Jonas Wood (born 1977) is an American artist best known for his innovative and densely patterned paintings of domestic interiors, landscapes, and sports events. Wood received a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1999, majoring in psychology and minoring in studio art, then attended the University of Washington, where he received an MFA in painting and drawing in 2002.
His works often feature objects with their own self-contained images—like a television set or a canvas hung on the wall—creating complex, picture-within-picture compositions. Wood utilizes a mixture of collaged studies, drawings, and photographs as the inspiration for his paintings, which have affinities to the colorful works of David Hockney, Henri Matisse, and Alex Katz.
Today, his works are found in the permanent collections of the Broad, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.