Dorian Wood
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from the EP Philomeno (2022)
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Short film for the song "Song For Brown Children", directed by Graham Kolbeins
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  • country:USA
  • region:North America
  • style(s):Contemporary, Chamber Folk
  • label:not signed
  • type:Solo, Composer/Songwriter, Small Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra
  • instrumentation:vocal, a cappella, visual, string, singer songwriter, piano, guitar
  • artist posted by:Wood, Dorian

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  • Dorian Wood (voice/composer)


Dorian Wood (pronouns: she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her intent of “infecting” spaces and ideologies with her artistic practice is born from a desire to challenge traditions and systems that have contributed to the marginalization of people. Wood has performed at institutions that include The Broad, Los Angeles, CA (2018), Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, NY (2023), Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid, Spain (2019), the City Hall of Madrid, Spain (2015) and Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris, Mexico City, Mexico (2019. From 2019 to 2020, Wood completed several successful international tours with her chamber orchestra tribute to Chavela Vargas, XAVELA LUX AETERNA. In 2022, Wood debuted her tribute to the singer Lhasa De Sela, entitled LHASA, at the Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro in Madrid. As a visual artist, Wood’s illustrations and installations have been exhibited in galleries around the world, including Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles (2022), La Carboneria, Huesca, Spain (2020), Fierman Gallery, New York (2020) and the Queer Biennial, Los Angeles (2018). Wood is a recipient of the Creative Capital Award (2020) and the Art Matters Foundation grant (2020), and is also a MacDowell fellow (2022) and a Loghaven fellow (2022). Wood has released over a dozen recordings, most recently the album Excesiva (Dragon's Eye Recordings, 2023). In February 2023, Wood debuted Canto de Todes, a 12-hour composition and installation, at REDCAT in Los Angeles.