Jim Hodges (American, b.1957) is an installation artist from Spokane, WA. 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, NY. 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.