOLD
    • Gold Brocade Rolled Back
    • Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on Panel with Cold Wax Varnish
    • 59" x 59"
    • SOLD

Artist Statement

I am searching for the sublime — the moments when an image, a sound, an emotion transport me. My interests are in the sensual, seductive qualities in life and I try to convey these ideas through my work.

Images often come to me from observing nature. I am touched by the delicate change of fading blossoms, moved by the almost painful intensity of a mahler symphonic line and mesmerized by the beauty of a partner’s body.

I watch for those times when my work becomes as powerful and poetic as the world around me and capable of touching me as deeply.

Selected Exhibitions

2010 John Wood at SFmoma Caffe Museo, Sfmoma, San Francisco, CA

2009 John Wood, Hyde Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Art And Coffee, Sweet Adeline, Berkeley, CA

2008 Doyle Street Gallery, Emeryville, CA

2006 Simple Pleasures, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2005 Karen Eichler Fine Art, Piedmont, CA

2004 Past/Present, Gallery 940, Berkeley, CA

1995-99 Gallery Karelia, Salt Lake City, UT

1994 COnversations, Loge Gallery, Pmt, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1985 New York Subway, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

1982 Atrium Gallery, Salt Lake Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT

1981 Alvin Gittins Memorial Gallery, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake, UT

1980 Loge Gallery, P.M.T., Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1979 Judge Memorial Catholic High School, Salt Lake City, UT

1978 Collectors Gallery, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

1977 Art Department Gallery, Weber State College, Ogden, UT

1976 Art Department, Weber State College, Ogden, UT; ≈

Performance/Lecture

1971 Union Gallery, Weber State College, Ogden, UT; ≈

Juried And Invitational Exhibitions

2011 Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Emeryville, CA

Shattered!, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

Juror: Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle

Art of the Line, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

Juror: Elizabeth Sher, California College of the Arts

Live Out Loud, Benefit Auction, Knoll Inc, San Francisco, CA

2010 the Gift of Art, Cecile Moochnek Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Green, Annual Members Exhibit, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

Painting From a Deep Place, Oakopolis Creative Center, Oakland, CA

Earth Days, Oakopolis Creative Center, Oakland, CA

2008 What is a Book?, Oakopolis Creative Center, Oakland, CA

2007-08 Big Pagoda, San Francisco, CA

Paper/Clay, the Guild, Berkeley, CA

2006 Plus3, Jamestown Pacific Place, San Francisco, CA

Two Person Exhibition, Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Colors of Life, Griffin Davis Art, Belcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Peace in the Dark, Move On Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005 Three-Person Exhibition, Sfmoma | Artist Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Paper! Awesome!, Pigman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Yearning Lines Growing, Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Move on Art, Gallery 1063, San Francisco, And CA

2004 Limn Showrooms, San Francisco, CA

Open Studios @ Taking the Leap, Emeryville, CA

Untitled, Hollis Street Project, Emeryville, CA

2003 Eugene O’Neill’s Tao House, Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA

Function of Emotion, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2002 Summer Exhibition, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2001 Show-One, Hayward Arts Council, Hayward City Hall, Hayward, CA

Holiday Exhibit, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

1997 Monoprints-One Press, Finch Lane Gallery, SL Arts Council

Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT

View of Three, Alliance for the Varied Arts, Logan, UT Curator: Ed Dolinger

1995 Winter Works Invitational, Finch Lane Gallery, Sl Arts Council, Salt Lake City, UT

1994 Utah “94: Painting, Sculpture And Mixed Media, (Tep Award),

Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT, Juror: Ilene Susan Fort

70th Utah Spring Salon (Merit Award), Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Jurors: Whitney H Ganz, Lila Duncan Larsen

Davis County 1994, Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT

Juror: Dan Burke

1993 Good COmpany, Lee Deffebach & Friends, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

69th Utah Spring Salon (Merit Award), Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Intimate Views, Salt Lake Art Center,Salt Lake City, UT

Curator: David Pursley

1992 Art Feast Invitational, Art Barn, Sl Arts Council, Salt Lake City , UT

Nutcracker Invitational, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

1991 67th Utah Spring Salon (Invited Artist), Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

1990 New Portraits, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

1989 Four-Person Exhibition, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

1987 Invitational, Long Island University, South Hampton Campus, Southampton, Ny

1985 Group Invitational, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

1983 Two-Person Exhibition, Finch Lane Gallery, Sl Arts Council, Salt Lake City, UT

1982 Sharon Shepherd/John Wood, Lumiere Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

UWS Juried Exhibition, Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Bountiful UT

Juried And Invitational Exhibitions, Continued

Intimate Views, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

1981 Utah ’81, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Jurors: Ronald Hickman, Diane Vanderlip, Richard West

Two-Person Exhibition, Time-Winter Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Recent Utah Art; Our Modernist Trends, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

1980 Two-Person Exhibition, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

1979 UWS Juried Exhibition, Utah Museum of Fa, Salt Lake City, UT

Juror: Bud Shackelford

1978 Invitational Exhibition, Dixie COllege, Saint George, UT

1977 Utah Artists-In-the-Schools, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

1976 Utah Painting And Sculpture, Utah Museum of Fa, Salt Lake City, UT

Jurors: Louise Tester, Francis Celentano, Robert Tobias

10th Annual National Drawing And Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar COllege, COrpus Christi, TX

Juror: Wayne Thiebaud

UWS Juried Exhibition, Utah Museum of FA, Salt Lake City, UT, Juror: Manard Dixon Stewart

1975 12Th Utah Biennial of Painting And Sculpture, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, Juror: Larry Bell

Group Exhibitions

Cranbrook Academy of Art/Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Mi

Art Auction, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1985, Serious Moonlight 2006

Student Exhibitions, 1972, 1973, 1974

Clark-Leaming, Salt Lake City, UT

Group Shows, 1978, 1979, 1980

Dooly Gallery, Park City, UT

Group Shows, 1989 – 1990

H Inc, the Galleria, San Francisco, CA

Group Shows, 2006

Judge Memorial CAtholic High School, Salt Lake City, UT

Faculty Exhibits, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981

Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

Group Shows, 1977, 1978, 1979

K.Imperial Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Shows, 2011

Lumiere Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Group Shows, 1981

Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Group Shows, 1975 – 2008

Pierpont Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Group Shows, 1988 – 1992

Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Art Auction, 1978 – 1982

Group Shows, Collectors Gallery, 1976 – 1980

Sfmoma Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Shows And Benefit Warehouse Sales, 2005 – 2011

Snowbird Institute, Snowbird, UT

Group Show, 1982

Utah Watercolor Society

Membership Shows, 1977, 1978, 1981

Visual Aid, San Francisco, CA

Art Exhibition & Benefit Auction. 2006 – 2011