Eileen Wold received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and her BA in Studio Art from Loyola University Maryland. She studied painting at the Art Academy of Leuven, Belgium and has taught university studio art and critical theory courses for over 10 years. Wold was born and raised in New York and currently resides on Bainbridge Island outside of Seattle.
Wold has exhibited and lectured at galleries, universities and museums across the country and was featured on PBS Arts Beat for her Empty Waters project exploring the health of the Chesapeake Bay. She was a teaching artist-in-residence at The Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC and at the Terrance Cardinal Cooke Center in NYC. Wold is a co-founder of the online artist publication Black Bucket Essays and recently received the Social Conscious Award from Contemporary Art Gallery Online. She was awarded a transformational leader award in 2018 for her community activist work in Baltimore and was recently featured on ecoartspace.org.
Wold uses a method of deep analytical research to understand the complexity of energy systems. She has chartered planes over coal mines, toured power plants, and has worked collaboratively with scientists and engineers to enrich her practice and inquiry. Her innovative approach of using non-traditional art materials as drawing objects, was featured in the Baltimore Museum of Art: Big Table Talk series in 2015.