About the Artist





Deirdre is a visual artist based in Vancouver, Canada. She received her BA in Fine Arts at UBC, and studied Architectural Design at BCIT.  Her work explores subjects which fall, subjects which melt, subjects which spill, and subjects which fade away.

 

Deirdre has had recent solo exhibitions at Vernon Public Art Gallery and the Roundhouse (Vancouver), and has shown at Lake Country Art Gallery and in Summer Night Slides with David Wisdom at the Vancouver Art Gallery. 

 

Education

University of British Columbia:  Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts Major.

British Columbia Institute of Technology:  Certificate, Architectural Design.

 

Selected Exhibition History

Solo

 

2018

Fallen. Vernon Public Art Gallery, BC

 

2017

Fallen. Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver BC

 

2003

Wall of Monster. Columbia Street Studio, Vancouver BC

 

 

Group

 

2019

Splash Art Auction & Gala Preview Exhibition, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver BC

 

2018

Positively Petite. Place des Arts, Coquitlam BC

 

The Compass and the Cone. Two-person exhibition with Carly Butler, Oak Street Studios, Vancouver BC

 

2017

Man Overboard. Lake Country Public Art Gallery, BC

 

Art Party. Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver BC

 

2016

Summer Slideshows with David Wisdom. Vancouver Art Gallery

 

2014

Time Will Tell. W119 Residency, West Kelowna BC

 

2013

Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver BC

 

2012

Summer Night Slides with David Wisdom. Vancouver Art Gallery

Groove is in the Art. Access Gallery, Vancouver BC

 

2011

Positively Petite. Place des Arts, Coquitlam BC

 

Group Exhibition. Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC

 

2010

Cabin Fever: Tupajumi Foundation. Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL

 

2004

Tupajumi. The Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland

 

2002

Small Works. Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC

Modern Affections. Two person exhibition, Flower Factory, Vancouver BC

 

Press and Publications

 

Lucas, Julian. “New Books”, Harper’s Magazine, New York, August 2019 issue. Image reproduced page 85

 

Kirby, Bill. “Deirdre Hofer.” CCA Canadian Art Database, 2019 rev. Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art and Gail and Stephen Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University, 1997. http://ccca.concordia.ca/artists/artist_info.html?languagePref=en&link_id=16044&artist=Deirdre+Hofer

 

Crook, Parker. “Vernon Public Art Gallery sees four new exhibitions” (interview) The Morning Star, Vernon BC., Wed. July 23, 2018

https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/entertainment/vernon-public-art-gallery-sees-four-new-exhibitions/

 

Jeffs, Dallas. “Melting Ice Cream: Art by Deirdre Hofer” Artist Run Website, January 30, 2018 [Blog post]. http://www.artistrunwebsite.com/blog/2395/Melting+Ice+Cream%3A+Art+by+Deirdre+Hofer

 

Berry, Carli. “Art Exhibition Showcases Mankind’s Fall.” Kelowna Capital News and Lake Country Calendar, Sat. Oct 7, 2017

https://www.kelownacapnews.com/entertainment/art-exhibition-showcases-mankinds-fall/

 

Lock, Wanda et. al. 2017, Man Overboard, exhibition catalogue, 4 October – 18 November 2017, Lake Country Art Gallery, BC.