About the Artist

Jodi’s original works and commissions are in the collections of law firms, healthcare facilities, financial institutions, hotels, and other diverse corporate and private clients. In her paintings, Jodi uses common materials in the layers of encaustic (molten beeswax) paint to create beautiful, rich surfaces that explore the opacity and translucency of each painting. “By focusing on the surface, I’ve come to understand more about the dynamics of painting with molten beeswax and acrylic paint,” she says. “My most recent paintings focus on the singular beauty of the surface. I am also intrigued with how light accentuates the height and depth of the surface, creating light and shadow on and between the layers.” In addition to beeswax, Jodi uses iron oxide, acrylic paint, bronze and copper pigments; graphite and shellac that she sets on fire to get controlled yet spontaneous surface effects.

Jodi lives and works in Minneapolis. She has been a full-time artist for more than 25 years and has received numerous awards including a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. She actively exhibits throughout Minnesota and the U.S.  Jodi earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she taught printmaking in the Continuing Studies Program for almost a decade. She is a Golden Paint Artist Educator and an R & F Paint Core Artist; she teaches monthly classes about acrylic and encaustic painting.