A native of Montréal, Québec, Jody attended the Commercial Art program at Dawson College and subsequently moved to Toronto to study at the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she currently is a part-time assistant professor in the Illustration Department. She has been painting and illustrating since 1988, and has worked on a wide variety of assignments and commissions including book covers, celebrity portraits, theatre posters, and retail interior murals for clients in North America, Europe and Asia. Her paintings have been commissioned by Arena Stage, Atlanta Olympic Committee, Entertainment Weekly, Windstar Cruises, Mondavi Wines, Oprah magazine, Rolling Stone, St. Supery Vineyards, Time Magazine, United States Postal Service and the US Department of State to name just a few.
She is the recipient of many awards including American Illustration, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, The Society of Publication Designers, the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in Communication Arts , 3X3 Magazine, and Tashen's " Illustration Now ". A series of her posters are included in the Permanent Poster Collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Her paintings can be found in several private and public collections throughout North America and Europe.
100 Illustrators, Taschen; Illustrators Unlimited: the Essence of Contemporary Illustration, Gestalten; Icons & Images: 50 years of Illustration (Society of Illustrators 2008); Illustration Now, Vol.1 Taschen; Communication Arts, issue 275, feature article; 3X3, vol. 3#1, feature article; Best 200 International Illustrators, Luerzer's Archive; New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook; Voir 01
American Conservatory Theatre
Atlanta Olympic Committee
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
The Grammy Awards
Harvill Press UK
Little Brown and Company UK
The New Yorker
Stanford Medical Journal
Time Life Books
The New York Times
The United States Department of State
The United States Postal Service
2011 University of Arts, Richard C. Von Hess Gallery
2008 “The Art of Arena Stage”, The Museum of American Illustration, New York
2014 Illustrators 56 Annual Exhibition, NY
2013 Nook Holiday “Circle” Show
2013 Illustrators 55 Annual Exhibition, NY
2011 “Rolling Stone; Art of the Record Review” The Museum of American Illustration, New York
2010 Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra, CA
2010 “Kaboom”, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles CA
2010 “Fragile Earth”, The Museum of American Illustration, NYC
2009 Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles
2008 Libreria Mondadori, Venice, Italy
2007 “Green”, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Castel dell’Ovo, Naples, Italy
2006 Villa Poniatowski, Rome, Italy
2005 Enid Lawson Gallery, London UK
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