Everything I make is effectively a self-portrait. My interests lie within exposing the symbolism and purpose of an image, and in demonstrating what happens between the images and reality. I use visual language to create alternate worlds that are more comparisons then narratives of what is. By taking away the original narrative and reinterpreting the image as new, my aim is to deconstruct the familiar by creating a question. I then push the question by installing my paintings in a way in which they create a conversation between one another. I am thereby changing the conversation within the body of each individual painting, thus making an indirect conversation-narrative in the space between the paintings.
Jodie Niss was born in Long Island, NY (1981) and currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY, and a BFA in painting with a miner in printmaking from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. Her work has bin in group exhibitions in Savannah Georgia, Seattle Washington, and New York.