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Michael Brennand-Wood
Michael Brennand-Wood, visual artist, curator, lecturer, arts consultant. He has exhibited in major galleries and museums worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. His work can be seen in private, public and corporate collections worldwide. He won The Creative Concept Award in 1987 and The Fine Art Award in 1989 at the International Textile Competition in Kyoto, followed by the first RSA Art for Architecture Award 1990. In 1990 he was awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellow, British Council, City University, Kyoto, Japan. In 1992 he was 1st Prize Winner at the 3rd International Betonac Prize in Belgium. In 1982 he curated the controversial exhibition ‘Fabric and Form’ and co-curated the ‘Makers Eye’ both for the Crafts Council, followed in 1992 with ‘Restless Shadows’ a major Goldsmiths College touring exhibition of contemporary Japanese Textiles. Until 1989 he was a senior lecturer in the department of visual art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has taught extensively in colleges and universities in the UK and overseas, and has undertaken residencies in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Belgium. From 2001-08 he was awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts in conjunction with the University of Ulster to research geometrical complexity in Central Asian textiles at Ulster University, Belfast. In 2007 he won the Fine Art Award, Phaff Art Embroidery Still Life in France. In 2013 he was awarded a residency in Australia through Craft ACT to work at the Namadgi National Park, Canberra. Recent Public Art works include commissions for the Yorkshire Hospital Cancer Centre in Leeds, Queens University, Library and the development of an interdisciplinary arts programme for Colston Hall, a music venue in Bristol. Until 1989 he was a senior lecturer in the department of visual art at Goldsmiths College, University of London and he is currently Professor of Art – Politics of Ornament at the University of Wolverhampton. A major retrospective of Michael Brennand-Wood’s practice, Forever Changes opened in 2012. Exhibitions in 2014 included When Worlds Collide (solo) Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds, Back From the Front presents: Shock and Awe - Contemporary Artists at War and Peace, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol and Elements of Place, Artist-In- Residence, Craft ACT, Canberra Australia.

Akademia Sztuk Pięknych
im. Wł. Strzemińskiego
w Łodzi

International Art Centre KAUS Urbino


Stowarzyszenie Międzynarodowe Triennale Grafiki w Krakowie

Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Łodzi

Muzeum Książki Artystycznej w Łodzi

Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa w Łodzi


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