1. the entire creative output of an individual or group
an impressive body of work
A 'body of work' is a collection of work by one or more artists or creators with a similar theme or something in common. This expression is usually used to refers to the work of a writer or artist of some kind. "This particular body of work focuses on a dark time in the painter's life." Similar in meaning to 'a collection of work' or 'oeuvre'.