My full name is Alexander Codd. But as an artist, I go by “A.CODD.”
Born and raised in Seattle, I’ve been a native to the city since 1991. I graduated with a major in history from the University of Washington in 2014, hoping to one day teach. However, as I began painting following my freshman year in 2011, those dreams and aspirations to teach soon shifted towards my love for painting.
Since 2011, I’ve been painting using primarily spray paint and stencils. I focus on maintaining a street-feel with my work with heavy influences from my favorite masters; primarily, Picasso, Pollock and Munch. I incorporate their unique styles with Hip-Hop and Pop-Culture, to create this hybrid of culture and art; what is painted onto the canvas is my interpretation and appreciation for what seems to be the essence of the subject as well as the culture of the arts both past and present.
SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022 - Stir Crazy, Jupiter. Seattle, WA.
2017 – Stenciling Isn’t Art, Gallery 2312. Seattle, WA.
2017 – History of Hip-Hop, Sugarhill. Capital Hill, Seattle.
2016 – Based on a True Story, Ebbets Field Flannels. Seattle, WA.
2016 – Art & Fear, Geddis Gallery. Seattle, WA.
2016 – Stenciling and Everything in Between, Gallery 2312. Seattle, WA.
2016 – Me, Zebra Club. Seattle, WA.
2013 – Untitled, Officials Vintage. Fremont, WA.
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 - The Writings on the Wall, Gallery One. Ellensburg, WA.
2019 - Relish & GROSS Magazine Vol. 3, 9th&Thomas. Seattle, WA.
2018 - Year One (Anniversary,) Jupiter Bar. Belltown - Seattle, WA.
2018 - UNTITLED, Photon Factory. Georgetown - Seattle, WA.
2018 - Through The Eyes of Art, MoPop Museum. Seattle, WA.
2018 - Winners Circle, AXIS Gallery, Pioneer Square. Seattle, WA.
2017 – Infiltrate & Create, Gallery 2312. Seattle, WA.
2017 – Dozer’s Warehouse. Beacon Hill. Seattle, WA.
2016 – Bombay Sapphire Artisan Regional Showcase, Treason Gallery. Pioneer Square, Seattle.
2016 – Street Value II, Treason Gallery. Pioneer Square, Seattle.
2016 – Street Value I, Piranha Shop. SoDo, Seattle.
2016 – Stencil Art Prize, AMBUSH Gallery.Sydney Fringe Festival. Sydney, AUS.
2016 – This is Everything That One Needs,Jacob Lawrence Gallery. University of Washington, Seattle.
2016 – RAW, Studio 7. Seattle, WA.
2016 – Black Love, E.M.P. Museum. Seattle,WA.
2016 – Black Love, Starbucks Corporate. Seattle, WA.
2015 – Through The Eyes of Art, E.M.P.Museum. Seattle, WA.
2014 – Order of The Sun, Geddis Gallery. Seattle, WA.
SELECT COMMISSIONS (Excluding Private/Individual Projects)
2022 - Seattle Mariners. "Sea Us Rise" Mural feat. JP Crawford. Seattle, WA.
2021 - City of Renton. Commemorative Athletes Mural. Liberty Park. Renton, WA.
2019 - Seattle Storm. Designed & Painted Commemorative Championship Flyer for 2019 Season Opener.
2018 - Special Olympics, Washington. Portrait of Gold medalist, A. Fowler, celebrating Special Olympics' 50th Anniversary.
2018 - Seattle Sounders. Portraits of R. Torres & G. Svensson in commemoration of World Cup 2018.
2018 - Paramount Pictures & Allied Marketing. Painting of "The Shimmer" in anticipation of Paramount's film, "Annihilation."
2017 - SPiN. Seattle. WA.
2017 – VIGOR Ground Fitness & Performance. Dreamers Mural. Renton, WA.
2017 – Seattle Sounders. Commemorative Mural of Seattle Sounders Goalkeeper, Stefan Frei & his championship save vs. Toronto FC. SoDo, Seattle.
2015 - Ford Sports Performance. Bellevue, WA.
- Beast Mode Store. Seattle, Wa. Year Acquired, 2017.
- Ebbets Field Flannels. Pioneer Square, Seattle WA. Year Acquired, 2016.
- GOOGLE Inc. Kirkland, WA. Year Acquired, 2021.
- RECESS. University District, Seattle WA. Year Acquired, 2014.
- Sugar Hill. Capital Hill, Seattle WA. Year Acquired, 2017.
- University of Washington. Seattle, WA. Year Acquired, 2013.
- Urbanity. Bellevue, WA. Year Acquired, 2014.
- 4Mom: Fighting for the World's First Survivor of Alzheimer's. 2022.
- Alpha Phi's Red Dress Gala: Funding Cardiac Research at the University of Washington. 2013, 2014.
- Belltown Corridor: A mural project created by Joey Nix & Treason Gallery with a mission to create large scale public art murals in Belltown
- Catholic Cougs. Washington State University. 2014, 2015.
- Food Lifeline: Provides meals to families in need to the greater Seattle area. 2015.
- Global Brigades: Global Dental Brigades, University of Washington. 2013.
- Hitachi's Auction for "Food Lifeline." 2015.
- NFL's, MY CAUSE MY CLEATS. 2017, 2018, 2019.
Collaboration with Seattle Seahawks WR, Doug Baldwin for, "SYSA" Southern Youth Sports Association. 2017.
Collaboration with Seattle Seahawks WR, Jaron Brown for, "Make a Wish Foundation." 2018.
Collaboration with Seattle Seahawks QB, Brett Hundley for, "Hundley Hero Foundation." 2018.
Collaboration with Seattle Seahawks GM, John Schneider for, "Ben's Fund." 2019.
Collaboration with Seattle Seahawks President, Chuck Arnold for the, "One Love Foundation." 2019.
- North Kitsap Sea Hawkers: Feeding Children on Holidays. 2015.
- Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Organization. Collaboration with the Puerto Rico's, "Project HOPE." 2019.
- Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation. 2014, 2015.
- Seattle Children's Hospital. 2015, 2021.
- Special Olympics Washington. 2018.
- Starbucks Black Partner Network. 2014.
- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 2013.
- The Treehouse Foundation + SPiN Seattle. 2018.
- The Treehouse Foundation + Jupitar Bar. 2018
- The Unbroken Foundation: Transition program for those with Spinal Injuries. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
- Urban Artworks, Seattle. "Brushed Up" Gala. 2019.
PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA
2022 - KUOW NPR Radio, "J.P Crawford Helps Paint a Mural of J.P. Crawford." Interview & Story by, Casey Martin.
2021 - Seattle Refined. Artist of the Week: Alexander Codd
2019 - Relish Mag and GROSS Magazine Volume 3: Seattle
2018 - MTN WORLD: Artist Watch List / Recommendation.
2018 - King 5 Evening Magazine. LIVE Unboxing, Presentation and Giveaway of "The Shimmer" painting for the movie, "Annihilation" starring Natalie Portman.
2017 - Aron Yohannes, Meet the Artists Behind My Cause, My Cleats. Seattle Seahawks Football Organization.
2016 – KING 5NEWS. "Seattle Area Artist Perfects Portraits of Seahawks // Baldwin Calls Gift From Fan His Favorite All-Time." Story by, Alex Rozier.