I create visualizations of energy by transforming atomic particle collisions into line and color, revealing structures and patterns of movement. Created through a proliferation of particles, I aim for an intense visual experience where color, line, and form simultaneously coalesce and break down.
My working process is an interplay between highly sophisticated digital means woven into traditional media with an emphasis on the hand. I utilize a range of media including animation, programming, printing, painting and mosaic.
I have interpreted my paintings into large-scale commissions through the medium of glass tile mosaic. I use my drawing process, simulating collisions to interact with an architectural space, Each pixel in the design becomes a small tile, enabling a rich array of color and texture.
My animations play out the act of painting, giving the viewer an experience of forms growing, dissipating, and dissolving. Drawing in space and time, the animations slow down the act of viewing to become meditative. On large LED screens, the animations become large–scale paintings that move.
The work reveals states of flux; mining the relationship between algorithmic data and the pictorial while exploring the rigor of a scientific process and the emotional possibilities of abstraction.
Ms. Hodgkin has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia. Solo shows have ranged from New York and San Francisco to Tokyo, Japan and New Delhi, India. Her work has been featured in group shows including “The Digital Body”, ZKM Center for Art & Media in Karlsruhe, Germany and “Excess in the Technomediacratic Society”, Musee Dole, France. In India, she exhibited at Nature Morte New Delhi and was U.S. representative artist at the Khoj International Workshop.
Awards include the New York Foundation for the Arts (2009, 2002, 1989), the Gottlieb Foundation (2012, 2005) and the Pollock Krasner Foundation (2002). Nominations include Anonymous Was a Woman and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Americans for the Arts cited her permanent Public Art Project “Electromagnetic Fall” as one of the best public art projects for 2010.
Articles and reviews of her work have appeared in such publications as Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, Artbyte and The New Yorker.
Her work is included in Art+Science Now, a visual survey of artists working at the frontiers of science and technology. Her work appears in public and private collections including the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, the Basil Alkazzi Foundation, the U.S. Art in Embassies Program, the Stanford University Art Collection and the Library of Congress. She lives and work in New York and teaches at Parsons/The New School for Design.