My name is Elizabeth Wood and I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. My art work explores the underlying, personal narratives that share a universality of themes: vulnerability, loss, resilience, and hope.
In my work I explore the notion of a private self where thoughts and emotions unfold like ever-changing weather patterns often in strong divergence with the public self we show to the world.
This theme was very much influenced my early childhood experience as an orphan cut adrift and learning to navigate an unstable world shaped by powerful emotions. My interior self - the self I kept to myself - became a safe haven from which I could observe and react to the world around me.
The separation between the private and the public self continues to be of compelling interest to me. I make art as a way of investigating aspects of that complex dichotomy for the sake of recognition and connection with others.
Elizabeth Wood lives in British Columbia, Canada and has been a practicing artist for the past 20 years. Her works are predominantly digital collage with its rich potential to portray psychological states.
Elizabeth Wood studied visual art at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and in the Visual Arts program at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Her work has been exhibited in various cities around the world including Los Angeles, USA; St. Petersburg, Russia; Naples, Italy; Kyoto, Japan; and Berlin, Germany.
She has participated in a number of Artist Residencies including the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, The Vermont Studio Centre, USA and SPAR Art Residency in St. Petersburg, Russia