Certainly, Mussoff’s strong design sense, punchy draftsmanship and gritty, rebellious social attitude make her one of the more interesting representational artists to come down the pike in recent years.”—Joe Shannon, Art in America
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is showing a work by the Libraries' very own Jody Mussoff. Lemur (colored pencil on paper), is part of the exhibition Graphic Masters III. Come visit the exhibition!
Jody received her art training at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. Besides the American Art Museum, her work is part of the collections of several other museums in the U.S. and abroad, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Princeton University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. Jody's work has also been exhibited at various art galleries around town and reviewed in major publications.
That Jody loves books is evident not only from the fact that she has worked in libraries for 33 years (first at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library and now in Catalog Management), but also from some of her art. Shown here are two of her lovely book-themed pieces.