Lives and works in Long Beach, California
Cody is a painter focused on contemporary realism. His work is divided into different series. Each theme has multiple paintings focused on modern and present concepts. Though the bodies of work vary with ideas, the main focus is to evolve painting forward. To create this progression he has three consisting elements running through his paintings. Time represented by segmentation, motion expressed by the blurring of the painted subject matter and place solidified by a photo collaged background.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest (B: 1978, Portland, OR.), Cody was raised in the Southern California. He attended Orange County High School of the Arts. In 1996, on a scholarship he won through the “Festival of the Arts”, he attended Laguna College of Art and Design. After college Cody worked a variety of art related jobs picking up skills and techniques that are vital to the quality and professionalism that define him as an artist.
In 2009 Cody landed his first solo show, “Mustachio rides again” with the gallery called Art from the Hive in Santa Ana, California. In that show he displayed how he metamorphosed from his classically trained roots into a contemporary realist. Since that first solo show Cody has developed his artwork into a full time career.