About the Artist
Moving between two and three-dimensional forms, Jodi Reeb is constructing paintings and sculptures layer by layer. Jodi is exploring the theme of nature’s cycles using photographs as collage, constructing organic aluminum sculptures, and creating elevated circular paintings. She is working to develop scale, geometry, spatial relationships, texture, and color. Strong physical elements come from layering and texture using encaustic paint (beeswax, pigment and damar resin) and metallic paints.
Her photographic works juxtapose geometry with the softness found in nature. These works challenge the visual properties of translucency and structure using encaustic paint, aluminum, and photo-based paintings.
The circular paintings identify with references to the round shape; centered, wholeness, sphere, etc. Jodi appreciates the fact that a circle is both an organic and a geometric shape. The attraction for her is the negative space that the circular paintings and organic aluminum sculptures evoke through shadow and space.
Jodi is also painting with enamel and encaustic (beeswax and damar resin) on primed aluminum, bending and twisting the metal into organic forms. She is creating organic wall sculptures that are elevated off the wall that oscillate between painting and sculpture. Her goal in this new series of work is for a pushing-pulling, folding-opening, and evolving, its parts beginning to take form into something new, connected yet still raw.
A full-time artist and teacher for over 20 years, Jodi has taught printmaking, acrylic and encaustic painting as well as book arts. She is a CORE instructor for R&F Handmade Paints and is a GOLDEN Acrylic Paints Artist Educator. Jodi’s artwork is in many private and corporate collections including Target Corporation, United Health Care Group, Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis, and Wells Fargo Mortgage in Minneapolis. She was the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in 2018. Reeb graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) where she instructed printmaking for almost a decade. Jodi has been represented by Kolman & Reeb Gallery since 2012.