FATHER, HUSBAND, GRIOT, PRODUCER, FOOD CRITIC, SNEAKER HEAD, HAT COLLECTOR -
the multidisciplinary artist
Robert Leroy Hodge is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores themes of memory and
commemoration. Born in Houston, Texas and raised in the city’s Third Ward district, Robert Hodge studied visual art at the Pratt Institute in New York and the Atlanta College of Art before returning to Houston.
Hodge has exhibited his work in numerous national and international institutions including Project Row Houses in Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, and the Contemporary Museum of East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. Named amongst the Houston Press’ 100 Most Creative
People in 2011, he has also received grants from the Houston Arts Alliance and The Idea Fund.
Robert is currently is the Public Art Coordinator for Harris County Precinct 1, a mentor for HSPVA and works closely with multiple local arts initiatives. His most recent projects include an album he executive produced called “Two and 1⁄2 years: A Musical Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth” and his traveling installation called “The Beauty Box".
Photographer - Odiwams [David Wright]