Solo Exhibtion
Augusta Wood
Parting and Returning
DENK Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
October 21 - November 22, 2017

DENK gallery is pleased to announce Parting and Returning, a solo exhibition of new photographic works by Los Angeles-based artist, Augusta Wood. Wood's evocative images invoke a feeling of spatial and temporal simultaneity. Using photography as a fluid and flexible medium rather than an empirically finite one, Wood combines photographs she's taken at different moments in time, some weeks apart and others years, to synthesize new convergences of history, time and place. A project at times exploratory and tangential, and at others poignantly revisionist, Wood investigates the overlap and continuity of perceived time.

Wood's work in the past has explored themes like the recall of lost domestic spaces from her childhood, looking to the subjective nature of imagistic memory and the personal act of re-membering "home." Though she continues to investigate the perceptual dimensions of "see-ing," and the personally loaded conversion of sight to memory, Wood's new body of work re-focuses on the conscious experience and immediacy of the present as an active constellation of multiple times and tenses rather than a singular moment exempt from past and future.

Working through a collage-like process, Wood constructs images through an overlay of sepa-rate and distinct photographic captures. Her images activate light as gesture and assert her presence as an agent of the imagery. At times they verge on the idiosyncratic composition of drawing, and the implied authorship of that deliberate staging, while at others they read as spectral or haunted spontaneities and observations. As though manifesting the invisible latency of lived impressions and their reliance on the individual's subjective apprehension, Wood's im-ages explore the recession and emergence of the past and future in any given moment of the present. The before, after, and eventual are conflated to blur their edges, and the contents of the photograph oscillates within and between these temporal layers. Inevitably, the simultane-ous feeling of presence and loss resonates throughout this body of work, as one indelibly de-fines the other in perpetuity.

Wood reveals the subtle and extreme photographic shifts in changing times of day, qualities of light, and physical vantage points, layering images to emulate the amorphous and collectively blurred nature of our experiential impressions. In Parting and Returning, these immersive, and layered composite images are shown alongside single, direct frames to create intersecting nar-ratives and a sense of poetic synchronism.

This self-conscious act of looking is central to the construction of Wood's images, as is the pictorial distillation of psychic experience into a two-dimensional format. The complex subtlety of each image commands pause and slows the act of viewing to a poetic or interstitial pace. Whether in her nuanced observations of the shifting qualities of her personal space or the side by side self-portraits of mother and daughter taken some years apart, each image becomes a living imprint and gesture, reminiscent of both time's passing and its cyclical return.

APRIL 2017

The GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM acquires 3 of Augusta Wood's photographs for their permanent collection:

Alexis with Mask (1981, 2003, 2004, 2008)
2011, Chromogenic Print, 19.75 x 23.75 inches

Homer (2011, 2013, 2013)
2014, Chromogenic Print, 20.25 x 35.25 inches

The Big Table, Jeremy’s Crosswords (1979, 1983, 2008, 2012, 2012)
2014, Chromogenic Print, 29.25 x 39.75 inches


"Photography Will Always Be 'A Matter of Memory' "
Exhibition Review by M. Rosen of A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age at The George Eastman Museum
January 8, 2017


"Re-examining the Photo Memento"
Article by Holly Stuart Hughes on A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age at The George Eastman Museum
December 28, 2016

December 16, 2016


A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age
Rochester, NY
October 21, 2016 - January 29, 2017
Curated by Lisa Hostetler

With the convenience and ubiquity of computers and smartphones, the majority of photographic images are being recorded digitally rather than on film. As this transformation has broadened access to photographic images—both in making and in viewing—in many contexts it has also obviated the need for photographic prints. Snapshooters, photojournalists, and commercial photographers rarely produce material objects as the final step in their process. As a consequence, photographs in the form of image-bearing sheets of paper are scarce outside of the art world.
Because personal and collective memories are so inextricably intertwined with photographs—the result of the medium’s progressive saturation of everyday life for the past century and a half—this revolutionary change in the production and dissemination of photographic images is altering society’s relationship to memory.
In the midst of this change, many contemporary photographers are making work that addresses, either directly or obliquely, the potential consequences of the medium’s metamorphosis. Some artists dig deep into photographic materials as though searching for the locus of memory, while others incorporate found snapshots into their work as virtual talismans of recollection. Both kinds of work highlight the presence of the photographic object and function as self-conscious meditations on photography’s ongoing reorganization of our mental and physical landscape.

Thomas Barrow, Mladen Bizumic, Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, Antony Cairns, Ellen Carey, Phil Chang, John Chiara, Adam Fuss, Bryan Graf, Robert Heinecken, Leslie Hewitt, Kenneth Josephson, Farrah Karapetian, Jason Lazarus, Laura Letinsky, Jim Lommasson, Lilly Lulay, Nick Marshall, Chris McCaw, Diane Meyer, Yola Monakhov Stockton, Vik Muniz, Floris Neusüss, Marlo Pascual, Matthew Porter, Alison Rossiter, Taryn Simon, Michelle Stuart, Kunié Sugiura, Matthew Swarts, Bertien van Manen, James Welling, Melanie Willhide and Augusta Wood.


Collector's Favorites / PAC · LA
Santa Monica, CA
August 20 - September 3, 2016
Collectors’ Favorites features such masters as Robert Frank, Irving Penn, Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, as well as new and vintage works by artists championed by PAC · LA collectors. You’ll see works by Lee Friedlander, Augusta Wood, Mary Ellen Mark, Torbjøn Rødland, Nick Waplington, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Dulce Pinzón, Rinko Kawauchi, Margaret Bourke-White, and dozens more.

BLAM Projects
On the Distant Horizon
Los Angeles, CA
August 7 - 28, 2016
Curated by photographer Joe Wolek

On the Distant Horizon explores notions of mirage -- something that is simultaneously there and not there. Focusing on interpretations of chimera, delusion, hallucination, specter; a potential figment of the imagination; a castle in the air. Artists:
Nadege Monchera Baer, Dani Dodge, Andrew Freeman, Todd Gray, Ben Jackel, Michael Isenberg, Alanna Marcelletti, Hanna Mattes, Jesus Max, Joey Morris, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Julia Paull, Max Rain, Christopher Rauschenberg, Shelby Roberts, Amy Russell, Mitchell Syrop, Rueben Ortiz-Torres, Augusta Wood, Kim Ye, and Kent Young.

APRIL 2016

Torrance, CA
April 2 - May 28, 2016
Curated by Dr. Julia-Constance Dissel, Sandra Mann, Ichiro Irie and Max Presneill.

The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to present Doppelgänger, on view from April 2 – May 28, 2016. Coordinated as a collaboration between German curators Dr. Julia-Constance Dissel and Sandra Mann, Los Angeles-based curator Ichiro Irie and Max Presneill, this exhibition explores similarities of practices that occur within globally expansive yet hyper-connected art production. Taking as its starting point similar thematics and/or formal artistic investigations (technique, material, methodologies, etc....), Doppelgänger reflects on similarity as a tool to investigate both the hyper-connectivity that exchanges issues, trends and impulses on global scale as well as the simultaneity of expression that it engenders. In this way, the curators engage the capacity of art's function as a seismograph for sociological development.
The concept of the “Doppelgänger” emerges from German romantic literature at the end of the eighteenth century and refers to an entity that possesses the likeness of another—a perfect look-alike. The curators have collected together 30 artists from Germany and North America whose juxtaposition in Doppelgänger aesthetically or thematically explores the increased growth of simultaneity in the arts as well as raising issues concerning the meaning of originality and authenticity in the arts.

Shiva Aliabadi, Eric DeCastro, Rainer Dissel, Martin Durazo, Christiane Feser, Christine de la Garenne, Kio Griffith, Florian Heinke, Steve Hough, Ichiro Irie, Franziska Kneidl, John Knuth, Sandra Kranich, Fabiola Menchelli, Sandra Mann, Anny & Sibel Öztürk, Manfred Peckl, Ave Pildas, Stehn Raupach, Tobias Rehberger, Roland Reiss, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Marcus Sendlinger, Britton Tolliver, Lena Wolek, Augusta Wood, Eric Yahnker, and Ekrem Yalçinda


Artist book I have only what I remember now available at KARMA BOOKS, New York


Panel Discussion: Sense of Place & Memory
with curator Kathy Rae Huffman, collector Kai Loebach, and artists Augusta Wood and George Legrady
Los Angeles, CA
January 9th, 2016 at 3pm


PUSHING THE PRESS: The Typecraft Design Library
Los Angeles, CA
November 19, 2015 - Februadry 29th, 2016

Artist book I have only what I remember now available at

JULY 2015

acquires 2 recent works by Augusta Wood :

Garden (1976, 2012, 2013)
2013, Chromogenic Print, 47.75 x 82.75 inches

augusta wood

Robin and Jeremy sleeping life-new life (2007, 2012)
2013, Chromogenic Print, 39.75 x 39.75 inches


Artist book I have only what I remember now available at
ARCANA: Books on the Arts, Culver City, CA


ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART Curator Dan Cameron shares his Top 20 exhibitions from 2014:

Ramiro Gomez, Samara Golden, Lisa Sanditz, Hiroshi Sugito, Dana Nelson, Howardena Pindell,
Augusta Wood, Mary Weatherford, Liz Deschenes, Jay DeFeo, Mika Rottenberg, Nancy Grossman,
Shannon Finley, Marcel Dzama, Stan VanDerBeek, Arturo Herrera, Picasso & the Camera,
Geoffrey Farmer, Jeff Colson, Brian Bress


Shout out in ELLE MAGAZINE, December 2014 : PDF


Nominee for the 2014 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award

JULY 2014

"Augusta Wood at Angles Gallery, Los Angeles"
Exhibition Review by Christopher Michno, July 1, 2014

"Pictures by Augusta Wood cross time zones"
Exhibition Review by Leah Ollman, May 9, 2014

APRIL 2014

Artist Book : I have only what I remember --- Now available on

Paris Photo Los Angeles
Angles Gallery - Stand 5, Stage 27
Paramount Pictures Studios
April 25 - 27, 2014

Solo Exhibition
Augusta Wood
Whether it happened or not
Los Angeles, CA
April 19 - June 28, 2014

Garden (1976, 2012, 2013), 2013, Chromogenic Print, 47.75 x 82.75 inches

Angles Gallery is very pleased to present Whether it happened or not, a new series of photographs by Los Angeles artist Augusta Wood. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at Angles Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from April 19th through May 31st with a reception for the artist on Saturday, April 19th, 6-8 PM.

“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.”
-Mark Twain

Whether it happened or not is a series of compositions made entirely of projected slides. The works draw from a second pass through the artist’s enormous archive of family photographs, and incorporate pictures she continues to make in the New England school-house-turned-home where she spent the first 17 years of her life. Wood’s interest lies in photographing the present, using the past to describe a cumulative history that is the present. She arranges photographic space from both old photographs and newly authored images to understand a visual and personal history as it influences her perception today. Whether it happened or not is an act of organizing chaos and composing a view that asserts the way things exist in the artist’s mind. These are works that reflect what she remembers and wants to stabilize, complete, and believes should be not be forgotten. Wood is resisting loss. This happened, this is real, these images exist now, whether it happened or not.

The range of her archive contains an overwhelming amount of information in the form of small transparent rectangles of life: parties, portraits, pets, artworks, piles of books, birthdays, holidays, furniture, renovations, storage, boxes, windows, landscapes, and empty rooms. The artist’s father and mother made most of the oldest photographs, along with some made by visitors and other unknown authors. Wood has also discovered her own images in the family archive, made in the house as a child with her first film cameras. Over the past ten years Wood has revisited the house to photograph both what persists of the past and what has changed. The archive continues to grow – but more slowly now. This work is in a sense collaborative, an accumulation and an expression of a subjective construction. Wood stakes a claim in her choice of which images to put together, defining her own memory and the potency of it.

Whether it happened or not evolved out of her previous body of work, I have only what I remember. The use of slide projection continues in the current body of work, though the intentions and process are independent. Whether it happened or not is made exclusively in the studio using the traces of a history marked out through lived spaces. It relies on images from film projected to reconstitute what otherwise could not be seen and articulated. New images coalesce with old to examine the idiosyncrasies and slippage of memory that define experience. The present contains the past and the future wouldn’t exist without either – building artwork that lives in the present and not allowing some ideas to slip into the dark.

In addition to the new work, Augusta Wood has published a book of her previous body of work, I have only what I remember, which will launch simultaneously with the new exhibition Whether it happened or not. The book carefully sequences the influence of architectural space and photographic images. The publication is an 80-page hardcover book in an edition of 500, designed with renowned Los Angeles-based graphic designer Gail Swanlund. It includes an essay by Rebecca Morse, Associate Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an interview with Augusta’s father, architect Jeremy Scott Wood, and a poem by the award-winning writer W. S. Merwin.

Augusta Wood’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Angles Gallery (Los Angeles) and Cherry and Martin (Los Angeles), and has been featured in exhibitions at Zach Feuer Gallery (New York), Anton Kern Gallery (New York), Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, CA), and the Fotofest 2010 Biennial (Houston, TX), among others. Wood’s work has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, Modern Painters, Art Lies Contemporary Art Quarterly, The Huffington Post, and has appeared in Water~Stone Review and on the cover of Black Clock. Her photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She earned her BFA from The Cooper Union and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts. She lives and works in Los Angeles.


Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Angles Gallery Booth
Barker Hanger, Santa Monica CA
January 30 - February 2, 2014


Shortlisted finalist for the 2013 APA Lucie Foundation Scholarship

JULY 2013

"Jew York at Zach Feuer"
July 19, 2013

JUNE 2013

Jew York
June 20 - July 26, 2013

Artist List (in formation):
Joshua Abelow, Eleanor Antin, Diane Arbus, David Altmejd, Darren Bader, Erica Baum, Tamy Ben-Tor, Judith Bernstein, Mel Bochner, Isaac Brest, Luis Camnitzer, Miki Carmi, Marc Chagall, Matthew Chambers, Keren Cytter, N. Dash, Louis Eisner, Daniel Feinberg, Rochelle Feinstein, Jason Fox, Natalie Frank, Dana Frankfort, Orly Genger, Rochelle Goldberg, Leon Golub, Dan Graham, Joanne Greenbaum, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Nicolas Guagnini, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, Alex Israel, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Jon Kessler, Zak Kitnick, Daniel Lefcourt, David Levine, Roy Lichtenstein, Justin Lieberman, Joel Mesler, Sam Moyer, Joshua Neustein, Louise Nevelson, Lisa Oppenheim, Asher Penn, Anna Plesset, Michael Portnoy, Jon Rafman, Elaine Reichek, Ry Rocklen, Aura Rosenberg, Mika Rottenberg, Jennifer Rubell, Dina Seiden, Mindy Shapero, Joel Shapiro, Arlene Shechet, Jamie Sneider, Saul Steinberg, Joel Sternfeld, Kon Trubkovich, Matthew Weinstein, Hannah Wilke, Tom Wolf, Augusta Wood, Jonas Wood, Dustin Yellin
...and others

"Art Exhibition At Zach Feuer Gallery Looks Divine"
June 15, 2013

MAY 2013

Precognito / Incognito 2013
May 9 - 11, 2013

MARCH 2013

The Armory Show 2013
Angles Gallery Booth 725b
Pier 94
New York City
March 7 - 10 , 2013


Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Angles Gallery - Booth B9
The Barker Hanger
Santa Monica, CA
January 24 - 27, 2013


acquires 2 works by Augusta Wood :

augusta wood

Safari Room (1993, 2002, 2008)
2009, Chromogenic Print, 29.75 x 29.75 inches

augusta wood

Sesame Street (1980, 2008)
2009, Chromogenic Print, 27 x 27 inches


Washington DC
November 2, 2012 - January 5, 2013

Artists: Rachel Farbiarz, Bella Foster, Allison Gildersleeve, Allison Reimus, Ann Toebbe and Augusta Wood

Housebound explores the depiction of domestic space featuring work by Rachel Farbiarz, Bella Foster, Allison Gildersleeve, Allison Reimus, Ann Toebbe and Augusta Wood. Practicing in different media, these artists address various definitions of home, shifting between its public and private nature. For many, home is a reflection of the self, where rooms become extensions of one's personality. It is a place where possessions are gathered, memories held, and lives are recorded through belongings and their use.
While domestic space may be linked to private moments and personal histories, it can also function publicly as a showcase for entertaining that speaks not only to the way one lives, but the way one wishes to be perceived. Viewed together, the works in Housebound consider the relationship between domestic space and personal history, identity and memory.

JULY 2012

A Romantic Measure.
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition organized by Calvin Lee
July 21 - August 18, 2012
Artists: Nick Aguayo, Erich Bollmann, Sebastien Bonin, Ej Hill, Peter Holzhauer, Ian James, Calvin Lee, Lesley Moon, Lisa Ohlweiler, Marcus Perez, Mark Verabioff,
Augusta Wood, Bobbi Woods

MARCH 2012

Precognito / Incognito 2012
March 15 - 17, 2012

The Armory Show 2012
Angles Gallery Booth
Pier 94, New York City
March 8 - 12, 2012


fresh stART Benefit
Arena 1 Gallery at the Santa Monica Art Studios
Saturday February 4, 7 - 9 pm


Art Los Angeles Contemporary
The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA
Angles Gallery Booth
January 19 - 22, 2012


Pulse Miami
Angles Gallery - Booth C 202
December 1 - 4, 2011


Benefit Auction 2011
The Brick Building, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday November 13, 2011


Photography Folio: "Open. Shut. Open."
Volume 14, Fall 2011, p. 145-160
A literary annual published by the The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University in collaboration with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Art Platform - Los Angeles
Angles Gallery Booth
L.A. Mart, Los Angeles, CA
October 1 - 3, 2011

JUNE 2011

Photographic Arts Council : 20th Anniversary Exhibition
June 5, 2011 - October 30, 2011

MARCH 2011

Assembly: Eight Emerging Photographers from Southern California
New York, NY
March 15 - April 9, 2011

The Armory Show 2011
Angles Gallery - Booth 1315
Pier 94, New York City
March 3 - 6, 2011

Pulse New York
Pulse Projects: Assembly (Preview)
Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City
March 3 - 6, 2011


"Introducing: Augusta Wood"
Written by Scott Indrisek, February 2011 Issue ( pdf )


Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair
Angles Gallery - Booth A1
Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA
January 27 - 30, 2011

"ArtScene: Southern California's Top Ten Exhibition Picks for 2010"

"Augusta Wood at Angles Gallery"
Exhibition Review by Jody Zellen, January/February 2011, Vol. 5, Issue 3
( pdf )


"Under Construction: Photography and the Word"
Written by Carrie Yury, December 9, 2010

"Augusta Wood at Angles Gallery,"
Editorial Recommendation by Michael Shaw, Volume 30, No. 4
( pdf )

Pulse Miami
Angles Gallery - Booth B-401
Exhibiting works by: Micaela Amato, Judie Bamber, Jeremy Dickinson, Judy Fiskin,
Ori Gersht, Iva Gueorguieva, Soo Kim, Joseph Kohnke, Tom LaDuke, Jonathan Seliger, and Augusta Wood
December 2 - 5, 2010


Monster Drawing Rally 2010
at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
November 14, 12 - 6:30pm

Solo Exhibition
Augusta Wood
I have only what I remember
Los Angeles, CA
November 6 - December 23, 2010

augusta wood, francis bacon

Angles Gallery is pleased to present I have only what I remember, an exhibition of photographs by Augusta Wood. This will be Augusta Wood's first show at Angles Gallery. The exhibition will be on view November 6th - December 23rd. A public reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, November 6th from 6 to 8 pm.

I have only what I remember is a journey through the images and architecture that comprised Augusta Wood's early art education. As a child, Wood learned to look at art by spending time in her grandparents’ home. They were both painters, and collectors of art, and their modernist home provided the artist with a compass of how people represent their psychology through aesthetic and environmental choices. Augusta Wood uses the shell of the now empty interiors as a stage onto which she projects images from her family's archive that describe the former use of the home.

The projected images, dating from the 1960s to the 2000s, describe both a personal history, specific to the experience of the artist's family and upbringing, and also a collective history shared by generations. By layering multiple images over one another, Wood creates spaces within spaces, incorporating artworks that filled her grandparents’ home, projected in the vacant rooms of the mid-century home where many of her family's pictures were originally captured. I have only what I remember explores the material nature of space in relation to memory, and the role artworks play in how we remember.

Augusta Wood’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the 2010 Fotofest Biennial, Houston; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles; Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; L.F.L. Gallery, New York; The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; One Night Project Gallery, Havana, Cuba; and the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Wood received an MFA from CalArts and lives and works in Los Angeles.

APRIL 2010

"Assembly: Eight Emerging Photographers from Southern California, Fotofest at Williams Tower"
Exhibition Review written by Kurt Mueller, Issue 65, Spring 2010

MARCH 2010

A about bauhaus...harm neu tues
Los Angeles, CA
March 27 - April 17, 2010
Curated by Matthew Brandt

Artists: Gil Blank, Matthew Brandt, Sam Davis, Ed Heckerman, Peter Holzhauer, Alex Klein, Eve Fowler, Manya Fox, Les Krims, Louise Lawler, Lisa Ohlweiler, Luciano Perna, Maha Saab, Phel Steinmetz, DeanSameshima, Melanie Willhide, and Augusta Wood

Assembly: Eight Emerging Photographers from Southern California

Curated by The Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Williams Tower Gallery
Houston, Texas
March 12 - April 25, 2010

Artists: Nicole Belle, Matthew Brandt, Peter Holzhauer, Whitney Hubbs, Matt Lipps, Joey Lehman Morris, Asha Schechter, and Augusta Wood

This exhibition and the artists’ work in Assembly, are a reflection of the region’s place in the American mythos. Edward Robinson, one of Assembly's curators explains, “The cultural legacy of Southern California has engaged in an ongoing dialogue between utopian ideals and apocalyptic apprehension – the boosterism of the ‘end of the road’ state heralded for its promise and abundance, in contrast to concerns about the fragility of its natural and constructed environment.”


fresh stART Benefit
Arena 1 Gallery at the Santa Monica Art Studios
February 20, 2010 7 - 9pm


From My Universe
Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
January 26 - February 25, 2010 Artists: Ball Nogues, Kendell Carter, Zoe Crosher, Michael Dee, Sherin Guirguis, Todd Gray, Seth Kaufman, Eamon O'Kane, Ebony G. Patterson, Yasmin Than, Keith Walsh, Augusta Wood, Brenna Youngblood


Fotofest 2010 Biennial Selected Artists Announcement
Assembly: Eight Emerging Photographers from Southern California


"Q & A with Augusta Wood,"
Interview by Ramsey Dau, September 18, 2009

Baker’s Dozen
Torrance, CA
September 19 - November 7, 2009

Artists: Ann Diener, Mark Dutcher, McLean Fahnestock, Aragna Ker, Chuck Moffit, Jared Pankin, Matthew Picton, Tia Pulitzer, Nathan Redwood, Allison Schulnik, Keith Walsh, Augusta Wood, Eric Yahnker