Jody Wood’s work is time- and performance-based, utilizing video, installation, performance, and community organizing to address socially charged topics. Working one-on-one with members of her community, and focusing on transitional experiences like death, trauma, and social isolation, she aims to uncover and meaningfully interpret such issues. Her work has been honored with grant support from New York Council for the Humanities, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, and residencies with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. In 2014, she was a Socially Engaged Art Fellow with A Blade of Grass. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and featured in publications such as The Atlantic, Hyperallergic, and MSNBC.
Wood’s residency is part of “A Tale of Two Cities,” an initiative that seeks to elevate the voices of our neighbors experiencing homelessness in the North Tryon planning and development process. The initiative is generously supported by ArtPlace America and National Endowment for the Arts.