Carole Hodgson has lived in St Dogmaels and London since 1964 and has exhibited with, inspired and taught some of the world’s most important contemporary artists.
She was born in London, studying at Wimbledon School of Art in 1957-62 and then went on to the Slade.
Hodgson has exhibited at the Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London UK since 1973 which culminated in a major retrospective of her work at the gallery in 2015.
She is an artist of extraordinary variety and versatility. Her materials have ranged from bronze, glass and gouache on paper to cellulose fibre and concrete. Her influences have been equally eclectic, including ancient Greek sculpture, the Welsh landscape and Edwin Smith’s photographs of mantlepieces.
To accompany the exhibition, Joan Bakewell wrote: “We seek the stillness of remote places to soothe our panic at global combust. We find in the deep reaches of rock and ravine a balm to modern anxieties. Hodgson’s work both derives from and pays regard to these present sensibilities.”
Hodgson’s major public sculptures include the River Celebration, commissioned in 1989 for Kingston upon Thames, a bronze sculpture sited on the Old London Road at the Junction of Queen Elizabeth Road.
She has had major solo shows in leading museums and galleries in Britain and around the world. She has participated in solo exhibitions at Angela Flowers Gallery, London; Christies Fine Art Course, London; Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford; and Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin.
Her works are in both private and public collections. Public collections include Arts Council of Great Britain; University College of Wales; Welsh Contemporary Arts Society; and The Department of the Environment, University of Wisconsin-Madison.