Jody Isaacson The Feeling of the Artist’s Hand
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 6, 3:00–5:00 PM
Show runs through Sunday, August 4
Jody Isaacson’s body of work incorporates single visual subjects re-represented in diverse techniques and materials—carved block prints, (in cases presenting the printing block itself as a work of art),wax sculpture, cast wax, sewn fabric, assemblage, gallery installation, video, and sound. Isaacson’s resulting product is a history of the visual subject’s evolution through these disparate disciplines and mediums.
“I am always curious about the ideas behind a work, the feeling of the artist’s hand when experiencing the work…a meditation on how loss and memory are continually active in living in the present and future. Never static, always fleeting, still only in the moment.” –Jody Isaacson
Seattle born artist Jody Isaacson earned her B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin (1981) and her M.F.A. from the California College of Art (1983). Her work has been shown at the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle (1984-2019), St. Catherine University, St Paul, MN (2015), Maryhurst College (1989), the Nevada Art Museum in Reno (1990), The Print Club in Philadelphia (1992 and 1993), the Albuquerque Museum (2003), the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe (2003), the Arts Club in Washington DC (2009), as well as other institutions. A selected listing of group exhibitions of her work include shows at the Seattle Art Museum and the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Western Washington University, and the Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, and the University of Wisconsin. Her work is included in the collection of the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State Arts Commission, King County Arts Commission, Seattle Arts Commission (City of Seattle Portable Works Collection and Seattle Opera House), Coca-Cola Company, Microsoft, Swedish Hospital Medical Center, and the federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, to name a few. She has received many grants and awards including a Visual Arts Fellowship by the Western State Arts Federation, an Art Matters, Inc Support Grant, the Berthe von Moschzisker Juror Award and the Print Club Selection Award from The Print Club in Philadelphia, the jurors award from the Maryland Federation of Art, a Small Projects Grant as well as an Individual Artist Grant from the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, two Creative Projects Grants from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland and most recently an Individual Artist Award: Painting from the Maryland State Arts Council and a Print residency at the Art Union of Hungarian Etchers and Lithographers in Budapest. She currently lives in Sidney Center, New York. JodyIsaacson.com