Kelly Wood

Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts, Western University

Professor Wood is a photographer and practicing artist whose research focuses on subjects that relate to the environmental impact of waste accumulation, waste economies, and all forms of visible and invisible pollution. As an art practitioner and educator, she has a commitment to analogue and digital photography and contemporary art and art theory. Her photography has been broadly exhibited in Canada at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; the Art Gallery of Ontario; The Power Plant; the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; the Vancouver Art Gallery; and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery. Her work has been shown internationally at the Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin; Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp; Fotoinstituut, Rotterdam; and Artspace in Sydney, Australia. She has a strong interest in the “Vancouver School” and conceptual photography in general, and has written previously about Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas for international publications.

Selected Exhibitions and Publications

Group exhibition, Barroco Nova: Neo Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art, Museum London, London, ON, 2011.

Group exhibition, Everything Everyday, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2010.

Two-person exhibition, Pas de deux, (with Monika Gryzmala), Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany, 2010.

Group exhibition, awashawave, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, 2009.

Two-person exhibition, Kelly Wood / Monika Grzymala, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2009.

Still Supplementation: Stan Douglas’s Cuba Photos,” History of Photography 32, no. 2 (Summer 2008): 188-198.

Selected Catalogues

Susan Edelstein and Patrick Mahon, eds. Barroco Nova: Neo Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art (London, ON: Artlab Gallery, The University of Western Ontario and Museum London, 2012).

Eric Bell, Sounds and Material SignsKelly Wood / Monika Grzymala 18 January-16 February 2008, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2009.

La science dans l’art, Musée virtuel du Canada, Galerie de l’UQAM et le Musée virtuel du Canada, 2007.

Intertidal: Vancouver Art & Artists (Antwerp/Vancouver: Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, 2005).

Real Pictures: Photographs from the collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft (Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2005).

Kelly Wood The Continuous Garbage Project: 1998 – 2003 (Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, 2003).

Waste Management (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1999).

6: New Vancouver Modern (Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 1998).


Kelly Wood
Associate Professor
Department of Visual Arts 
Western University
John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, 
Perth Drive 
London, ON N6A 5B7