LM Wood

Associate Professor of Art
Elon West-406 W. Haggard Ave. 109
2810 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
lwood@elon.edu (336) 278-5689

Brief Biography

Having been educated in a variety of diverse artistic styles and practices, LM Wood successfully navigates between the domains of art, craft and technology.  Her art is a blend of digital technologies and traditional processes resulting in hybrid works that elevate process and craft to "high art".  Exploring the intersection between reality and history, she celebrates how memory is represented through her surreal narratives and the juxtaposition of materials.

Wood has presented and exhibited her artwork nationally including exhibitions at the Museum of Design (Atlanta, GA), Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (Asheville, NC), and the North Dakota Museum of Art (Grand Forks, ND).  She has also won several awards for her experimental works in cluding a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women for her earlier research into combining digital technologies and traditional photographic processes and a Visual Arts Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council for her digitally printed fabric quilts.

In her teaching, Wood believes that students are central partners in learning where equal emphasis is placed on technical and formal development and concept building.  Since coming to Elon University in 2000, she has taught digital art courses including:  Introduction to Digital Art, Static Imaging, Advanced Projects in Static Imaging, Interactive Art and Web Art.  She has also taught The Study of Fibers, Advanced Projects in Fibers, Professional Practices, and Senior Seminar.

Education

August 2000 MFA - Fiber Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
May 1994 MFA - Photography University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
May 1991 BA - Photography/Handmade paper Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN

 

Current Projects

Artwork

The Framed - In this body of work I am exploring the idea of memory, narrative and the remediation of materials and processes.

Textile Inspirations - inspired and challenged by the formulatic disposition pattern has in textiles.

Contributions to Professional Community

2010-present.  Website Redesign Project Manager.  Surface Design Association, Sebastopol, CA.

http://www.surfacedesign.org

  • Coordinate project implementation, SDA activities, manage project timeline
  • Faciltate SDA Team and vendor meetings
  • Lead the quality assurance testing
  • Impliment and manage project changes and interventions to achieve the project goals
  • Evaluate project outcome and ensure project documents are complete current and stored appropriately

Presentations

Co-Presenter.  Convergence: 2011 International Surface Design Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.  “Website Redesign Project”.  2011

Co-Presentor.  Tri-State Sculptor’s Converence, Elon University, Elon, NC.  “Preparing Digital Files for    Presentation, Publication and the Web”, 2009.

Presentor.  Professional Art Quilt Alliance, Cary, NC.  “What the Web Can Do For You”, 2007.

Presentor.  Innovations in Instruction Conference,  Elon University, Elon, NC.  “Creative Uses In New Technology”.  2005.

Participated in gallery lecture “Process and Content in Contemporary Art” as part of the 2004 Film & Visual Artist Fellowship Recipients exhibition.  McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC.  2004.

Presentor.  Southeastern College Art Conference, Raleigh, NC.  “The Digital Debate”.  2003

Co-Demonstrator.  Museums and the Web 2000, Minneapolis, MN.  “Museum Explorers Project Virtual Discoveries”.  2000. 

Co-Presentor.  Mt. Vernon Educational Conference, Mt. Vernon, IL.  “Digital Photography and Its Uses.”  1999.

Co-Demonstrator.  Museums and the Web, New Orleans, LA.   “Museum Explorers Project.”  1999.

Co-Presentor. Museums and the Web, Toronto, Canada.  “Integrating Museum Artifacts and Technology into Curricula.”  1998.

Presentor.  American Creativity Association National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.  “Being Creative On The Web.”  1997.

Service Activities

Co-Demonstrator; 2009.  Digital imaging/creative portraiture.  Boys and Girls Club, Burlington, NC.

Webmaster; 2005-present.    Create and maintain and update website.  Southeastern Fiber Educators Association.  SEFEA.us.

Webmaster; 2001-8 & 2011.  Created and maintained website.  Alamance County Arts Council, Graham, NC.  http://www.artsalamance.com

Demonstrator; 2001.  Digital imaging/creative portraiture.  Arts Around the Square, Alamance County Art Council, Graham, NC.  

Demonstrator; 1997.  Digital imaging and its use in fiber art.  College Of Liberal Arts Fair, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.  

Demonstrator; 1997, Digital Imaging/use of Technology in the Arts.  DuQuoin State Fair, DuQuoin, IL.

Judge; 1996,  Pinkneyville Mardi Gras Festival, Pinkneyville, IL.

Presenter; 1996, An Introduction To Photography.  Clovertree 4-H Club, Moorhead, MN. 

Awards Presentation; 1995, Junior-Senior High School Art Exhibition.  Dille Center for the Arts Gallery, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN.

Co-coordinator; 1991, Nature Photography Contest and Committee Member; 1990 Nature Photography Contest, Barlage Science Center, Glyndon, MN.

Artist; 1986, Children's Day in the Arts, Rourke Art Gallery, Moorhead, MN.

Leader; 1981-82, Pine to Prairie Girl Scout Council, Crookston, MN.

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