Paul WOOD

Biography: 
Paul Wood searches antique collectables stores and op shops for rejected ceramic objects, kitchen crockery and pre-loved porcelain animals. His sculptural assemblages combine these objects in uncanny and surprising ways. Stacked and fused together in a kiln at high temperatures, these works create playful narratives between otherwise unrelated domestic items, transcending mere nostalgia and becoming small monuments to their curious past. Wood´s work has been acknowledged through significant awards such as the Sydney Myer Ceramic Emerging Artist Award (2010), Australia Council for the Arts Barcelona Residency (2010) and the Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award (2011). His work has been included in major exhibitions at Object Gallery, Icheon World Ceramic Centre Korea and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Wood’s work will be shown in Tempest (2016) at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, curated by Juliana Engberg. Wood’s work can be found in a number of public collections including Artbank, Australia Council Collection, Banyule City Council, Shepparton Art Gallery, and World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, South Korea.