Bio

SARA PAULA HOFFMAN

EDUCATION

2008 M.F.A. Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
2003 M. A. Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008- Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Present Professor of Art

2005-2008 St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO
Faculty, Fine Arts

2005-2008 St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, MO
Faculty, Fine Arts

2004-2008 St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO
Faculty, Fine Arts

GRANTS/AWARDS

2012 Savannah College of Art and Design, Presidential Fellowship

2009 Savannah College of Art and Design, Presidential Fellowship

2005 Award of Excellence, Art St. Louis XXI

EXHIBITION RECORD

Solo Exhibits

2012 June 2012, “Nora, The White-Boned Demon” works on paper for The 13th International Ibsen Conference, University of Tromso,
Norway
2009 International Ibsen Theater Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh, “Ghosts of the Heartland”
2009 12th International Ibsen Conference, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, “Ghosts of the Heartland”
2008 “The Nora Project,” with lecture for Women’s History Month
St. Louis Community College at Meramec Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
2007 “Theater on a 2-Dimensional Stage,” The Gallery at Thomas Jefferson School, St. Louis, MO
2007 “Midwestern Dolls and Ghosts,” The Sheldon Art Galleries,
St. Louis, MO
2007 “Ghosts from the Heartland,” The Messing Gallery at Mary Institute Country Day School, St. Louis, MO
2006 “The Doll House Paintings and The Living Ibsen,” 11th International Ibsen Conference, The Center for Ibsen Studies,
University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
2006 “Doll House Paintings/Prints,” The Gallery at Congregation Neve Shalom, Creve Coeur, MO
2006 “Ibsen Inspired Works,” Blackburn College Visual Arts Center Gallery, Carlinville, IL
2005 “New Works,” Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
2005 “The Doll House Paintings,” Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO

Group Exhibits (selected)

2010 “7” Indigo Sky Gallery, Savannah, GA, Group Exhibition
2009 SCC Multimedia Invitational, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO
2007 “A Tribute to Michael Smith, The Ethical Society, St. Louis, MO
2006 “Honors Awards 2006,” The Gallery of Art St. Louis, St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
2005 “The Overseas Cultural Exchange Exhibition,” Sun Yat Sen Memorial Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 “International Small Works Exhibition,” Red Dot Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2005 4-Person Exhibition, Fleishman Hillard Corporate Headquarters, St. Louis, MO
2004 “Small Matters of Great Importance,” Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, New York
2004 “Plexus,” 3-Person Exhibition, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2002 “Daughters Exhibit,” Women’s Caucus for Art Midwest Regional Invitational
2002 “The Overseas Cultural Exchange Exhibition,” Sun Yat Sen Memorial Museum, Taipei and Kaoshiung, Taiwan

PUBLICATIONS

2011 STUDIO VISIT MAGAZINE, “Conversations with Joseph”

LECTURES

2011 “The Living Ibsen,” paintings influenced by Henrik Ibsen’s plays,
“A Doll House” and “Ghosts,” “Women in the Arts International
Conference,” University of Missouri-St. Louis

2010 “Paintings, The Living Ibsen,” Savannah College of Art and Design, “Art First”

2008 “The Nora Project,” A discussion with Professor Michael Burke and Sara Paula Hoffman, St. Louis Community College, Meramec

2007 “Painting Ibsen’s Ghosts,” Thomas Jefferson School, St. Louis

2007 “Art and Literature, The Doll House Paintings,” National Federation of Press Women – Missouri Affiliate, St. Louis, MO

2006 “Midwest Doll Houses,” Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL

2005 “The Doll House Paintings and Henrik Ibsen,” John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO

JUROR

2011 “Contemporary Narrative,” Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

COLLECTIONS/COMMISSIONS

Savannah College of Art and Design Permanent Collection

The Center for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo, Norway

Astrid Sather, Professor of Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo

Karen Hurley, U.S. Embassy, Oslo, Norway

Dr. Will Holcomb and Carol Corey

St. John & James Catholic Church, St. Louis, MO

Chao-Pin Si, Taipei, Taiwan

An American Place, A Larry Forgione Restaurant, St. Louis, MO

Ursuline Academy, St. Louis, MO