Qualeasha Wood (b. 1996, Long Branch, USA) holds a BFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA. Her work spans from printmaking, textile works, and digital media and suggests realities and narratives surrounding black female bodies as they existed, and currently exist, as well as proposing potential futures in which they may exist. Through creating new narratives of black potential, Wood’s work often creates dialogues across time in different historical contexts and settings. It is not about imagining an alternate reality but proposing a new perspective on an existing narrative that is just as real as the standardized Eurocentric view. She has exhibited at Rhode Island School of Design, Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD Exposé Gallery, and Benson Hall Gallery, Providence; New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA. In fall 2019 Wood will commence a MFA in photography at Cranbrook Academy of Fine Art. Qualeasha Wood lives and works in Providence, USA.

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Qualeasha Wood

Born 1996, Long Branch, USA
Lives and works in Providence, USA

Education

2021
MFA Photography, Cranbrook Academy of Fine Art, Bloomfield Hills, USA

2019
BFA Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

Solo Show

2018
Just For Me*, Benson Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

Group Exhibitions

2019
End, New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA
A Complete Change of Form Into A More Beautiful Or Spiritual State, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

2018
We Thought of You, Gelman Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA
Under Pressure, Benson Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

2017
RISD Printmaking Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, USA
Atlas of Enslavement, Installation Show Throughout Providence, USA
Who’s On Call Tonite?, RISD Exposé Gallery, Providence, USA
What’s Love Got To Do With It?: Politics of Desirability, RISD Exposé Gallery
Fruits of Our Labour, Benson Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

Curated exhibitions

2018
Criteria of Beauty, Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA
The Sweeter The Juice Show, Benson Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

Press

2018
RISD XYZ,”Criteria of Beauty”, RISD XYZ Dec 20, 2018
Divya Maniar, “RISD show challenges gallery structures”, Brown Daily Herald, Nov 5, 2018
Osun Taylor, “Creating While Black: An Interview with Qualeasha Wood”, Bluestockings Mag, Oct 12, 2017

 

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