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 female 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 explore 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 with the addition of color and texture often literally from text.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
|2019||(Off) Balance, Ceres Gallery, NYC|
|2016||Women Forms, Gallery 66 Sculpture garden, Cold Spring NY|
|2013||Conversations, Studio A Gallery, Tarrytown NY|
|2010||Guardians/Watches/Warders, Maxwell Fine Arts Sculpture Garden, Peekskill, NY|
|2007||Clusters, an installation, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY.|
|2000||Gallery Zogei, (with Lisa Breznak) Kyoto, Japan. |
Dialogs in the Garden; Figures in Cement, Chappaqua Library Gallery, Curator
Larry D’Amico, Chappaqua, NY.
Selected Group and Juried Exhibitions
|2021||Pachamama/Mother Earth” Ceres Artsy Online Exclusive Exhibition|
Outside My Oeuvre, Ceres Gallery, NYC
Highland Falls ArtWalk, Highland Falls, NY
Looking Forward, PAA Virtual Exhibition
|2020||Resolutions, Ceres Online Exclusive Exhibition|
Life as it Is Now, Ceres Gallery, NYC
Collaborative Concepts at Tilly Foster Farm, Brewster NY
Artists Respond to the Pandemic, Peekskill Arts Alliance Virtual exhibition
(S)Mother, Bethany Art Center, Invitational curated by Anna Adler, Bethany Art Center, Ossining NY
|2018||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|
|2017-2016||Highland Falls Art Walk, Highland Falls, NY|
WORD, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill NY
|2014||Women: the Rock the Root the Foundation, Bean Runner Café curated by Lisa Breznak, Peekskill NY|
My Girl, It’s All about Things, Portchester NY
Jose Marc Gallery at Affordable Art Fair, NY
|2013||ReVisoning White Plains, Nazanin H. Monroe, curator|
Art of the Pumpkin, The Blaze, Historic Hudson Valley, Croton Harmon, NY, 2013
|2012||eARTh, Leigh Mikelson curator |
Sculpture Off and On the Wall, ArtsExchange, White Plains, NY
|2007-2011||The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces, Curated by Jennifer Heath, traveling exhibition|
|2008||Peekskill Project IV, site-specific sculptural installation, Peekskill, NY.|
The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces, curated by Jennifer Heath, a traveling exhibition
10 x 10 x 10, curated by Judy Sigunick, Ellensville NY
|2005||Peekskill Project IV, , site-specific sculptural installation|
Hold the Line, Peekskill Project, Peekskill, NY
A benefit auction of significant works, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art: Robert Miller Gallery, NY, NY
|2004||The Third Biennial Women Book Artists Exhibition, Theresa Prator Curator, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC|
|2002||Beauties, Beasts & Other Imaginary Beings, Westchester Community College Art Gallery, Valhalla NY|
“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.
|2019||Artist Talk: Roundtable with Chris Jones, Jo-Ann Brody, and Livia Straus, Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill NY|
|2017||How to Promote Your Art: WORD Artist Panel II, HV Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill NY|
|2007||The Feminist Cooperatives in NY, Brooklyn Museum, Sackler Wing, Brooklyn, NY|
|2001||The Japan Experience, Katonah Museum Art Assn, Katonah Museum, NY.|
|2020||PAA virtual Studio visit part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezJetEN8yUA; |
part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_hw35VftpI
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
Hudson Valley MOCA Artist Member
Hammond Museum Artist Member