Itsallovernow, 30 x 40, oil enamel & dye on canvas, 2003
My work uncovers invisible patterns in nature which compose the underpinning of our existence. Neurons, the cells of our brains, have captured my attention as scientists devise technological means to "image" our thought processes. What is invisible and private in our minds is laid bare. Using digital mapping tools, I uncover an infrastructure which composes our thoughts and expose it with color and form.
I employ these digitized neurons on canvas and manipulate them into compositions which reveal psychological states. I am interested in an intense visual experience where color, line and form create a psychological resonance..
In transforming technological content from its "factual" origins in data into the tactile and physical presence of painting, I hope to strike a chord in the viewer - evoking a modern geometry of the invisible while implicating its talismanistic presence.
Carter Hodgkin has been a practicing artist for the past 20 years. She has had one-person shows in New York, Tokyo, New Delhi, and San Francisco.
Her work has been featured in group shows at museums and galleries in the United States, Japan, India and Europe.
She has been the recipient of numerous grants including a 2002 Pollack/Krasner; a 1989 painting fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a 1991 fellowship from Dieu Donne Papermill in New York.
Her work has been discussed and reviewed in such publications as Artforum, Art in America, Arts Magazine, Bomb Magazine, Flash Art and Art Press.
In 1998 she exhibited a survey of her work at Nature Morte Delhi and participated in the Khoj Art Residency outside New Delhi. In 1997 she created digital murals for the ZKM Center for Art & Media in Karlsruhe, Germany.
In 1993 Ms. Hodgkin was a panel member for the New York Foundation for the Arts/grant committee and for the Conference on Science & Art held at Cooper Union in New York.
She has lectured on her work at Artists Space, New York University, Parsons and Esalen Institute. Hodgkin received a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and resides in New York City.
Untitled, 11 x 14, oil enamel & dye on canvas, 2003
Hidden Trigger, 16 x 20, oil enamel & dye on canvas, 2003