Natasha Woods was born in Iowa and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio where she is in pursuit of her MFA at The Ohio State University. She currently programs monthly screenings with the graduate-led group, Cinesesries at The Wex Center for The Arts.
At the forefront of Woods' films lies an interest in the material and sensory qualities that moving image production makes possible. In her work, Woods aims to reclaim space on the screen by investigating microhistories and challenging conventions of storytelling. Her work navigates the tension between the desire for human tenderness and the hopeful expectations of a better world. To underscore these possibilities, she explores themes that build upon landscapes, personal/familial ephemera, and found footage. Through the manipulation of appropriated artifacts and performance, Woods considers larger ideas concerned with nostalgia, trauma, and memory. To this end, she attempts to reposition canonical histories and traditions through a feminist lens, posing questions that grapple with how the subject senses comfort and belonging.
In 2018, she received a degree in film and video from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is the recipient of the 2020 Mary Nohl award in the emerging artist category. She has programmed a range of events and screenings at artist-forward spaces, including Cactus Club. Her films have screened at various moving image festivals including Milwaukee Film, Athens International Film Festival, and Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, with No Evil Eye Cinema (Ohio.)