Jody attended the bealart program in London, ON, Canada (1986-89) where she majored in textiles and printmaking. Continuing her studies in Vancouver, BC, Canada she focused on sculpture, performance, and installation, graduating with a diploma in Studio (Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, 1996), and a BFA in Visual Arts (Emily Carr University, 2011). In 2014, she moved from the west coast of Canada to the east coast of the U.S.A. Her current passion is textile-based sculptures and works-on-paper. Jody’s art practice is an ongoing exploration of identity, hierarchies, and stereotype, characterized by dark humor, multiples, and an obsessive attention to detail. Her meticulously crafted artwork has been exhibited in galleries and artist-run centers throughout Canada and New York. Her 2-D and 3-D work belongs in private collections in New York, Ontario, and British Columbia.