IRA HOFFECKER

CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Ira Hoffecker
 
Ira Hoffecker is a visual artist from Germany who lives and paints in Victoria, B.C. in Canada.
She is an Active Member of  the Federation of Canadian Artists.
The University of Gloucestershire has accepted Ira to study in Cheltenham, England as of September 2014 and to gain her BFA in June 2015.
Her studies are:
2014 - 2015, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England,  BFA in June 2015
2013-2014, Printmaking, Sculpture, Design and Media Technologies at the University of Victoria
2012-2013, Aboriginal Art History at Emily Carr University, Vancouver
2007-2013, Fine Arts at the Vancouver Island School of Art in Victoria, Diploma of Fine Arts
1981-1984,85-86, French and Economics at the Spachen- und Dolmetscher Institut, Munich, Germany
 
Solo Exhibitions/Einzelausstellungen
2016 THE FRONT GALLERY in Edmonton, Canada, October 2016
2016 ZACK GALLERY in Vancouver, Canada, June 2016
2016 GALERIE HOFFMANN CONTEMPORARY ART in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck, Germany, March
2016 KUNSTRAUM TAPIR in Berlin, Germany, January 29th to February 19th, 2016
2015 IRA HOFFECKER - FREIHEITSHALLE HOF, Germany, October 14th to December 20th
2015 SEWELL CENTRE GALLERY at Radley College, Abington/Oxford, England,
September 4th to September 24th, 2015
2014 URBAN LAYERS - 1580 Gallery in Victoria, BC, June 3 to 28, 2014
2014 URBAN LAYERS EXHIBITION at UPSTAIRS GALLERY at the University of Victoria, March 5th to March 19th, 2014
2013 URBAN REFLECTIONS - THE FRONT GALLERY in Edmonton, October 22nd to November 15th,
2013 URBAN REFLECTIONS – THE GALLERY AT MATTICKS in Victoria, July
2013 URBAN REFLECTIONS – THE SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE Art Gallery, Sooke, BC, April
2012 THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S in Victoria in May 2012
2012 THE GALLERY AT THE MAC in Victoria, October 15th to December 17th, 2012
2011 IRA HOFFECKER – NEW PAINTINGS, SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE Art Gallery, February
2011 URBAN SETTINGS at THE FRONT GALLERY in Edmonton May 2011
2011 URBAN SETTINGS at DALES GALLERY in Victoria October 2011
2010 IRA HOFFECKER at the GALLERY AT MATTICKS in Victoria, January
 
Duo exhibitions
2015 ‘JOURNEY ELSEWHERE’ together with British artist Abbie Phillips, at MENIER GALLERY,
LONDON, APRIL 20TH TO APRIL 25th
2012 THE FRONT GALLERY in EDMONTON, March 28th to April 12th, 2012
2011 AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY in CALGARY, July & August 2011
2011 DALES GALLERY in VICTORIA, April 2011
2010 DALES GALLERY in VICTORIA, April 8th to May 4th, 2010
2010 AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY in CALGARY, October 7th-26th, 2010


Selected Group Exhibitions/
Gruppenausstellungen
2015 B.A. (hons) in FINE ART Graduation
Exhibition at the UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE, Cheltenham, England, May 29th to June 23rd
2015 B.A. (hons) 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 - 1st prize
2015 BERLIN - group exhibition at Galerie Leo.Coppi in Berlin, June - August 2015
2015 INTERSPACE - Project Space of the University of Gloucestershire, March 2 to 6th
2015 VISA Alumni Juried Exhibition at Winchester Galleries Victoria, July 25-August 8
2014 ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA, July, Summer Small Works group show, Massey Gallery
2014 SOOKE FINE ART SHOW, Juried group Exhibition, July/August 2014
2014 “ABSTRACT SHOW” - juried group show in Vancouver, FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS,
April 2014, 2nd PLACE for Ira’s HAMBURG HARBOUR painting
2014 Active Member show at the FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS Gallery in Vancouver, January
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, 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
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
 
Biography
Ira was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany. She studied French and Economics at the Muenchener
Sprachen- und Dolmetscher Institut in Munich (1981 to 1984 and 1985 to 1986) and worked as a translator in Dreux in France (1984-1985) before she became head of publicity at Warner Bros. Germany. Before Ira and her family moved to Canada in 2004, she worked as a freelance marketing consultant with her own Hamburg based company for the movie industry. Her company worked for Warner Bros., Walt Disney Company, Columbia Pictures, Constantin Film, Fox, United Artists and for several other production companies in Germany and Los Angeles. From 1987 to 2004 Ira helped to promote more than 520 movies. After her professional film industry career Ira
was finally able to turn intensively to what has been her lifelong interest, art. She studied art at the Vancouver Island School of Art and gained her Diploma of Fine Arts in May 2013.

From 2012 to 2013 Ira also took Aboriginal BC Art History at Emily Carr University in Vancouver.
She went then on to study Fine Art at the University of Victoria and then in 2014 at the University
of Gloucestershire where she is gained her B.A. (hons) in Fine Art in June 2015.
 
Exhibitions:
2016
Solo exhibition at THE FRONT GALLERY in Edmonton, Canada, October 2016
Solo exhibition at ZACK GALLERY in Vancouver, Canada, June 2016
 
2015
 
Solo exhibition at FREIHEITSHALLE in HOF, GERMANY, October - November 2015
Solo exhibition at Sewell Centre Gallery at Radley College, Abingdon/Oxford, September 2015
Duo Exhibition : JOURNEY ELSEWHERE at Menier Gallery in London, April 20th to 25th
BA (hons) in Fine Art Graduation Exhibition at the Hardwick Campus at the UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE in Cheltenham, England, May 29th to June 23rd
BA (hons) in Fine Art Graduation Exhibition in London, at Free Range Exhibition Space, London, England, June 24th to 30th
“ABSTRACT SHOW” - juried exhibition in Vancouver,  FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS, March 25th to April 5th
2015    INTERSPACE - group exhibition in the project space of the University of Gloucestershire,              March 2nd to 6th
VISA Alumni Juried Exhibition at Winchester Galleries Victoria, July 25-August 8
 
2014
Active Member show at the FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS Gallery January 2014
'Urban Layers' EXHIBITION at UPSTAIRS GALLERY at the University of Victoria, March 5th to March 19th, 2014
"ABSTRACT SHOW" - juried group show in Vancouver, FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS April 2014,          
2nd PLACE for Ira's HAMBURG HARBOUR painting
Solo exhibition at 1580 GALLERY IN VICTORIA, June 2014
Sooke Fine Art Show 2014 July 2014
Summer Small Works group show in Art Rental and Sales at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, July 2014
 
2013
SOLO exhibition at THE FRONT GALLERY IN EDMONTON , October 2013
Active Member show at the FEDERATION OF CANADIAN ARTISTS Gallery January 2013
The Red Show at GRANVILLE FINE ART GALLERY IN VANCOUVER, group show, February 2013
FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH at SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE ART GALLERY April 2013
NEW WORKS IN CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART, group exhibition, GRANVILLE FINE ART GALLERY, Vancouver, May 2013
FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH at THE GALLERY AT MATTICK'S in Victoria, July 2013
DIPLOMA OF FINE ARTS GRADUATION EXHIBITION, SLIDE ROOM GALLERY, June 2nd to 20th, 2013
SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW, October 18th to 20th, 2013
DIFFERENCE AND REPETITION, SLIDE ROOM GALLERY in Victoria, group exhibition, November 1 to December 2nd, 2013
Christmas Group Show at GRANVILLE FINE ART GALLERY in Vancouver, December 2013
 
 
2012
 
Exhibition at VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT with 5 paintings in January 2012
Granville Fine Art Gallery is now representing Ira's art in Vancouver, she will be participating in the Gallery Artists show from December 1st to December 31st, 2012
 The SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE ART GALLERY has invited Ira to be the Featured Artist of the Month in February 2012. There were 15 of Ira's paintings on exhibit during February.
Duo exhibition at THE FRONT GALLERY IN EDMONTON March 28th to April 12th, 2012
U8 Group exhibition at SOPA FINE ARTS GALLERY IN KELOWNA in April 2012
Ira was the FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH at THE GALLERY AT MATTICK'S in May 2012.
Starting June 1st Ira will have several of her paintings in the art rental program of the ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA.
SOOKE FINE ART SHOW, Vancouver Island's premier juried art show July 28th to August 6th, 2012, J U R O R ' S  A W A R D
PAINTING ON THE EDGE juried exhibition in VANCOUVER in August 2012 by the Federation of Canadian Artists, Ira received one of the three $ 1000 AWARDS kindly sponsored by Opus.
ATTI GALLERY has been representing Ira's work in Toronto since May 2012
Ira was invited to exhibit her paintings at the Central Library of Greater Victoria from June 22nd to July 28th,  2012
LOOK SHOW 2012 in Victoria, May 2012 - Ira's St. Petersburg painting received an Honourable Mention
Group exhibition at THE FRONT GALLERY IN EDMONTON July 16th to July 29th, 2012
Ira's St. Petersburg No 4 painting has been exhibited by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at Victoria International Airport since June 16th, 2012
SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW, October 2012, Ira will be represented with 3 paintings
Duo exhibition at THE GALLERY AT THE MAC in VICTORIA October 15th to December 17th, 2012
7 of Ira's paintings were exhibited in the Departure Lounge of the Victoria Airport from August 1st to September 19th, 2012
A SYNFONIETTA, group show with Arlene Nesbitt, Diane Durrand and Laurence Beal. September 1st to October 31st at the Bay Centre in Victoria.
 
2011
SOLO EXHIBITION at the FRONT GALLERY in EDMONTON May 14th to May 31st, 2011.
SOLO exhibition at DALES GALLERY in Victoria in October 6th, 2011 to November 8th.
SOPA FINE ARTS GALLERY in KELOWNA invited Ira to take part in their yearly U 8 Group exhibition from April 7th to 17th 2011.
DUO Exhibition at AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY  in CALGARY from June 7th to August 31st, 2011.
SOOKE FINE ART SHOW 2010 - juried art exhibition, July 23rd to August 1st
From March 30th to April 6th 2011 Ira, together with painter Stephanie Harding, had a duo exhibition at DALES GALLERY in Victoria.
Ira was the Featured Artist of the Month of August at THE GALLERY AT MATTICK'S in Victoria.
The SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW in October 2011 had invited Ira to take part with two of her paintings. Ira received an honorable mention. 
Victoria Airport Group Exhibtion November and December 2011
 The FLORENCE BIENNALE invited Ira to take part in the VIII Biennale Internationale d'Arte Contemporanea Citta di Firence. 700 artists from 78 nations had been intited to take part in that exhibition that took place in December 2011.
Group exhibition together with Stephanie Harding, Clive Powsey and Bob McPartlin at DALES GALLERY in Victoria in December 2011
Look Show 2011 in Victoria
2010
Since January 2010 Ira's work has been exhibited at the fine arts gallery THE GALLERY AT MATTICK'S in Victoria. She was the "Featured Artist of the Month" in January 2010.
the LOOK VICTORIA 2010 show in Victoria in February 2010 - Honourable Mention
From April 8 to May 4,  2010 Ira exhibited her work at Victoria's contemporary art gallery, DALES GALLERY together with sculptor Jan Johnson.
U 8 Event at SOPA FINE ART GALLERY in Kelowna in April 2010
Since May 2010 Ira has several of her paintings at SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE ART GALLERY
 AGNES BUGERA ART GALLERY in Edmonton had invited Ira to take part in a summer group show which took place in June 2010
Sooke Fine Art Show 2010 -  juried art exhibition - July 23 -  August 2, 2010
Duo exhibition at AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY in Calgary from October 7th-26th, 2010
Sidney Fine Art Show 2010 - juried show - October 14th to 17th - Ira was represented with 3 paintings
2009, 2008, 2007
the installation project “Inter Alia” in 2007 at the SLIDE ROOM GALLERY in Victoria,
"Anatomy of Grays" in 2008 at the Slide Room Gallery in Victoria,
the Sidney Fine Art Show (juried exhibition) in October 2009
Ira was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany. She studied French and Economics at the Muenchener Sprachen- und Dolmetscher Institut in Munich (1981 to 1984 and 1985 to 1986) and worked as a translator in France (1984-1985) before she became head of publicity and advertising at Warner Bros. Germany. Before Ira and her family moved to Canada in 2004, she worked as a freelance marketing consultant with her own Hamburg based company for the movie industry.  Her company worked for Warner Bros., Walt Disney Company, Columbia Pictures, Constantin Film, Fox, United Artist and for several other production companies in Germany and Los Angeles. From 1987 to 2004 Ira helped to promote more than 520 movies.
After her professional film industry career Ira was finally able to turn intensively to what has been her lifelong interest, art. She studied art at the Vancouver Island School of Art and gained her Diploma of Fine Arts in May 2013.  From 2012 to 2013 Ira also took Aboriginal BC Art History at Emily Carr University in Vancouver.  She went then on to study fine art at the University of Victoria and is currently a student  at the University of Gloucestershire to gain her B.A. (hons) in Fine Arts in June 2015.