Susan Hoffer ~ Paintings

Artist Statement

The human figure has always been deeply a part of my work, for to me, the experience of being present to the experiences of others is as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing. When I moved to the Adirondack Park in rural upstate NY, my relationship with the painted figure became integral to adjusting to my new surroundings.

 Historically, rural identity has been portrayed as having certain characteristics, but by capturing real conversations with real people in real time, I began to understand shared experience that both transcended demographics and challenged cultural perceptions.


Susan Hoffer has lived throughout New York State and has long been an advocate of a more inclusive Adirondack wilderness. She is known for her meticulous figurative paintings that combine her love of Dutch genre painting with contemporary practice and commentary. She teaches at North Country Community College, Saranac Lake campus and SUNY Plattsburgh, and has an MFA from Northern Vermont University, Johnson State Campus.

Hoffer’s work is included in public and private collections, including the permanent collections of the Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY, and the Adirondack Experience Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY. She has received numerous prizes and awards for her work with solo exhibitions throughout New York State. She was recently awarded a Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency and a New York State Council for the Arts Support for Artists grant.



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