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Robert Hoffman

Robert Hoffman

Artist Work

Where the Castles Are
2017
mixed media, embroidery, collage on canvas
4'/4'
Things in the Bay
2017
mixed media, embroidery, collage on canvas
12"/12"
The Triad
2017
mixed media, embroidery, collage on canvas
12"/12"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Robert grew up in a small Midwestern town in Indiana, his grandparents’ home was surrounded by a large woods situated next to a quarry pit. In this environment Robert observed many types of birds, these sightings of birds is an intrinsic influence on his work from the past until the present. Through the combination of his mixed media, self taught fiber work, collage and creative subconscious he reveals simple, surreal, obvious and obscure narratives that are played out in this world and one know only to the birds he creates.

Artist Bio

Robert Hoffman
BFA Indiana University 2007
Mixed media and self taught fiber artists
rahthebird@gmail.com
www.rahthebird.com

Robert grew up in a small Midwestern town in Indiana, his grandparents’ home was surrounded by a large woods situated next to a quarry pit. In this environment Robert observed many types of birds, these sightings of birds is an intrinsic influence on his work from the past until the present. Through the combination of his mixed media, self taught fiber work, collage and creative subconscious he reveals simple, surreal, obvious and obscure narratives that are played out in this world and one know only to the birds he creates.

Solo Shows

2017 (Upcoming) Art and Alchemy Gallery Baltimore, MD. June 1 - July
2016 Places La Cakerie, Baltimore , MD. Sept-Nov 2016
2016 Roof Top Hot, Baltimore, MD. Feb 2 - Mar 2
2015 Hotel Brexton, Baltimore, MD. July 21 - Aug 21
2014 Hieroglyphic Beginnings, Baltimore Threadquarters, Baltimore, MD. March 1 - April 1
2010 The Last Tales of Society, Common Grounds, Baltimore, MD. December 1-January 1 2011
2010 The Society, Yellow Dog Tavern, Baltimore, MD. October 5-Nov 5
2008 The Fantastic World, Irvine Nature Ctr. Owings Mills, MD Nov. 5 - Dec 2

Group Shows

2017 Artdromeda Pop-Up Art Show, Gallery 788,Baltimore, MD March 24 - April 24
2017 100 Artists Show, Highlandtown Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Jan 7 - Feb. 7
2016/2017 A Constellation of Artists Pop Up Art Show, Montogery Park, Baltimore, MD. Dec 2 - March 28 (extended)
2016 Artdromeda + The Art Collective Pop Up Art Show, July 8 - July 29th
2016 Lowbrow Art Show, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD. May 19 – May 31
2016 Art For Life AIDS Benefit Art Show, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD. April – April 17
2016 One A Day Exhibition, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD. Feb 4 - Feb 29
2016 10+1 Artist Invitation Exhibition, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD. Jan 21 - Jan 31
2015 13m All Male Exhibition, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD. Dec 3 - Dec 29
2015 Anything Goes Exhibition, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD. Aug 6 - Aug 30
2015 Queer Art Show Exhibition, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD. July 9 - Aug 2
2015 Gallery 788, Youth Empowered Society Silent Auction/Fundraiser Baltimore, MD. May 8 - May 17
2015 Patterson Park Public Charters School "Spring Into Art" (Curator) Baltimore, MD. April 18 - April 19
2015 Highlandtown Gallery 100 Artist Show, Baltimore, MD. January 1 - February 1
2014 Highlandtown Arts District Show, Baltimore Threadquarters Baltimore MD. November 14 – 29
2014 Mushroom City Arts Festival, Gallery 788 Baltimore, MD. October 3 - 5
2014 Little Havens Hospice Yarn Bomb Essex UK August 25 (Participant/Guinness Book of World Recods)
2014 The Salty Sheep Yarn Shop Yarn Bomb, Swansboro, NC. July 25
2014 American Craft Council Covention, Baltimore, MD. February 21-23
2014 Spring Into Art Patterson Park Public Charter School Baltimore, MD. April 5
2014 What the Night Brings Baltimore Threadquarters, Baltimore, MD. March 1 - April 1
2014 6x6x2014 Exhibition, Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo), Rochester, NY. June 7 - July 13
2014 ongoing yarn bombing, Highlandtown, Baltimore, MD.
2013 ongoing yarn bombing, Highlandtown, Baltimore, MD.
2013 Out of Order, Maryland Art Place (MAP), Baltimore MD. April 5
2013 6x6x2013 Exhibition, Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo), Rochester, NY. June 1 - July 14
2013 4x6/6x4 Postcard Show, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO. February 18 - March 8
2012 MDfME Benefit Show, Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD. September 28
2012 Artscape Group Show, Ottobar, Baltimore, MD. July 20 - July 22
2012 6x6x2012 Exhibition, Rochester Contemporary Art Center / Ovation, Rochester, NY. June 2 - July 15,
2011 A Taste of the Arts, The Stable Studios/Helping Hammer, Bloomington, IN. November 19th benefit
2010 Art in Fusion, JSR Associates, Ellicott City, MD. April 23-Aug 1
2009 Pumpkins on the Green, Irvine Nature Ctr., Owings Mills, MD. October 16
2009 Out of Order, Maryland Art Place (MAP), Baltimore MD. April 3 -
2008 Solo Exhibition Irvine Nature Ctr., Owings Mills, MD. Nov. 5th - Dec 2nd
2007 Senior Student Exhibition, Indiana-Purdue University School of VPA, Fort Wayne, IN.
2005 SGC Conference Exchange, Washington D.C. March 30 - April3
2004 "12" NCECA conference/IPFW Student Exhibition, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN.
2004 IPFW Alumnae & Student Exhibition, FPC Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN. September 2 - October 10
1998 Art for Sale Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.
1994 Student Exhibition Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN.
1993 Student Exhibition Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

Public Works

2016 You Are So_______collaborative installation with Uncustomary and Craftivism Feb 7
2015 OTM (Old Town Mall) Yarn Bomb collaborative with Uncustomary Dec 5
2014 American Craft Council Convention Yarn Bomb, Baltimore, MD. February 21-23
2014 The Salty Sheep Yarn Shop Yarn Bomb, Swansboro, NC. July 25
2013 Ongoing Yarn Bombing Guerrilla Installations, Baltimore Metropolitan Area, MD
2014 Installation Baltimore City Mushroom Festival Exhibition, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD Oct 3 - Qct 5
2014 Little Havens Hospice Yarn, Bomb Essex UK August 25 (Guinness Book of World Records)
2014 The Salty Sheep Yarn Shop Yarn Bomb, Swansboro, NC. July 25

Performance Art

2017 This How I Build a Home (Performance), Living Stage Program, Hotel RL, Baltimore, MD Feb. 17
( A video of the performance can be viewed at https://youtu.be/BOKqz0HPjhw )

Curatorial

2015 Spring Into Art Exhibition, Patterson Park Charter School, Baltimore, MD. April 18 - April 19
Wild Flowers and Crazy Weeds the art of Marie-Paule DC, LaCMTV Mount Vernon, Baltimore MD November 3 - April 18
The Art of Data.DZK Pop Up Art Show, LaCMTV Mount Vernon, Baltimore MD. April 20-May 21 2017
Blurred Vision, Cristen Hoyt, LaCMTV Mount Vernon, Baltimore MD May 23 - June 28 2017
Josh Lohmeyer, LaCMTV Mount Vernon, Baltimore MD June 29 - July 28 2017
J.B. Shepard, LaCMTV Mount Vernon, Baltimore MD July 29 - Aug 28 2017
Micheal Steven Wiggs, LaCMTV Mount Vernon, Baltimore MD Aug 29 - Sept 27 2017

Publication

City Paper, Map Issue Vol. 40 No. 26 June 29-July 6. 2016