Photo by Jennie Barst.

Photo by Jennie Barst.

An Israeli-born painter and fashion illustrator, Hodaya Louis is known for her extensive body of work, which features resisting elements and expressive brushstrokes, used to convey strong female narratives and tension-filled experimental abstracts. Her earliest artistic inclinations were nurtured by her father, fine artist David Louis.

Her work is recognized internationally via gallery exhibitions, grant titles and private commissioned artworks. Works have been featured in publications such as The Cut, W Magazine, Metropolitan Magazine, Teen Vogue, Insider, and the New York Post.

She is currently based in New York, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2010.

 
 

Rush Galleries, NYC. Bombay Sapphire "Artisan Series" Semi-finalist. group exhibit. December 2015
LA Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA, "Sharpie art" Group exhibit, October 2015
The Society of illustrators, NYC, "Color your City" group exhibit, October 2015

AWARDS/PRIZES
“Art Elevated Open Call Winner” featured on Garment District banners, Summer 2018
“Saatchi Art” Artist Recognition Award in a featured collection, 2017
Semi-Finalist in the Artisan Series competition by Bombay Sapphire, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
“Distinguished Artist of Israel” Certificate of Recognition by the State of Israel, 2010
“Next Generation” Designer Award for glasses design, Luxottica Group, 2008

EXHIBITS
PoetsArtists + Zhou B Art Center, "Adorn Me", online group exhibit, 2019
White Space Chelsea, NYC. Bombay Sapphire "Artisan Series" Semi-finalist, group exhibit, 2018
Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Painting the Figure Now, June-September 2018
Red Fox Gallery, Raising The Caliber, Bedford NY, May 2018
Art Without Labels, Interactive Online Gallery, 2017
Allouche Gallery, NYC. Bombay Sapphire "Artisan Series" Semi-finalist. group exhibit. October 2017
Rush Galleries, NYC. Bombay Sapphire "Artisan Series" Semi-finalist. group exhibit. November 2016
Hankyu Department Store, Japan. "New York" Fair, May 2016
Florentine Quartet, Tel Aviv, Israel. "Persona" solo exhibit, April 2016


Her Process

Installation for Fashion Week

Portrait of Anna

The Routes We Follow