Photographer Molly Wood spent most of her life in the southern United States where she earned a BS in photojournalism from TCU (Fort Worth, Texas) and an MA in Art History from SMU (Dallas, Texas). After living outside of the US for 8 years in Vienna, Austria and Vancouver, Canada, she moved to the Midwest and is now based in Des Moines, Iowa.
In 2018, Wood was named as one of five Iowa Arts Council Fellows. She then completed an artist residency at the Alnwick Castle Poison Garden in Northumberland, England in the summer of 2019. During her residency, Wood rounded out her Fatal Flora series which focused on botanicals that are toxic or medicinal and serve as metaphors for human relationships. The collected work from this project was recently shown in a solo museum exhibition at the Dubuque Museum of Art and will travel to the Sioux City Art Center this summer. Wood’s large-scale photographs can be seen in the corporate collections of J.P. Morgan Chase, Bankers Trust and Farm Bureau.
When not shooting her own imagery, she works a producer of large commercial photo shoots for Better Homes and Gardens products and teaches the History of Photography as an Adjunct Professor.
She is currently creating a new series of imagery influenced by Golden Age Dutch still life paintings and addressing the fleeting nature of time.