Cody Rounds is a contemporary visual artist who’s work explores the threads between perspective and potential realities. By combining existential explorations with modern technological mediums, she produces inter-disciplinary works that accentuate the coexistence of physical and intangible worlds through the lens of conscious identity. Rounds’ practice is heavily informed by her personal studies in philosophy, spiritualism, and biology.
Cody Rounds has studied art in both the United States and France, and is currently based in the Hudson Valley of New York. Her works, performances, and installations have been featured in exhibitions nation-wide, including a prominent feature by the Blue Man Group in Chicago, Illinois. Over recent years, Rounds’ heavily painting-based practice has transitioned into conceptual explorations on identity, authenticity, and perceived reality using video projection, performance and media-based work. In 2017 she received a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship through the Under-Recognized Artists Award facilitated by Arts MidHudson. In 2016, she produced Snake Bite, a solo exhibition compromised of work created under the constraints of Peruvian and Celtic shamanic ritual, and was published in Identity & Anonymity: An Artful Anthology alongside artists such as the Guerrilla Girls and Judy Chicago.
Paralleling her artistic practice, Rounds co-founded and continues to direct and curate DUSKLIT: Interactive Art Bazaar with her partner Olivia Baldwin. DUSKLIT is an annual interactive art festival held outdoors underneath the summer setting sun. DUSKLIT will proceed in it’s third year in Sugar Loaf, NY, coming to life on August 11th.