Jozie Furchgott Sourdiffe's (b. 1986) work embodies a fascination with anatomy and the relationship of human culture to the natural world. Her art practice is influenced by the transformative power that art holds, how it can shift culture and reach across divides. How art can be a mechanism for healing and igniting conversations and thoughts that are not typically the easiest to access. Her work discusses themes of gender and sexuality, much of it through the lens of her own experiences moving through the world as a queer femme. Her recent work Vital Signs, has focused on the complexity of illness, caregiving, love, mourning, loss, and the cycles of life and death which manifested from a deeply personal space exploring the life journey stemming from when her partner, Andy Williams, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on December 18, 2012 and transitioned on December 26, 2013.
Furchgott Sourdiffe was born in Vermont and currently lives in Miami, FL. She works in various mediums but predominantly in printmaking, painting, textile design, and handmade Artists Books. Furchgott Sourdiffe is also a practicing tattooer since 2011, traveling across the country building a reputation as a sought after fine art tattooer. She has had her work exhibited in various solo and group shows nationwide including being a featured artist in Call and Response curated by Amrit Khalsa and Fort Lonesome at the Volcom Garden Gallery in Austin, Texas, in Any Day: Artist’s On Death at the Gage Art Academy in Seattle, Washington, and in the upcoming show When Two or more are Gathered... (Matthews 18:20) at the Sperone Westwater gallery in New York, NY curated by Amani Lewis.
In a more commercial vein, Furchgott Sourdiffe founded her company Feisty Ink Designs in 2008. Feisty Ink consists of custom graphic and product design, a line of wearable art centered around unique textiles called Feisty Ink Threads, and illustration. Some of Feisty Ink's clients include Burton Snowboards, world-renown South African chef Chantel Dartnall, various musicians including Amaarae, Tomas Diaz, Julie Frost, Brown Bird and Toubab Krewe amongst others.