Reid Wood

Leben und Arbeit/biography

Reid Wood wurde 1948 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA geboren und wuchs in Chattanooga, Tennessee auf. Er besuchte das Oberlin College, an dem er seinen Bachelor und Master (1970 und 1972) in Studio Art ablegte. Er fing mit der Mail Art 1981 an, dabei nutzte er den Namen “State of Being”. Noch immer netzwerkt er per Post aber auch über das Internet. 1994 begann er eine Langzeitzusammenarbeit mit Karl Young (und anderen) – zuerst per Fax, dann durch Bilder in E-Mails – diese führt er noch heute fort. Im Januar 2006 startete er einen Blog, Havent’t-Garde Art, in welchem er tägliche visuelle Einträge verfasst.


Wood was born in 1948 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He attended Oberlin College where he received BA and MA degrees in Studio Art in 1970 and 1972. He joined the Mail Art network in 1981, using the name “State of Being”, and continues to network via the postal system and the Internet. In 1994 he began a long-term Internet collaboration with Karl Young (and others) – first via fax, then via images through e-mail, which has continued through 2007. In January 2006 he started a blog, Haven’t-Garde Art, on which he publishes daily visual postings.

Ausgewählte Arbeiten/selected works

Literatur (Auswahl)/literature (selection)

Links

Author: Mail Artists' Index

Mail Artists' Index Biographies, works and links concerning important Mail Artists. – Biografien, Arbeiten und Links bedeutender Mail Art Künstler. Mail Art | Mail Artists | Postkunst

2 thoughts on “Reid Wood”

  1. Reid was instrumental in helping me in a pioneering effort to interconnect mail artists with the internet during the NC92 “Networking Congress 1992” year. I first me him in 1986 at Harley’s “Corresponding Worlds” Artistamp Exhibition at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.

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