Grace Wood (AU)
Image: Grace Wood, Lion's tail (study for Rose Pavilion), 2020 digital collage. Images sourced from the State Botanical Collection, Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria and the artist’s personal archive, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist
Grace Wood is an artist from Narrm, Australia. In 2014, she graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours). Grace utilises her ever-expanding collection of images to create collage-based installations that dissect eccentricities of the internet archive, notions of elitist art history, and contemporary photography. Her work is concerned with the concept of the archive, and digital technology’s capacity to generate, alter and namelessly disperse images.
Grace has exhibited extensively in Australia; some recent exhibitions include Thirsty, LON Gallery, VIC, 2022; Garden Variety, PHOTO 2021 at Royal Botanic Gardens, 2021; The Image, Blindside, 2021; Ground Control, Richmond Town Hall Gallery, VIC, 2021; There are no new waves, only ocean, LON Gallery, VIC, 2020; Ersatz, Cool Change Contemporary, WA, 2019. Grace completed a public commission for City of Stonnington and Mars Gallery (VIC) in 2020 and undertook the AARK Archipelago Art Residency, Finland in 2019. Grace is represented by LON Gallery, VIC.