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Who Am I ?

JULES WOOD

August 2011



1: Who am I?

My name is Jules Wood. I am an artist, stylist, and DJ.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

Lately I’ve been working on preparing for my exhibition of photography, A Lees Family Album at the Witzenhausen Gallery. We opened last week and it runs until the 12th of August. The photographs are from my collection documenting my family and growing up on a gypsy site. Then I’m preparing a project with Anne Koch for Art Basel in December, and getting ready for our Manifesto at Scope.

I also work a couple of nights on the door at La Esquina, as well as DJing around town. I work as a stylist, mostly for Asian clients and celebrities when they are in the USA .

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I am from England and I am staying in NYC forever!

4: Who is your biggest hero?

Jarvis Cocker.

5: What book is your bible?

THIS IS MY GOD by Herman Wouk, and The Little Prince.

6: What are some things you love?  And some things you hate?

I love going to Fire Island with my boyfriend. I love Café Select to catch up with the family there, and I love Miss Lillies to eat and hang out with Serge and gang.

I hate hatefulness.

7: What is your raison d’être?

My art, my family, and my friends.

8: What is your favorite color?

Gray.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Wonder Woman.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Kenmare and Cafe Select.

11: What turns you on?

Intelligence.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

What is the big bang?

Jules Wood was born a gypsy. Growing up in a community of ‘travelers’ in northern England, Jules has been a nomad all her life. She began taking pictures of her environment after enrolling in art school, as a way to help understand the differences between her heritage, and the new worlds in which she found herself.

Her journey has seen her spend over a decade in Asia, where she began to receive praise for her disarmingly honest portrayal of her life and the human body, exhibiting in both Tokyo and Hong Kong. Her nomadic life can be felt through her work; constant change and movement, allowing the fates to decide her next move, and joyfully following the wind.

She loves music and parties, witty conversations, disreputable rogues, and unopened doors.

LINKS:

Jules Wood Stylist

Witzenhausen Gallery

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Anne Koch / Courtesy by Jules Wood

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Caption:

Jules Wood, 2011, Photography by Anne Koch / Courtesy by Jules Wood

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