CODY NORMAN


Chicago based Designer 

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EDUCATION

2020 MFA, 3D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2016 BFA, Designed Objects, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

                     

AWARDS

2020

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award

Designlines, Love Tag, Interior Design Show, Toronto, Ontario


TEACHING

2021 - Present Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022 - Present Automation Engineer, Designhawk Innovations, Chicago, IL

2021 - Present Co-founder & Co-director, Happy Returns Studio, Chicago, IL

2020 - Present Designer & Self Proprietor, Cody Norman LLC, Chicago, IL

2020 - 2021 Special Projects Supervisor of Fabrication, SAIC, Chicago IL

2018 - 2018 Digital Output and LRMFA Show Studio Coordinator, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2016 - 2018 Assistant Manager of Instructional Fabrication, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2016 -2018 Studio Assistant, Josh Garber, Chicago, IL

2015 Design Intern, Ania Jaworska, Chicago IL


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023       Glim.Glam.Glom. Upper Iowa University, IA

2021     Morphogenesis, Next:Space Detroit, MI

2018      The Visible Hand, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL





COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS (Happy Returns Studio - Cody Norman & Tom Burtonwood)

2023 Redemptive Plastics, Harambee Gardens, Chicago, IL

(in collaboration with Alt_Chicago, funded by E[art]h Chicago)

2021 Counterpoise [Fish out of Water], Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago, IL


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

Fête, I.M. Weiss Gallery, Detroit, MI

In-situ, I.M. Weiss Gallery, Detroit, MI

Craft in the Digital Age, Ford House, Detroit, MI

World that Awaits, Mu Gallery, Chicago, IL

Handwerk Pt. II, I.M. Weiss Gallery, Detroit, MI

Waiting on a Downfall, Bread and Circus Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

Handwerk, Next:Space, Detroit, MI

Carrier Bag, Living Room Realty, Chicago, IL

Flourish, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

Reopening, Next:Space, Detroit, MI

2021

Collecting x Design, M Contemporary, Ferndale, MI

Adaptation, Culture.Object, New York, NY

Class of 2020 Graduate Exhibition, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI

2020

Inedito, Design Week Mexico , Mexico City, Mexico

Intersect Chicago, Chicago, IL

Online Graduate Degree Exhibition, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Never Normal, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI

Studio North, Interior Design Show, Toronto, ON

2019

Dish/, Studio Radish and Form & Seek, Detroit, MI

Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

What is the Future of Furniture? Next:Space Gallery, Ferndale, MI

Design Mutations, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NYC

Works in Progress, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI


2018

MEGA 2018, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

90th Michigan Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, MI

2017

89th Michigan Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, MI

Eye Level, SAIC Student Union Galleries, Chicago, IL

2016

Connect Hyde Park, The Silver Room, Chicago, IL

SAIC BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL


RESIDENCIES

2021 & 2023 Designer-in-residence, Matrix4 Factory, Woodstock, IL

2019 - 2021 Designer-in-residence, Ballard International, Pontiac, MI


PRESS

2022

Waxman, Lori. “Best Chicago Art Exhibitions of 2022: 'Tea, Torture & Reparations' at DePaul, an Outdoor 'Flourish' and a Big Year for the Cultural Center.” Chicago Tribune, December 8, 2022. https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-ent-best-chicago-art-year-2022-20221208-zkgczewo3fhz3ljeroleprm3ba-story.html

Sauer, Peyton. “Summer of Art: Five Must-See Events in Chicago.” School of the Art Institute of Chicago, July 10, 2022. https://www.saic.edu/summer-art-five-must-see-events-chicago

Warnecke, Lauren. “Morton Arboretum and Botanic Garden Both Celebrate Big, Outdoor Birthdays This Summer - with a Few Party Extras for Visitors.” Chicago Tribune, June 6, 2022. https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-ent-morton-aboretum-botanic-garden-20220606-srufnbk6wngmfm2bz76bhpousu-story.html

2021

Graver, David. “Detroit Month of Design 2021 Highlights.” COOL HUNTING®. COOL HUNTING®, September 15, 2021. https://coolhunting.com/design/detroit-month-of-design-2021-highlights/



2020

Shapiro, Deborah. “A Group Exhibition in Detroit Celebrates the Design Scene of a City That Was 'Never Normal'.” Sight Unseen, November 24, 2020. https://www.sightunseen.com/2020/11/never-normal-wasserman-projects-cranbrook-academy-detroit/

Oberman, Helene. “What Caught Our Eye on the Opening Day of IDS Toronto.” Interior Design, 2020. https://interiordesign.net/designwire/what-caught-our-eye-on-the-opening-day-of-ids-toronto/

Alter, Lloyd. “Not Seen at the Interior Design Show 2020: A Whole Lot of Sustainable, Green Design.” Treehugger. Treehugger, January 20, 2020. https://www.treehugger.com/not-seen-interior-design-show-whole-lot-sustainable-green-design-4853874

WORKSHOPS

2019     

3D Printing Workshop, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Ceramic 3D Printing Workshop, Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI

2018   

Arduino Robot Arm Workshop, Harold Washington Library Maker Lab


LECTURES

2022

“A Layered Approach,” Phoenix Forge, Phoenix, AZ

“Plasticus porticus,” Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

2021

“Melting things with Cody,” Applied Materials and Processes, College for Creative Studies (CCS), Detroit, MI

Artist talk, Advanced Fabrication, SAIC, Chicago, IL

Artist talk, Build Your Own Factory, Parsons School of Design, NYC

Artist talk, Materials and Processes, CCS, Detroit, MI

Visiting Artist, Materials Sampling, CCS, Detroit, MI

2020

Artist talk, Future of Making: Robotic Fabrication Class, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2019

Material Sampling Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MFA Presentation, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Artist talk, Iron Casting & Advanced Robotic Milling, SAIC, Chicago, IL

Artist talk, Ryerson University, School of Interior Design, Toronto, ON

2018

Artist talk, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL

Artist talk, Contemporary Practices, SAIC, Chicago IL

Artist talk & Workshop, Advanced Milling, SAIC, Chicago, IL


GALLERY AFFILIATION

2019 - Present I.M. Weiss Gallery (formerly Next:Space), Detroit, MI