Through lived experiences I have come to question the models of "mental health" we have been given. Instead I look to madness as a fertile place to examine human experiences, linguistics, and meaning making.
Utilizing drawing, painting, printmaking, poetry, performance, sculpture, and experimental forms I create artworks which ask us to consider alternatives to the stigmas of society.
In each artwork I dive into expressions of my experiences and use them to navigate new ways of presenting complex conversations, asking my audience to engage in their own psychology.
I am currently accepting commissions.
If this is why you are contacting me please be specific about your budget, what size, and what time frame you are considering.
Studio visits are encouraged!
Please stop by and see me, but when contacting me please offer a few dates of availability so I can find something that works around my schedule as well.
Bodett lives and works in Chicago as an artist and mad/disability advocate. Drawing from lived experience he utilizes artwork to explore and critique visual culture and its role in stigma. Having gone to school in Boise, Idaho Bodett moved to Chicago in 2013 to pursue a more serious studio practice. Since then he has exhibited art, performance, and poetic works at cultural institutions like Steppenwolf theater and The Poetry Foundation in Chicago, The Freud Museum in London, and for the No Limits festival in Berlin.
Aside from a full time studio practice, Bodett has also opened PRESS HERE: Center for Mad Culture in Chicago, which explores the cultural and aesthetic possibilities of madness. He teaches for Loyola University Chicago and Columbia College Chicago, while also serving on the advisory board for the Institute for Therapy through the Arts, on the Artists Counsel for 3Arts.
410 S Michigan Ave Suites 419-420
Chicago IL 60605
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