Printmaking is oftentimes a collaborative medium, the division of labor split between an artist and technician. Jesse Wood has made it his goal to achieve a deep state of collaboration between himself as printer and artists including four Native women on view in No Good Without You: Moira Garcia, Anna Hoover, Mikayla Patton, and Jaune Quick-To-See Smith. Prints by Jesse Wood as both artist and printer will be exhibited as well.
Trained in traditional intaglio and relief printmaking, Wood has collaborated with these four artists to create a suite of four lithographs. “Using lithography as the platform, I translate the ideas and designs of artists into a format that is affordable to museums and private collectors.” 100% of sales will go directly to these women, who have agreed to donate a percentage of their sales to the Margarete Bagshaw educational scholarship at IAIA.
After academic training in painting and printmaking at several schools, Wood explored the world while exhibiting his work in the Western United States and abroad. As a one-time resident of both North American coasts, Western Europe, and Southern Africa, Wood calls upon a wide variety of influences in his oeuvre. Recently, he received a Certificate in Professional Printer Training from the legendary Tamarind Institute. His collectors include The Museum of Fine Art, New Mexico, UNM Print Collection, and The Italian Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Wood is a candidate for Bachelor of Fine Art at Institute of American Indian Art, preparing to graduate in 2021.