About

Marcia Wood-Mertinooke is an artist living and working in Goffstown, NH.  She received her BA in Studio Art from the University of NH and was a student at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY.  She was a founding member of the Monastery Artist Collective in Manchester, NH.  Currently she is a member of the New Hampshire Women's Caucus for the Arts and serves on the exhibitions committee and co-chair of the National WCA Eco Caucus. 

Current works encapsulates the longing to understand the past, present, and never was. They question the passing of time and reflect on the significance and insignificance of the self. These images explore both the individual and collective conciousness and the dichotomy of being everything and nothing. Figures are used in an iconographic manner, a vessel to the message that what is familiar is also unknown. Graphic, two dimensional backgrounds are their own symbolic, hieroglyphic type language and are used to further convey the meaning of the overall image. Combining senses of realism with emotional expressionism, each work is a version of reality interpreted and invented. 

 

Education:

Bachelor of Arts from University ofNH, Durham, NH, May 2002

Summer Intensive at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, June-August 2001

Shows:

“Inaugural Show”- March 2003,United Artist Network, Seattle, WA

“Forgotten Works” - June 2003, United Artist Network, Seattle, WA

“Deconstructed” - July 2003, United Artist Network, Seattle, WA

"Pressure"- July 2003, Bluebottle Art gallery, Seattle, WA

“Fusion”- August 2003, United Artist Network, Seattle, WA

"Lollipops & Hand Grenades"- 2006, Monastery Artists Collective, Manchester, NH

"Masks" - 2007, Monastery Artists Collective, Manchester, NH

"Cram It" - 2008, ellO Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

"Muse" - 2008, Terra Perma Gallery, Laconia, NH

"Cultivate" - March/April 2013, Apotheca Tea Chest, Goffstown, NH

"Joy Of Life" - May 2013, Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, MA

"Spice Of Life" - July/August 2013, Bedford Public Library, Bedford, NH

"Threshold" - July/August 2013, Kimball Jenkins, Concord, NH

"6x6 Show" - November/December 2013, Studio 550, Manchester, NH

"Spirit of Spring" - March/April 2014, Epsom Public Library, Epsom, NH

"Summer Bounty" July/August 2014, Bedford Public Library, Bedford, NH

"6x6 Show" - November/December 2014, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

"Retrospective" - January/February 2015, Gallery 280, Portsmouth, NH

“Assorted Works” – June/August 2015, Apotheca, Goffstown, NH

“WCA/NH 20th Anniversary Show” – October/December 2015, Kimball Jenkins, Concord NH

"6x6 Show" - November/December 2015, Apotheca, Goffstown, NH

"Cozy" - December 2015, Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen, NH

“6x6 Show” – December 2016, Studio 550, Manchester NH

“Visceral Explorations” – January/March 2017, Kimball Jenkins, Concord, NH

“At Large” – January/February 2017, Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH

"Only Human" - June/July 2018 Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen, NH