Jim Hodges was born in 1957 in Sopkane Washington; lives and works between Milan and New York.
Jim Hodges is known for his ability to transmit emotions and narratives to everyday objects, creating poignant and delicate artworks based on temporality, on life and on love, gaining inspiration from nature and from its lexicon. From the very first delicate wall sculpture, to the big pictures of flourishing trees, to the use of golden leaves and of the mirrored mosaics of the years 2000, Hodges’ art practice generates from humble and simple materials that are transformed through the artist’s touch. These delicate actions of transformation, that unify drawing and sculpture, represent evocative memories of desire and loss and the construction of a new identity.
Solo exhibitions include: Jim Hodges, MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique, Paris, France (2023); 2022 - Impossible Flower, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA (2022); Location Proximity, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA (2022); LOVE POWER, MASSIMODECARLO, Hong Kong (2020); I dreamed a world and called it Love, NYC Transit Grand Central-42 St Station, New York, USA (2020); Unearthed, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, USA (2019); Jim Hodges, Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, USA (2019); turning pages in the book of love, MASSIMODECARLO, Milano, I (2017); With Liberty and Justice for All, The Contemporary Austin (2016); I dreamed a world and called it Love, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2016); Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2014); Jim Hodges, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2011); Jim Hodges: Love Etc., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, F (2009); Directions - Jim Hodges, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA (2005); Jim Hodges: no betweens and more, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, CA, USA (1997).
Group exhibitions include: In Bloom, MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique, Paris, F (2022); Multiple Sights—The Tenth Anniversary of the Long Museum, Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, PRC (2022); Phraseology, The Bass Miami, Miami, USA (2022); America: Between Dreams and Realities, Selections from the Hischhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Musée national des beaux-arts, Québec, CDN (2022); Ambient Temperature, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, MEX (2021); Jinan Biennale, Shandong Museum, Jinan, PRC (2020); From Day to Day, De La Cruz Collection, Miami, USA (2019); Drawn Together Again, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA (2019); Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: Grand Reopening, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (2017); Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, USA (2017); Progressive Praxis, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, USA (2016); A Secret Affair: Selections from the Furhman Family Collection, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA (2015); Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA (2013); The Living Years: Art After 1989, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (2012), I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2011); Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (2009), The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (2004).