Situated within the tradition of 19th century landscape painting and 20th century collage Camile Hoffman’s most recent work seeks to reexamine the meaning of borders, race, gender, and power as they pertain to Manifest Destiny and its representation in the American landscape. Utilizing materials from her everyday life, from holiday themed tablecloths to nature calendars, Hoffman “crafts imaginary landscapes grounded in accumulation, personal narrative, and historical critique,” which act as a “vehicle of territorial reclamation and spiritual agency for the artist amid the pressures of economic and political globalization.” She was a recipient of the Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize for excellence in Painting from Yale University, a National Endowment for the Arts scholarship, and a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Hoffman is currently a Van Lier Fellow at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and Artist in Residence at QueenSpace in Long Island City.
2015 MFA, Painting and Printmaking, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2009 BFA, Community Arts, High Distinction, Callifornia COllege of the Arts, San Franscisco, CA
https://www.matterofhand.com/camille-hoffman/ (interview with the artist topics include: media categorization, process, conceptual role of found materials, motifs, exhibition context.)
https://yhmmagazine.com/2017/07/07/artist-camille-hoffman/ (brief interview, includes: beginings of interest in art, artistic inspiration, advice for imerging artists)
https://newamericanpaintings.com/blog/studio-process-painting-camille-hoffman (interesting process shots of her work)