Jay Hodgson

Jay Hodgson

London, Canada

I’ve worked for more than three decades in the arts, as a musician, an educator, an author and an artist. I’ve worked on three records nominated for Juno awards; published multiple books with Bloomsbury and Oxford University Press, among other notable imprints, on the subject of popular music and record making, one of which currently resides in the Reading Room of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and I even won a Governor General's medal in 2006, at only 28 years of age, for my PhD research in the area of record production and media ecology. Since then I’ve been an associate professor of popular music studies at Western University, in London (Ontario), teaching primarily songwriting and project paradigm record production. I have always been an avid fan (and maker) of analog paper collage. I’m totally fascinated by the weird brain states the medium provokes in viewers, as the obviously mass produced print ephemera of disposable consumer culture assembles to create totally new and unique visual experiences. My most recent showings were at the Van Der Plas Gallery in the lower east side of Manhattan, as part of its Vor Kunst exhibit in November of 2020; at the Galeria Start, in Warsaw (Poland), as part of their World Absurdist exhibit in Spring of 2021; and at the Divulgarti Gallery in Genoa (Italy), as part of the Loredana Trestin curated exhibit ""Il Bivio"" (""The Crossroads"") in June and July of 2021.