Ben Wood is a British-born visual artist based in the Bay Area since 1999. He is a recipient of the California Governors Award for Historic Preservation for his work to preserve the hidden 18th-century mural at Mission Dolores. His work has been shown internationally, at the Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico City, the London Jewish Museum, and nationally at the East West Center in Honolulu and at St.Ignatius Church at the University of San Francisco. Since 2004 Wood has created large scale video projections on Coit Tower, Dewey Monument, and other buildings in San Francisco.
His most recent video recounts the life of motion picture pioneer Eadweard Muybridge, in the short film The Man who Stopped Time.
Wood has a BFA in Digital Media from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Masters Degree in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a recipient of the prestigious Green Card for Artists of Extraordinary Ability. He has taught at West Valley College, California State University Monterey Bay, Menlo College and the San Francisco Art Institute. He is currently Senior Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Studies and Community Arts programs at the California College of the Arts.