Suné Woods

Suné Woods creates video installations, photographs and collages that engage cultural and social histories. The artist’s work explores how notions of love, sensuality and touch are central to understanding how forms of power operate within imperialistic regimes. Woods’ art examines how emotional ecosystems—especially in relationship to other species, as well as land and bodies of water—have the possibility to heal and transform the body, mind and spirit.


Suné Woods received an MFA from the California College of Arts in San Francisco, California in 2010; and a BFA from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 1997.

Exhibitions of Woods’ work have taken place at: the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in Canada (2021); Five Car Garage in Los Angeles, California (2021); the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland (2020); Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin, Germany (2020); the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California (2018); and a solo exhibition at BRIC Brooklyn in New York City (2022); among others.

Woods has participated in residencies at: the Headlands Center of the Arts in Marin County, California; the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; the Center for Photography in Woodstock, New York; and Light Work in Syracuse, New York.

Woods is a recipient of the Visions from the New California initiative, the John Gutmann Fellowship Award, and the Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer.

Woods lives and works in Los Angeles, California.