Jim Hodges was born in 1957 in Spokane Washington; lives and works between Milan and New York.
Known for his profound ability to infuse emotions and narratives into everyday objects, Hodges crafts poignant and delicate artworks centred around temporality, life, and love. Drawing inspiration from nature and its lexicon, his artistic practice spans from the initial delicate wall sculptures to expansive depictions of flourishing trees, as well as the incorporation of golden leaves and mirrored mosaics in the 2000s. Hodges transforms humble and simple materials through his artistic touch, uniting drawing and sculpture in the process. These acts of delicate transformation serve as evocative memories of desire and loss, contributing to the construction of a new identity.
Hodges’s work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Dallas Museum of Art; Miami Art Museum; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C; Walker Art Centre, Minnesota and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.