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Published on Jun 4, 2016

Video Link: https://youtu.be/W3Us7Um1sxM
Artist: GL Wood
Exhibition Title: SUPER/MODEL
Exhibition Dates: June 2 - 4, 2016
Gallery Link: http://www.glwoodstudios.com/supermodel/

Growing up in the state of Georgia, GL, wasn't
surrounded by a lot of art and photography. Early as a
child, his dream was to be a comic book artist. At the
age of 14, he interned at IMAGE COMICS. While there
the artists told him he should take some art classes,
and find out about the history and techniques of fine
art. His high school didn't provide any art classes, so it
wasn't until he went to collage ( Florida State University
& University of GA ) where he got his first real
education in fine art.

Throughout his college years, GL, learned many
techniques, but didn't focus on one particular style.
Having this mixed media way of art, made him not have
a focused style, which some teachers questioned yet
sometimes applauded. It wasn't until graduation where
one teacher recommended moving to California. GL
decided look for a graduate school out west, and
packed up his car to drive cross country to Los Angeles.

While out in California, he applied to many fine art
graduate schools. One certain school he applied to had
a positive response to his fine art work, but they
happened to not be a fine art school, but a photography
based school.

GL was confused, and realized he had emailed the
wrong school ( both schools were very similar in names
). Feeling a new energy out in the West, GL, thought it
was a sign that a photography school came calling, and
it was something he was never really interested in
while at school, yet photography like elements were
highly influential in his work. GL decided to further his
schooling at the Brooks Institute of Photography, thus
starting his path into photography.


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