Cody Vance was born in 1965 in Eureka, Kansas and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He began his career in the arts during his service with the United States Air Force in 1985. In 1997, Vance was able to hone his skills in illustration as a Graphic Artist ~ being a Military text book illustrator.
The Department of Defense recognized Vance’s skills and named him Military Graphic Artist of the Year - 2007, 2008, and 2009. It was the first time the DoD conferred this prestigious award to a military artist more than once and the only time in its history that it has bestowed the award to the same artist for consecutive years.
His career in the Air Force provided valuable life experiences for Mr. Vance to draw upon in his career as an artist, including travel around the world, particularly throughout Western Europe. However, in 2008, while studying under sculptor Rachman Ulmer at the Inspire Community Fine Art Center in San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Vance discovered his passion for stone sculpting and has found a voice in the eloquent and organic carvings of various exquisite rocks and minerals; including: Italian Ice Alabaster, Travertine, and Steatite.
“My sculptures beg to be touched…demand to be felt”, says Vance. “How else can one understand that this fluid, twisting, sensuous thing before them is stone?”
In essence Cody Vance creates a form balanced with negative and positive spaces using twists, turns, ribbons, curves, and sensual grooves.
Vance resides in San Antonio and is a member of the Air Force Art Program, Texas Sculpture Group and Texas Sculpture Association.
Cody Vance's sculptures are available at the J.R. Mooney Gallery,Boerne location only.
Prices range from $2,500 to $3,200.
To purchase please call Gabriel Diego Delgado, Gallery Director