Sculpture (Barbie dolls and birdcage)
Image courtesy of the artist
I have to break into abandoned houses to see what is inside. I sift through rubbish to find abandoned treasure. I am attracted to and make work from the broken and debauched. I know in my heart my own brokenness, and I have lived in debauchery until I got clean and sober 7 years ago.
My art is an expression of my truths.
Jody Graham April 2017
Jody Graham is a Sydney-based artist whose work encompasses drawing, mixed media, sculpture and installation. Graham has been selected twice for the Kedumba Drawing Collection, a finalist in several drawing awards including the Dobell Drawing Prize, The Rick Amor Drawing Prize and Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. Solo exhibitions in 2011, 2013 and 2015 focused on urban and industrial landscapes. In 2014 Jody won Draw on the Mountain Sketchbook Prize, The Waverley Art Prize Drawing Award, Blacktown City Art Prize Drawing Award. In 2015 Jody won The Hornsby Reimagine Waste into Art Prize and in 2015 and 2016 was a finalist in the Tim Olsen Drawing Prize and in 2017 a finalist in Sculptures at Scenic World, Katoomba. Jody Graham has an Advanced Diploma in Visual Art from Western Sydney Institute, Nepean Art and Design Centre and is currently completing a Master of Art at UNSW Art and Design, Paddington.