Alex J Wood has twice received awards in 2017 and 2015 from The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Canada where his work is held and was announced winner of The Picton Art Prize in 2016 with his large 2.5 metre bronze sculpture ‘Celestial’. He’s been shortlisted for The Mark Tanner Award, Henry Moore Plinth Prize & Clifford Chance award twice. Alex recently exhibited in ‘Air’ at The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
Alex recently took part in the International Artists Symposium residency and exhibition in Neustadt, Germany in August 2017. Alex was resident artist in Beijing & Tokyo in 2014 & 2013. Whilst studying for MA Fine Art at Chelsea, he received The Patrick and Kelly Lynch Scholarship where his work is held, as well as in various other collections.
British eccentricity is the main focus of Alex's practice where he juxtaposes unusual objects with hand crafted sculptures, for example a large scale model of the Titanic sits awkwardly on a bronze oil slick, questioning feats of human endeavour.
2013 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London UAL
2012 Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London UAL
2011 BA Fine Art (Hons), University of Greenwich, London
Shortlisted for The Zealous Emerge Art Prize 2018
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation recipient 2017 and 2015
Selected artist in August 2017 for the International Artists Symposium, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany
Winner of The Picton Art Prize 2015, with Celestial currently installed in Angel Islington London.
Shortlisted for The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award in February 2015
Visiting lecturer UAL MA Preparation Course in Beijing, March 2014 and resident artist.
2014 Commissioned by Penguin Books to create a sculpture for Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London
2014 Foundry Fellow at Camberwell College of Arts London.
Awarded ‘The Patrick and Kelly Lynch Scholarship’ in 2013.
Resident artist at Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan in 2013.
Shortlisted for The Clifford Chance Sculpture Award in 2013 and in 2014 Future Map. Winner of XHIBIT in 2013.
July 2018 Makers Mark, No Format Gallery, Rolt Street, London. Curated by Daniel Huckfield
June 2018 Space Odyssey, The Royal Institution, 21 Albermarle Street, London
Dec 2017 "I'll show you more...", Chelsea Art Club, 143 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London.
Nov 2017 McGings Open, Westport Arts Festival, County Mayo, Ireland.
Sep 2017 ‘Best Of' Exhibition at Villa Böhm, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany curated by Ralph Gelbert.
August 2017 'The 4th International Artists Symposium Exhibition', Villa Böhm, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany.
June - 3 Sep ‘Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017’, Royal West of England Academy Bristol.
April 2017 ‘That Blitz Mentality’, Wall Space, 607 N. La Brea, Los Angeles USA.
Dec 2016 Pulse Miami Beach with New Art Projects, Miami, USA.
Nov 2016 ‘Young Contemporary Talent’ curated by The jo Baring and Alison Price at The Ingram Collection. Cello Factory, London
Nov 2016 ‘Stars on Canvas’ Quadrant, Regent Street London (Supported Willow Foundation Charity)
Nov 2016 ‘Inception’ curated by Tony Han, Noho Studios, 46 Great Titchfield St, London
Oct 2016 ‘Too Fast To Think’, Solo Exhibition, Supreme Court of the UK, London
April 2016 ’96% Visible’, Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London
Jan - Mar 2016 ‘Alex J Wood: Lift Off!’ Solo exhibition at New Art Projects, London
Dec 2015 ‘Not Just For Christmas’, Jonathan Ross Gallery, 286 Earls Court Road, London
Aug 2015 ‘Postcard’, Fold Gallery, London (ArtBox a charity benefiting people with learning disabilities)
July 2015 ’Art Journey’, Curated by the ‘Art Partners’, Library, 112 St Martins Lane, London
May 2015 ‘Historical Futures’, Apricot Gallery, 16 Heneage Street, London
April 2015 ‘Capsule’, The Embassy Tea Gallery, Union Street, London
Feb 2015 “I’ll show you mine…”, Chelsea Arts Club, 143 Old Church Street, London
Sep-Jan 2015 Premiere, Library Members Club, 112 St Martins Lane, London.
Dec 2014 ‘Made in Arts London’, The Lethaby Gallery, London.
Nov 2014 ‘Stars on Canvas’, The Hub, Heddon Street (Supported the Willow Foundation Charity)
Nov 2014 Springboard, The Cookhouse, Chelsea college of Art, London.
Oct 2014 Disinter, The Crypt Gallery, London.
July 2014 ACAVA Open Studios, 49 Grange Walk, London
June 2014 Chelsea Salon at The Old Hannah Barry Gallery, Peckham
June 2014 Sunday Salon with Slate Projects
March 2014 ‘Slinky Intervention’ on the Great Wall of China at Badaling.
March 2014 £WEATSHOP, 55 Dalston Lane, London.
Nov 2013 SITE CCW Alumni Exhibition, The Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art, London
Nov 2013 GIFTED, CHART Gallery, 62 Old Church Street, London
Aug 2013 MA Fine Art Final Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design
April 2013 Down the Dori Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Four Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green, London.
2013 ‘Down the Dori’, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
2013 XHIBIT 2013 UAL Gallery, High Holborn, London.
2013 ‘Cataclysm’, The Bear Pub, Camberwell New Road, London.
2012 “Applied Imagination”, 111 Great Titchfield Street, London
2012 The Round Chapel Salon, Round Chapel, Hackney, London
2012 “Death Watch Beetle”, The Morgue, Chelsea College of Art, London
2011 “Beneath The Surface” DegreeArt.com Gallery, Vyner Street, London