about the artist
Dorian Wood (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Using subject matter informed by her own perspective as a genderfluid brown person, a child of Costa Rican and Nicaraguan immigrants, and an autodidact, Wood’s intent of “infecting” spaces and ideologies with her artistic practice is born from a desire to challenge traditions and systems that have contributed to the marginalization of people. Her work has been showcased in concert halls and performance spaces around the world, including at institutions such as The Broad (Los Angeles), REDCAT (Los Angeles), Museo Nacional Del Prado (Madrid), and Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris (Mexico City). From 2019 to 2020, Wood completed several successful tours throughout Europe, Mexico, and the U.S. with her chamber orchestra tribute to Chavela Vargas, XAVELA Lux Aeterna. In 2022, Wood debuted her tribute to the singer Lhasa De Sela, Lhasa, at the Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro in Madrid. Wood is a MacDowell fellow and a Loghaven fellow, as well as the recipient of a 2020 Creative Capital Award and a 2020 Art Matters Foundation grant. She has released over a dozen recordings, most recently the albums Invasiva (2022) and 2020’s back-to-back releases Ardor and Reactor.