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Working in cement—a slow regular pattern of mixing, applying, and evaluating, Clay--immediate, direct, intuitive. Paper mache cannibalizing my older work and incorporating images and color new to my work. Mixing materials to create new constructs and grouping individual pieces into installations. I am viscerally involved with the hands-on application of my materials. My art is tactile as well as visual.

Jo-Ann Brody


2019 Off Balance, Ceres Gallery, NYC

2016 Family Stories, Ceres Gallery, NYC
Musings: Work in Clay, Field Library Gallery, Peekskill NY
Women Forms, Gallery 66 Sculpture garden, Cold Spring NY.

2014 Scar Tissue, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2013 Conversations, Studio A Gallery, Tarrytown, NY

2011 Three Steps Forward, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Guardians/Watchers/Warders: new work in cement, Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill NY

2009 Fugue Forms, Ceres Gallery New York, NY

2007  Sticks and Stones, Ceres Gallery,  New York, NY.   Clusters, an installation, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY.

2005  Boxes & Foxes: Surface & Stance, Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill, NY.

2004 Multiples, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.

2003  Woman Forms, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.

  Speaking Figuratively, (with Don Keene) Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill, NY.  Beauties, Beasts & Other Imaginary Beings, (with Allen Hart & Maja Kihlstedt) Westchester Community College Art Gallery, Valhalla NY. Sculpture Installation, Di Santi Plaza, Curator Leslie Scheiblberg, Hartsdale, NY.

2000  Gallery Zogei, (with Lisa Bresnak) Kyoto, Japan.

1999  Fugues in Cement, Open Studios, Westchester Art Council, White Plains, NY. Figures in Cement & Clay, Invitational Series, Belle Levine Arts Center, Mahopac, NY.

Selected Group Shows

2017 Strong as a Woman curated by Carla Rae Johnson and Marcy B. Freedman, Peekskill NY
100!, Curated by Bibiana Matheis, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY

2016 WORD, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill NY

2014  Jose Marc Gallery at Affordable Art Fair, NYC
Hullaballoo Collective at the Fountain Fair, NY

2006-13 The Farm Project, Saunders Farm, Collaborative Concepts, Garrison NY

2013   Placemaking: Re-Envisioning White Plains,The ArtsExchange, White Plains, NY

2012  Sculpture: On and Off the Wall, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY

2011  Earth, the ArtsExchange,The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY

2008   Peekskill Project IV, site-specific sculptural installation, Peekskill, NY.

2007  Outdoor Sculpture Shows, Collaborative Concepts and the Studio, Garrison NY & Armonk NY; 
10 x 10 x 10, 10artists, 10 storefronts, 10 communities, curated by Judy Sigunick, Ellenville, NY
;  Visible and Invisible Spaces, curated by Jennifer Heath, a traveling exhibition; Peekskill Project, Peekskill, NY

2006  Conversations, Maxwell Fine Arts Sculpture Garden, Peekskill, NY. Windows to the Soul, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers Public Library, Yonkers, NY.

2005  Winter Solstice, The Studio, White Plains and Armonk, NY. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art: A benefit auction of significant works, Robert Miller Gallery, NY, NY. Hold the Line, Peekskill Project, site-specific sculptural installation, Peekskill, NY.

2004  Art at War, The Artist’s Voice. Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago IL. The Third Biennial Women Book Artists Exhibition, Theresa Prator Curator, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC.

2003  Art in Nishijin, Kyoto, Japan. Women of the Book: Jewish Artists, Jewish Themes–Words on Fire, Starr Gallery, Newton, MA. Small Works, A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY

Compassion is Freedom  “Could a greater Miracle take place than for us to look through each others eyes for an instant?” -Henry Thoreau.   This art expresses the flux around social, personal, and physical experience (i.e. order/disorder). It searches for balance and joy within an often chaotic, painful, and surprising world. It pushes toward solutions and attempts to give voice to those caught up in the life storm. Aims: To evoke compassion, empathy, and positive action. To expose and change stereotypes. To raise awareness of the need for preventative measures. To support programs that provide resources and care. To support fields searching for solutions not only profit. Finally, the art is dedicated to loved ones we have lost, to give strength to those who struggle, and praise for survivors. Hope is born from the remembrance, joy, and appreciation for all we have been given. Rebirth is the development of new ideas and habits. Renewal is life for future generations rising from our ashes.