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was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, and grew up in Amherst, Nova Scotia. She attended Mount Allison University (BFA 1976), participated in the Banff Winter Studio Program (1976-77) and received an MFA from the University of Calgary (1981). She spent several years in Newfoundland, where she was a founding member of Eastern Edge Gallery, St. Johnís, before moving to Halifax, NS. She is an associate professor at NSCAD University and was elected to Royal Canadian Academy in 2005.
Wood has participated in numerous group exhibitions across Canada and in Finland, Scotland and Germany and has also held a number of solo shows including her nationally touring Devilís Purse, Dress Drawings, Taxonomies, and Florilegiem. She has received grants from the Canada Council, the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council and the Nova Scotia Arts Council; her work is represented in private, corporate and public collections across Canada, UK and in the USA. She lives in Halifax