Jodi Stevens received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina in 2006 and completed her MFA in Fibers in 2010, at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She resides in New Bedford, MA and has shown work in Canada, various locations in the U.S., and more extensively throughout Massachusetts.
Stevens has been a visiting artist in residence for several programs in Colorado and Massachusetts. She has directed workshops and participated in textile-based educational outreach programs through museum partnerships and commissions, including the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA and the Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, New York. Stevens holds ongoing positions as a studio manager for a professional mid-career artist and adjunct faculty for the Continuing Education department at Rhode Island School of Design. She was the Lead Curator at Dedee Shattuck Gallery located in Westport, Massachusetts from 2015-2016. She will be serving her third year as a guest juror for the annual Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival in 2018, and she provides administrative support to the ART drive, an annual art studio tour event, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this past summer. Stevens is currently the Operations Manager at the New Bedford Port Society, the oldest non-profit organization in New Bedford. The Port Society maintains the historic Seamen’s Bethel and Mariner’s Home located in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.