The Artist & The Project & The Press

Daydrawing Installed at Portrait Society Gallery

Daydrawing installed at Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, January 2020


Christopher T Wood is an Artist, Designer, Educator, and Pataphysician working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by way of Philadelphia, Chicago, and Pittsburgh. He thrives on collaborations with chance encounters and forces of nature and his endeavors propose imaginary solutions to impossible problems. Recently, Christopher served eight weeks as the 2023 Artist in Residence at The Dome House in Door County, WI, facilitated by the Miller Art Museum, and as the year-long 2022-23 Artist In Residence at Milwaukee’s prestigious Pfister Hotel. Other notable residencies have been located in Iceland, Ireland, and Maryland.

With an MFA in Painting and a BFA in Visual Communication Design–Illustration, Christopher has recently shared his expertise through teaching positions at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning and Peck School of the Arts, as well as at Ripon College. His work, exhibited widely in galleries and museums, is also housed in hundreds of private collections across the United States and several international collections. He is represented at Portrait Society Gallery of Contemporary Art.

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Daydrawing is an ongoing long-term project that began on January 1, 2016. I create daily drawings, the accumulation of which, over time, expand into a hyperobject - an entity we can experience directly but is so distributed in space and in time that it does not exist anywhere in particular. The perpetual Daydrawing process proceeds each day with the creation of a new work on paper – and a hyperobject emerges as each drawing is released into the world, resulting in a diaristic, many-paneled entity that stretches through time, space, and beyond our capacity to observe.

Daydrawing, in 9 x 12 inch fragments, is both already complete and will never be completed. It is both local and becoming increasingly dispersed as the fragments drift away from one another through digital publication, collection, and exhibition. It is of critical importance to understand Daydrawing as a single object, continuously in creation and existing in many locations at once. The work’s audience currently enjoys it through digital representations on Instagram, as monthly installations in the studio, and in curated groups in galleries and collections across the world.

Each daily addition is rendered in powdered graphite and is a keyhole view into an alternate universe, a hallucinatory daydream that responds in part to observations throughout the day, and in part to narratives already at play within the Daydrawing universe.

As we enter the Anthropocene epoch, this project is of enormous importance in that it promotes a more sustainable approach to understanding a world that is increasingly dependent upon a shift in human perspective. My ambition for this work is to assist such a shift in human awareness through the promotion of long-term thinking.



Portrait Society Gallery, January 2020 

Portrait Society Gallery, January 2020

Christopher T Wood at James Oliver Gallery






WHYY Philadelphia featured the Daydrawing project in an episode of Movers & Makers! The entire series has been terrific. My segment is third of four (15:45) in this episode titled Mastering Your Craft.


Featured on "Lake Effect" with Joy Powers, WUWM 89.7, Milwaukee

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Milwaukee Magazine

Featured in August 2022 print edition
"Get to Know the Pfister Hotel’s Current Artist in Residence", By Alli Watters

Read the article online here


Pfister Hotel

The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, produced a video feature about my year as their Artist-In-Residence. 
Watch the video on YouTube.