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Welcome to my website! (Please scroll down this page and go to the galleries on the left to see my work)
'Allgegenwart der Macht' (Omnipresence of power after Michel Foucault) at The Front Gallery in Edmonton
Tar, oil paint and acrylics, 54x108 Inches
Was ich hätte sagen sollen (What I should have said), 8 x 11.5 feet, tar, charcoal, oil, acrylic
one of 4 paintings of my MFA exhibition at Flutgraben in Berlin, August 2018
The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma
Tar, acrylic, oil, soil and charcoal, 8 x 11.5 feet, 96x138inches, 244x351cm, 2018
Please go to my MFA work (in the gallery on the side) to see all paintings from
the History as Personal Memory body of work
Conjunction V, 40x60 inches
Conjunction III, 40 by 60 inches
Transition II, 26.5 x 40 inches
Transition, 26.5 x 40 cm
Berlin Spaces, 48 x 72 inches
Conjunction, 48x72 inches, 122x183 cm
Structure VIII, 48 x 72 inches
My film Meanwhile in LaLaLand was a nominee for Best Documentary at the Back in the Box Competition in Los Angeles and was chosen for the official selection in the Manchester Film Festival. My film History as Personal Memory was a chosen for the official selection in reserve of the German United Film Festival in Berlin 2018.
The Vimeo link to my
History as Personal Memory video with English voice-over: https://vimeo.com/257923730,
Length: 8:51 min
Black Milk of Day Break https://vimeo.
Here is an interview which was published during my recent exhibition (June 13 to July 21, 2019) at the Zack Gallery in Vancouver
This article in Art Avenue, the bi-monthly magazine of the Federation of Canadian Artists
My painting Marx-Engels Forum (Oct/Nov/Dec 2016) on the cover of the Jewish Senior Magazine, article on page 24: www.jsalliance.org
My work has also been featured under ART TO COLLECT section in the September to December 2016 issue of Canada's art magazine GALLERIES WEST, which is published three times a year in the Western half of Canada.The article about my work is on page 19, please click on this link:
Solo exhibition at The Front Gallery in Edmonton, http://www.thefrontgallery.com/
CAMP MOSCHENDORF II has been shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize at the Liverpool Biennale 2016
The exhibition will run until the end of November 2016 at the Walker Art Museum
The invitation to my upcoming exhibition in Vancouver
Invitation to my recent exhibition with sculptor Jo Kley at Galerie Hoffmann in NRW, Germany
If you go on these links, you 'll see more images of the opening and the exhibition: http://www.kunstagentur-
This above image was taken at the recent opening @Galerie Hoffmann Contemporary Art, Photocredit: Joerg Pruss - www.conzentrat.de
Berlin 1945 & 2015 will be in my solo exhibition at Zack Gallery, Vancouver, June 2016
GREAT NEWS: two of my paintings (incl. the above) have been invited to the GRADUATE ART PRIZE 2015 in LONDON. I am one of 20 graduates in Great Britain whose work will be in this show and has been shortlisted for the prize: https://worksinprint.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/graduate-art-prize-2015-shortlist-announced/
This painting PALAST DER REPUBLIK together with a second painting BERLIN WEST/EAST has been invited to be in an exhibition in Berlin at Leo.Coppi Galerie
This paper cut piece, 'High Street Layers' between layers of plexiglass, has been in the recent group exhibition at Wilson Public Art Gallery, Cheltenham, England, High Street Layers Project, January 16th to February 21st
Black Milk at Daybreak - has been chosen for the FCA exhibition "Culture" in Vancouver in April/May 2016
Installation view of 'High Street Layers' at the University of Gloucestershire
Great News: This painting ALEXANDERPLATZ VIII just won 1st prize at the juried ABSTRACT SHOW in Vancouver: http://artists.ca/show/abstract_exhibition_2015/0
'High Street Layers' at recent 'Interspace' exhibition in the project space
of Hardwick Campus @ University of Gloucestershire
Urban Dynamics, 84 cm x 193 cm, 36 by 72 inches
(Axis Contemporary Art Gallery in Calgary)
Excerpt from a 16 page article featuring Ira's work - ARTIST TO COLLECT - in the 2013 Summer Awakenings issue of nationwide ARABELLA Art and Architecture magazine:
IRA HOFFECKER - ARTIST TO COLLECT
Imagining City Spaces
written by Kylie Serebrin
"High-spirited artist Ira Hoffecker is an urban explorer with a keen eye for observing the evolution of cities over the centuries. Using multiple layers of paint and resin, integrated with traces of print and scrap metal, Ira creates a visual metaphor of a city's archaeological strata - "the many historic layers of tangible remnants and human impressions that were felt before my own." History in the making. Genius at work."
Please read article under "Articles Published"
...... "A fantastic colourist - her canvases glow with a mix of primary and pastel tones - Hoffecker already has an impressive career underway and shows in galleries as far as Edmonton and Toronto. Inspired by such modernists as Franz Kline and Robert Rauschenberg, Hoffecker manages the tricky feat of being both intellectual and playful via paintings that combine vivid colour fields with decorative patches and textures. For her latest showing at The Gallery at Mattick's in Victoria, Hoffecker will have about a dozen works in acrylic and resin whose sensuousness may make you yearn for a bowl of fruit salad".
BOULEVARD MAGAZINE, May 2012, page 42The Front Gallery in Edmonton
"ABSTRACT PAINTINGS EVOKE URBAN EUROPE"
By ROBERT AMOS, Times Colonist November 3, 2012
"Abstract paintings have to grab you by painterly means. Ira Hoffecker's do......
....You seem to be peering into deep realms of memory and imagination, whether or not you know what she was thinking about. Hoffecker and I spent a long time talking about things, but her paintings speak for themselves. Confident and decisive, they are both decorative and contemplative and can be assumed to refer to a number of things. For now, I'll leave it to you to see why so many people find them deeply satisfying...."
Please read the entire article under "Articles Published".....
Coverstory of Victoria's FOCUS Magazine, November 2012
"Just as well-planned city spaces do, each viewing of Hoffecker’s paintings promises a new set of discoveries and conversations".....
Please see the article from Focus Magazine under "Articles Published"
This silkscreen print 'Multiple identities' is a collaboration with Coast Salish artist LessLIE
Ira's painting BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ received the Juror's Award at the Sooke Fine Art Show 2012, and another $ 1000 Award at the Painting On The Edge 2012 Exhibition in Vancouver. It just found a new home in Vienna in Austria!
Here is one of my Munich maps in a condo in Vancouver.
"The vivid abstract paintings of Ira Hoffecker would look fantastic in an upscale show home. She has a sure hand with composition and a dazzling colour sense." Robert Amos, Times Colonist Victoria, October 15th, 2011