Cherry is renowned for her large-scale works developed from images and photographs both found or taken. Described on paper by translucent watery marks, the faces are masquerading as flesh and bone. The haunting images reflect emotional detachment but have an exaggerated presence captivating the viewer.
Born in Sydney in 1950, Hood studied Fine Art at The National Art School concentrating on painting. In 2000 she attained a Masters in Masters of Visual Art and a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours from the Sydney College of the Arts. Cherry has exhibited in the USA, Canada and throughout Australia. In 2002 Hood won the Archibald Prize for Portraiture for her composition of Australian Pianist Simon Tedeschi.
Cherry Hood's work is held in collections throughout Australia including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Penrtih Regional Gallery, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Artbank.
Represented By: Olsen Irwin