Madeleine Wood



I design my work to create a quiet intimacy with my subjects. I take the viewer into the voluptuous folds of a rose, the intricate tributaries of a leaf, or the suggestion of human postures in still life arrangements. Arbutus tree bark in various degrees of exfoliation, with evolving colours and dramatic patterns, continues my examining of abstractions in the natural world. The more familiar intimacies of body fragments and beds with their human impressions explore these same elements where reality blurs into abstraction. Ultimately, I want my paintings to feel both familiar and mysterious at the same time.

Born in BC, I studied at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and completed my MFA at Concordia University in 1996. I live and work on Vancouver Island with my partner and cat.



Education
1996 Master of Fine Arts, Studio option, Concordia University
1993 Diploma in Fine Arts, Studio, Emily Carr College of Art & Design

Solo Exhibitions
2014  Come Back to Bed, Campbell River Art Gallery
2014  Growth Patterns Madrona Gallery, Victoria
2013  With My Little Eye, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver
2013  From the Ground Up (2 person show), Studio Connexion Gallery, Nakusp
2012  Summer Romance, Ian Tan Gallery, Hong Kong
2012  Petal Pushing, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver
2012  Intimate Views: 1993-2012, Madrona Gallery
2010  out on a limb, Ian Tan Gallery, /Artworks Gallery, Gabriola Island
2009  Tropicana, Ian Tan Gallery
2008  Make me, Ian Tan Gallery
2007  openings, Ian Tan Gallery
2006  Diversions, Gateway Theatre, Richmond
2006  BEDeSCAPES, Ian Tan Gallery
2006  Intersections, Britannia Gallery Project (curated)
2006  So Much for Love, Nanaimo Art Gallery (curated – brochure)
2004  perky peppers, Portfolio Gallery, Vancouver
2003  leaving space, Portfolio Gallery
2003  Swirly Girls, Portfolio Gallery
2002  come what may, Portfolio Gallery
1997  Between the Sheets, Havana Gallery, Vancouver
1996  Between the Sheets, Galerie Bourget, Montreal
1994  Close Ups, Galerie Bourget

Group Exhibitions
2014
- by a thread, juried members show, Comox Valley Art Gallery
2013
- Towards Grace, juried members show, CVAG
2012
- Square Foot Show, Art Alchemy, Courtenay
- Elevate the Arts, Courtenay
- Coastal Celebration, Madrona Gallery, Victoria
2011
- Colours of Summer, Madrona Gallery
2010
- The Erotic Show, Gabriola Artworks Gallery
2009
- Echo Chamber, Chapel Arts, Vancouver
2008
- New Small Works Collection, Diana Paul Galleries, Calgary
- Serious Women Artists Don’t do Flowers, Seymour Art Gallery (curated, catalogue)
- Women’s Work, CityScape Community Art Space, N. Vancouver (juried)
2007
- First Impressions, Yaletown Gallery, Vancouver
- FEAST, Britannia Art Gallery, Vancouver (curated)
2006
- ANU-5 Sex on Earth performance, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
- From Kandinsky with Love, CityScape Community Art Space (juried)
- Something About Love, Richmond Art Gallery (curated 4 person show, catalogue)
- Vancouver in Bloom, Cherry Blossom Festival, Van Dusen Gardens (curated)
2005
- Naughty, Not Nice! XXXMass Show, the JEM Gallery, Vancouver
- Evolution, 80th Anniversary Emily Carr Institute (curated - catalogue)
- ANU IV  WAR~? exhibition/performance, Roundhouse Community Centre
- Just Push Play, exhibition/performance, Norman Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver
2004
- Studio 88, International Village, Vancouver
- Ayden Gallery, International Village
- Celebration of Artists, Howe Street Gallery, Vancouver
2003
- Still Life, Aaron Ross Gallery, Vancouver
- Artropolis 2003, CBC Television Studios, Vancouver (juried - catalogue)
2002
- The Good Art Show, Gallery 1529, Vancouver
- Preview: on the theme of red, VECC Gallery (juried)
- Flowers & Bright Colours, Artisan Gallery, Vancouver
- 4 Visions: Sense & Sensitivity, Portfolio Gallery
2001
- Grand Opening, studio BLUE, Vancouver
- In Bloom, Buschlen Mowatt Annex, Vancouver
2001
- Hands On: Insight Through Touch, Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria, CNIB, Vancouver
- Artropolis 2001, CBC Television Studios, Vancouver
- ArtThrob II, Glass Onion Gallery, Vancouver
2000
- The Authentic Eye, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
1999
- Sur la Table, Diane Farris Gallery
1998
- Torso, Vancouver Public Library (curated by Leslie Poole)
- What Every Grad Needs, Community Arts Council, Vancouver
1997
- Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design Alumni Show, Vancouver
- Union Made: the support staff show, Concourse Gallery, ECIAD
- ArtThrob, Mainspace, Vancouver
1996
- Jeux de Glass, Le Centre de Diffusion de la maîtrise en arts plastiques de l’UQAM, Montreal
- Fragments, Le Commensal du Musée, Montreal
1995
- Miniatures, Galerie Artkore, Montreal
- World Tea Party, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (Bryan Mullvill)
- Women Art, Galerie Artkore (curated)
- Gallery Invitational, Diane Farris Gallery
1993
- Artists in Our Midst exhibition and open studio event, Vancouver
- Orillia Nights collaborative installation, downtown Vancouver


Publications
- Brett Price, Just Look, A Taste of Life Magazine, March 2014, pp. 31-34.  
- Kylie Serebrin, An Impulse to Record, Arabella Magazine, Winter 2013, pp. 172-187.
- Claire Parais, Digging gardens the start of From the Ground Up, Arrow Lakes News, Aug.7, 2013, p.7.
- Art Joyce, Studio Connexion to feature Wood and Cunningham, The Valley Voice, Aug. 7, 2013, p. 8.
- The role of art in addressing racism, hate and homophobia, Comox Valley Echo, March 22, 2013, B3.
- Towards Grace focus of art talk, Comox Valley Record, March 21, 2013, p. B6.
- Madeleine Wood, Urban to Rural, Visual Arts Voice, Vol. 17/Fall 2012, p.6.
- Tyrell, Making It! Case studies of successful Canadian Visual Artists, C.T. Productions, Vancouver, Canada, 2011, pp. 80-88.
- Lucia Mariana Espinosa Sifuentes, PERCHÉ Magazine Issue No. 01, August 2009
- Joyce Goodwin, Women’s Work, arts alive magazine, Jan/Feb 2008, p. 9
- Mia Johnson, “Madeleine Wood: Openings”, Preview: The Gallery Guide, Feb./March 2007, p. 48.
- Room of One’s Own magazine, Volume 29:2, cover and art, pp. 26,30,31,97,98.
- Matthew Hoekstra, “An affair of the heart”, The Richmond Review, March 9, 2006  p. A16.
- Heike Kilian, “To sleep, perchance to paint”, The Vancouver Courier, Sept. 28, 2005, p. 23.
- Rod Corrani, “Looking at love in all the right places”, The Nanaimo Daily News, March 24, 2005.
- Donna McFarlane, “Talk of the Town”, The Nanaimo Daily News, March 18, 2005, p. A5.
- “Artist’s work explores romance”, Nanaimo News Bulletin, March 17, 2005.
- Mia Johnson, “Madeleine Wood: perky peppers”, Preview: The Gallery Guide, April/May 2004, p. 49.
- Mary Frances Hill, “Dozing off-for art’s sake”, Westender, 29 May 2003, p. 23.
- Jeani Read, “Crawling with this culture”, The Province, 20 November. 2002, p. C3.
- Mary Frances Hill, “Artscetera”, Westender, 30 May 2002, p. 20.
- Michael Scott, “Works of art testify to power of imagination” The Vancouver Sun, 27 June 01, p B3.
- Tony Tedeschi, “Storm Trooper”, Sunday Telegraph, 18 March 2001, p. 1.
- Fernand Côté, “Expostion au Commensal”, Journal Côte-des-Neiges, 8 fevrier 1996, p. 9.
- Lori Waxman, “Reviving Dulled Senses”, The Mcgill Daily, 26 Oct. 1995, p.7.
- Ann Rosenberg, “Gender Bent”, The Vancouver Sun, 15 May 1993.
- Jon Murray, “Eyes on the Street”, The Province, 19 August 1992, p. 2.
- Janet Smith, “Artists Spruce Up Granville Street”, The Westender, 19 Sept. 1992, p.15.

Media Coverage
- Zak Ratcliffe, “The Express”, Shaw Cable TV (Channel 4), 14 August 2006.
- Michael Hubbard, Kait Light, “Arts Now – The Daily”, Shaw Cable TV, March 30, 2005.
- Morgan Chojnacki, “The Storytelling Show”, CFRO FM Coop Radio, 11 January 2004.
- King Anderson, “Eastside Culture Crawl 2002” video, November 2002.
- Tamara Taggart, “Vancouver Breakfast”, VTV, 23 Nov. 2001.
- J.J. Lee, “Between the Sheets”, CITR Radio, October 1997.

Art Educator and Volunteer Experience
Ongoing
- volunteer, Comox Valley Art Gallery (CVAG)
- tutor and mentor, studio practices
2014
- juror, Campbell River Art Gallery Member's Exhibition
- Fanny Bay Studio Art Tour
- workshop: intro to photorealism, Campbell River Art Gallery
2013
- Build Your Dream Home Show, Vancouver
- art talk: Engage, CVAG
2012
- participating artist, Vancouver Island Music Festival, Local Colours Festival
2003-10
- selection committee, VECC gallery, Vancouver
1999-09
- participating artist, studio rep, Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver
2009
- workshop: intro to oil painting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- visiting artist, Opus Framing & Art Supplies, Vancouver
2008
- workshop facilitator, Vancouver Art Gallery School Program
2007
- guest artist, Faculty of Art Education, UBC
2006
- workshop presenter, The Art Studios, Vancouver Coastal Health
- juror, Euphorbia 2006 Rotary Art Show
2005
- guest artist, Art to Enterprise Group, N. Vancouver
- artist talks, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Britannia Art Gallery, Richmond Art Gallery
2004-07
- roundtable presenter, S.E.A.R.C.H. Program, Alliance for Arts & Culture
2004
- installation, Who Will Read this Body, Barbara Bickel, AMS Gallery, UBC
2003
- curator, Deepening Desire: a 10 year retrospective - Barbara Bickel, VECC Gallery
- judge, Graphics Contest, Ministry of Children and Family Development
- workshop presenter, Gallery Gachet, Installation, Artropolis 2003
1999-03
- administrator/facilitator, S.E.A.R.C.H. Program, Alliance for Arts & Culture
1997-98
- instructor, Vancouver Academy of Art, ELST Design Studio, Vancouver Film School
1998
- studio assistant, Foundation Dept., ECIAD
1997
- gallery assistant, Charles H. Scott Gallery
1996-97
- animateur, Vancouver Art Gallery
1997-99
- scenic artist, permitee, IATSE Local 891
1994-96
- teaching assistant, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University

Awards and Merits
2013 Artistic Merit & Response to Homophobia Awards, Comox Valley Art Gallery
1994 Liguitex Excellence in Art University Award
1993 Concordia University Graduate Studio Art Advisory Incoming Student Award
1982 BC Cultural Fund Scholarship
1979 Provincial Scholarship Award of Excellence in Fine Art
1972 Award of Excellence in Graphic Art