Jim Hodges (American, b.1957) is an installation artist from Spokane, Washington. He received his BA from Fort Wright College in 1980 and his MA from the Pratt Institute in 1986. Since the late 1980s, he has regularly shown his work in the United States and Europe, including at the Whitney Biennial in 2004. Hodges explores the capacity for his materials to elucidate his own creative urges, which can be seen in the wide array of forms his work takes. In 2006, he was awarded a prize by the Association Internationale des Critiques d’art (AICA). Hodges acted as the chair of the Sculpture Department at the Yale University School of Art from 2011 to 2012. In 2005, his collaborative callboard Don’t Be Afraid, was installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Also in 2005, Hodges created his piece Look and See for Creative Time’s Art on the Plaza. The piece is a massive stainless steel screen painted with a monotone camouflage pattern. The work was bought in 2007 by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo New York. . A retrospective of his work was presented at the Walker Art Center and Dallas Museum of Art in 2013 and 2014. Hodges currently lives and works in New York City.

Timeline

1957
Born in Spokane, WA
1980
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fort Wright College, Spokane, WA
1986
Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1992
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, NEA; Paintings and Works on paper Regional Fellowship
1994
Penny McCall Foundation Grant
1995
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
1999
Washington State Arts Commission
2000
California College of Arts and Crafts, Capp Street Project Artist-in-Residence
2001
Albert Ucross Prize
2006
AICA, Association Internationale des Critiques d’art
Lives and works in New York, NY

Exhibitions

2009
Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2009
Floating a Boulder: Works by Felix Gonzales-Torrez and Jim Hodges, Flag Art Foundation, New York
2009
Floating a Boulder: Works by Felix Gonzalez Torres and Jim Hodges, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
2009
Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
2009
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France touring to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Ireland and Camden Art Centre, London, UK (solo)
2009
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (solo)
2008
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2008
CRG Gallery, NY (solo)
2008
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2008
New Prints 2008/Spring, International Print Center, NY
2008
New Prints 2008/Spring, New York School of Interior Design Gallery, NY
2007
Ensemble, curated by Christian Marclay, ICA, University of Pennsylvania, Philidelphia, PA
2007
Sparkle Then Fade, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2007
New Prints 2007, IPCNY, New york, NY
2007
PURE, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Like color in pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2007
I Remember Heaven: Jim Hodges and Andy Warhol, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2006
Out of Line: Drawings from the Collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2006
SHINY, Wexner Center for the arts, Columbus, OH
2006
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2006
GAY ART NOW, Curated by Jack Pierson, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
2006
The Last Time They Met, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
2006
The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2006
Artpeace at the Schoolhouse: For Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2005
Art inside the Park, curated by Atelier CMS Inc., Memorial Park, Jefferson City, MO
2005
Suspended Narratives, Lora Reynolds Gallery (curated by Maureen Mahony), Austin, TX
2005
Landscape Confection, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (publication)
2005
Universal Experience: Art, Life , and the Tourists’ Eye, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2005
Visual Music: 1905-2005, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005
Jim Hodges: this line to you, Santiago de Compostella, Spain (solo)
2005
Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL, continues at Hayward Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2004
Don’t Be Afraid, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA (solo)
2004
Shelly Hirsch & Jim Hodges, Roulette at Location One, New York, NY
2004
The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2004
Treble, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York
2004
Drawing Modern: Works from the Agnes Gund Collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
2004
Off the Wall: Works from the JPMorgan Chase Collection, Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences, Greenwich, CT
2004
Mad About the Boy, The New Gallery, Walsall, England
2003
Fast Forward: 20 Years of White Rooms, White Columns, New York, NY
2003
In Full View, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Tracing the Sublime, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
2003
Legacy: A Benefit Exhibition of Works by Capp Street Project Alumnae, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro Art, Cleveland, NC; Museum of Contemporary, Cleveland, OH (solo)
2003
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (solo)
2003
Returning, Art Pace, San Antonio, TX (solo)
2003
Colorsound, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA (solo)
2003
Jim Hodges, Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA (solo)
2003
Site and Insight: an Assemblage of Artists, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
2003
De Kooning to Today: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2003
In the Making: Contemporary Drawings from a Private Collection, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2002
Sugar and Cream, Triple Candie, Harlem, New York, NY
2002
Mirror Mirror, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA
2002
Contemporary American Paper Artists: An Invitational Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
2002
Arte Povera American Style: Funk, Play, Poetry & Labor, Reinberger Galleries, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2002
Life Death Love Hate Pleasure Pain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2002
Miami Currents: Linking Collection and Community, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
2002
Chapter V, Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY
2002
Jim Hodges: Constellation of an Ordinary Day, Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA (solo)
2002
this and this, CRG Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2002
like this, Dieu Donné Papermill, New York, NY (solo)
2002
Subway Music Box, Eastern Washington State Historical Society / Cheney Cowle Museum, Spokane, WA (solo)
2002
Subway Music Box, The CCAC Institute, Capp Street Project, Oakland, CA (solo)
2002
All the Way with Jim + Shel, Jim Hodges and Shelley Hirsch, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
2002
Mask or Mirror? A Play of Portraits, Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA
2002
Linger, Artimes, Greenberg, Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Summer Group Exhibition, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002
Pretty, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Uncommon threads, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2001
CAMERA WORKS: The Photographic Impulse in Contemporary Art, Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark
2001
Camargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil (solo)
2000
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2000
Subway Music Box, Tecoah Bruce Gallery of the Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (solo)
2000
Gardens of Pleasure, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2000
et comme l'esperance est violente.., Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
2000
Projects 70 - Jim Hodges, Beatriz Milhazes, Faith Ringgold, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2000
Age of Influence:Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2000
Outbound:Passages from the 90's, Contemporary Arts Musuem, Houston, TX
2000
ZONE F; An approach to the spaces inhabited by the feminist discourses in contemporary art, EACC, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló, Spain
2000
The Trunk Show, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA
2000
Vanitas: Meditations on Life and Death in Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond,VA
2000
Of the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
1999
1999 Drawings, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
1999
Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late 20th Century, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
1999
The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-2000, Part II, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1999
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (solo)
1999
Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1999
every way, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, continues to Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (solo)
1999
Natural Dependency, Jerwood Gallery, London, England
1999
Matter of Time, curated by Andrew Perchuk, Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Collectors Collect Contemporary: 1990-1999, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1999
Fresh Flowers, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1998
Let Freedom Ring, ICA/VITA BREVIS, Boston, MA
1998
Abstract Painting Once Removed, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, continues to Kempner Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
1998
Political Pictures: Confrontation and Commemoration in Recent Art, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
1998
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (publication)
1998
AIDS WORLDS-Between Resignation and Hope, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
1998
CRG Art, Inc., New York, NY (solo)
1998
Jim Hodges: Welcome, The Kempner Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (solo)
1997
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France (solo)
1997
SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
1997
Present Tense: Nine Artists in the Nineties, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1997
Hanging by a Thread, Hudson River Museum, Westchester, NY
1997
7th Bienal Internacional de Esculturae Desenho des Caldas da Rainha Bienal, Portugal
1997
Longing and Memory, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1997
Des Fleurs en Mai, FRAC, Nantes, France
1997
Gothic, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1997
Poetics of Obsession, Linda Kirkland Gallery, New York, NY
1996
Just Past: The Contemporary in MOCA’s Permanent Collection 1975-1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996
UNIVERSALIS, The 23rd International Sao Paulo Bienale, Brazil
1996
Material Matters, A.O.I. Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996
Masculine Measures, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1996
yes, Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1996
States, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1996
Swag & Puddle, The Work Space, New York, NY
1996
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
1995
New Works, Feigen Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995
Late Spring, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
1995
Avant-Garde Walk a Venezia, curated by Marc Pottier in conjunction with the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1995
Mon Voyage ‡ New York, Galerie Elizabeth Valleix, Paris, France
1995
soucis de pensées, Art: Concept/Olivier Antoine, Nice, France
1995
Material Dreams, Gallery Takashimaya, New York, NY
1995
In a Different Light, University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
1995
Sex Sells, Benefit for The University Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995
CRG Art, Inc., New York, NY (solo)
1995
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (solo)
1994
Everything For You, Interim Art, London, England (solo)
1994
A Diary Of Flowers, CRG Art, Inc., New York, NY (solo)
1994
It's how you play the game, Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY
1994
Ethereal Materialism, curated by Susan Harris, Apex Art, New York, NY
1994
DYAD, curated by Annie Heron, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
1994
Les fleurs de mon jardin, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, France
1994
Desire, benefit for DIFFA, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
1994
A Bouquet for Juan (An exhibition in honor of Juan Gonzales), Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Who Chooses Who, Benefit Auction, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1994
A Garden, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
1993
Jim Hodges and Bill Jacobson, Paul Morris Fine Art, New York, NY
1993
Our Perfect World, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY
1993
Opening Exhibition, Rowles Studio, Hudson, NY
1993
The Animal in Me, Amy Lipton, New York, NY
1993
Arachnosphere, Ramnarine Gallery, Long Island City, NY
1993
Beyond Attrition: Art in the Era of Aids, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1993
The Eidetic Image: Contemporary Works on Paper, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain, Urbana-Champain, IL
1993
Museo Statale d'Arte Mediovale e Moderna, Arezzo, Italy
1993
It's Really Hard, Momenta Art, New York, NY
1993
Jim Hodges, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY
1993
Outside Possibilities, The Rushmore Festival, Woodbury, NY
1993
Sculpture & Multiples, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY
1993
Selections/Spring '93, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
1992
Collector's Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
1992
Healing, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992
An Ode to Gardens and Flowers, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
1992
The Temporary Image, S.S. White Building, Philadelphia, PA
1992
Update 1992, White Columns, New York, NY
1992
New Aids Drug, Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, Holland (solo)
1991
White Room, White Columns, New York, NY (solo)
1991
Black and White, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
1991
Lyric, Uses of Beauty at the End of the Century, White Columns, New York, NY
1990
Auction for Action, Act-Up Benefit, New York, NY
1990
Jim Hodges, David Nyzio, Vincent Shine, Postmasters, New York, NY
1990
Partnership for the Homeless with Aids, Christie's, New York, NY
1990
Reclamation, Momenta Art Alternatives, Philadelphia, PA
1989
Selections, Artist's Space, New York, NY
1989
Historia Abscondita, Gonzaga University Gallery, Spokane, WA (solo)
1988
Installation, Momenta Art Alternatives, Philadelphia, PA
1986
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute, New York, NY (solo)

Literature

2007
Hackett, Regina, Solo artists' works come together in harmony in Tacoma Art Museum exhibit, Seattle Post Intelligencer, June 8, 2007
2007
Bonetti, David, I Remember Heaven: Jim Hodges and Andy Warhol, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 2, 2007
2006
Knight, Christopher, “Adventurers enticed by the landscape”, Reviews, Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2006
2006
Spears, Dorothy, "Evidence of a Life Lived", Art on Paper, Jan. 2006
2005
Art Now, Volume 2, Edited by Uta Grosenick, Taschen GmbH, 2005
2005
Morris, Bob, "On Jim Hodges", Converge 2, Miami Art Museum, 2005
2005
Carrier, David, "Jim Hodges: Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland", Artforum, April issue, p. 192-193
2005
Molesworth, Helen, Landscape Confection: Wexner Center for the Arts and The Ohio State University, p.34-37
2004
Zaza, Tony. “No More Super-Sizing: Sizing the Biennial,” New York Arts, Vol. 9, No. 5/6, May- June 2004, p. 17.
2004
Smith, Roberta. “At Shows Painted With Sound, Be Prepared to See With Your Ears,” The New York Times, May 21, p. E29.
2004
Hoban, Phoebe. “Open Houses, Miami Style: 7BRs, Ocn Vu, WrldClassArt,” New York Times Magazine, March 14, 2004.
2004
Kimmelman, Michael. “Touching All Bases at the Biennial,” The New York Times, Art Review, March 12, 2004, p. E27.
2003
Johnson, Ken. “Alumni Return, Juxtapsing Past and Present,” The New York Times, November 28, 2004, p. E46.
2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
Boyce, Roger, “Neither Here Nor There, Mirror Mirror at MASS MoCA: Manipulations of reflective surfaces reveal ourselves over and again,” Art New England, February/March 2003, p. 16-17, 74.
2003
Harris, Susan. “Jim Hodges at CRG,” Art in America, January 2003, p. 107.
2003
Buskirk, Martha, "The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art," MIT Press, p. 152
2002
Jowitt, Deborah. “Slow Down!,” The Village Voice, November 6 – 12, 2002.
2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
Baker, Kenneth. San Francisco Chronicle. April 22, 2006. p. E1 & E1
2000
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2000
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2000
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1999
"He’s not Here: Terry Myers visits Jim Hodges studio in New York," TRANS>, No.6, p.174
1999
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1999
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1999
Temin, Christine. "Thurber, Hodges limn a landscape of loss," The Boston Globe, September 10, p. F1 & F10
1999
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1999
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1999
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
Levin, Kim. “Short List,” Village Voice, September 23-29, 1998.
1998
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1997
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1997
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1997
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1997
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1996
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1996
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1996
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1996
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1996
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1996
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1995
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1995
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1995
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1995
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1994
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1994
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1994
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1994
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1994
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