Jodi Reeb

Reeb lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been creating art for over 25 years since childhood. Her artwork has been shown nationally receiving numerous awards and is in many private and corporate collections nationally. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she instructed printmaking in the Continuing Studies program for over 9 years. Currently, she teaches encaustic painting (molten beeswax) at the Minnetonka Center for Arts. Jodi creates her mixed-media paintings from her studio at the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art in Minneapolis, but travels to the countryside to receive her inspiration, combining contrasting landscapes and environments in her work.

Artist Statement

Recently, I’ve developed an interest in creating rich surfaces that are pure in form and free of content. I’ve recently been painting with materials in the layers of acrylic such as iron oxide, bronze and copper pigments combined with patina finishes to create beautiful, rich surfaces that explore the opacity and translucency of each painting. By focusing on the surface, I’ve come to understand more about the dynamics of painting with acrylic paint and metallic finishes. My most current work focuses on the singular beauty of the surface.

Inspiration comes from experimentation and the nature of the materials I use. I am also intrigued with how light accentuates the height and depth of the surface, creating light and shadow on and between the layers.

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