Sharpe Chair of Fine and Applied Arts
Schaefer Center 201
Jody Servon works as an artist, curator, and educator. She creates collaborative and socially engaged projects that encourage public interaction and personal exploration. Her projects have been included museum and gallery exhibitions, screenings, and as public projects in the U.S., Canada, and China. Reviews and articles on her projects have been published in The New York Times, The Miami Herald, Arizona Daily Star, and Time magazine’s Money.com. Servon’s writing and art has been featured in AGNI, New American Paintings, Emergency Index, Tupelo Quarterly, and Artful Dodge. She has participated in residencies including Vermont Studio Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Artspace, Virginia Center for Creative Arts and she was a conceptual artist-in- residence for Clayton, NC. She has received multiple grants including two fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council.
Servon has served on numerous boards including: Elsewhere Museum, North Carolina Museums Council and the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. Previously she worked as the curatorial coordinator at the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, the business administrator at the Brodsky Center for Print and Paper, and a conservation intern at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Servon received a MFA in New Genre from The University of Arizona and a BFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She is a professor in the Department of Art and the Sharpe Chair of Fine and Applied Art at Appalachian State University.