Jim Hodges was born in 1957 in Spokane, Washington, and lives and works in New York. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at institutions including: the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Camden Art Centre, London; the Aspen Art Museum; CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. A major traveling retrospective of Hodges' work was exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Dallas Museum of Art; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Recently, the Austin Contemporary unveiled With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress) a major text-based sculpture by the artist, consisting of seven-foot-tall letters that wrap around two sides of the building's rooftop. Hodges has received multiple awards and grants including the Association International des Critiques d¹art, the Albert Ucross Prize, Washington State Arts Commission, and the Penny McCall Foundation Grant.