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Jonas Wood

Boston, USA, 1977


“Art is my life and my therapy, and if I don’t do it, I’m not going to feel great. It definitely has saved me in some ways.” — Jonas Wood.


Jonas Wood (b.1977) is a Los Angeles-based artist who holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1999 and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from University of Washington in 2002.

He has earned a solid reputation for his lush interiors, tender portraits, and vibrant still lifes. He utilizes a mixture of collaged studies, drawings, and photographs creating complex, picture-within-picture compositions.

In 2010, Wood had his first solo museum exhibition, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition was followed by a number of public commissions, including murals for the High Line, New York (Shelf Still Life, 2014) and the façades of LAXART, Los Angeles (2014) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (Still Life with Two Owls (MOCA), 2016).

His works are found in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Saatchi Gallery in London, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. Wood lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Art photo courtesy of Architectural Digest
Profile photo by Jonas Wood, courtesy of EMS.ART.SCENE