Jody Servon creates opportunities for public exchange, democratic interactions, and personal explorations. She creates socially engaged projects to interact with the public and to cause pause in people’s everyday activities. Her work has appeared in publications, exhibitions, screenings and as public projects in the US, Canada, and China. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Miami Herald, and the Arizona Daily Star, AGNI, New American Paintings, Artful Dodge and Time.com.
Servon participated in residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Artspace, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Contemporary Artists Center, Super G Experiential Residency and was a conceptual artist in residence for the Town of Clayton in North Carolina. She also curates exhibitions focused on contemporary art and was a curator at the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art in Florida. Exhibition reviews have appeared in Artnews, South Florida Times, Palm Beach Daily News, The Miami Herald, Neural Online, and El Pais.
She was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and lives and works in western North Carolina. Servon received a MFA in New Genre from The University of Arizona and a BFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She is a professor and the Sharpe Chair of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University. Servon currently serves on the board of the North Carolina Museums Council and has served on the advisory boards for Elsewhere Museum, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, and the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design.
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