Suné Woods is based in Los Angeles. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Light Work, Syracuse, New York (2017); Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York (2017); Urban Video Project, Syracuse, New York (2017); Papillion Art, Los Angeles (2015, 2014); Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles (2015); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, California (2012); Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles (2012); Performance Art Institute, San Francisco (2011); and Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco (2009), among others. She has had residencies at Light Work (2016), Center for Photography at Woodstock (2015), Vermont Studio Center (2014), and Headlands Center for the Arts (2012). She is a recipient of the Los Angeles Artadia Award (2020), John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award from the San Francisco Foundation (2015), Visions from the New California Award from the James Irvine Foundation (2012), and Murphy and Cadagon Fellowship (2009).
Suné Woods video installation, Aragonite Stars, explores the relationship to water; bodies of water, bodies in water, and bodies without water. Water has significance to many indigenous cultures; not only culturally but also in survival. Due to ecological shifts, animals have become endangered and people’s livelihoods have been threatened. Suné expands upon these environmental concerns by incorporating used tarps throughout the installation as a way of repurposing a mass-produced material that commonly fluctuates between disaster relief, construction zones, and industrial sites.