Jodi Stuart grew up in a small farming town on the east coast of New Zealand. Before moving to the U.S. in 2010, she attained a B.F.A. from Manukau Institute of Technology in Auckland, NZ and an M.F.A. from Auckland University. Jodi currently lives in Denver and is an artist in residence at Redline Arts in Denver, CO. Her work explores aspects of place and presence through the view finders of new technologies.
In Jodi’s recent body of work, she juxtaposes the tactile and handmade with the digital by using a “3-D pen” and the synthetic, plastic filament meant for 3-D printers in an intensely handmade process. The sculptural forms are inspired by the “wire-frame” geometry of computer game production in an attempt to explore aspects of virtual leisure time and sensory overload. Her work alludes to craft traditions like weaving or kitting as well as geometric virtual space, networks and information systems.