Monaco Dance Forum 2002 & 2004
Ecological Society of America Conference 2007
American Physical Society 2010
CUNY Communicating Science through the Performing Arts 2010
BLUEMiND Summit at CAS 2011
Dance USA’s 20/20 Vision Series 2012
Bay Area Science Festival 2012
Turtle Island Restoration Network, Marin 2012
TEDxBerkeley, Zellerbach Hall 2012
Black Hills State University, SD 2012
The Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD 2012
Pepsico Executive Retreat, SF 2012
The Hive 2013
Athleta Design Retreat, SF 2013
Science and Literature Conference, U of Utah 2014
Project Commotion 2014
BLUEMiND Book Launch 2014
The Battery 2014
EcoArts Australis 2016
American Museum of Natural History 2018
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 2018
Djerassi Forever 2018
Lomask sees the world as an amalgam of seemingly contradictory, yet synergistic perspectives. The daughter of a biomedical research engineer and a visual artist, Lomask spent her childhood going to laboratories and gallery openings. She weaves these two worlds into the tapestry of her work, creating highly visual, biological images and rhythms.
Upon founding Capacitor in 1997, Jodi Lomask began exploring non-traditional combinations of arts and sciences through movement. Under her artistic direction, Capacitor created works that tackle the past and future of reproduction (futurespecies 2000), Earth's place in the Universe (Within Outer Spaces 2001), the hero’s journey in video games (Avatars 2002), the deep Earth (Digging in the Dark 2004), forest symbiosis (biome 2007), sexuality of flowers (The Perfect Flower 2009), the ocean's vital forces (Okeanos 2012), creativity in the mind (Synaptic Motion 2014), early childhood (When We Were Small 2016), and 20 years of sculpture in motion (Left To Her Own Devices 2018).
Lomask designs movement structures out of steel, bungee, fiberglass, and wood. Her choreography unites unique characters, innovative performance devices, with distinctive movement textures for Capacitor's signature synthesis of visual magic and raw athleticism. Defined by a sculptural approach to the body, costuming, and props, her inventive choreographic solutions emerge from problems born of conceptual, physical, and spatial parameters.
Lomask has created performance concepts for Disney's World Showcase and Future World and consults for IDEO. She has been commissioned to create original works for NASA, TED, SFO, the Discovery Channel, Computers and Structures, the California Academy of Sciences, The Crucible, and the Salvadorian Olympic Gymnastics Team. She has collaborated with world-renowned research scientists to create original dance works that draw attention to critical environmental issues.
Isadora Duncan Award for Sustained Achievement 2019
NEA, 2013 & 2014
SF Grants for the Arts, 2000-2018
SF Arts Commission Grant, 2013 & 2014
Kenneth Rainin Foundation, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
Doris Duke Charitable Fund with CounterPulse, 2013-2019
Zellerbach Family Fund, 1998-2018
Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund, 2012 & 2013
The McElwee Family Fellowship, 2014
The Dale Djerassi Fellowship, 2008
Altria Group, 2007 & 2008
Toyota's Together Green, 2008
Djerassi Artist Colony, 2008 & 2014
Yaddo Artist Colony, 2005 & 2006
CounterPulse AIR 2015
CHIME Mentorship with Joanna Haigood, 2003
California Arts Council, 2002 & 2003
American Composers' Forum, 2000
Theater Bay Area, 1999
A 1996 cum laude graduate of the dance conservatory at SUNY Purchase, Lomask has trained at the Royal Ballet Academy, Merce Cunningham Studio, London Contemporary Dance School, the Rotterdam Dansacademie, L' Espace Catastrophe, and Jacob's Pillow. She has performed with Project Bandaloop, Kneejerk, Erica Essner Performance Co-op, Zaccho Dance Theatre, and Capacitor and has taught workshops and classes in modern dance technique, composition, and collaboration at universities across the United States.
Her work has been covered by Nature Magazine, The Smithsonian Magazine, Fast Company, Wired.com, Res Magazine, SHIFT Magazine, NBC 11’s Tech NOW!, CNET Radio, TECH TV, NPR, Dance Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, The New York Times, among other media outlets. She appeared in National Geographic's 'Wild Chronicles' with canopy tree ecologist Dr. Nalini Nadkarni in 2007 and Discovery Channels 'Through the Worm Hole' with Morgan Freeman.