Past Artist In Residence
Heidi Wood studied at Ecole Nationale Superi-eure des Beaux Arts, Paris, Universite de Paris lIl-Censier, Paris, and Victoria College, Melbourne. She has held solo exhibitions at CBD Gallery, Sydney, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne, Australian Embassy in Paris and has exhibited regularly with La Galerie Gauche, the exhibiting space of the Beaux Arts in Paris. For three months in 2004, Wood was a visiting Artist-in-Residence at 18th Street through a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. While in Los Angeles, the city and experience of living here radically changed the form and context of her work as she absorbed the influence of the city’s sprawling, new world esthetic and the high-powered self-promotion strategies of Los Angelinos. At 18th Street, Wood created a series of inkjet print, which combined digital photographs with text and her own painted images. These works were exhibited at 18th Street in 2006 in the exhibition, “Imaging LA”. Currently Wood lives and works in France.