Jody Graham is a Sydney-based artist whose work encompasses drawing, mixed media, sculpture and installation. Jody is best known for her bold, expressive urban landscapes, particularly of industrial and construction sites and older buildings, exploring themes of impermanence, loss and erasure. She favours the directness of plein air sketching as the basis for work in the studio.
Jody has been selected twice for the Kedumba Drawing Collection and as a finalist in several drawing awards including the Dobell and Adelaide Perry. Solo exhibitions in 2011, 2013 focused on urban and industrial landscapes but there is recurring interest in portraiture and animal studies. In 2014, Jody won the Drawing Prize at Waverley Art Award, Wild Valley ‘Draw on the Mountain, Sketchbook Prize’ and the works on paper award with Blacktown City Art Prize. In 2015 Jody was a finalist in The Outback Open Prize, Broken Hill. Selected for the Tim Olsen Drawing Prize and winner of Re-magine, return to glory recycle award with Hornsby council. Jody’s solo exhibition ‘Sydney Drawn’ at the Lost Bear Gallery in 2015 focused on a starker vision of Sydney’s streets and buildings. Jody’s work is represented by Lost Bear Gallery, Katoomba and M. Contemporary, Woollahra.