Cody Rutty (b. 1984, Pocatello, Idaho) is an artist living and working in Boise, Idaho. After studying architecture and virtual design at the University of Idaho he pursued fine art full-time since 2012. His work focuses heavily on technology as both an influence and mode of creation and he is best known for larger abstract works executed in traditional painting techniques. Rutty's work has been shown in galleries across the United States and can be seen in private and public collections around the world. He has been awarded several artist in residencies and is a winner of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Idaho Commission on the Arts. Currently his work has a central focus of bridging the capabilities of virtual reality with visions from his practice as a painter as a way to both collaborate on and independently produce artistic experiences in the VR/AR realm.