Nancy Wood is a classically trained artist currently using photography and digital painting to explore the aesthetics of the natural landscape. Nancy received her B.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles where she studied with and was exposed to the work of influential California artists including Robert Heineken, Richard Diebenkorn, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha and others. She also earned a PhD degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A & M University, College Station.
Wood began working with digital media during the early 1990’s and exhibited with seminal digital artist groups International Webism and the New York based Visual Arts League. She has developed a unique style that blends photography and digital painting. Her early digital works were included in the Museum of Modern Art New York’s 1999 “Museum as Muse” online exhibition and “The Petersburg Biennale of Computer Graphics” in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her recent digital works have been exhibited in more than 50 national and international exhibits including McNay Art Museum, Beeville Art Museum, San Antonio Art League and Museum, Brownsville Museum of Art, Dougherty Arts Center, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Diego Convention Center and they have received many awards. She was a featured artist at San Antonio’s 2017 and 2018 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival and received the Texas Governor’s Committee on Persons with Disabilities artist award for 2017. Her artworks are included in collections in Japan, Belgium, the Medical Colleges of Virginia Hospitals, the Las Vegas Art Museum and private and corporate collections.
Wood has developed courses in visual design for colleges and universities and her publications include articles for the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, the International Visual Literacy Association and the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education. She currently lives in San Antonio.