Jody Arthur is a book artist, printmaker and writer. She was born in American Samoa and currently resides in Hawaii. Her transitory life inspires her work, which is concerned with travel and migratory patterns. She has created installation pieces and artist's books that explore historical and personal migrations in the South Pacific. Other projects include playful pieces that parody reference and informational materials, such as guidebooks and safety brochures.
Jody has collaborated with her sister, Riley Arthur, to create wearable art for Pink Slip Apparel. She has poems published in Hearty Greetings, Underground Pool, TinFish, The Lewis and Clark Literary Review,and Synergia. She received a B.A. in English literature at Lewis and Clark College, an M.F.A. in creative writing at Mills College, and an M.F.A. in printmaking and book arts at the University of the Arts.