Drawing on Clouds/Out of Blue, 1993
Charcoal and silk on paper
61 x 48.3 cm

artist profile

Jim Hodges



lives and works

New York, USA


BFA, Fort Wright College, Toppenish, USA, 1980
MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, USA, 1986

about the artist

Within his artistic practice, Jim Hodges subscribes to no single medium or approach—he manifests in every installation, sculpture, photograph, or assemblage his lyrical ponderings on the overlapping dichotomy of life and death, and the unstable relationship between the fleeting and the eternal. An American artist whose delicate works are often the sum of found materials and quotidian objects, Hodges makes art that seeks complementation in its viewer. He invites his audience to traverse through the most intimate valleys within our emotional landscapes and escorts our eyes to identify that beauty could be anywhere. Over the years, Hodges has been honored with numerous awards and grants from various foundations and associations; he has also completed residencies in Seattle and New York. His work has been exhibited in solo as well as group shows at museums and galleries all over the world. Major shows of late include Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye, which traveled between Hayward Gallery in London, UK, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, USA, and Jim Hodges: Love Etc., which passed through the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; the Camden Arts Centre in London, UK; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland. 

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Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Capital Research Group, Los Angeles, USA

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA

Dallas Museum of Art, USA

Detroit Institute of Arts, USA

Fonds Régional des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France

The Grunwald Center, Hammer Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, USA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

Miami Art Museum, USA

Milwaukee Art Museum, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA

St. Louis Art Museum, USA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

JIM HODGES | Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Jim Hodges’s Give More Than You Take exhibition examines how Hodges transforms both everyday and precious materials into poignant meditations on themes including time, loss, identity, and love. [more]

JIM HODGES | Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take explores the trajectory of the artist’s twenty-five-year career, highlighting the major themes that unify his multilayered and varied practice. [more]