Jodi Colella

Mixed Media Sculpture and Installation.

Balancing tradition and innovation I use needlework to infuse renewed power to craft practices often dismissed as feminine.

I exhibit and teach internationally. I am a member of Boston Sculptors Gallery and a recipient of a 2019 Mass. Cultural Council Fellowship Award for Sculpture.

Influenced by travel, I draw from historical and cultural experiences to create sculptures that capture the remarkably universal human impulse, from prehistory to the present, of rationalizing purpose and place. Recent work investigates the complex, often entangled qualities of power, emergence and fear – particularly the forces that have historically shaped women’s identities and place in society.