CalArts Alumni Magazine

Jodi Stuart ’74

Jodi Stuart ’74 says, “Being a free spirit and an artist in Manhattan didn’t compare to arriving at CalArts in the early years. In my first five minutes I met a guy in the cafeteria who took me under his wing—David Hasselhoff ’73. Shortly after I arrived, so did the big earthquake. … Shaken, David came and got me to see the split in the highway. In this creative bubble, we were free. I had an amazing studio to which I could go any time. As a color field painter (I mixed my own colors) inspiration came from nature. The circle queen had the best years of her life there. The paintings are in order, my last painting combines all my art.”