Cody Lee Edison

Born 1989 in Chicago

Lives and works in Los Angeles



2012:  Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography & Media, CalArts


Solo Exhibitions

2017-2018: Vaquero & Charro: An Enduring Legacy / Un Legado Duradero - Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson, AZ

2017: Caballeros: Southern California - Agriculture Museum, Santa Paula, CA

2016: CA126 - Deep End Gallery, Santa Paula, CA

2012: Origins Anthology - CalArts, Valencia, CA

2010: Photographs of American & Mexican Songs: "Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand / Spike Driver Blues" & "El Mosco Americano" -  CalArts, Valencia, CA


Group Exhibitions

2017: The Changing Face of Ventura County - Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA

2016: The Locals: A Portrait of America - The Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, CA

2015: Depth of Field – Art Intersection Gallery, Gilbert, AZ

2014: Weston Four Generation Show / Developing the Future (exhibited as a Weston photography scholarship alumni) - Steinbeck Center. Salinas, CA

2012: Artists as Travellers – Galerie Der Hochschule, Braunschweig University of Art, Germany

2012: An Unexpected Aesthetic : The Search for New Directions – Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

2011: The White Woman with the Brown Skin with a White Name with a Gun on a Horse - Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

2008: The Weston Photography Scholarship - Marjorie Evans Gallery, Carmel, CA


Awards, Grants & Residencies

2013 – 2015: Deep End Ranch Residency, Santa Paula, CA

2012: Recipient of the DAAD German Academic Research Grant 

2012: Recipient of the Bartman Grant - CalArts 

2011: Recipient of the Interdisciplinary Grant - CalArts 

2008: Recipient of the 1st place Julian P. Graham Weston Scholarship Award


Artist Lectures & Film Screenings

2017: The Songbird of Manzanar - film screening / panel discussion / live music performance with Mary Kageyama Nomura and Cody Edison moderated by Renee Tajima-Peña at LA Louver, Venice, CA

2017: The Songbird of Manzanar - film screening at Deep End Gallery, Santa Paula, CA

2014: Moorpark College, CA - visiting artist lecture 

2012: The International Center of Photography (ICP), NYC, NY - film screening and artist lecture for the "Memories Can't Wait" symposium 

2012: Center for Photographic Art (CPA), Carmel, CA - group panel for An Unexpected Aesthetic : The Search for New Directions