Monroe Hodder began to paint while living in California and received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1983. For ten years, she was on the art faculty of several colleges and universities in the Bay Area, curated exhibitions, was an art critic for West Coast publications and was represented by several galleries in San Francisco.

She has lived and worked overseas in Russia and England and has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome on five occasions.

She has also had residencies in Iceland and Nantucket. She was granted a UK Artist Resident Visa followed by British citizenship in 2005. She has exhibited her paintings widely in the US and internationally, including Italy, Korea, France and the UK.

She moved from London to New York in 2012 and has recently had solo exhibitions in galleries and art centers in Chelsea and the Lower East Side, New York, as well as London, Denver, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Portland, Or. Her work has been published in several art books and magazines and she was interviewed on PBS TV.

Close to fifty reviews have been written about her work and she is in numerous corporate and private collections. Eight paintings by Hodder are held in museum collections. She is represented by Havu Gallery in Denver, CO, Belgravia Gallery in England, Butters Gallery in Portland, OR and the Oehmne Print Center in Steamboat, CO.

She is represented by David Richard Gallery in New York, NY.




Virtual Show, Basement Paintings, David Richard Gallery, New York, NY

Virtual Show, November Show of Paintings, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR 

Virtual Show, September Show of Paintings, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR 


Women in Abstraction, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO


The Future is Liquid Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Wilderness Paintings, Belgravia Gallery, Marylands, Euhurst, Surrey, UK


Future Sky, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR


Continuing the Dialogue, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Roadside Mystics, Video-Painting Event, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

Video-Painting-Photography Exhibition, Chinatown Soup, LES, New York, NY


Opera, Belgravia Gallery, Mayfair London, UK

Smoke and Mirrors, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO

New Paintings, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ


Asteroid Enigmas, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

Paintings, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO

New Paintings, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ


Polyphonia, GeorgeBillisLA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Head Banging on the Moon, Andre Zarre Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY

Romancing Color, William Havu Galley, Denver, CO


The Incidence of the Black Swan, Belgravia Gallery, Mayfair, London, UK

Recent Paintings, Arvada Arts Center, Denver, CO


Gangstas and Cupcakes, Andre Zarre Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY

Hybrid Fictions, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

New Paintings, Belgravia Gallery, Mayfair, London, UK

Paint Up, K Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO

The Incidental and the Infinite, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO


Recent Paintings, Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Paintings, Darnell Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM



USPS Art Project, Art Gym, Denver, CO

Women Painters, Hopper House and Museum, Nyack, NY

October Exhibition, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY

Photo exhibition, Michael Warren Gallery, Denver, CO

Exhibition of Collectors, LSU Museum, Baton Rouge, LA


Colorado Abstract, Arvada Center, Denver Colorado

San Jose Art Institute, San Jose, CA

Boulder Art Museum, Boulder, CO


Informed, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Kirkland Museum, Opening Exhibition, Denver, CO

Paintings, Belgravia Gallery, 2018


Color: From Primary to Tertiary, curated by Lily Wei, Site Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

SJICA, Exhibition and Auction, San Jose, CA

Paintings at Chinthurst Hill, Surrey, UK

Painting Images at Schwab Center, Stanford, Palo Alto, CA


Paintings at Chinthurst Hill, Surrey, UK

Women in Abstraction, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

Architectural Digest Art Show, Pier 94, New York, NY

Monotypes from Oehme Graphics, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Monotype Show, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

Best of Colorado, Arvada Arts Center, Denver, CO

About Color, Denver University Gallery, Denver, CO


Miami Basel, Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, FL

Chester Arts Fair, Chester, UK

Art Show Busan, Busan, Korea

Cloud Trousers, Russian Consulate, NYC, and Russian Embassy, Washington, WA


Monotype Exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

SJICA, San Jose, CA

E/AB Art Fair, Oehme Graphics, New York, NY

Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, FL


Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, FL

Introducing New Artists, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Abstraction, Belgravia Gallery, London, UK

Twenty Women Artists, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO

Aqua, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

E/AB Art Fair, Oehme Graphics, New York, NY


Contemporary Paintings, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Earth and Fire, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Hong Kong Fine Art Fair, Belgravia Gallery, Hong Kong


- Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, 2018

- Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, 1995-6, 1999-00, 2010, 2014-2015

- Paintings exhibited online at Artsy, ArtNet, Saatchi Gallery, ArtSlant 

- Paintings published in book, Colorado Abstract, 2009

- Film of Paintings by Monroe Hodder, filmed by Jerry Chater

and music by Joby Talbot, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK, 2002 and 2005

- TV Interview Show, 15 Minute interview on Art News, PBS Maryland, 2003

- Artist Resident Visa granted by the British Government, 1996-2005,

followed by grant of UK Citizenship


MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 1980-83

Instructors included Elizabeth Murray, Jay DeFeo, Manuel Neri, and Bob Colescott

Teaching Assistant for Manuel Neri

MBA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA,

BA, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, BA


On Denver Review, Jared Herzing, 6/19

An Impressive Show at Havu, Michael Paglia, Westword, Denver, CO, 6/19

“Mo’Print Makes Its Mark", Space Gallery, Michael Paglia, Westword Denver, CO, 3/18

“Monroe Hodder,” Richard Speer, The Portland Mercury, Portland, OR, 7/17

“About Color,” Michael Paglia, Westword, Denver, CO, 3/10/16

“Chromatic Variations,” Michael Paglia, Westword, Denver CO, 4/9/2015

“Astroid Enigmas,” Richard Speer, The Portland Mercury, Portland, OR, 11/11/2014

“Monroe Hodder,” Culver City Times, Scupine, Los Angeles, CA 11/20/13

“Monroe Hodder,” Guest of a Guest, 11/23/13

“Monroe Hodder: Polyphonia,” The Art Voice, Los Angeles, CA, 11/23/13

“Monroe Hodder: Polyphonia,” Orange County Register, Los Angeles, CA 11/13

“Monroe Hodder: Polyphonia,” Voice Places, Los Angeles, CA, 11/13

“Monroe Hodder,”, Los Angeles, CA, 11/23/13

“Abstract Paintings,” Wall Street International, UK Arts, 5/27/13

“Monroe Hodder: Chromatic Sensations,” Vintage Magazine, London, UK, 12/17/13

Art Galore, Abstract Art Exhibition in Belgravia, London, UK 6/13

“Hodder Paintings are about Color,” Mooray Mair, Mutant Space, New York, NY,9/12

“Monroe Hodder, “The Lively Arts, Richmond Saunders, New York, NY, 11/11

“Rage for Color,” Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, 6/10

"Monroe Hodder," Caroline Compston in Art of England, 3/09

"Shows at Havu and MCA Bring the Abstract," Michael Paglia, 2009

"Now Showing," Michael Paglia, Westword, Denver, CO, 9/15/2009

"London Layers," Noel Isherwood, London, UK, 03/3/04

“Mystical Labyrinth,” The Weekly News, K. Evdokymenko, Almaty, Kaz., 9/25/02

“An Ancient Magic of Labyrinth,” Burda and Mahmetova, Almaty, Kaz., 9/27/02

"Almaty," Kazakstan Pravda, Almaty, Kazakstan, 1/30/97

"Almaty Welcomes Monroe Hodder," Almaty Herald, Almaty, Kazakstan, 1/23/97

"Monroe Hodder at Tengri Umai," Steppin’ Out in Almaty, Almaty, Kaz., 1/23/97

"Art of Soul and Emotions," Almaty Herald, Almaty, Kaz., 1/16/97

“Remembering," San Jose Mercury News, Catherine Maclay, San Jose, CA, 7/20/97

"Art of Ages," Ann Elliott Sherman, San Jose Metro, 7/93

"You can be the judge," Jan Ayres, Peninsula Times Tribune, 3/27/91

"Mixing metaphors," Dorothy Burkhart, San Jose Mercury News, 12/1/89

"Artists swap the tools of their trades,” Kathleen Donnelly, San Jose Mercury, 1/89

"Recommended Viewing,” Barbara Cohen, San Jose Metro, 1/89

"Two artists balance each other,” Holly Johnson, Sacramento Union, 6/88

"Introduction Time at Galleries,” D. Burkhart, San Jose Mercury, 7/87

"Artscene,” Charles Shere, The Tribune, Oakland, CA, 3/87