2020 MFA, 3D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2016 BFA, Designed Objects, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL




Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award

Designlines, Love Tag, Interior Design Show, Toronto, Ontario


2021 - Present - Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


2022 - Present - Co-founder & Designer, Redemptive Plastics, Chicago, IL

2021 - Present - Co-founder & Co-director, Happy Returns Studio, Chicago, IL

2020 - Present - Designer & Self Proprietor, Cody Norman LLC, Chicago, IL

2022 - 2023 - Automation Technician, Designhawk Innovations, Chicago, IL

2020 - 2021 - Special Projects Supervisor of Fabrication, SAIC, Chicago IL

2019 - 2020 - Artist-in-residence, Ballard International, Pontiac, MI

2018 - 2018 - Digital Output and LRMFA Show Studio Coordinator, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2016 - 2018 - Assistant Manager of Instructional Fabrication, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2016 -2018 - Studio Assistant, Josh Garber, Chicago, IL

2015 - Design Intern, Ania Jaworska, Chicago IL


2024   (Upcoming) Solo Exhibition, Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

2023   re:animation, I.M. Weiss Gallery, Detroit, MI

              Glam.Glom.Gloom. Upper Iowa University, IA

2021     Morphogenesis, Next:Space Detroit, MI

2018     The Visible Hand, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS (Happy Returns Studio - Cody Norman & Tom Burtonwood)

2023   Redemptive Plastics, Harambee Gardens, Chicago, IL

(in collaboration with Alt_Chicago, funded by E[art]h Chicago)

At the Precipice, Redemptive Plastics, Design Museum Chicago, Chicago, IL

2021   Counterpoise [Fish out of Water], Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago, IL



Idea House 3, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Art on the Lawn, Ford House, Grosse Pointe, Detroit, MI

Shelf-life, Txa Txa Club, Chicago, IL

Fête, I.M. Weiss Gallery, Detroit, MI

In-situ, I.M. Weiss Gallery, Detroit, MI

Craft in the Digital Age, Ford House, Detroit, MI

World that Awaits, Mu Gallery, Chicago, IL

Handwerk Pt. II, I.M. Weiss Gallery, Detroit, MI

Waiting on a Downfall, Bread and Circus Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

Handwerk, Next:Space, Detroit, MI

Carrier Bag, Living Room Realty, Chicago, IL

Flourish, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

Reopening, Next:Space, Detroit, MI


Collecting x Design, M Contemporary, Ferndale, MI

Adaptation, Culture.Object, New York, NY

Class of 2020 Graduate Exhibition, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI


Inedito, Design Week Mexico , Mexico City, Mexico

Intersect Chicago, Chicago, IL

Online Graduate Degree Exhibition, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Never Normal, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI

Studio North, Interior Design Show, Toronto, ON


Dish/, Studio Radish and Form & Seek, Detroit, MI

Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

What is the Future of Furniture? Next:Space Gallery, Ferndale, MI

Design Mutations, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NYC

Works in Progress, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI


MEGA 2018, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

90th Michigan Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, MI


89th Michigan Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, MI

Eye Level, SAIC Student Union Galleries, Chicago, IL


Connect Hyde Park, The Silver Room, Chicago, IL

SAIC BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2024   Artist-in-residence, Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

2021 & 2023 Designer-in-residence, Matrix4 Factory, Woodstock, IL

2019 - 2021 Designer-in-residence, Ballard International, Pontiac, MI



Marsh, S. (2023, October 12). Walker Art Center Revives Museum Shop With Idea House Concept. Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

Walker Art Center. (2023, October 12). Walker Art Center to launch idea house 3, a new collectible design store featuring work by leading and emerging designers. Walker Art Center.

Singh, P. (2023, September 11). Purposeful design : On community and the reintegration of craft. Sixty Inches From Center.

Carpenter, W. (2023, August 9). The buzz!. Design Miami/ Shop.

SAIC community members featured in Design Museum’s New Climate Crisis Exhibition. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (n.d.).

Idowu, A. (2023, June 20). Art and sustainability meet on Chicago’s West Side, where artists transform plastics into benches. WTTW News.

Kong, M. (2023, June 22). Can used plastic be reborn as art? just ask Chicago designer Norman Teague. WBEZ Chicago.

Studenkov, I. (2023, May 24). From soap bottles to plastic  benches, Austin Artists Grow Jobs. Oak Park.


Waxman, Lori. “Best Chicago Art Exhibitions of 2022: 'Tea, Torture & Reparations' at DePaul, an Outdoor 'Flourish' and a Big Year for the Cultural Center.” Chicago Tribune, December 8, 2022.

Hernandez, F. G. (2022, October 14). Chicago artists want your help turning Austin’s plastic waste into public benches. AustinTalks.

Dockery, R. (2022, September 13). Toward a more cohesive future: A review of world that awaits at Mu Gallery. Newcity Art.

Rockett, D. (2022, July 20). E(ART)H Chicago gives $547,310 for art about climate change. Chicago Tribune.

Sauer, Peyton. “Summer of Art: Five Must-See Events in Chicago.” School of the Art Institute of Chicago, July 10, 2022.

Callender, S. (2022, July 14). Oak Park artist transforms used plastic into work of art. Austin Weekly News.

Warnecke, Lauren. “Morton Arboretum and Botanic Garden Both Celebrate Big, Outdoor Birthdays This Summer - with a Few Party Extras for Visitors.” Chicago Tribune, June 6, 2022.


Graver, David. “Detroit Month of Design 2021 Highlights.” COOL HUNTING®. COOL HUNTING®, September 15, 2021.


Shapiro, Deborah. “A Group Exhibition in Detroit Celebrates the Design Scene of a City That Was 'Never Normal'.” Sight Unseen, November 24, 2020.

Oberman, Helene. “What Caught Our Eye on the Opening Day of IDS Toronto.” Interior Design, 2020.

Alter, Lloyd. “Not Seen at the Interior Design Show 2020: A Whole Lot of Sustainable, Green Design.” Treehugger. Treehugger, January 20, 2020.



3D Printing Workshop, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Ceramic 3D Printing Workshop, Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI


Arduino Robot Arm Workshop, Harold Washington Library Maker Lab



“re:animation,” I.M. Weiss Gallery, Detroit, MI

“A Layered Approach,” Depaul University, Chicago, IL

“Glam.Glom.Gloom,” Upper Iowa University, IA


“A Layered Approach,” Phoenix Forge, Phoenix, AZ

“Plasticus porticus,” Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL


“Melting things with Cody,” Applied Materials and Processes, College for Creative Studies (CCS), Detroit, MI

Artist talk, Advanced Fabrication, SAIC, Chicago, IL

Artist talk, Build Your Own Factory, Parsons School of Design, NYC

Artist talk, Materials and Processes, CCS, Detroit, MI

Visiting Artist, Materials Sampling, CCS, Detroit, MI


Artist talk, Future of Making: Robotic Fabrication Class, SAIC, Chicago, IL


Material Sampling Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MFA Presentation, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Artist talk, Iron Casting & Advanced Robotic Milling, SAIC, Chicago, IL

Artist talk, Ryerson University, School of Interior Design, Toronto, ON


Artist talk, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL

Artist talk, Contemporary Practices, SAIC, Chicago IL

Artist talk & Workshop, Advanced Milling, SAIC, Chicago, IL


Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI


2019 - Present I.M. Weiss Gallery (formerly Next:Space), Detroit, MI