JODY PHAM

Illustrator | Artist

Dallas, Texas

jodysauce@gmail.com

www.jodypham.com


Inspired by the natural and physiological world around her, Jody Pham's fascination with the intricacies of seemingly everyday things began at a very young age. Her distinctively monochromatic illustrations are filled with contradicting clean lines, tangled flora, and inky disarray that invite the viewer to take a closer look. She finds the transformative, resilient disposition of nature beautiful and endlessly inspiring. Jody's compositions often reflect her bicultural identity, and the experience of navigating dual worlds.

Jody has worked on a wide range of creative projects, including designing a set of hand bags for Cykochik's Artist Series 3 and 4 Collections, creating custom album artwork for Stripmall Architecture, and creating interactive art for Absolut Vodka at the Index Festival. She has shown her work at several galleries and venues throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Kettle Art, White Space Gallery, Atama, WAAS Gallery, The Lotus Shop, Janette Kennedy Gallery, and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, as well as at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn. In December 2013, she had the privilege of showing her work as part of the Red Bull Curates Exhibition at SCOPE Miami during Art Basel after winning Red Bull's Canvas Cooler competition in Dallas.

One of her favorite things is drawing live at art shows and events, and the unique experience of sharing the creative process with art patrons. Striving to give back to her community, Jody has also collaborated with several creatively driven non-profits, both locally and internationally, including Dallas non-profit ArtLoveMagic, who hosts ongoing kid's art workshops for underprivileged children. In addition to her love for drawing, she is equally passionate about helping others, and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Social Work. Jody lives and works near downtown Dallas.

Inspired by the natural and physiological world around her, Jody Pham's fascination with the intricacies of seemingly everyday things began at a very young age. Her distinctively monochromatic illustrations are filled with contradicting clean lines, tangled flora, and inky disarray that invite the viewer to take a closer look. She finds the transformative, resilient disposition of nature beautiful and endlessly inspiring. Jody's compositions often reflect her bicultural identity, and the experience of navigating dual worlds.

Jody has collaborated on creative projects with Sakura of America, Absolut Vodka, Bucketfeet, and Cykochik hand bags. Her work has been exhibited throughout the DFW area, including Kettle Art, White Space Gallery, Janette Kennedy Gallery, and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. As the winner of Red Bull's Canvas Cooler Project in Dallas, she also had the privilege of showing her work as part of the Red Bull Curates Exhibition at SCOPE Miami during Art Basel. Jody recently coauthored her first book, The Art of Fashion Tangling, which was released by Walter Foster Publishing in Spring 2016.

Striving to give back to her community, Jody has also collaborated with several creatively driven non-profits, both locally and internationally, including non-profit ArtLoveMagic, who hosts ongoing kid's art workshops for underprivileged children. In addition to her love for drawing, she is equally passionate about helping others, and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Social Work.

Jody lives and works near downtown Dallas.


Education      

       2017 University of Texas, Master of Social Work (expected Spring 2017)

       2013 University of North Texas, Bachelor of Sociology

Selected Collaborative Projects

Solo Exhibitions

  • 7/2014 Night Flora: The Illustrations of Jody Pham, ATAMA, Dallas, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2/2016 David Bowie Tribute Show: ArtLoveMagic, Southside on Lamar, Dallas, TX
  • 7/2015 Yoomi & Jasper Penoso, ATAMA, Dallas, TX
  • 12/2014 Holiday Presence, Kettle Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 8/2014 Women for Hire: An Art & Music Event Celebrating Women, WAAS Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 5/2014 Bad Diary Days, ATAMA, Dallas, TX
  • 4/2014 Vinyl Thoughts "Unmasked" (Custom Vinyl Toy Show), Bottleneck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 3/2014 Silver Linings: A Black & White Exploration with All Points in Between, Kettle Art, Dallas, TX
  • 3/2014 At a Moment's Notice, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 3/2014 Version Mary 2 Exhibition, Omni Art House, Finksburg, MD
  • 2/2014 SEVEN Exhibition, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 12/2013 Red Bull Curates: Canvas Cooler Exhibition, Art Basel/SCOPE Miami, Miami Beach, FL
  • 9/2013 INK, White Space Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 9/2013 POP Art Show, Converge Artist Workspace, Dallas, TX
  • 7/2013 RED BULL Curates: Canvas Cooler Project Exhibition, Life in Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
  • 7/2013 Anatomy for Life Exhibition, Brighton Jubilee Library, Brighton, UK
  • 5/2013 Underground Preview Exhibition, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 5/2013 Local Flavor, Denton Square Donuts, Denton, TX
  • 3/2013 Kitsch and Flow, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
  • 12/2012 Holiday Presence, Kettle Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 7/2012 Sacred David Bowie Art Show, The Wine Therapist, Dallas, TX
  • 1/2012 Underground Preview Exhibition, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX

Selected Art Events

  • 9/2015 Cykochik Trunk Show, The Lotus Shop (Crow Collection of Asian Art), Dallas, TX
  • 12/2014 ArtLoveMagic presents: A HeARTfelt Christmas Art Show, Dallas, TX
  • 11/2014 Chiks Night Out Holiday Pop-Up Shop, Kettle Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 4/2014 Pancakes and Booze Art Show, The Quixotic World, Dallas, TX
  • 11/2013 Pancakes and Booze Art Show, The Quixotic World, Dallas, TX
  • 11/2013 Chik's Night Out Holiday Pop-Up Shop, Evol Society Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 11/2013 Art & Coffee: Dia De Los Muertos Edition, BuzzBrews, Dallas, TX
  • 10/2013 Art & Coffee: Halloween Edition, BuzzBrews, Dallas, TX
  • 7/2013 RED BULL Curates: Canvas Cooler Competition, Life in Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
  • 7/2013 Art-Hunger's One-Year Anniversary Show, Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
  • 5/2013 Underground Art Show, Southside on Lamar, Dallas, TX
  • 4/2013 Art & Coffee, BuzzBrews, Dallas, TX
  • 1/2013 Pancakes and Booze Art Show, The Quixotic World, Dallas, TX
  • 12/2012 Art & Coffee: Holiday Edition, BuzzBrews, Dallas, TX
  • 10/2012 GirlShow, Southside on Lamar, Dallas, TX
  • 1/2012 Underground Art Show, Southside on Lamar, Dallas, TX

Charity Events, Workshops, and Community Outreach

  • 11/2015 Art Con 11, 1450 Browder Street, Dallas
  • 10/2015 ArtLoveMagic Kid's Art Workshop, Southside on Lamar, Dallas
  • 5/2015 Art Love Magic Kid's Art Workshop, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
  • 5/2015 RePainting Nepal Fundraiser Art Show, DOX Furniture, Dallas, TX
  • 11/2014 Art Con 10, 500 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, TX
  • 8/2014 Art Love Magic Kid's Art Workshop, Valley View Center, Dallas, TX
  • 6/2014 Walking to Destiny Children's Art Workshop, Dallas, TX
  • 2/2014 Art Love Magic Kid's Art Workshop, Southside on Lamar, Dallas, TX
  • 11/2013 Art Con 9, 500 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, TX
  • 10/2013 Against the Grain presents: Fashion for a Passion, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX
  • 9/2013 Handle with Care Project presents: Red Light District Art Show, Evol Society Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 7/2013 'Anatomy for Life' Charity Auction, Brighton Jubilee Library, Brighton, UK
  • 4/2011 'Flood of Emotion' Artists Healing Japan Fundraiser, Allied Stone, Dallas, TX

Bibilography

  • 3/2016 The Art of Fashion Tangling, Walter Foster Publishing, p. 104-117

Honors & Awards

  • 12/2014 DFW Art Awards, Expressionism Award, Nominee
  • 1/2014 BUCKETFEET Artist-Designed Footwear "Made to Stand Out" Competition, Finalist (Top 8)
  • 7/2013 RED BULL Curates: Canvas Cooler Project, Winner (Juried by: Veletta Forsythe Lill, Dallas Arts District; Phillip E. Collins, African American Museum, Dallas Museum of Art; Anne Bothwell, Art&Seek/KERA public radio/TV, The Dallas Morning News)

Online Press/Publications