Ann Wood is a professional artist who lives and works in Galveston. She holds an MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a BFA from California State University, Chico. During Hurricane Ike, her entire studio was flooded with 9 feet of water—her studio is now on the second floor! Wood’s work includes sculpture and painting, and involves immediate and dramatic environments/installation. Her work has a Rococo visual appeal and references topiary floral bouquets, desserts, and the ideas of nurturing and gift-giving but they also have a disturbing underbelly—there are both hidden and obvious vignettes of danger, death, deception, and decay woven throughout. She has shown her work throughout Texas at esteemed venues including The Galveston Arts Center, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Anya Tish Gallery in Houston, and Women and Their Work in Austin. Her husband, a professor at UTMB, and two children plan to call Galveston home for a very long time.