Warrenton native and N.Y. artist, Hodgkin gets Gottlieb Foundation grant

New York gallery artist Carter Hodgkin, a Warrenton native, has received an Individual Support Grant from The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation.

Selected from nearly 500 applicants nationwide, Ms. Hodgkin is one of 12 recipients this year. She received a cash award of $25,000.

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation established the grants in 1976 to encourage and recognize mature painters, sculptors and printmakers who have dedicated their lives to developing their art regardless of their level of commercial success.

Ms. Hodgkin had her first solo exhibition in New York in 1983. She has exhibited in dozens of shows and has received commissions from a variety of public and private clients. The artist also teaches at the Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

The painter and printmaker's work appears in these and other collections: U.S. Embassy, Art in Embassies Program, Beijing, China U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C. Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, N.J. Basil R. Alkahzzi Foundation ZKM Center for Art & Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany Hewlett Packard, Seoul, South Korea, and Mexico City Genentech, Washington, D.C. Goldman Sachs Case & White LLP Pfizer Corp. NYNEX Corporation, White Plains, N.Y. Of recent work, The Nine Bend Stream, Ms. Hodgkin wrote:

"Inspired by physics, I use the lines of colliding atomic particles to paint states of instability and uncertainty.

"Using algorithmic data, I manipulate computer code to simulate particle collisions. This manipulation becomes a drawing process where parameters are set and random moments of collision are captured. Densities of coils, spirals and lines are created by differing states of gravity. They are printed onto paper or canvas and used as a template for building up layers of overlapping tiny dots and fragile lines with gouache or oil enamel paint. I play with color, transparencies and line widths to create layers of depth and movement until the random event emerges as an iconic form.

"My current body of work is inspired by a Korean landscape painting - The Nine Bend Stream of Mt. Wuyi, recently exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum. I used my drawing process to animate forms, which reference the volcanic forms of the mountains in this painting.

"Through the infinitesimal realm of physics, I explore a relationship between algorithmic data and the pictorial. What emerges are paintings which reflect a tension between technology and handcraft; the rigor of a scientific process and the emotional possibilities of abstraction."

Ms. Hodgkin earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1976. She followed that with studies at the San Francisco Art Institute and New York University. The daughter of Sally Hodgkin of Warrenton and the late Dr. James O. Hodgkin, she attended Highland School.

For her resume, click here.

"The Nine Bend Stream," a still image pulled from a 4-1/2-minute animation Ms. Hodgkin created.

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