Jodi Lundgren is a South Dakota native who earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts with a painting emphasis and secondary major in psychology at the University of South Dakota. Jodi joined the South Dakota Art Museum in 2013, after working at the Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls for nearly nine years, where she learned all aspects of museum exhibitions and collections management before serving as Curator for the last years of her tenure there. She now commutes from Sioux Falls, where she resides with her husband Jayme, daughter Disa, and son Huxley.
As the Coordinator of Exhibitions, Jodi is responsible for planning, coordinating and/or curating all of the exhibitions for the museum’s galleries. She manages and designs the exhibition schedule, spaces and content. Jodi’s hands are often full, seeing as everything on display in the museum’s galleries passes through them. Those same hands help to hang and display the works as well.
When not carrying art or her children, Jodi’s hands are tending to the nature and natural spaces outside her home. This includes their newest addition of backyard chickens! Jodi also enjoys reading and finding connections between different aspects of her life.