Oliver Hoffmeister (b.1995)                                                                                     

Through painting as image-making, I strive to create a practice that focuses upon the obscure nature of the imagined image, with particular reference to the artist’s own conceived imagery. Through the use of motifs, painterly marks and framing I loosely define space and form in an effort to create indeterminate scenes through which vague narratives can be constructed. The imagery pulls influences from a range of sources varying from yet always uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point.

Solo Exhibitions

Berwick Upon Tweed – Gymnasium Gallery – ‘Hide and Seek’ : 22/05/21 – 27/06/21

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

Group Exhibitions

London – 155a Gallery – ‘Ghosts That Live Amongst Us’ (Warbling Collective) : 15/09/2020 – 26/09/2020 (Shortlisted)

Newcastle – Northern Print Studio – ‘Glossary of etching’ : 04/03/20 – 12/09/20

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

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

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

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

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

Newcastle – Hatton Gallery – ‘Newcastle Degree Show 2018’ : 01/06/18 – 22/06/18

Newcastle – System Gallery – ‘Transience (Part 2)’ : 16/05/18 – 31/05/18

Berwick upon Tweed – Foldyard Gallery – ‘Transience (Part 1)’ : 16/04/18 – 22/04/18

Newcastle – Ex-libris Gallery – ‘Kielder Onsite/Offsite, Kielder Offsite’ : 13/05/16 – 21/05/16

Residencies

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

IMOS Foundation Artist Residency : 12/08/16 – 28/06/16

Prizes, Bursaries and Grants

Northern Print Bursary 2019 – gifted to further my independent practice

The Hatton Prize 2018 – Awarded by Newcastle University