About

Jody Joldersma is a visual artist based in Seattle, Washington. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Jody is currently a National Artist at A.I.R. Gallery.

The interplay of gender, nature, culture, and the boundaries we place on them, is the focus of Jody's work. She creates visual narratives inspired by the experience of growing up caught between a collapsing conservative steel town and the rural escapism of her grandparent’s farm in the coal mountains of central PA. By layering distressed drawings, paint, and original photography, the construction and handcrafted quality of her work is still visible in the final image.

 

Education
 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communications   Design
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
 

Solo Exhibitions
 

Amazons & Trolls!
Ghost Gallery, Seattle WA, 2014

Harvest Moon
CoCA Ballard, Seattle WA, 2012

Curi-Oddities
Tasty, Seattle WA, 2010

Hunting Season
Corridor Gallery, Seattle WA, 2008

The Breeders Brooding
Gallery OK, Seattle WA, 2007
 

Group Exhibitions
 

New Art in an Old House
Invitational, A.I.R. Gallery, Governor’s Island NY, 2016

19th International Open
Juried, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL, 2016

In the Secret Garden
Invitational, A.I.R. Gallery, New York NY, 2016

Science +/- Art
Curator/Artist, Twilight Gallery, Seattle WA, 2016

The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human
Invitational, ArtEast/Swedish Medical, WA, 2016

35 Live: COCA Members Show
Invitational, CoCA Gallery, Seattle WA, 2016

Shadowbox: A Group Show
Invitational, Ghost Gallery, Seattle WA, 2015

Should Art Match The Furniture?
Invitational, Helen S. Smith Gallery, Auburn WA, 2015

The Bell Jar
Invitational, Ghost Gallery, Seattle WA, 2015

The F Word
Juried, Arc Gallery, Chicago IL, 2014

Who Are You?
Juried, CoCA Georgetown, Seattle WA, 2014

Seduction: Seattle Erotic Art Festival
Juried, Seattle Center, Seattle WA, 2014

Ex Libris: 100 Artists, 100 Books
Invitational, Axis Gallery, Seattle WA, 2014

Connected
Invitational, Cucihifritos Gallery, New York NY, 2013

Collision: Past, Present, & Future
Invitational, CoCA Georgetown, Seattle WA, 2013

Ladyparts
Invitational, True Love Art Gallery, Seattle WA, 2013

Edge, Gage & More
Invitational, Simon Mace Gallery, Port Townsend WA, 2013

Artist Trust Benefit Auction
Seattle Center, Seattle WA, 2013

Noise
The Black Lodge, Seattle WA, 2012

Mad Women
Tasty, Seattle WA, 2012

Ecotone
Invitational, Ghost Gallery, Seattle WA, 2011

Cryptomenagerie
Invitational, Vermillion, Seattle WA, 2010


Publications
 

The Survival Girls
Illustrator, 2013

The Better Bombshell
“Meeting the Survival Girls”, 2013

CALYX Journal (Cover)
Volume 27:2, 2012
 

Additional Experience
 

National Artist, August 2015 - Present
A.I.R Gallery, New York NY

Feminist Intensive Alumnus, June 2014
Soapbox Inc., New York NY

Artist Teacher, January 1999 - August 1999
Northwestern University Settlement House, Chicago IL

Art Dept. Intern, June 1996 - September 1998
New York Magazine, New York, NY

Scholastic Arts and Writing Award
2nd Place (National) Sculpture – 1994