Jody Lee Drafta lives and works in Maplewood, NJ


1985-1989 Reed College, B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, Portland, OR

1993-1996 University of Washington, B.F.A., Seattle, WA

1996-1998 Southern Methodist University, M.F.A., Dallas, TX


2016 Windows at Walsh, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

2012 Gravity Mine, Ironworks Gallery, West Orange, NJ

2010 Mujer/Woman, Newark Arts Walk, Newark, NJ

2010 TERRA, New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange, NJ

2007 Pan de Uno: New Drawings, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

2007 Group Hug, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

2004 Luck, Be A Lady, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2003 The Summer Show, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2002 Christmas Drawing Show, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2001 Jody Lee: Drawings, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2001 Artistic Centers: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Fine Arts Assoc., Austin, TX

2000 Drawn, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2000 Texas Art, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX

2000 Substance Abuse, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

2000 Plunge, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, TX

2000 Pin-Ups, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2000 Fault Lines, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

1999 Hover And Swell, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

1999 Description Without Place, AC Project Room, New York, NY, Suzanne Weaver

1999 PIX: Critics Choose Artists, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

1999 Amusements, University of Dallas, Irving, TX

1998 Texas Dialogues: Parallels, Dallas/San Antonio, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX, Franco Mondini

1998 Works On Paper, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

1998 Art InThe Metroplex, Templeton Art Center, Fort Worth, TX

1998 13th Annual Small Works Competition, Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY, Eugenia Tsai

1998 New Dallas Art, Lowell Collins Gallery, Houston, TX

1998 New Texas Talent, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX


Mike D'Onofrio, Artist Draws on Visceral Abstractions, West Orange Chronicle, December 8, 2011

Jackie Battenfield, The Artist's Guide, New York, Da Capo Press, 2009 pp. 210-212*

Janet Kutner, Portrait in Obsession, The Dallas Morning News, July 19, 2006*

Mike Daniel, Jody Lee at Marty Walker Gallery, The Dallas Morning News, June 23, 2006*

Christina Rees, How To Buy Art, D Magazine, February, 2004*

Bret McCabe, Jody Lee at Barry Whistler,, April 20, 2001

Mike Daniel, Quick Sketch, The Dallas Morning News, April 6, 2001*

Bret McCabe, Arts Day, The Dallas Morning News, October 25, 2000

Janet Kutner, Arts Day, The Dallas Morning News, October 4, 2000*

Bret McCabe, Pin-Ups, The Met, August 2-9, 2000*

Janet Kutner, Art Outlet, The Dallas Morning News, July 8, 2000*

Max Henry, Gotham Dispatch,, November 30, 1999

Talk of the Town, The New Yorker, November, 29, 1999

April Brown, On View, The Met, February 3-10, 1999



The Drawing Center Viewing Program

White Columns


Patrick McMullen

American Airlines

Linda Pace, Art Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, 2001

Asst. Professor of Sculpture and Drawing, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 1999


Artist Award: Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, 2001

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Reed College, 1989


The Ungovernables, The New Museum 2nd Triennial, Artwrit, February, 2012

Rebecca Horn at Sean Kelly. Artwrit, December, 2011

Katharina Grosse at MASS MoCA, Artwrit, September, 2011

George Smith, Tom Orr, Cameron Schoepp, Artlies, Summer 2002

The Figure: 3+3 x 3, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, March, 2002

Concentrations 35: Richard Patterson, Artlies Spring 2000; 26-65

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