Adrienne Hodge

Teaching Artist based in Austin, TX

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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 national online drawing classes for Michaels as well as ongoing private lessons and customized online courses from her studio 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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Clients

Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas
Visual Art Center at the University of Texas
Typewriter Tarot
Alicia Emr Art Advisory
Women and Their Work
Whole Foods

Specialties

Pen & Ink
Oil Painting
Gouache
Mixed Media
Collage

Skills

Public Speaking
Art Consulting
Curating
Professional Development

Experience

Michaels Stores

Artist Loft 101 National Online Drawing Instructor

July 2021 – Present

Moon Gallery & Studio

Teaching Artist

Austin, TX · 2017 – 2021

Dougherty Arts School

Drawing & Painting Instructor

Austin, TX · 2014 – 2021

Leander ISD

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

UT Informal Classes

Drawing & Painting Instructor

Austin, TX · 2020 – Present

Education

University of Texas

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Austin, TX · 2007 – 2010

Exhibitions

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