Cody Hoyt

CODY HOYT brings his own contemporary sensibility to patterns that reference frescoes, tiled floors, mosaics, marquetry, and inlay design traditions. A longtime painter and printmaker based in Brooklyn, Hoyt shifted his studio practice from Constructivist and Postmodernist inspired painting to ceramics. He is now making large vessels that allow him to bring his complex compositions into three dimensions with invented hand-building techniques that push the boundaries of traditional slab construction. Hoyt describes his practice as process-based, which involves rigorously drawing each piece over and over, hand marbling clay, and constructing highly individualized formwork. His forms originate from slabs that recall origami, the machine age, and cubist space.

Hoyt received his B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2007. He has created public artwork for the city of Columbus, Indiana, and is a recipient of the Peter S Reed Foundation grant. Featured publications include Juxtapoz, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, the Wall Street Journal, and American Craft Magazine. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

(Photo Credit: Juxtapos Magazine)