Hodes studied at the Slade School of Art, University College London as an undergraduate (1978-82) and postgraduate (1982-84) student.
In 2005 she was appointed as the first Associate Artist at the Wallace Collection London making papercuts & ceramics in response to 18th century Fête galante paintings and Sèvres porcelain in the collection. This culminated in a solo exhibition at the Wallace Collection in 2007, supported by Arts Council England & Arts & Humanities Research Council, entitled Fragmented Images . Further solo exhibitions include Silhouettes and Filigree at the Marlborough Gallery in December 2009 & Drawing Skirts at the Baring Wing & University Gallery, University of Northumbria in 2008.
As winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2006 she participated in Drawing Breath, the survey UK touring exhibition of Jerwood prize winners & was one of three exhibitors with the 2010 Jerwood Visual Arts Programme’s show ‘Inscriptions: Thinking/Drawing/Making’ at the Jerwood Space Gallery London.