Xenia Hodza earned an MFA in painting at WCSU, a bachelor’s degree in art history at Purchase College, and second BA in International Relations from American University. She has taught Survey of Western Art History at Norwalk Community College and at Sacred Heart University. Xenia is the resident artist at Garret Neuf, an Art Studio School in Northwestern Connecticut.
She says, “I love teaching philosophy of art because I’m enlivened by the star-crossed relationship between art history and the world of ideas. As an artist-philosopher seeking union of theory and practice, my inquiries lead me to mediate between the formal problems posed by a painting I might be working on, and the issues laid bare by contemporary discourse. The transformative power of finishing a conversation I’m having with a canvas in private, amidst a hundred interrupters who know better, is what you might call my runner’s high.”