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Oliver Hoffmeister

Oliver Hoffmeister (b.1995 Chesterfield) is a Newcastle based painter-printmaker. His work focuses upon the obscure nature of the imagined image, with particular reference to the artist’s own conceived imagery. Attempting to create works that could be seen as ‘oddities’, he wishes to conjure a sense of uncertainty that leaves the viewer in a state of flux.

Since graduating in 2018 from Newcastle University with a first-class BA Hons in Fine art, he has shown work in a multitude of shows including ‘The Ingram Collection Young Contemporary Talent Award’, Cello Factory, London, UK (2018); ‘The Middlesborough Art weekender’, MIMA, Middlesborough, UK (2018); ‘The Graduate Art Prize’, Exchange House, London, UK (2018). Alongside this Hoffmeister has undertaken multiple residencies including a public art commission in conjunction with Kielder Arts and Architecture, and was awarded The Hatton Prize in 2018 for the excellence of his work in the Newcastle degree show.

In 2019, he was gifted a Bursary from Northern Print Studio Ltd to help further his printmaking practice.

More recently he has been working in collaboration with Berwick Visual Arts to produce his first solo show, outside of Newcastle upon Tyne, titled ‘Hide and Seek’. As well as being commissioned to create a series of etchings by Northern Print Studio Ltd to be shown alongside two other artists in an exhibition called ‘Glossary of Etching’. These exhibitions have since been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Alongside this, Hoffmeister is working with Abi Hampsey and Mark Bletcher to produce an artistic publication called Minutes (on painting), which focuses on creating honest, down to earth discussion between artists at varying stages within their career, about painting. It aims to publish regular conversations between people interested in painting, about painting.

CV

Qualifications

Newcastle UniversityFine art – BA (Hons) 1st    2014 – 2018

Bursaries

Northern Print Bursary 2019

Solo Exhibitions

Berwick Upon Tweed – Gymnasium gallery – ‘Hide and Seek’ : 2020 (Postponed)

Newcastle – System Gallery – ‘Foolish Fire’ : 01/08/19 – 07/08/19

Group Exhibitions

London – 155a Gallery : ‘Ghosts That Live Amongst Us’ : 15/09/20 – 26/09/20

Newcastle – Northern Print Studio : ‘Glossary of Etching’ : 04/03/20 – 18/04/20 (Postponed)

Newcastle – The Biscuit Factory : ‘Contemporary Young Artist Award 2019′ : 17/05/2019 – 29/08/2019

London – The Cello Factory – Ingram: ‘Young Contemporary Talent Award 2018’ : 22/11/18 – 26/11/2018

Middlesborough – MIMA – ‘The Middlesborough Art Weekender’ : 04/10/18 – 07/10/18

London – Exchange House – ‘The Graduate Art Prize 2018’ : 15/09/2018 – 25/11/2018

Newcastle – System Gallery – ‘Polar’ : 19/07/18 – 18/08/18

London – R.K Burt Gallery – ‘Newcastle Printmakers’ : 06/08/18 – 16/08/18

London – Copeland Yard – ‘London Show 2018′ : 28/06/18 – 3/07/18

Awards

The Hatton Prize 2018

Dere Street Barristers Commission 2018

Residencies

Berwick Upon Tweed Student Residency: 13/11/17 – 17/11/17