Born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1971, Woods grew up in New York City and later, Madrid, Spain. He has lived for extensive periods in both Spain and the U.S. He studied at Tyler School of Art’s program in Rome, Italy and graduated cum laude from Middlebury College, Vermont in 1993.

Woods’ paintings have been exhibited in Europe and the United States: at Galería Pelaires - Palma de Mallorca, at Slowtrack - Madrid, Tim Sheward Projects - London, The Royal Standard - Liverpool, CAC Málaga - Málaga, Rena Bransten Gallery - San Francisco, Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - Mallorca, Galería T20 - Murcia, Galería Maior - Mallorca and Vacío 9 - Madrid, among others.

Recent projects include the glass façade mural for the Ibiza Gran Hotel in Ibiza, and multiple works for the permanent collection of the Crillon Hotel in Paris. His work is represented in important public collections, particularly in Spain, including the CAC Málaga Museum; Fundación La Caixa; Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Mallorca; Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró, Mallorca; and the Benetton Collection, Milan, among others. 

From 1999 until 2004 Woods formed a collaborative partnership with the Spanish artist Mónica Fuster, the focus of which was mainly site-specific projects, and their work was shown in numerous group and individual exhibitions in Europe. In 2004 a selection of their drawings on plexiglass was included in a contemporary drawing show at the CAC Málaga Museum, and in 2003 their installation Lair formed part of an important 25 year survey exhibition of art in Spain at the MUVIM, Valencia. In 2002 they were selected by the Palais de Tokio (Paris) curators Nicolas Bourriaud & Jerôme Sans to receive the Fundación Altadís Public Art Prize, for their project Helium.





Nicholas Woods Studio


Galería Pelaires

Julien Dobbs-Higginson / Neon Projects