Jim Hodges is an American contemporary sculptor and installation artist. Throughout a wide-ranging practice, he incorporates found materials, like rocks and denim, with more traditional media like photography and screenprinting.
Born on October 16, 1957 in Spokane, Washington, Hodges attended Fort Wright College and went on to receive his MFA from the Pratt Institute in 1986. He went on to serve as the chair of the Sculpture Department at the Yale University School of Art from 2011–2012, and was the subject of a major mid-career retrospective in 2013–2014, which travelled from the Dallas Museum of Art to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. His works are in the collections of the Art institute of Chicago, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., among others. Hodges lives and works in New York, NY.
Using manipulated, mirror-like elements — inspired by his trip to India — Hodges features a greater focus on color, saturation and performance. His artwork creates a space for introspection, investigating notions of time, movement, and imagination. Employing organic shapes and synthetic materials, Hodges’ sculptures exemplify the importance of cross-disciplinary creation and analysis.