Robert L. Wood
Robert L. Wood, Professor of Design and Coordinator of the Ceramics program at Buffalo State, State University of New York, boasts an impressive 34-year tenure in teaching. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Indiana State University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dallas.
Recognized on both national and international platforms, Robert has exhibited his artwork in over 200 juried and invitational art exhibitions. His exceptional talent has earned him twelve national awards and secured his inclusion in esteemed publications such as Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and Who’s Who in the World.
Robert has shared his expertise by serving as a juror for national art exhibitions and delivering numerous lectures and workshop demonstrations. His artwork has found its way into numerous public and private collections throughout the country, including impressive outdoor installations.
Delving into the intricate connections between content, aesthetics, form, and material, Robert endeavors to unravel the power of emotions, mystery, and personal experiences. By delving into the realms of history, identity, and technology, he masterfully crafts his work, often incorporating fragments as potential clues to unveil their origins.
The materials Robert employs, such as clay and glass, contribute to the complexity and beauty of his artistic expressions. Glass, with its dimensions of depth, transparency, and translucency, adds reflective and refractive qualities, while clay, with its opacity and solidity, captures its own formation and manipulation history. By juxtaposing these contrasting materials, Robert skillfully reveals both the content and expression within his creations.