For the past several decades, Brody has worked with series of figures echoing her fascination with the society and place of women. Her practice revolves around the human form concentrating on gesture and stance often in installation. Over the years her figures have evolved from small clay women to life sized standing cement figures and papier mache torsos and figures. They are women; they provide a means to exploit her life through stance and gesture, through stories and relationships.
Line rather than mass is the predominant consideration in this work. Inspiration is informed by the work of Modigliani and Matisse.
Brody’s work is in clay and in cement or the combination of these earth materials. Recent work is in papièr maché and the addition of color and texture.
Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions
Balance, curated by Bibiana Huang Mattheis, Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, North Salem, NY
Transplanted, Paramount Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Heath Care, Peekskill, NY, 2017, 18
Sculpture Walk, RoCA, Nyack NY, 2017-18
Highland Falls Art Walk, Highland Falls, NY, 2017
WORD, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill NY, 2016
Family Stories, 2015; Scar Tissue, 2014; Three Steps Forward, 2011; Fugue Forms, 2009; Sticks and Stones, 2007. Multiples, 2004; Women Forms, 2003; Ceres Gallery, NYC.
ReVisoning White Plains, Nazanin H. Monroe, curator, 2013; eARTh, Leigh Mikelson curator, 2012; Sculpture Off and On the Wall, 2012, ArtsExchange, White Plains, NY.
Art of the Pumpkin, The Blaze, Historic Hudson Valley, Croton Harmon, NY, 2013
The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces, Curated by Jennifer Heath, traveling exhibition, 2007-2011
Peekskill Project IV, 2008, site-specific sculptural installation; Hold the Line, 2005, Peekskill Project, Peekskill, NY, 2005
All Fired Up, county wide clay exhibition, at Maxwell Fine Arts, curated by Bill Maxwell & Jo-Ann Brody
10 x 10 x 10, store installation, curated by Judy Sigunik, Ellenville, NY. 2007 .
Clusters, an installation, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY. 2007
Guardians, Watchers, Warders; 2010; Conversations, 2006; Boxes & Foxes: Surface & Stance, 2005; Speaking Figuratively: Anatomical Metaphor, 2002; Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill NY.
The Farm Project, Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm, Garrison NY, 2006-2017.
A benefit auction of significant works, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art: Robert Miller Gallery, NY, NY, 2005.
Art at War, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago IL, 2004.
Beauties, Beasts & Other Imaginary Beings, Westchester Community College Art Gallery, Valhalla NY, 2002.
The Third Biennial Women Book Artists Exhibition, Theresa Prator Curator, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC, 2004.
Women of the Book–Words on Fire, Starr Gallery, Newton, MA, 2003.
Two Peekskill Artists in Japan, Artist Residency, Kyoto, Japan, 2000.
Surfaces, Curator Wayne Olson, Institute for Art & Photographic Resources, Peekskill, NY, 1999.
“Sculptures Big and Small, and All in the Open, ‘The Farm Project 2013,’” at Saunders Farm in Garrison, Susan Hodera, New York Times on line 9/13/13.
“Cows and Horses Mingle at The Farm,” Amy Lipton , Philipsttown.info, October 19, 2012
“A Global Response to War Rendered in Words and Images,” Victor Alejandro Sorell, NY Arts Magazine. Nov/Dc. 2004, Vol. 9, No.11/12.
Art Reviews/D. Dominick Lombardi: “Abstract paintings that create a roller coaster ride,” New York Times Westchester, Dec, 15, 2002.
3 articles in Japanese with photos. Morning Asahi, Mainichi, & Daily Yomieri, Oct. 15, 2000.
Pfizer Learning Center, Rye Brook, NY.
Ginsberg Development Corporation, LLC., Hawthorne, NY.
Private Collections in England, France, Israel, Japan, FL, NY, ME, OH,
VA, NJ, MA, CA.
Collaborative Concepts, President, Garrison NY
Peekskill Arts Alliance, Secretary, Peekskill, NY.
Ceres Gallery, NY, NY.