Jodi Gerbi is representational painter depicting human resilience through her realistic  portrayals of the garbage, trash cans and drain pipes found in her daily life. Finding the beauty in this is her way of conveying the idea that humans are often required to find something beautiful in a hard situation in order to keep going. The ability of a human being to do this is the essence of resilience.

When painting the figure, she is trying to catch that moment of vulnerability, the second when that person thinks no one is looking. That vulnerability is the best part of a human being and where we can really connect to each other.

She currently paints at Reis Studios in Long Island City, New York.

Education

2016

New York Academy of Art • MFA • New York

1993

Syracuse University • BFA • New York

 

Exhibitions

Upcoming in June 2018

NYAA Summer Exhibition • Flowers Gallery • New York, New York

Upcoming in July 2018

Solo Show • Art Lines Gallery • Hackensack, New Jersey

2018

Visions of Venus • Zhou B Art Center • Chicago, Illinois

2017

Power of Silence • Art Lines Gallery • Hackensack, New Jersey

Ways Through It • 375 Hudson Street • New York, New York

Savvy Art Competition • Online Gallery-Daily Brushwork • Sponsored by Gambiln Artist's Colors and Trekell Art Supplies

Deck the Walls • New York Academy of Art • New York, New York  

Take Home A Nude • Sotheby’s • New York, New York

Paddle 8 Take Home A Nude • Online Auction

Single Fare 4 • Highline Stages • New York, New York

Art for Aleppo • Catalyst Gallery • Beacon, New York

Close Quarters • Chashama Group Exhibition • New York, New York

Solo Exhibition • Long Island City, New York

Picturing the Unprintable • Flux Factory • Queens, New York

2016

Deck the Walls • New York Academy of Art • New York, New York  

Take Home A Nude • Sotheby’s • New York, New York

Paddle 8 Take Home A Nude • Online Auction

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

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

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

Paddle 8 Tribeca Ball • Online Auction

2015

Deck the Walls • New York Academy of Art • New York, New York  

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

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

2014

 Deck the Walls • New York Academy of Art • New York, New York  

 

Publications and Press

Supersonic Art • Feature on website • https://supersonicart.com/post/174188488137/jodi-gerbi-paintings-excellent-paintings-by-long

Bored Panda, Didi Menendez • Article • https://www.boredpanda.com/trash-paintings/

PoetsArtists • Visions of Venus/Venus’ Visions Issue • Magazine

PoetsArtists • April 2018 Staff Picks • Online publication

https://www.poetsandartists.com/magazine/2018/4/26/april-2018-staff-picks

Creative Quarterly • Issue 50 • Online Gallery • Fine art Professional category

Sotheby's Magazine• Sneak Preview: The New York Academy of Art’s Take Home A Nude • http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/blogs/all-blogs/sotheby-s-magazine--october-2017/2017/09/sneak-preview-new-york-academy-art-take-home-a-nude-auction.html

Interview for National Association of Women Artists • https://www.thenawa.org/jodi-gerbi/