photo by Cathy Koehler
Jodi Connelly’s work investigates the complexities of the human relationship to nature and the environment. Through site-specific environmental interventions that include photographic documentation, sculpture and drawing, she explores issues of climate change and the effects migration and development have had on native ecosystems over the past 400 years. Her work is hand wrought and physical, in an attempt to create intimacy between herself and the land upon which she works. She completed her MFA in Art Studio at the University of California, Davis in 2018, where she received the Keister and Allen Prize for her project An Intervention in Space and Time, a year-long environmental intervention at the UC Davis McLaughlin Reserve. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Manetti Shrem Museum in Davis, CA, the Greenville Museum of Art and the Durham Art Guild in North Carolina. Ms. Connelly currently resides in Sacramento, California.
Treeline, rice paper and glue on fallen tree, 2019
Displaced Earth, soil, plywood, acrylic paint, 5'x 5' x 2", 2018. Photographed by Muzi Li Rowe
Fieldwork, earth cast hydro stone, 10' diameter x 2" high, 2017
An Intervention in Space and Time, 2017-Present