Markeith Woods, a native of Pine Bluff, AR, is a 2014 graduate from the University of Arkansas
at Pine Bluff with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts. In 2015, he attended Memphis College
of Art for a year, where he studied painting and drawing. Wood received his Master of Fine Arts
from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he received a full-ride,
including a Graduate Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship. Within his seven years of college
experience, Woods had been very involved in art competitions and community projects. He is a
national artist who has exhibited at various locations, including Agora Gallery in NYC, a solo
show at Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, winner of the Arkansas Arts Council
SWOP, and a solo exhibition at Batesville Arts Councils and has an upcoming thesis show at the
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April. Aside from being an artist, Woods is also an art
educator. He worked for the Arts & Science Center in Pine Bluff, AR as an assistant educator,
where he gave tours and gained experience with organizing educational classes. This led him to
an opportunity to work as a substitute teacher on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Lighthouse
Academy Charter School in Pine Bluff, AR. He was responsible for providing classroom
learning and activities to students grades K-6th. From that experience, he furthered his
educational career by becoming a full-time elementary Art Teacher, where he served two years.
Now, Woods is working as an art teacher in the Fort Smith School District, teaching k-5th grade.
Woods is committed to motivating the world through the Arts by inspiring, educating, and
teaching hope to embrace purpose.