IRA HOFFECKER

CURRICULUM VITAE
 
​Ira Hoffecker is a German-Canadian artist. Relocating from Germany to Canada in 2004, now a Canadian citizen, she resides and maintains her art practice in Victoria, Canada. She is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

In August 2018 Ira achieved an MFA degree from Plymouth University in England and Transart Institue, New York, N.Y. Ira achieved a First Class Bachelor (Honours) in Fine Art from the University of Gloucestershire, England in 2015.Previously, Ira studied art at the Vancouver Island School of Art in Victoria, Canada where she obtained a Diploma of Fine Arts in 2013.

Ira has exhibited in solo, duo and group exhibitions in England, Canada and Germany. In 2015, Ira was one of 20 UK graduates whose work was shortlisted for the Graduate Art Prize in London. She won the first prize in the juried ‘Abstract Show 2015’ in Vancouver with her painting Alexanderplatz VIII. Her Camp Moschendorf II painting was shortlisted for the John Moore Painting Prize 2016. The painting was exhibited at the 2016 Liverpool Biennial.

Ira’s film Meanwhile in La La Land was chosen for the Official Selection at the Manchester Film Festival 2018 and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Back in the Box Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2017. Her video History as Personal Memory was chosen for the Official Selection in reserve for the German United Film Festival in Berlin in 2018.


Education
2016 - 2018 M.F.A. from Plymouth University, England and Transart Institute, N.Y.,N.Y.
August 2018
2014 – 2015 University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England,
First Class Honours B.A. in Fine Art - June 2015
2013 – 2014 University of Victoria, Canada
Design, Printmaking, Sculpture and Media Technologies
2012-2013 Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada
Aboriginal B.C. Art History
2007 – 2013 Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, Canada
Diploma of Fine Arts
1981-84,85-86 Sprachen- und Dolmetscher Institut, Munich Germany
French and Economics



Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions
2020
- Conjunction, The Fortune Gallery, Victoria, May 2020
- History as Personal Memory. ACE, Fundacion para el arte contemporaneo,
Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 20th to March 12th
2019
- History as Personal Memory, The Front Gallery, Edmonton, November 2019
- Conjunction. Zack Gallery in Vancouver BC Canada. June 13 to July 21
2017
-Berlin Identities. Zack Gallery in Vancouver BC Canada. June
2016
-Urban Identities. The Front Gallery. Edmonton AB Canada, October/November
-Urbane Welten.Kunstraum Tapir. Berlin Germany. February
2015
-Urbane Welten.Ira Hoffecker. Freiheitshalle. Hof Germany, October to December
-Urban Settings.Sewell Centre Art Gallery, Radley College, Abington/Oxford, September

2014
-Urban Layers.1580 Gallery. Victoria BC Canada. June
-Urban Layers.Upstairs Gallery. University of Victoria, Victoria BC Canada. March
2013
-Urban Reflections.The Front Gallery. Edmonton AB Canada, October/November
-Urban Reflections.The Gallery at Matticks. Victoria BC Canada. July
-Urban Reflections. The Sooke Harbour House Art Gallery. Sooke BC Canada. April
-Urban Reflections.Axis Contemorary Art Gallery. Calgary AB Canada.
2012
-The Gallery at Mattick’s. Victoria BC Canada. May
-The Gallery at the MAC. Victoria BC Canada. October-December

2011 - Ira Hoffecker – New Paintings. Sooke Harbour House Art Gallery. Sooke BC, February
- Urban Settings. The Front Gallery. Edmonton AB Canada, May
- Urban Settings. Dales Gallery. Victoria BC Canada. October
2010
- Ira Hoffecker. The Gallery at Matticks. Victoria BC Canada. January






Duo Exhibitions
2016 'URBAN SETTINGS' GALERIE HOFFMANN CONTEMPORARY ART in Rheda- Wiedenbrueck,Germany, March 6TH to April 16th
2015 ‘JOURNEY ELSEWHERE’ with British artist Abbie Phillips, at MENIER GALLERY, LONDON, April 2015
2012 THE FRONT GALLERY in EDMONTON, March 28thto April 12th, 2012
2012 ATTI GALLERY in TORONTO, October 15thto November 26th, 2012
2011 AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY in CALGARY, July & August 2011
2011 DALES GALLERY in VICTORIA, April 2011
2010 DALES GALLERY in VICTORIA, April 8thto May 4th, 2010
2010 AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY in CALGARY, October 7th-26th, 2010

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Concrete is Porous, Errant Art Space, Victoria, 2020
2019 Beyond Realism, The Front Gallery, March/April 2019
2019 Poetry Exhibition, Zack Gallery Vancouver, April/May 2019
2019 Abstract Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists gallery Vancouver, January
2018 Master of Fine Arts Graduation exhibition, Berlin, August 2018
2018 Women in Art, The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Canada, August/September 2018
2018 Sooke Fine Art Show, Sooke Canada, July 2018
2018 History as Personal Memory, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, February/March
2017 Excavating, The Front Gallery Edmonton, August 24 to September 16
2017 To Return Again, The Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, March 10 to April 3rd
2016 Wilson Public Art Gallery, Cheltenham, England, High Street Layers Project,
January 16thto February 21st, with Symposium event on February 12th, 2016
2015 Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, December 2015
2015 Graduate Art Prize 2015, 1 of 20 UK graduates, September-December 2015, London
2015 GALERIE LEO.COPPI, Auguststrasse Berlin, Germany, BERLINER BILDER, June to August
2015 VISA Alumni Juried Exhibition at Winchester Galleries Victoria, July 25-August 8
2015 B.A. (honors) in FINE ART Graduation Exhibition at Hardwick Campus,
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE, Cheltenham, England, May 29th to June 23rd
2015 B.A. (honors) in FINE ART Graduation Exhibition at Free Range Gallery Space,
London, England, June 24th to June 30th
2015 “ABSTRACT SHOW” - juried group show in Vancouver, FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS,
April 2015, 1stPRIZE
2015 INTERSPACE - group exhibition in the project space of the University of Gloucestershire, March
2014 ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA, July, Summer Small Works group show, Massey Gallery
2014 "ABSTRACT SHOW" - juried group show in Vancouver, FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
April 2014, 2nd PLACE for Ira's HAMBURG HARBOUR painting
2014 Sooke Fine Art Show, Juried Exhibition, July 2014

2014 ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA, Massey Gallery, July 2014, Summer Small Works group show
2014 Active Member show at the FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS Gallery in Vancouver, January 2014
2013 The Red Show at GRANVILLE FINE ART GALLERY IN VANCOUVER, February 2013
2013 Active Member show at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery in Vancouver,January
2013 DIPLOMA OF FINE ARTS GRADUATION EXHIBITION, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, BC, June
2012 PAINTING ON THE EDGE juried group exhibition in Vancouver in August ($1000 award)
2012 U8 exhibition, SOPA FINE ARTS GALLERY IN KELOWNA in April 2012
2012 GRANVILLE FINE ARTS GALLERY in Vancouver, Christmas Group Exhibition, December
2012 SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW, October 12thto 14th, 2012, Sidney, BC, (Honourable Mention)
2012 SOOKE FINE ART SHOW, July 28th to August 6th, 2012 – (JUROR’S AWARD)
2012 1580 GALLERY IN VICTORIA in April 2012
2012 Victoria International Airport with the ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA, July to December 2012
2011 U8 exhibition SOPA FINE ARTS GALLERY in Kelowna April 2011
2011 Sooke Fine Art Show, juried art exhibition, July/August 2011
2011 Sidney Fine Art Show, juried art exhibition, September 2011, (Honourable Mention)
2011 Victoria International Airport, November and December 2011
2011 DALES GALLERY in Victoria in December 2011
2010 Sooke Fine Art Show 2010 - juried art exhibition, July 23rd to August 1st
2010 U 8 Event at SOPA FINE ARTS GALLERY in Kelowna in April 2010
2010 Sidney Fine Art Show, juried art exhibition, September 2010
2010 AGNES BUGERA GALLERY in Edmonton, June 2010
2009 Sidney Fine Art Show. juried art exhibition in October 2009
2008 Anatomy of Greys at the SLIDE ROOM GALLERY in Victoria, October 2008
2007 Inter Alia – Installation Project at THE SLIDE ROOM GALLERY in Victoria