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Scholars Den Artist – Carl Hoffner

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Carl Hoffner’s digital paintings are now on display in the Scholars Den on the 2nd floor of the Health Sciences Library through till June 2012.

Artist Statement

I have always been fascinated by the challenge of painting a landscape. The inherent abstraction within nature provides a wealth of interesting patterns, shapes, and textures as well as presenting an extraordinary range of color and atmospheric conditions to explore.

Even after many years of painting the visual opportunities within the landscape continues to excite and inspire my art.

Digital Painting

During 2008, I turned my efforts to exploring digital painting.  Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques are applied using digital tools by means of a computer.  I have found this to be a liberating artistic experience bringing back the play in my art as well as offering a chance to re-explore my passion for painting and color.

Artist Biography

In 1975, I received a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  After working as a free-lance court room artist for a Baltimore/Washington television station, I was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship at Syracuse University.  In 1979, I graduated from Syracuse University with an MFA in studio arts (painting).  During 1980 through 1985, I taught drawing and design at Onondaga County Community College.

During 1985, I began creating fine art lithographs and exhibiting in many of the premier art festivals in the US.  From 1994 through 2005, I exhibited at Art Expo NYC and gained the attention from an international audience.

My traditional lithographs have been extensively promoted throughout Japan by the prestigious companies of Origin Art Company (Hibel), Poco Andante Corporation (Art Link International), Graphics Gallery Japan Company, Galerie Enatsu, and Art Print Japan.  During 2004, I was invited by Art Print Japan to present and sign my newest editions in the cities of Tokyo, Chiba, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Kashiswa, and  Yokohama.

If you are interested in displaying your artwork at the Health Sciences Library please contact Olivia Maggio at or 315-464-7200.