Cherry Wood


Cherry Wood is an artist and educator. He explores issues across geographical,
cultural, and psychological boundaries, including the politics of race and
language, aerial and terrestrial borders, puns, and sexual innuendo. Wood holds
an M.F.A and a B.F.A. in Visual Arts, with concentrations in sculpture,
photography, and pretending art, also known as “performance art,” from the
University of Windsor in Canada. His work has been exhibited and presented
in galleries, museums, and performance art festivals nationally and
internationally, including at the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy, the Detroit
Institute of Arts, and the Detroit Historical Museum. Wood’s work has been
funded by organizations including the Foundation for Contemporary Arts,
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation through a grant from the
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), Red Bull Arts,
among others.
Wood has also developed pretending art workshops using analog and digital
format photography, mix-media, video, sound, and costume building at the
Detroit Institute of Arts, CAVE Detroit, University of Maine, University of
Michigan, and the University of Windsor.
Wood’s most recent work, Dole Sessions, a series of GIF video files about
grief and reinterpretation, is currently exhibited at the Art Gallery of Windsor
in Conversations: Windsor Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art guest curated
by Ray Cronin in collaboration with Lucas Cabral. Other forthcoming
exhibitions include Queer Detroit in the summer of 2022.