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Holly Wood

Holly Wood Fine Art

Santa Fe, NM

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I live and work in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
See"ABOUT" for complete and current CV/Show History

My perception of things is expressed in a narrative, story-telling form. The style is cartoon-influenced, yet painterly; sometimes refined, sometimes crude. In recent years I have been moving toward a more Cartoon-Realist approach. I want a simpler look, where I can get the utmost expression out of each line, and each brushstroke expresses energy.

My influences range from the scenes of everyday life pictured in the margins of medieval manuscripts, Late Medieval and early Renaissance art, Indian narrative folk painting, classic European Surrealism, Latin American Fantastic Realism and Mexican Social Commentary, comics and graphic novels. I draw my subjects from daily life, news stories, history and my own vivid dreams.

Holly Wood - Bare-bones Bio
See"ABOUT" for complete and current CV/Show History
• Attended Pratt Institute (Painting): studied under Lennart Anderson, Robert Natkin
• Began showing and selling in early 80's-
• Went into electronic & spasmodic band music 80s-mid 90s
• Lived beach hermit crab life in Sonora, Mexico from '95-'98
• Co-founded Ábrego Jewelry, designed and sold jewelry for 10 years
• Resumed painting and showing.

Public Collections: Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
Works in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia

I live and work in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

My perception of things is expressed in a narrative, story-telling form. The style is cartoon-influenced, yet painterly; sometimes refined, sometimes crude. In recent years I have been moving toward a more Cartoon-Realist approach. I want a simpler look, where I can get the utmost expression out of each line, and each brushstroke expresses energy.

My influences range from the scenes of everyday life pictured in the margins of medieval manuscripts, Late Medieval and early Renaissance art, Indian narrative folk painting, classic European Surrealism, Latin American Fantastic Realism and Mexican Social Commentary, comics and graphic novels. I draw my subjects from daily life, news stories, history and my own vivid dreams.


Holly Wood - Bare-bones career timeline
Attended Pratt Institute (Painting): studied under Lennart Anderson, Robert Natkin
Began showing and selling in early 80's-
Went into electronic & spasmodic band music 80s-mid 90s
Lived beach hermit crab life in Sonora, Mexico from '95-'98
Co-founded Abrego Jewelry, designed and sold jewelry for 10 years
Resumed painting and showing.

Public Collections: Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
Works in private collections in the United States, Mexico and Europe

Most recent activity listed below-

2016
"After Dark V" Greg Moon Art, Taos, NM opening June 4 2016
Nationally-juried group show dealing with the physical and psychological themes of Darkness.

"Beastly Beings" Cactus Gallery Los Angeles, CA April 2016

Jennie Cooley Studio and Side Show Eldorado, NM March 2016
Inaugural and ongoing exhibition

"Surreal Salon 8" Baton Rouge Gallery/Center for Contemporary Art Baton Rouge, LA
Feb - March Juried group show of nationally-recognized Pop Surrealist and Lowbrow artists

"¡Loteri­a! 2" Cactus Gallery Los Angeles, CA March-April 2016
Group show based on the theme of the Mexican Loteri­a playing/fortune-telling cards

"Under See" City of Mud Gallery Santa Fe, NM March-April 2016
A group show based on the psychological/literal theme of being underwater

2015
"¡Loteri­a!" Cactus Gallery Los Angeles, CA
Group show based on the theme of the Mexican Lotería playing/fortune-telling cards

Busters NYC New York, NY April-August 2015
One-person show

"Legends de Lowbrow" Greg Moon Art Taos, NM
Group show of noted artists in the niche of Lowbrow & Pop Surrealism art


2014
Capitol Coffee Santa Fe, NM, April 2014
One-person show

"¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool" An overview of the Lowbrow Art Movement,
The Harwood Museum, Taos, NM Sept. 20- Jan 15, 2015
Group show

"New Mexi-Low" Lowbrow Art of New Mexico- Greg Moon Art, Taos, NM
Sept.27- Oct 20 Group show

Harry's Road House Santa Fe, NM Oct. 22-Dec. 3
One-person show

2013
Affordable Art Fair Mexico City, MX Oct.17-20
Sponsored by AD Galería

"3 Americas" New York, NY
3 person show with Juan Raul Machaca de Aquino and Gioconda Rojas-Howell
Grady Alexis Gallery @ El Taller Latinoamericano Aug.16-Sept.13
Curated and organized by Holly Wood and Bernardo Palombo

AD Galeria Monterrey, MX- joined March 2013

2012
Art Week Miami Miami FL
Exclusive Collector's Show, Casa Turquesa, Coral Gables, FL Dec. 4-31
Presented by Romano Fine Arts

Cirque de Cooley Santa Fe, NM
Presented by Jennie Cooley Gallery Nov 23-Dec 21 2012

Di­a de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Santa Fe, NM
Group show curated by Mark West and Lynn Marie Rusaw Oct 28 - Nov 4 2012

Make Art Not War Santa Fe, NM
Presented by Nuclear Watch of NM, El Museo Cultural, August 2012

Art Santa Fe 2012 Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Convention Center July 12-15

ArteAmericas 2012 Miami, FL
Miami Beach Convention Center March 2-5


Mirador Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
continuous changing display

2011
Miami SOLO 2011 Miami, FL
Art Basel week Nov 30- Dec 4

El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM
Day of the Dead show 2011

Mirador Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
3-person show with Dennis Larkins & Esteban Bojorquez

Mirador Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
continuous changing display

Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
various group shows

ArtexpoNY 2011 Pier 94 New York City
International art expo March 25-27

Telltale: Women's Sequential Art and Illustration Show
Main Public Library, Albuquerque, NM March 1-31

2010
Jennie Cooley Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
regular and seasonal group shows 2010

El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM
Day of the Dead show 2010

Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
Day of the Dead and Holiday group shows 2010

5G Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2 person show with Leah Saulnier March 2010

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
selected monthly group shows 2010

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Featured Installation Artist March 2010

2009
Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
"Holiday Minis" group show- December

Monkeyhouse Toys & Gallery, Silverlake (LA), CA
"Superheroes" group show of big little art, November

Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA
"Scientific Evolution?" August group theme show

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
June group show

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
April- 4th Anniversary group theme show, "Hiveland Avatars in Love and War"

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Transcendent Moments" group theme show, January

Art:Raw, NYC
inaugural group show, February

2008

Monkeyhouse Toys & Gallery, Silverlake (LA), CA
"Itty Bitty Art Show" group show of big little art, November

Create:Fixate, Los Angeles, CA
group show of political art, Sept

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
group shows- July, August, October

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Denizens of Hiveland" group show- March

Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA
painting "In the Woods" goes on display

Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
"Skullz" Dia de los Muertos group show- October

Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
"Icons, Legends and Notorious Figures" group show-July

Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
"Found" group show of art from recycled materials- April


Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ
"Mass Consumption" juried group show-June
curated by Greg Escalante of Copro Gallery

Pop Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
"Pop Femme: Sugar-coated Strange" group show- May

2007 Windup Gallery, Mesa, AZ
Grand opening group show- May

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
July & August group shows

Blink Digital, Santa Monica, CA
group show presented by The Hive

The Conference Room Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
"Jesus Cancelled my Art Show", a November group show

2006 The Gallery at 2nd Street Brewery, Santa Fe NM
A one-person show

2005 Farrell Fischoff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
"Other Women 2005" group show

2003 El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM “First Impressions and The Comic Book” a
show of artists influenced by comics

Albuquerque Museum, NM “Traces of the Journey” a juried show of New
Mexico Women Artists

Jeffrey Weiss Gallery, Black Rock, CT “Seen, Read, Dreamt”, a one-person
show

2001 Harwood Museum, Taos, NM “Originals” a juried show
of New Mexico Women Artists, September 23 – November 4