Cherry Hood is best known for winning the Archibald Prize in 2002.
Prior to that win and a fresh graduate of Sydney College of the Arts in 1999 and 2000 she’d had two exhibitions of her huge face paintings at the very edgy, Mori Gallery in the Haymarket. She came to critical acclaim in Australia and these two shows brought attention to her work from New York where a story and image appeared in the NY Interview Magazine.
She was soon directing the hang of a new series of paintings at Dietch Projects in SoHo! Followed up by shows in LA and San Francisco. Toronto and Vancouver were next.
Hood’s work has been collected by many important Australian institutions and cooperations, including the Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Artbank, Art Gallery of South Australia, Tweed Regional Gallery, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Queensland University Gallery and several regional art galleries
Cherry Hood is an Australian artist well known for her haunting, large-scale images of faces. Working for preference in watercolour, which she allows to flow, bleed and drip, Cherry specialises in intense depictions of mostly anonymous subjects.
Cherry Hood’s works are in leading state, institutional, private and corporate collections around Australia and in public and private collections around the world.