A self confessed chromophile, Artist Jodie Cunningham has an obsession with colour, circles, pattern and the delights of perspex. She trained as a painter and also works with drawing, digital imaging, sculpture, installation, public art, jewellery and design. Her work deals with the themes of abstraction, symbolism, ornamentation, color, play, place, architecture, emotion, memory, sustainability and transformation.
Cunningham has exhibited her artwork widely in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and the USA for over 20 years. She regularly exhibits in group exhibitions and her last major art exhibitions were ‘Talking to the Tax Man About Poetry- Artists Data Portraits-Unsustainable Realities' Stage Installation for Art Not Apart 2018 and ‘We Dance together’ a public art graphic installation in Civic Square for the Design Canberra Festival 2017.
Jodie has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Fulbright Scholarship- Visual and Performing Arts Category, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and the University Medal in Visual Art, Australian National University (ANU). Cunningham has a Master of Fine Arts Degree, University of New South Wales; Bachelor of Visual Art, ANU.
Jodie lives in a hot pink house, works out of her studio at the M16artspace, runs a business as a jewellery and object designer and works as a Senior Education Designer and Lecturer of Visual Art and Design at Canberra Institute of Technology. She delights in making the world more colourful, parenting her gorgeous children, managing her menagerie of pets; and educating passionate art students.