Headshot of Natalie Wood on a wooded backdrop.

Natalie Wood

Born and raised in Trinidad, Natalie Wood obtained her studio training at Ontario College of Art and Design and went on to complete an MA in Art Education from the University of Toronto in 2000. Wood is a Professor in the Social Service Work Program (SSW) at George Brown College (GBC) and is presently pursuing a PhD through the Faculty of Environmental Studies program at York University.

Wood’s work cohabits the areas of popular culture, education and historical research and has been presented nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions including Zsa Zsa (2003), Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art (2007, curated by Scott McLeod), Nuit Blanche (2007, curated by Michelle Jacques), A Space (2009), Streaming Alterity, Art Gallery of Peterborough (2012, curated by Pam Edmunds and Carla Garnet), and video festivals (the New York Mix Film and Video Festival, Inside Out, Images Festival, Pleasure Dome and Mpenzi Film and Video festival where she won the Audience Choice Award in 2006). Wood has attended residencies at the Spadina Museum House and at the Caribbean Contemporary Art Centre 7 in Trinidad. She is the recipient of numerous awards from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Wood received the 2006 New Pioneers Award for contribution to the Arts in Toronto and was nominated for the 2006 K. M Hunter Interdisciplinary Arts Award for her web-based project Kinlinks which is online for viewing at www.kinlinks.net. Upcoming exhibitions include the Aird Gallery (2020) in conjunction with the CONTACT Photography Festival (2020), Charles St Video (2020), A Space (2021) and Paul Petro Contemporary Art (2021).