Jonathan Hodge

Artist Jonathan Hodge spent his entire life in Louisiana until 2005 when Katrina struck and his family relocated to San Antonio. While there he was accepted into Say Si, a prestigious arts program recognized by the Wallace Foundation as one of the nation’s top educational arts organizations. 

In 2008 Hodge attended the Columbus College of Art and Design on scholarship where he graduated summa cum laude. While at CCAD he spent time at a neighboring college where he studied under a local anatomist of a cadaver lab. There he learned anatomy in-depth and performed dissections. Soon after graduation Hodge was given a scholarship to present his artwork at the 2012 Seventh International Conference on the Arts in Society held in Liverpool, England, as part of the Cultural Olympiad. While attending the conference, he was able to travel and spend time studying in various museums around Europe. 

Hodge then returned to Louisiana and began apprenticing with Carl Groh, a society portrait painter who studied under Aaron Shickler. Through Groh, Hodge learned about executing portraits, understanding commission contracts, and budgets. After completing his apprenticeship, he relocated to Seattle and studied classical painting and drawing with Juliette Aristides, a former student of Jacob Collins. 

Hodge currently works in his studio in Seattle and is developing a body of work while actively pursuing exhibition opportunities.