Jeanne Hoffman (b. 1978)

Working across diverse mediums and far-flung geographies, artist Jeanne Hoffman revels in the spaces between things. Paintings, drawings and ceramic objects function as dwelling points – “temporary shelters for thoughts” – as she explores the emotional and socio-cultural dimensions of place. Hoffman states: “There is a direct correlation between travelling across a landscape and the path of a graphic mark that transforms a blank page into an imaginary space.” “Drawing” translates then not only to three-dimensional artistic mediums and physical space, but also to a larger “stage”: Referential forms are assembled in relation with one another, creating movement, dialogue and meaning on the fringes of delineation.

Hoffman has held numerous solo and group exhibitions, both locally and abroad, and has participated in residencies in Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland and South Africa.



Solo Exhibition | Dream Window | 31 March '21 - 01 May '21



2021 – 'Dream window', solo exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town. 2020 – 'Shaping things', SMAC gallery, Stellenbosch, 'To make a landscape fit in doors', solo exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town; Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Salon Ninety One, 'A hazy shade of winter', group exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town. 2019 – Wildflowers, group exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town; Entropy, group exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town; 'Strange stuttering shapes' curated by Liza Grobler for Woordfees, Stellenbosch. 2018 – ‘Drift’, solo exhibition, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town; Investec Cape Town Art Fair with 99 Loop Gallery; "Back to the future III" SMAC gallery, Cape Town. 2017 – ‘Field’ at Salon91 Gallery, Cape Town, ‘Mixed Metaphors’ (solo), 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town; ‘You Leave Me With This,’ No End, Johannesburg; ‘Out of nowhere’ and ‘Folly’ at SMITH, Cape Town. 2016 – ‘Clay/Ground,’ Cavalli Estate, Stellenbosch; ‘From Whence They Came,’ SMITH and Kalashnikov, Cape Town. 2015 – ‘Thinking Ultramarine,’ UCT Centre for Curating the Archive; ‘Décor-Z’ Spier Wine Estate, Yellowwoods Art.  2013 – ‘Les oeuvres du Frans Masereel centrum’ at 9thInternational Biennial Liege, Belgium. 2009 – ‘Constallations,’ Stichtung WEP, Groningen, The Netherlands. 2008 – ‘Strange things travel with you’ (solo) Whatiftheworld, ‘Collage City/Kollaasikaupunki,’ Vuojoki, Finland. 2007 – ‘Room-travel,’ Whatiftheworld, Cape Town; ‘Common Ground,’ Lönnstrom Art Museum, Finland; ‘Paper and me,’ AVA, Cape Town. 2006 – ‘Long words on a hot afternoon’(solo) at blank projects, ‘Choice Assorted’ and ‘Illustration Nation’ with Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town. 2004 – Battersea Art Fair, London.


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