Oral history interview with Jim Hodges

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hodges17
Creators:
Hodges, Jim, 1957-
Carr, C.
Dates:
2017 March 9-May 25
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
16 Items
Sound recording: 16 sound files (3 hr., 44 min.)
digital, wav
87 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jim Hodges (1957- ) is an installation artist in New York, New York. Cynthia Carr (1950- ) is a writer in New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Sponsor
Funded by the Keith Haring Foundation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

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Arning, Bill Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Fuller, Marnie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix, 1957-1996 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoffman, Nancy, 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kaiser, Karen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCarty, Lynn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Morris, Bob Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Nyzio, David, 1958- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reynolds, Hunter, 1959- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Safranek, Doug, 1956- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Scott Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vallenciano, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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