A B O U T T H E C O M P A N Y
EYE INTERNATIONAL represents a select group of established contemporary artists who bring a fresh perspective to the visual experience. The company specializes in figurative and landscape paintings, sculpture and drawings.
In addition, the company brings fine art into new territory, with fine art special projects that focus on innovative site-specific sculpture, decorative items of unusual design carved from exotic materials including obsidian and jade, and commissioned paintings and sculpture created on a grand scale. Among the noteworthy names, to bring their far-reaching vision to the company in this capacity are Eduardo Olbés, international sculptor and site-specific innovator and renowned painter/muralist Lincoln Perry.
EYE INTERNATIONAL was founded in New York in 1990. Two years later EYE INTERNATIONAL GALLERY was established in Los Angeles. The company expects to launch FINE ART ENTERTAINMENT VISION, an educational products division, in 2006.
Jody Ellis-Tracy is the founder and president of EYE INTERNATIONAL. She brings bold creative thinking and vital experience in business to the company. She studied design, fine art and art history at the University of Southern California and Stanford University Graduate School. She lived in Brussels, Belgium for a year and a half, painting and studying art history.
She began her career as a designer of mosaic tables and murals for businesses and decorators in Los Angeles. At the same time she exhibited her paintings and drawings in galleries and museums in the United States and England. She co-founded Xanadu Gallery in Los Angeles, exhibiting regional works of emerging and established artists. As an artist/consultant she has created Fine Art Special Project Concepts for CBS Television (Art for Apollo Series); Connecticut General and Union Bank (sculpture for walk-through garden area); California Sports Incorporated (sculpture); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Art & Technology - using paintings and high-end film technique); FORBES Magazine (selection of drawings from Exquisite Visions on a Theme of Balanchine - Art & Business special section) and others.
She worked for three years as a Vice-president for Aderans Corporation of
America, an international fashion products company head-quartered in Tokyo and
was instrumental in the development of a Corporate Sales Division at Bernardaud
NY, a manufacturer of luxury porcelain products.
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