Bio

About

Jodi Gerbi was born in New York and grew up in Freehold, New Jersey. As a child she painted and drew to escape a tough and often frightening childhood. She graduated Syracuse University with a BFA in 1993, and spent 15 years as a graphic artist creating art for children’s clothes. Her  freelance job ended in 2008 and this became an opportunity to finally pursue painting fully.  Wanting more knowledge, Jodi went back to school and graduated with a MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2016.

Her work is about human connection, that if we strip away the specifics of what each person has experienced as individuals and just had the representation of the emotion, we could see that we are not different and feel the same basic emotions. Although these feelings represented are specific to her, they are emotions that every person has felt. Her hope that is the general representation of these feelings through the use of objects gives the viewer a way into the work.

Education

MFA in paintng • New York Academy of Art • 2016

CE Classes • New York Academy of Art • 2012-2014

CE classes • School of Visual Arts • 2008-2012 

BFA • Illustration • Syracuse University • 1989-1993

Exhibitions

2017 • Art for Aleppo • Catalyst Gallery • Beacon, New York

2017 • Picturing the Unprintable • Flux Factory • Queens, New York

2016 • “Deck the Walls” Charity Exhibition •  New York Academy of Art • New York, New York  

2016 • Take Home A Nude/Benefit Auction • Sotheby’s • New York, New York

2016 • Paddle 8/Take Home A Nude/Benefit Auction • New York Academy of Art • New York, New York

2016 • MFA Thesis Exhibition • New York Academy of Art • New York, New York

2016 • Open Studios • New York Academy of Art • New York, New York

2016 • Tribeca Ball • New York Academy of Art • New York, New York

2016 • Paddle 8/Tribeca Ball • New York Academy of Art • New York, New York

2015 • “Deck the Walls” Charity Exhibition •  New York Academy of Art • New York, New York

2015 • Open Studios • New York Academy of Art • New York, New York

2015 • Tribeca Ball • New York Academy of Art • New York, New York

2014 • “Deck the Walls” Charity Exhibition •  New York Academy

Press

2017 • National Association of Women Artist's • http://www.thenawa.org/jodi-gerbi/