New art at WSU Spokane emphasizes personal reflection, exploration, and life
Jim Hodges, a native of Spokane, received a B.F.A. in 1980 from Fort Wright College in Spokane, Wash. He then went on to receive his M.F.A. in 1986 from Pratt Institute, located in Brooklyn, New York. His career as an artist has spanned several different media, including paintings, printmaking, and drawings. However, Hodges is best known for his sculpture pieces, which emphasize transformation and reflection. Using unconventional material, such as decorative fabric flowers, napkins, and silver chains, Hodges’ works create a sense of whimsy and ephemeral beauty. His works have been featured in numerous solo museum exhibits, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Miami Museum of Art. Currently, Hodges lives and works in New York City.