Nicole Green Hodges was raised in Rialto California. At age 18, she spent three years in Provo Utah, where she learned a unique set of life lessons. The struggle to thrive in a polarized environment as she grew into her adulthood planted a seed that would grow into a lifelong passion. It laid out the underlying path for her art practices and creative concepts. She currently teaches Graduate courses at Azusa Pacific University in the MFA program. Nicole, returned to California and continued her education, with a new focus. She earned a BA from Cal State San Bernardino in Fine Arts and Art History. Painting, Ceramics, and Installation work became her vehicles of connection used to form and expose unlikely bridges between individuals and random groups of people. In 2004 she completed her MFA at Claremont Graduate University. In 2005 she began teaching at Riverside Community College, and soon after at California Baptist University as well, where she still resides today. As an artist, she delights in exposing the commonalities both unique and mundane, found between unlikely pairings. Her work also calls to attention an interest in the differences between groups, and people that are commonly overlooked and underappreciated for their uniqueness. Nicole’s assemblages and installation work uses texture and light play between manipulated and reclaimed objects. With humor, and special attention to the most basic understandings of the world through our senses, she celebrates human connectivity and individualism.