Biography

Personal

b. Jamaica, NY 1938

 
Education

The High School of Music and Art, New York, NY 1952-56
Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico  1955
Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, Nuremberg, Germany 1958-62


Teaching

C. W. Post College, L.I. University, Instructor and Artist in Residence, 1963-66
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Instructor, 1967-68
Yale University Summer School, Norfolk, CT, Instructor,1969
Hunter College, NY, Instruct. & Asst. Prof. 1967-84, Assoc. Prof. 1987-97, Prof. 1997-2002


Exhibitions

Society of American Graphic Artists
Associated American Artists Gallery, NY 1965-1969, 1979
Tokyo, Japan, 1967, Pepsi-Cola Gallery, NY 1969                                                        
 
Graduate Faculty Exhibition
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1967
 
Faculty Exhibition         
Yale Summer School, Norfolk, CT 1969
 
Group Exhibition
French and Co., NY 1970
 
Solo Exhibition
French and Co., NY 1071
 
Group Exhibition
“Painting in America, Yesterday and Tomorrow”
Warren Benedek Gallery, NY 1972
Decorative Arts Center, NY 1973
 
Group Exhibition
“The Lighthouse”
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY 1973
 
Solo Exhibition
Ariadne Gallery, NY 1974
 
Publication, 2 Editions of Prints
Symphony Graphics Inc., NY 1974
 
National Endowment for the Arts
Fellowship Grant, 1976
 
Group Exhibition
“30 Years of American Printmaking”
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 1976
 
Hunter College Faculty Exhibition
Automation House, NY 1976
 
Solo Exhibition
“New Work”
Soghor, Leonard Associates, NY 1983
 
Solo Exhibition
Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, NY 1984
 
Solo Exhibition
“New Work”
Michael Leonard Gallery, NY 1984
 
City University of New York Faculty Exhibition
“Approaches to Abstraction”
Shanghai, China, 1986
 
Group Exhibition and Auction
“Artists for Artists”
Charles Cowles Annex Gallery, NY 1986
 
Duo Exhibition
George Hofmann and Gina Medcalf
Sound Shore Gallery, Port Chester, NY 1987
 
Group Exhibition
“Color Moves”
Sound Shore Gallery, Stamford, CT 1989
 
Group Exhibition
Perspectives Gallery, Chatham, NY 1990
 
Solo Exhibition
“Ancestor Dances”
Burke Gallery, Plattsburgh State Museum
Plattsburgh, NY 1991
 
Curatorial
“Physicality: Color Dimensionality in Painting”
Hunter College Galleries, NY 1991
 
Group Exhibition
“Abstraction in the 90s”
Sound Shore Gallery, Stamford, CT 1993
 
Group Exhibition
“Form, Shape and Vision”
Schick Gallery, Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY 1993
 
Group Exhibition
“Dimensions Between Two and Three”
Five Points Gallery, East Chatham, NY 1993
 
Commission
“Colorscape”, 300ft. Mural
City of Stamford, CT 1993
 
Hunter College Faculty Exhibition
Hunter College Galleries, 1993
 
Art/Omi Group Exhibition and Auction
Five Points Gallery, East Chatham, NY 1994
 
Group Exhibition
“Music, Music, Music”
Rosenthal Gallery, Stamford Center for the Arts
Stamford, CT 1994
 
Duo Exhibition
George Hofmann and David Miller
Sound Shore Gallery, Stamford, CT 1995
 
Curatorial
“Color in Space”
David Winton Bell Gallery
Brown University, Providence, RI, 1995
 
Curatorial
“Messages from the Interior”
Rathbone Gallery, Sage Jr. College of Albany
Albany, NY 1996
Sound Shore Gallery, Cross River, NY 1996
 
Group Exhibition
“By Nature”
Sound Shore Gallery, Cross River, NY 1996
 
Group Exhibition
“Celebrating Diversity”
Nese Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, NY 1999
 
Hunter College Faculty Exhibition
Hunter College Galleries, NY 2000
 
Group Exhibition
Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibition
Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY 2001
Purchase Award, Albany Institute of History and Art
 
Group Exhibition
“A Family Affair”
The Art Post, Orford, NH 2001
 
Group Exhibition
“Midsummer Dances”
Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY 2001
 
Duo Exhibition and Installation
“Locus”
George Hofmann and David E. Hofmann
Shelnut Gallery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 2001
 
Group Exhibition
“Periphery”
Galleria Giovanna, Canaan, NH 2002
 
Group Exhibition
“Marks/Meanings”
Burke Gallery, Plattsburgh State Museum
Plattsburgh, NY 2002
 
Solo Exhibition
“Collages”
The Art Post, Orford, NH 2002
 
Group Exhibition
Core Fine Art, Hanover, NH 2003
 
Group Exhibition
“Art, Music and Dance”
Art Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY 2003
 
Solo Exhibition
“New Collages”
Adirondack Community College
Queensbury, NY 2003
 
Group Exhibition
“Between the Lines”
Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY 2003
 
Solo Exhibition
“An Education in Public”
Adirondack Community College Gallery
Queensbury, NY 2003
 
Solo Exhibition
“Collages”
New England College Gallery, Henniker, NH 2004

Group Exhibition
“Abstraction Now”
Stageworks, Hudson, NY 2004
 
Lecture
“Landscape and Abstraction”
Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, MA 2004
 
Group Exhibition
“Recent Works”
Deborah Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY 2004
 
Group Exhibition
“Place and Myth”
Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY 2004
 
Solo Exhibition
“Ten Years of Collages”
Burke Gallery, Plattsburgh State Museum
Plattsburgh, NY 2004
 
Group Exhibition
“Work on Paper”
Deborah Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY 2005
 
Studio Exhibition
“New Work”
George Hofmann Studio, Troy, NY 2006
 
Lecture
Woodstock School of Art
Woodstock, NY 2006
 
Duo Exhibition
George Hofmann and David Miller
“Two Masters of Abstraction”
Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY 2007
 
Solo Exhibition
“The Essential George Hofmann”
Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY 2009
 
Group Exhibition
North Main Gallery, Salem, NY 2010
 
Group Exhibition
“Collages”
Shelnut Gallery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 2010

Group Exhibition
"After Duccio"
Ventana Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
 
Solo Exhibition
ShowRoom, NY, 2012
 
Solo Exhibition
ShowRoom Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 2013
 
Duo Exhibition
George Hofmann and Ben Dowell
Ventana Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2014
 
Group Exhibition
North Main Gallery, Salem, NY 2015
 
Solo Exhibition
Galeria Centro
Centro Colombo Americano, Bogota 2015
 
Group Exhibition
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 2016
 
Group Exhibition 
Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY 2016
 
Group Exhibition
Albany Institute of history and Art, Albany, NY 2016
 
Solo Exhibition
The Gilded Owl, Hudson, NY 2016
 

 
Selected Permanent Collections

Albany Institute of History and Art
Amoco Corp., Denver
Ayco Co., Saratoga Springs, NY
Benerofe Properties, New York
Boston Public Library
Continental Grain Co., New York
Owens-Corning Corp. Toledo, OH
Paine, Webber, Chicago
Phibro LLC, Stamford, CT
3M Corp., Minneapolis
Time Equities Inc., New York
Virginia Museum, Richmond
W. Virginia Univ. Morgantown

Private Collections

On Request

 
Bibliography

ArtNews, Dec. 1971
Review, French & Co. solo show

House & Garden, Jan. 1974
Cover, interior with print
 
ArtNews, Dec. 1974
Review, Ariadne solo show
 
ArtNews, Jan. 1975
Review, New Editions (prints)
 
Moffett’s Art Letter, Sept-Oct. 1988
Triangle Workshop review
 
Albany Times Union, Dec. 5, 1993
Review, William Jaeger
Group show, “Form Shape and Vision”
Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga, NY
 
The Stamford Advocate, 1993
Review, Group show, “Abstraction in the 90’s”
Sounds Shore Gallery, Stamford, CT
 
George Hofmann, Exhibition Statement, 1994
“Robert Goodnough, An Artist’s Appreciation”
Rosenthal Gallery, Stamford Center for the Arts
Stamford, CT 
 
The New York Times, May 12, 1996
Review, Vivien Raynor
Group show, Sound Shore Gallery, Cross River, NY
 
George Hofmann, Exhibition Statement, 1998
“Twentieth Century Roundup”
Sound Shore Gallery, Cross River, NY
 
The New York Times, July 12, 1998
Review, Group show
Sound Shore Gallery, Cross River, NY
 
George Hofmann, Exhibition Statement, 2000
“Reverberations”, On African-American Artists
Sound Shore Gallery, Cross River, NY
 
Collageworks, 2003
Publication, Essays with Illustrations
William Weiss and George Hofmann
Adirondack Community College
Queensbury, NY
 
The Plattsburgh Press-Republican, 2004
Review, solo show, “Ren Years of Collage
And Works on Paper”
Burke Gallery, Plattsburgh State Museum
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Lake Champlain Weekly, 2004
Review, “Not Pictures but Unique Events”
“Ten Years of Collage and Works on Paper”
Jason Andrew
Burke Gallery, Plattsburgh State Museum
Plattsburgh, NY
 
The Artful Mind, April, 2004
Interview with Gwen Mayer
Columbia County, NY
 
The Essential George Hofmann, 2009
Exhibition Catalog with essays by Carolyn Bardos,
Jim Richard Wilson, Mercedes Guerric
Martinez Gallery, Troy NY
 
Albany Times Union, June 7, 2009
“Abstract Expressiveness”, extended article and review “The Essential George Hofmann”
Tim Kane
Albany, NY
 
Get Visual, June 13, 2009
Review, “The Essential George Hofmann”
David Brickman
 
From the Mayor’s Doorstep, July 15, 2009
Review, “The Essential George Hofmann”
Piri Halasz
 
Curatorial Collection of its Artists, 2017
Illustrated Publication, Martinez Gallery
Troy, NY
 
Two Coats of Paint twocoatsofpaint.com
On Artist's Writings, Sept 6, 2011

No Hassle at the Castle paulcorio.blogspot.com
On Kenneth Noland, March 10, 2010

Fractured Space, Nov 21, 2010 and July 18, 2011

Review, "The Essential George Hofmann", 2009.

Verfhond Art Initiative verfhond.wordpress.com
inclusion, Long List, Biannual Compendium of 21st. Century Painting, 2012

ShowRoom170.com, website 2012

Huffington Post huffingtonpost.com
Painter's Table: 20 Best 2011, Brett Baker, Oct 2012

George Hofmann on Abstract Critical, July 18, 2014 

Henri Art Magazine henrimag.com  (see Articles) 

Painting Life and postcript, April 2011
Ripped and Scraped, Oct. 4, 2012
Show: After Duccio, Jan 10, 2012 

Untethered, comment, August 8, 2014 

Acuarela George Hofmann (see Articles)
Catalog, Galeria Centro
Centro Colombo Americano, Bogota
Lorenza Panero, August 2015

Exhibition Statement (see Articles)
The Gilded Owl Hudson, NY, 2016

Related Professional Activities 

ArtistsResearchGroup.com - Hunter College oral history, 1988 – present

SUNY/ NY Foundation for the Arts,  Visual Arts Juror 1995-2008

Art Omi, Ghent, NY  Advisory Board  1990-91

Triangle Workshop, Pine Plains, NY  Director  1988 

Francis J. Greenburger Foundation, New York, NY  Director  1986-88