Announcing the Final Jonas Wood Fundraising Edition

April 27, 2022
2pm EST

Printed Matter is pleased to announce the final print in a series of three fundraising editions by Jonas Wood. This edition will first be made available for purchase to Printed Matter Members (Friend level or higher) on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 2pm EST. Your membership must be active on this date. Membership can be purchased online, in-store, or by phone (2212.925.0325). To verify if your membership is current, please email

Jonas Wood
Bonsai, 2022
13-color screen print on rising museum board
28 x 23 inches
Edition of 200
Co-published by WKS Editions, and Aliso Editions, Los Angeles

Bonsai is the third and final installment in a series of plant identification prints for Printed Matter by the artist. Continuing with the theme, the print is formatted to the proportions of a classic Polaroid picture and features a plant and the plant’s name, but with all other visual information and context removed. While plants have been of interest to Wood for some time, he has only recently begun incorporating bonsai imagery into his work. This screen print marks the beginning of such an exploration.

Jonas Wood (b. 1977, Boston) makes paintings, drawings, and prints in the genres of portraiture, still life, and landscape. His work reflects a personal approach to subject matter defined by his affinities and experiences. Conjuring depth using flat forms––his process involves collage-based studies in which he sometimes works with photographs to deconstruct and reassemble the images––Wood probes the boundaries between the new and the familiar, integrating emotionally resonant material from everyday life. Jonas Wood has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art (2019); Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands (with Shio Kusaka, 2017); Lever House, New York (2013); and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010). Other solo projects include Still Life with Two Owls (MOCA), a monumental picture covering the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016- 2018); Shelf Still Life, High Line, New York (2014); and the façade at LAXART, Los Angeles (2014). In 2019, Phaidon published the first monograph dedicated to Wood’s body of work and practice.

Fundraising editions support Printed Matter’s year-round work of serving artists and the public through free programs and services that champion artists’ books and publications.

Purchase or renew your Printed Matter membership before April 27, 2pm EST in order to be eligible for this final Jonas Wood edition!

The sale of the edition will be first come first serve. Editions are priced at $2,000. The purchase of this edition cannot be made in store, by phone, or through Printed Matter’s website. Carefully read the following instructions on how to purchase this item.

Note: This edition is limited to one per customer. Annual memberships are limited to one per customer. A Member’s discount cannot be used on the purchase of this fundraising edition.

Starting April 27, 2PM EST, a link to a simple online form will be made available on Printed Matter’s homepage ( We strongly advise that you purchase or renew your membership prior to this date. The first 200 Printed Matter Members to complete the form will receive a direct confirmation that will include payment instructions, due within 2-3 days. Due to anticipated demand, filling out the online form does not guarantee purchase of the work.

Payment must be made in full, and pick-up/shipment arranged by May 5, or the sale is forfeited.

We’re deeply grateful to Jonas Wood for this contribution. Thank you to our community of Members for believing in our mission and providing the vital funds necessary to continue our work.

Thank you for your support!