Kelly Wood

Kelly Wood, Associate Professor (Visual Arts Studio Contemporary Art and Photography)
M.F.A., University of British Columbia, 1996
Diploma, Emily Carr University, 1988


Kelly Wood is a photographer and practicing artist whose research focuses on subjects that relate to the environmental impact of waste accumulation, waste economies, and all forms of visible and invisible pollution. She has specifically written about Vancouver photography for international publications such as History of Photography, and Philosophy of Photography in the UK. She has been committed to the subject of waste in the environment as a visual problem for an extensive period of time. Her photographs of local and other garbage forms now reside in major national and international museum collections. The latest monograph of her photography The Vancouver Carts was published in 2016 by Black Dog, UK.  Wood is a member of the research organization The Synthetic Collective.

Artist's Website Here

The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood, (monograph,160 ills./176 pages), Black Dog Publishers, London, UK, 2016.
Les Matins Infidèles: L’art du Protocole, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2013.
Barroco Nova: Neo-Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 2012.
Intertidal, MuHKA / Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium (2005).
The Continuous Garbage Project (1998-2003). Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (2003).
Trade. Zurich: Scalo and Fotomuseum Winterthur (2001).
Waste Management. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario (1999).
6: New Vancouver Modern. Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (1998). 

2018    Plastic Entanglements(touring: curated by Joyce Robinson and Heather Davis), Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA
2016    The Vancouver Carts, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario

2013    Les Matins Infidèles: L’art du Protocole, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec City, QC.

2010    Everything Everyday, Vancouver, Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008    Point of Origin, ARTSPACE Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
2005    Intertidal, (cat.), (curated by Dieter Roelstraete), MuHKA / Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

2004    The Continuous Garbage Project (1998-2003), The Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, ON

2003    Black: plastic, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002    Trade, (cat.), (curated by Thomas Selig), Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Fotoinstituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Graduate Supervision


Primary Supervision, Mark Kasumovic, Interfaces of Nearness: Documentary Photography and the Representation of Technology, Western University (conferred 2018).
Primary Supervision, Dave Kemp, Dissertation Examination, The Things We Know but Cannot Explain, (conferred 2014), Western University.


Primary Supervision, Zhizi Wang, MFA, (conferred 2019)
Primary Supervision, Lydia Santia, MFA, (conferred 2019)
Primary Supervision, Jennifer Martin, Turning to see otherwise , (conferred 2014)

Recent Courses

VAS/VAG3394 - Making Art with Environmental Awareness 
VAS9540/9543 - Graduate Studio Seminar 
VAS3340 - Advanced Photography

VAS9540/9543 - Graduate Studio Seminar
VAS/VAG3394 - Making Art with Environmental Awareness
VAS4430 - Practicum, 4th year capstone BFA Undergraduate course

VAS3340 - Advanced Photography 
VAS4430 - Practicum, 4th year capstone BFA Undergraduate course
VAS2246b - Digital Photography