Nif Hodgson’s work explores the experience of landscape through its continually shifting conditions. She uses tactile, unpredictable, and repeatable mediums to reflect visceral, fluid, and fixed experiences in our everyday surroundings. The subjective way we observe the space around us, shapes a ‘sense of place’ as much as built and natural environments influence these encounters. Through suggestive scenes, she considers where place and perception meet and the complexities in the simple act of looking.
Born in Washington, D.C., currently residing in Los Angeles, and living no less than a dozen places in between, Nif considers ideas on phenomenology, location/dislocation, time, and a “sense of place” through drawing, printmaking, binding structures, and words. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at Northern Print, Newcastle, UK; Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tokyo, Japan; Saint Mary’s Museum of Art, Moraga, California; SCAPE Gallery, Los Angeles; Mark Wolfe Contemporary, San Francisco; The Print Center, Philadelphia; The Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, California; and the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Nif received her MFA from San Francisco State University, is a recipient of the Murphy, Cadogan & Phelan Fellowship, and is an artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. She publishes artists books, ephemera, and collaborations under the imprint Subtext Press, to examine how we perceive space, duration, what may be overlooked, and what doesn’t need to be said.