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Interviewee:
Hodges, Jim, 1957-  Search this
Interviewer:
Carr, C.  Search this
Subject:
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix  Search this
Fuller, Marnie  Search this
Chatham, Rhys  Search this
Nyzio, David  Search this
Montano, Linda  Search this
Smith, Scott  Search this
Kaiser, Karen  Search this
Arning, Bill  Search this
Feher, Tony  Search this
Reynolds, Hunter  Search this
Morris, Bob  Search this
McCarty, Lynn  Search this
Hoffman, Nancy  Search this
Vallenciano, Robert  Search this
Safranek, Doug  Search this
Nechvatal, Joseph  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Fort Wright College of the Holy Names  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 16 sound files (3 hr., 44 min.) digital, wav
Transcript: 87 pages
Summary:
Oral history interview with Jim Hodges, conducted 2017 March 9 and May 25, by Cynthia Carr, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Hodges' studio in Queens, New York.
Hodges speaks of his childhood in Spokane, Washington; exposure to art-making in high school and at Fort Wright College; attending Pratt Institute in 1983; his first New York gallery job in 1984; discovering his sexuality and becoming interested in queer life and history; the early years of the AIDS crisis; taking a studio with the Dannheisser Foundation; his body of work in mixed media; his gallery exhibitions in the late 1980s and early '90s; becoming sober in 1990; and the influence of the AIDS crisis on his artwork and art-making process. Hodges also recalls Karen Kaiser, Scott Smith, Marnie Fuller, Davie Nyzio, Lynn McCarty, Robert Vallenciano, Bob Morris, Linda Montano, Joseph Nechvatal, Rhys Chatham, Nancy Hoffman, Hunter Reynolds, Tony Feher, Bill Arning, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Doug Safranek, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jim Hodges, 2017 March 9-May 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding:
Funded by the Keith Haring Foundation.
Biography Note:
Jim Hodges (1957- ) is an installation artist in New York, New York. Cynthia Carr (1950- ) is a writer in New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
AIDS (Disease)  Search this
Mixed media (Art)  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17480
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)388916
AAA_collcode_hodges17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_388916