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Rena Wood


Rena Wood received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2006 and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Craft/Material Studies in 2013. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Fiber Art at Tennessee Tech / Appalachian Center for Craft. Previously, she was a Visiting Instructor at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania (2016–17) and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Skidmore College, (2015–16). And has been an Artist in Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX, (2014–15), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, (2013–14) and at the Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO, (2010–11).

Working primarily with fiber materials and processes, Rena’s work explores ideas about memory through the manipulation of textiles and stitched surfaces. Valuing the tradition of craft processes, her current work repurposes vintage materials into new forms. She has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions nationally.

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