Adrienne Hodge is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Austin, Texas. Among her strongest influences, she cites particle physics, dadaism, psychology, neuroscience, and early photography processes.
As an educator, Adrienne is committed to a process-based philosophy of holding space for lifelong learners through focused techniques and creative support. She currently teaches a weekly national online drawing and painting class for Michaels Stores while also working as the Studio Coordinator for Meta Open Arts in downtown Austin and maintaining a studio practice at Canopy in east Austin.
In 2017, Adrienne co-founded Moon Gallery & Studio with her creative partner, Lauren Tarbel. Moon Gallery & Studio showcased the work of local and national artists in a number of solo and group exhibitions, offered classes and workshops in a variety of mediums, and hosted weekly and monthly figure drawing classes both in-person and online for several years.
Adrienne has been a featured art educator and guest speaker in the Visual Art Studies Program at the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas, the Visual Art Center at the University of Texas, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Women and Their Work, and Whole Foods. She has hosted a professional development seminar for secondary art educators in Killeen ISD. Adrienne has also been a featured artist in artist talks at Women and Their Work and the Georgetown Art Center. She has been spotlighted in the press by Austin Community College and Miller Imaging. Her monochromatic walnut ink work has been featured by Tom Norton Walnut Ink and she has worked as a representative of the Sennelier brand manufacturer under Savoir Faire.
Her portraits, skyscapes, and abstracted work can be found in the private collections of many notable collectors of contemporary art.
When doing the work of her heart, Adrienne is compulsively writing and researching. Storytelling is a prominent undercurrent in everything she does, and she sees collecting data as a very deliberate part of her personal narrative. She regularly audits college courses in physics and neuroscience to collect notes and imagery for her work. These ongoing scientific inquiries are coupled with a studious approach to her amateur hobbies like learning to play the guitar and film photography.
Adrienne grew up in a suburb of Houston, Texas, and moved to Austin in 2001 at the age of nineteen. She spent her early twenties working in a bookstore, her mid-twenties acquiring her degree in art education from the University of Texas, and several years thereafter teaching secondary art. After the birth of her first child in 2013, Adrienne committed herself to daily art practice, and never looked back. She has been teaching community-based art to adults and maintaining a constant studio practice since 2014. The birth of her second child in 2016 only solidified her identity as an artist-mother. Motherhood drives her creative tendencies and her approach to art education and her personal work. Always learning and growing, she never stops challenging herself to seek out new paradigms while holding space for play and the desire to remain present. Her choice of ink as a primary medium is a metaphor for embracing the impermanence of life through permanent mark-making that requires constant problem solving, patience, and acceptance.
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Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas
Visual Art Center at the University of Texas
Alicia Emr Art Advisory
Women and Their Work
Pen & Ink
Studio Coordinator, Austin Open Arts Lab
Austin, TX · 07/2022 – Present
Artist Loft 101 National Online Drawing Instructor
July 2021 – Present
UT Informal Classes
Drawing & Painting Instructor
Austin, TX · 2020 – 2021
Moon Gallery & Studio
Austin, TX · 2017 – 2021
Dougherty Arts School
Drawing & Painting Instructor
Austin, TX · 2014 – 2021
Middle School Art Teacher
Cedar Park, TX · 2012 – 2013
Dripping Springs ISD
Middle School Art Teacher
Dripping Springs, TX · 2010 – 2012
Round Rock ISD
High School Art Teacher
Round Rock, TX · 2018 – 2019
University of Texas
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Austin, TX · 2007 – 2010
|2022||Red Dot Art Spree (Group), Women & Their Work, Austin, TX|
|2022||Austin Studio Tour (Solo), Canopy, Austin, TX|
|2021||Austin Studio Tour (Solo), Canopy, Austin, TX|
|2021||Red Dot Art Spree (Group), Women and Their Work, Austin, TX|
|2020||Red Dot Virtual Art Spree (Group), Women & Their Work, Austin, TX|
|2020||Cover Art Mask Auction (Group), Women & Their Work, Austin, TX|
|2019||East Austin Studio Tour (Solo), Moon Gallery & Studio, Austin, TX|
|2019||Red Dot (Group), Women and Their Work, Austin, TX|
|2019||Women and Their Work’s Spring Benefit Bash “Dream Life” (Partnered Art Installation), The Daphne House, Austin, TX|
|2019||Entropy (Solo), Collections on the Block, Austin, TX|
|2018||Artist Residency (Solo), Creatures Boutique, Austin, TX|
|2018||Women by Women (Group), Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX|
|2018||East Austin Studio Tour (Solo), Moon Gallery & Studio, Austin, TX|
|2017||East Austin Studio Tour (Solo), Moon Gallery & Studio, Austin, TX|
|2017||Saudade (Partnered Exhibition), Julia C. Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX|
|2017||Dreamscapes: A Light & Dark Interpretation (Group), The Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN|
|2016||Temporary Collective Exhibit (Group), Pop-Up Space in East Austin, Austin, TX|
|2015||AVAA members Show (Group), Austin Art Space, Austin, TX|
|2014||AVAA Fall Show (Group), Austin Art Space, Austin, TX|