Reid Wood


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(Gordon) Reid Wood (AKA State of Being, b.1948) is an American artist who works in a variety of media including collage, digital imaging, artist books and artistamps. He has been a participant in the Mail-Art network since 1981, and his works are in numerous Mail-Art archives around the world. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at Lorain County Community College in Elryia, Ohio.


Robert Rauschenberg: lithographs and other related works, 1962-1970. [Oberlin, O., 1972]

Unusual people unusual places / Reid Wood. [Oberlin, Ohio] : R. Wood, [19]87. – Artist Book

Passport : state of being / Gordon Reid Wood, Jr. [1988] – Artist Book

The sacred & the profane. [1989?] – Artist Book

Codex ontologicus. Oberlin : State of Being Digital Press, 2003

Ray Johnson in Norway: State of Being Digital Press, 2003

E-flux poem : an ongoing epic : composed of subject lines from SPAM (unsolicited e-mail). Oberlin, OH : State of Being Digital Press, 2004

The Art is in the (E)-mail. Voice Argentina.

Sources for obtaining more information about the artist:

Perneczky, Geza. Network Atlas: World and Publications by the People of the First Network. Soft Geometry, Cologne. (updated April 2003). Vol. 2, p. 155.


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