Suné Woods

Artadia Awardee

“Suné Woods’ video works convey cultural memory through the body. Her sensitivity to social stigma, her philosophical engagement, and her expressions of radical love position her as an exemplary LA artist with a commitment to social justice.” – Anuradha Vikram, Independent Curator and writer

“In her entrancing video work, Woods explores liminal spaces – both physical and spiritual, bodily and psychic – often confronting the intimate and vulnerable aspects of being.” – Katia Zavistovski, Assistant Curator, Modern Art at LACMA

Suné Woods’ work takes the form of multi-channel video installations, photographs, and collage. Her work has been presented in exhibitions including Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer Museum, When A Heart Scatter, Scatter, Scatter, Everson Museum of Art (2017) and Woods is a recipient of the Visions from the New California initiative, The John Gutmann Fellowship Award, and The Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer. In my videos I work with people in my community to probe questions that deeply concern me. I utilize waterscapes to speak about existence, notions of intimacy, and relationships to aquatic ecology. How language is emoted, guarded, and translated through the absence/presence of a physical body are among my interests. I construct single and multi-channel video installations for people to immerse themselves within.

Suné Woods is the recipient of the 2020 Los Angeles Art Fund Artadia Award.