About Jodie Atherton

I am Jodie Atherton. I form artistic partnerships by touching and making unseen connections with an eclectic vocabulary of objects. Found objects tell part of my story as I rely on my intuition to bring them into a piece. I trust that everything that goes into my artwork will contribute just perfectly, every tiny and precious detail working together. As a whole, our journeys are different, but similarities remain as I forge ahead, forming solid connections between viewers and my artwork.

Jodie Atherton with sculpture next to vintage van

About the Artist

Jodie Atherton, delights in pursuing soul-stirring experiences as she explores viewing the world and creating artwork outside a well-worn path. These views directly lead to her passion for using reclaimed materials and hopes her artworks inspire others to expand their view and embrace new possibilities. She is a contemporary western environmental artist, sculptress and jewelry maker.

My Education

Atherton studied Fine Arts at the University of Wyoming. She has studied under Mary Jane Edwards, Ray Reichert, Connie Norman, Marie E.V.B Gibbons and Ashely Hope Carlisle. Atherton has her bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a minor in ceramics.

Education Highlights:

  • Artist in Residence – Impact 307
  • An inaugural artist in a pilot arts incubation program at the University of Wyoming

My Experience

Where you can find my work

Wild Birds Unlimited


  • The Chocolate Cellar
  • Atmosphere Mountainworks
  • The Curiosity Shoppe
Art in private collections

  • Steamboat Springs, CO


  • England
  • Canada
  • South Africa
  • New Zealand
Current & upcoming exhibitions

Sculpture Society Reclaimed Altoid Box Art Show, Laramie, WY
Exact date TBD

A Collaboration of Female Artists, University of Wyoming Art Museum
Exact date TBD

Awards and recognition


47th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition, Spring 2022

  • David Reif Sculpture Award for: We all live downstream
  • Student Art League Salon Award for: Coyote Dreams
Solo exhibitions


University of Wyoming Geology Museum Spring 2023
exact date TBD
Laramie County Library, Cheyenne, WY
Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, exact date TBD


Jodie Atherton in That gallery
University of Wyoming, Department of Art


University of Wyoming
Geological Museum, Laramie, WY


Tate Geological Museum
Casper, WY

Group exhibitions


47th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition
Spring 2022

Salon des Refuse
Online exhibition, Spring 2022

Jackson Center for the Arts
Jackson, WY in Summer 2022


Regional Fine Art Show
Lincoln Gallery, Loveland, CO
September 2021


Collaborative Covid-19 Mural
Laramie Mural Project, Laramie, WY


From the Ground Up XXVIII
Regional juried ceramics exhibition, Las Cruces Museum of Art


Laramie Artists Project – Touchstone
Featured artist for a bi-annual art show in Laramie, WY
Years also exhibited 2014, 2012, 2008

EcoCreations 7
Art made from recycled and found objects: A National Juried Exhibition, Longmont, CO

University of Wyoming Geological Museum
FORMATION: Where Art & Science Intersect – Art works Inspired by Geology and Paleontology

A traveling art exhibition created by eleven women artists residing in Wyoming.

  • AVA Community Art Center, Gillette, WY
  • Casper College, Casper, WY
  • Cheyenne Public Library, Cheyenne, WY

Boarding House Gallery
Laramie, WY


First Annual Ceramics Show
Art 321, Casper, WY

A traveling art exhibition created by eleven women artists residing in Wyoming

  • Community Fine Arts Center, Rock Springs, WY
  • Central Wyoming Community College, Riverton, WY
  • Lander Art Center, Lander, WY


University of Wyoming Geological Museum
PaleoArt: Blending Art and Science


From the Ground Up, 2011
A regional juried ceramics exhibition open to artists from the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. City of Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Tate Geological Museum
Casper, WY

Works of Wyoming: Figure Show
Laramie, WY


One of Kind Show and Sale
Chicago, IL


Western Design Conference
Jackson, WY

Print Media
1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse
By Garth Johnson, 2009

500 Tiles
LARK books

Artist talks and panels
Artist talk & gallery walk through
University of Wyoming Art Museum
Laramie, WY, 2022
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