Chris Wood’s medium is light. She uses a range of high and low-tech optical materials to harness patterns of light that suggest ephemeral glimpsed moments in the natural world. Her sculptures are simple arrangements creating kinetic patterns in response to the environments in which they are placed.
After studying Furniture Design at Middlesex University in the mid 80s Chris went on to study glass at the Royal College of Art, where she worked on architectural scale projects dealing with light and space. Wood produces innovative installations for gallery exhibition and has shown extensively throughout the UK and internationally.
Chris often uses a material called dichroic which was originally developed by NASA space agency. Dichroic is a colourless material that filters and reflects wavelengths of light producing a huge variety of rainbow coloured shadows and projections.
Her work is represented in a number of private collections as well as the Shanghai Museum of Glass. She also produces work to commission and has created large scale works for hospitals, schools and hotels. She is currently working on a commission for a new school in Norway.
Chris Wood is represented by the following galleries:
Byard Art (Cambridge, UK)
Opera Gallery (London, Paris, Hong Kong)