Craig Wood

Craig Wood is a practicing, internationally acclaimed Site Specific artist. His output is primarily three dimensional and lens based with text and audio increasingly utilized in his more recent projects.

craig wood artsThe major research question directing Craig's professional practice, is an examination of the properties of ‘site’ or ‘context’ and how this drives creative processes and their concomitant outcomes.

As a graduate of Goldsmiths College, London in 1989, Craig was a part of the initial Young British Artists movement, exhibiting in the seminal Modern Medicine exhibition and later having commercial representation through galleries in London, Paris and Turin.

He has received numerous awards including; The Wakelin Award, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, 2003,  The Classic Design Awards final shortlist, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004,  Major Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales, 2012  and The Tony Goble Award, National Eisteddfod, 2013.

Craig has given several prestigious residencies including; the Faber Castell Drawing Scholarship, Kunsthalle Nurnberg,1994, the P.A.C.A. Venice Residency with University of Warwick,1994,  the D.A.A.D. Berlin Residency, 1997  and recently at Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China.

In addition, Craig has worked on the visiting lecturer program at Goldsmiths College, MA Fine Art, London and held the post of Gregory Fellow in Sculptural Studies, Henry Moore Foundation at University of Leeds, 1997-2000.

Craig's work is in major collections such as; The Tate, Saatchi, V&A and UK Arts Councils. His mode of practice continues to expand into collaboration and curation.

Tel: +44 (0) 01792 481026

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Recent exhibitions:

The Book Project, a Glynn Vivian Art Gallery off site project, Swansea, 2016.

Dear Olivia…  a major solo show at Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales, 2015.

Bang Bang at The Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing, China, 2015.

Standard International - post spatial devices 2, Loop Gallery, Berlin, 2015                   

Out Of Nothing at The Centre of Contemporary Art Tbilisi, Georgia, 2014.


2015 Artisterium 7-Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Events, catalogue by The Artisterium Association, Georgia @ artisterium. org   Taliesin,  yr Academi Gymreig, pages 42 & 43.  

2013 Y Lle Celf, The National Eisteddfod of Wales

2013 Papiers  Bavards, Bibliotheque et Archives, Musee des Beaux-Arts du Canada

2011 Coolbrands 2010/11, pub. Superbrands (uk) Ltd, London featuring Frames Blank Cheque, Taylor & Wood, SG Gallery, Venice

The wallpaper Frames (in collaboration with Chris Taylor) has sold over 160,000 rolls internationally and continues to receive acclaim as an exemplar of interactivity in an art/design crossover.

Wood has received numerous awards including;

  • Project Funding, Arts Council of Wales, 2015
  • Exhibition Funding, The Welsh Government in Chongqing, 2015
  • Artist in Residence at Sichuan Fine Art Institute, The British Council, 2013.
  • The Tony Goble Award, National Eisteddfod, 2013.
  • Major Creative Wales Award,  Arts Council of Wales, 2012.
  • R&D Funding, for wallpaper development, Graham & Brown, Blackburn, 2010.
  • The Classic Design Awards  final shortlist, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004. 
  • The Wakelin Award, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, 2003. 

Wood instigated and co curated The Right…Now exhibition with Paul Emmanuel at Mission Gallery, Swansea, featuring Goldsmiths’ alumni.

In 2014/15 Wood co-curated with Peter Finnemore and participated in, the multi disciplinary exhibition and events under the title Public Information, featuring established visual and sound artists along with students from Swansea College of Art, UWTSD.

2012, in collaboration with Perry Roberts, Wood completed a major public arts commission, Riverside, SA1, Swansea.

Since 2000 Craig Wood has worked with Chris Taylor, University of Leeds on the interactive wallpaper project Wallpaper to Complete.