Jodi Carlson is a metal sculptor who creates abstract and semi-abstract art. She specializes in aluminum welding and using repurposed materials such as street signs, advertisements, and tools in her sculptures. Her large scale work can be seen in public at the Leonia Sculpture Park in Leonia, NJ, at City Hall in Yonkers, NY, and at the municipal campus of Clifton, NJ. She has also shown her work in a variety of sites in the Tri-State area including William Maxwell Fine Arts in Peekskill, NY, the Frasier Woods Montessori School in Newtown, CT, and the Farm Project in Garrison, NY. Jodi is commissioned by private individuals to create sculptures frequently.
Jodi earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1988 and has trained under sculptors David Boyajian of The Sculpture Barn in New Fairfield, CT and Robert Perucci of Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, CT. She also earned an MS in Occupational Therapy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1993.
Jodi is an Executive Board member of Collaborative Concepts, an artist-run group which creates art opportunities and exhibits art in the Hudson Valley, and was honored to be chosen for the MARK Program, New York Foundation for the Art‘s Business of Art program, in 2009. She sculpts and develops innovative new products part time, and works part time as an Occupational Therapist in a rehabilitation facility. Jodi lives in Mahopac, NY with her husband and two children.