Born 1957, Spokane, Washington
Lives and works in New York
Jim Hodges’s sculpture had the effect of transporting visitors on a sensual journey, as they were consumed by its warped refractive environment—it fused reflections of the viewers’ images with the opposing landscapes of skyscrapers and park, as well as raised questions about identity, artifice, and nature. Via the sculpture, Hodges furthered his exploration of camouflage as a basic pattern of light and dark, one that conceals and alters our perception of visual objects.
Hodges received his BFA from Fort Wright College, Spokane, Washington in 1980 and his MFA from Pratt Institute, New York in 1986. Hodges work has been extensively exhibited with recent shows in San Francisco, New York, Paris, London, and Brussels. A major retrospective of his work, organized by and shown at the Dallas Museum of Art, will tour the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; and the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA in 2014.