Graham Schodda

Graham was born and raised in Australia where he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Rusden State College, now Deacon University in Melbourne. His primary focus was the art of human movement. After a number of years as a high school teacher and an extended stint traveling the world that expanded his interest in the art world, he transitioned into commercial art where he focused on branding and logo design.
In 1994, he started Odyssey Artworks, a design and sculpture studio in Denver, Colorado; with business partner, metal smith, and fellow traveler, Steve Pearson. Their studio primarily focused on metal sculpture and one-of-a-kind furniture for corporate and residential locations, using re-purposed materials when possible. That is when he started grinding geometric and organic patterns on stainless steel; the images of fish came soon after — followed by feathers and birds — all of which are represented in his current series called Stainless Steelheads.

Now living in Bellingham, Washington, Graham currently works in three different mediums — encompassing a wide range of techniques and materials. He is constantly experimenting and exploring new ideas and subject matter relevant to the Pacific Northwest and beyond.