Hodaya Louis is a third-generation interdisciplinary artist whose painting and drawings manifest her personal landscape, often including private moments in the lives of women. Born in Israel to an Afghan mother and American father, she has always been drawn to the tensions and intricacies that exist between Eastern and Western Jewish culture. She is strongly influenced by her Orthodox upbringing, multi-cultural background, music, and training in fashion design.
An alum of The Fashion Institute of Technology, she transitioned from fashion illustration to contemporary art to further explore how abstract and figurative art can create and expand on the narratives and representations of reality. Working mostly in watercolor and oils, she recently ventured into exploring video art and assemblage. Named an "Instagram sensation" by Brides Magazine, her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Insider, W Magazine, Metropolitan Magazine, The Cut, and Teen Vogue. Notable exhibitions and collaborations include The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, The Society of Illustrators Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The American Museum of Natural History. Hodaya lives and works in Katonah, New York.