Biography

JANA WOOD

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2018 “Meandering in Places, Spaces and Grids” – Elam School of Fine Arts, Post Graduate Show, Auckland University

2015 AD15 Visual Arts Graduates, Auckland University of Technology

SELECTED  GROUP SHOWS

2022  Iteration 14, Mother Mother Archive, Lot 23, Auckland

2021 A’Float, Arthaus Contemporary, Orakei, Auckland

2021  Wallace Arts Trust Recent Acquisitions, Pah Homestead, Auckland

2021  Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Painting and Drawing, Whakatane

2020  Three Painters, McLeavey Gallery, Wellington,  http://mcleaveygallery.com/exhibitions/three-painters/

2020 Living Room, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Parnell, Auckland

2019  National Contemporary Art Awards (Finalist), Waikato Museum, Hamilton

2019  Networks and Grids, Art Bureau Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland

2018  InlookOut,  George Fraser Gallery, Auckland

2018  Critical Groupings, Lot 23, Auckland

2018  Estuary Art Awards (Finalist) Malcolm Smith Gallery, Howick, Auckland

2016  Walker & Hall Art Awards, selected finalist and Winner of The Zinnie Douglas Award – Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Waiheke Island

2015 Desperately Real, St Paul Street Gallery 3, AUT University, Auckland

2013 Square Art, Transit Collective, Pop Up gallery, Newmarket Square, Auckland http://transitcollective2012.blogspot.co.nz/p/jana-wood.html

2012 Square Art , Transit Collective, Pop Up gallery, Newmarket Square, Newmarket

2012 The Imaginary Museum – Korero – Group Exhibition – 10 Artists, 10 Poets – visual artists respond to the written word, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Howick, Auckland

2012 Viewpoint, Depot Artspace, Devonport, Auckland – Group exhibition with Lee Parker, Debbie Tubb, Susan Christie

2012 Estuary Art Awards (Finalist), Malcolm Smith Gallery, Howick, Auckland

2011 “How Diversity Works” – Group Show curated by Diversityworks Trust, Studio One Toi Tū, Ponsonby, Auckland http://www.diversityworks.org.nz/how-diversity-works/

EDUCATION

Post Graduate Diploma Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, 2017-2018 

Bachelor of Visual Arts, AUT University, Auckland, 2012-2015

Mauri Ora Foundation Certificate in Maori Culture, Te Wananga, 2011

Spatial Design, Whitecliffe School of Art and Design, , 2000

AWARDS

Finalist, National Contemporary Art Awards, Waikato Museum, 2019 and 2022

Finalist, Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Painting and Drawing, Whakatane, 2021

Finalist, Estuary Art Awards, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Howick, 2012 and 2018

Finalist and Merit Award Winner – Walker & Hall Art Awards, Zinnie Douglas Merit Award, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, 2016

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Sir James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand

MEDIA

Aug 2011 The Aucklander http://www.theaucklander.co.nz/news/bricks-and-mortified/1071170/

Sep 2011 Te Waha Nui, Student Newspaper Auckland