Cody Rutty, an American painter living and working in Boise, Idaho, will be the third visiting artist to spend time at Williston Northampton School as part of the Grum Project, funded by a generous alumna. Rutty will be on campus through April 14, leading classes, working with individual students, and creating a large oil painting that will remain at the school.
After studying architecture and virtual technology and design at the University of Idaho, Rutty pursued fine art with a focus on painting. This focus has led to what he calls iterative abstraction: a process-driven approach to visual art through repeated layering.
His work can be found in public and private collections throughout the world. He is known mostly for large abstract paintings and drawings, and because Rutty is interested in technology, he has been investigating the evolving dialogue between analog art and the burgeoning field of virtual reality.