Kelly Wood is a photographer and practicing artist whose research focuses on subjects that relate to the environmental impact of waste accumulation, waste economies, and all forms of visible and invisible pollution. Originally from Vancouver, Wood is now an Associate professor in the Visual Arts Department of Western University, London, ON. She has specifically written about Vancouver photography for international publications such as History of Photography, and Philosophy of Photography in the UK. She has been committed to the subject of waste in the environment as a visual problem for an extensive period of time. Kelly Wood's most well known work, The Continuous Garbage Project (1998-2003) was an exhaustive photographic archive of all the garbage produced by the artist over a five-year period. The Continuous Garbage Project's aim was to significantly evidence a marked reduction in waste production over time. Her photographs of local and other garbage forms now reside in major museum collections in Canada such as The Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada. Her photography has been broadly exhibited in Canada at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; the Art Gallery of Ontario; The Power Plant; the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; the Vancouver Art Gallery; and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery. Her work has been shown internationally at the Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin; Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen,Antwerp; Fotoinstituut, Rotterdam; and Artspace in Sydney, Australia. Kelly is also a member of the research collective Toronto Photography Seminar.
Kelly Wood

Western University
Department of Visual Arts
John Labatt Visual Arts Centre
London, ON Canada
N6A 3K7