Meet Olivia Hodgson of Miss Hodgson
I’ve been building my body of work for about five years now. I started becoming serious in art when I was about 12. I went to Copiah-Lincoln Community College to study Visual Arts before starting to obtain my Bachelor’s in Visual Arts with a concentration in Sculpture at SouthEastern Louisiana University. I’m working on getting my Masters in Fine Art and to continue my craft in textile sculptures.
All roads have a few potholes, no matter how much you enjoy the ride. Being a woman in art has brought some difficulties that I still struggle with. Being excluded from art scenes, or my work not being taken seriously because I’m a woman has been my biggest struggle. What has helped me is having other female artists by my side that’re like-minded as myself, and continue to support each other not only as artists, but as women in general.
I work in sculpture, but I specialize in textiles. I’m known for always incorporating fabric and yarn into my work in some way, preferably yarn and fabric in bright, vibrant colors. What sets me apart from most artist would have to be how I express myself through my work. Yarn and fabric making are typically a “women’s work” I use the practicality of sewing and knitting and make it into a fine art piece, that specifically talks about women, wether it’s the trials and tribulations of being a woman, or the celebration and joy of being a woman.
I define success as something you don’t wait for or expect someone to hand it to you, success is something you go out and fight for, but don’t fight for your success loudly. Success is in what you bring to the table, not talk about at the table.