Kate Pollard Hoffmann

Statement

Skin

As an artist, I am interested in change, growth, perception, and imagination. I am fascinated with decontextualization and reconstruction, and the process of art moving fluidly between known and unknown realities.

This series examines backlit skin of fruits and vegetables – common and exotic, fresh and rotting, colorful and muted. I carefully remove the skins to unveil intricate textures, blemishes, colors, and patterns that take on new identities once removed from their original shape.

Skin that turns into a mysterious cavern. Skin that resembles beautiful satin sheets on an elegant bed. Skin that reveals a luminous lightning storm in a dark night sky. Skin that transforms into an underworld pool of solid, liquid, gas and plasma. These organic abstractions invite the viewer into the realm of fantasy – an imagined landscape, a dynamic world that transcends literal boundaries and proposes new narratives

EDUCAT I O N

2006 Master of Design: Photography, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
2002 Bachelor of Art: Art/Photography, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA USA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2018
The Center For the Arts: Dalton Gallery, Kate Pollard Hoffmann and Will Barnes, Rock Hill, SC USA (TWO PERSON)Main Line Art Center, PAM Exhibition, Haverford, PA USA

2017
Lishui International Photography Festival, Photography + Science, Curator: Laura Moya, Lishui, China
Yixian International Photography Festival, Photography + Science, Curator: Laura Moya, Yixian, China
Main Line Art Center, Members Exhibition, Haverford, PA USA
Banana Factory: Crayola Gallery, InVision, Juror: Genevieve Coutroubis, Bethlehem, PA USA
Plays and Players Gallery, Transformation, Philadelphia, PA USA
Midwest Center for Photography, 2017 National Photography Fellowship: Developed Work, Wichita, KS USA
The B Complex Gallery, What the World Needs Now, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Curators: Ruben Natal-San Miguel and Anita Arliss, Atlanta, GA USA
Foley Gallery, Analog V. Digital, New York, NY, USA
Multiple Exposures Gallery, PHOTO ’17, Juror: Molly Roberts, Alexandria, VA USA
Woody Gaddis Photo Arts Gallery, The University of Central Oklahoma, Bending the Truth, Edmond, OK USA
Black Box Gallery, Taking Pictures: 2017, Portland, OR USA
Rowan University Art Gallery, Blurring the Lines, Glassboro, NJ USA
Bucks County Community College, Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Newtown, PA USA

2015
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Portraits 2015, Fort Collins, CO USA
Bucks County Community College, Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Newtown, PA USA

2014
Ripe Art Gallery, What is a Portrait?, Huntington NY USA
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Bucks CCC Faculty Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA USA
Soho Photo Gallery, National Photography Competition, New York, NY USA
ARC Gallery, Fractured Yet Rising, Chicago, IL USA

2013
The Darkroom Gallery, Faces, Juror: Elizabeth Avedon, Essex Junction, VT USA
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Family, Juror: Katherine Ware, Fort Collins, CO USA
Bucks County Community College, Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Newtown, PA USA
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Member Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA USA
New York Center for Photographic Art, People, Juror: Thomas Werner, New York, NY USA
College of Staten Isand, A Rich and Diverse Palette, Staten Island, NY USA

2012
Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Change of Pace 2012, Juror: David Bram, Detroit, MI USA Feature Shoot, Group Show: Self-Portraits, Online
Midwest Center for Photography, Vacate, Wichita, KS USA
Rowan University Art Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ USA

2011
Greenwich House, A Decade of Photography in the Aftermath of 9/11, Exhibition Slideshow, New York, NY USA Lyceum Theatre Gallery, The Art of Photography, Juror: Anne Lyden (J. Paul Getty Museum), San Diego, CA USA Bucks County Community College, Biennial Arts Faculty Exhibition, Newtown, PA USA
Wall Space Gallery, Life Support 2, Online Benefit, Santa Barbara, CA USA
Yeiser Art Center, Paducah Photo 2011, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY USA Midwest Center For Photography, Benefit Auction, Wichita, KS USA Affordable Art Fair, CCBF Benefit, New York, NY USA
Wall Space Gallery, New Directions: Moments of Being, Juror: David Bram, Seattle, WA USA
Wall Space Gallery, New Directions: Moments of Being, Juror: David Bram, Santa Barbara, CA USA

2010
Sotheby’s, CCBF Benefit Auction, New York, NY USA
Photo Center NW 15th Annual Members Juried Show, Juror: Crista Dix, Seattle, WA, USA PhotoPlace Gallery, Self Searching: The Art of Self Portraiture, Middlebury, VT USA
Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, Welcome Back, New Brunswick, NJ USA
New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, The American Dream, New Orleans, LA USA Micro Museum, Signature Power — Legends and other Myths, Brooklyn, NY USA

2009
Atticsalt Gallery, Passing, Edinburgh, UK (SOLO)
Silver Eye Center for Photography, Self Portrait: Silver Eye at 30, Pittsburgh, PA USA The Celestial Suitcase, Viking Mountain Funeral, Brooklyn, NY USA
Zavod Celeia Celje / Centre for Contemporary Art, Celje, Forbidden Death, Slovenia
Visual Arts Center New Jersey, 23rd International Juried Show, Juror: Adelina Vlas, Summit, NJ USA Tonic Gallery, I am…, Total Image Nation, Leeds, UK
Gallery 10G, From a Distance, Online, New York, NY USA
Art:Raw Gallery, Inaugural Exhibit, New York, NY USA
Norton Museum of Art, 3rd Biennial Photography Auction, Donating Artist, West Palm Beach, FL USA Claypool-Young Gallery, Morehead State University, Memento Mori, Morehead, KY USA

2008
Manhattan Arts International, Celebrate the Healing Power of Art, Online, New York, NY USA Affirmation Arts, Groundswell Community Mural Project Benefit, Donating Artist, New York, NY USA The Friary Centre, Faith in Form, Cork, Ireland
Naomi Silva Gallery, IRevelar, Atlanta, GA USAHicks Art Gallery, Bucks County Community College, Faculty Exhibition, Newtown, PA USA The New Orleans Darkroom Gallery, Emerging Photographer 2008, New Orleans, LA USA Monmouth Museum, Invitational Exhibition, Juror: Stephen Perloff, Lincroft, NJ USA
High Street Gallery, Rowan University, Hello, Glassboro, NJ USA
Academy of Fine Arts, Juried Photography Exhibition, Lynchburg, VA USA Micro Museum, Raging Against The…, Brooklyn, NY USA
Rhonda Schaller Studio, Traditions, Visions, and Herstory, New York, NY USA

2007
Rosier Gallery, This Woman’s Movement, San Francisco, CA USA (SOLO)
Rhonda Schaller Studio, Small Rays of Hope & Fragments of a Larger Idea, New York, NY USA
Gallery 10G, The Female Gaze, New York, NY USA
Broughton Gallery, This Woman’s Movement, Broughton, UK (SOLO)

2006
Edinburgh College of Art, This Woman’s Movement, Degree Show, Edinburgh, UK

2002
Patterson Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA USA

TELEVISION

2014
News 12 NJ: Photographer Kate Pollard Hoffmann Connects with Camden Families Hit by Violence, 7.21.14, NJ USA

PUBLICATIONS

2017
Huffington Post Arts & Culture Instagram Feature, 2.22.17, USA

2014
Huffington Post: These are the Faces of the People Who’ve Been Crushed by Each Murder, 6.13.14, USA
Green, Joe, NJ.com: Camden Murder Victims Are Focus of Rowan Photography Teacher’s Project, 7.6.14, NJ USA
PDN Photo Of The Day, In Memory Of: Families of Murder Victims in Camden, 7.31.14, USA
Lenscratch, Kate Pollard Hoffmann: Surviving Camden, 10.8.14, USA

2013
New York Center for Photographic Art, People Exhibition Catalog, USA

2012
The Museum of Americana Literary Review, Issue One, Online
Shots Magazine, Issue 117, Autumn 2012: Portraits, USA

2011
Modrak, Rebekah with Bill Anthes: Reframing Photography: Theory and Practice, Routledge Press, Worldwide
The Art of Photography Show Catalog, San Diego, CA USA

2010
PhotoPlace Gallery: Self-Searching, Exhibition Catalog, Middlebury, VT USA

2009
Shaw, Kurt, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Self-portraits celebrate Center’s 30th anniversary, 8.31.09, USA Mansfield, Susan, The Scotsman: Art as an idea of an image, 8.28.09, UK
Pollock, David, The List Magazine: Kate Pollard: Passing, 8.6.09, Glasgow & Edinburgh, UK
Harjak, Helen, Three Weeks Magazine: Passing, Kate Pollard, 8.09, Edinburgh, UK Edinburgh Art Festival Catalogue: Passing, Edinburgh, UK
American Photo, January/February Issue: Images of the Year 2008, USA DayFour Magazine, Issue 7: You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Germany
Claypool-Young Gallery, Morehead State University: Memento Mori, Catalog, Morehead, KY USA Norton Museum of Art: 3rd Biennial Photography Auction Catalog, West Palm Beach, FL USA
Journal of Family Life: Passing, Online Academic Journal, Published by Emory University, Atlanta, GA USA Visual Arts Center New Jersey: 23rd International Juried Show Exhibition Catalog, Summit, NJ USA
Bischoff, Dan, New Jersey Star Ledger: International Art Show Documents a Downsized World, 2.13.09, USA

2008
Itch Magazine: Passing, Issue 02, South Africa
Best of Photography 2008, Honorable Mention, Annual Book Published by Photographer’s Forum, USA
2008 Hope Calendar, Exhibition Calendar, Rhonda Schaller Studio, New York, NY USA

2007
Portfolio Catalogue: Kate Pollard, This Woman’s Movement, Issue # 45 (May-December 2007), UK
Broughton Gallery 2007, Broughton Gallery Catalog, Broughton, Scotland, UK

AWARDS AND HONORS

2012
International Photography Awards, IPA | Lucie Awards, Honorable Mention, Professional Fine Art Other

2011
The Art of Photography Show, Honorable Mention

2010
Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist

2009
American Photo, January/February Issue, Images of the Year, Personal Category
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Jurgen Thieck Memorial Award for Photography

2008
The Visual Cultural Awards 2008, Founder’s Honour
Celebrate the Healing Power of Art 2008, Manhattan Arts International, Award of Excellence
Photographer’s Forum Magazine, 28th Annual Spring Photography Contest, Honorable Mention
2008 International Photography Awards, IPA | Lucie Awards, Honorable Mention, Professional Fine Art Portrait

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013 – Present
Adjunct Photography Professor, CUNY, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY USA

2008 – Present
Adjunct Photography Professor, Rowan University, Glassboro & Camden, NJ USA

2008 – Present
Adjunct Photography Professor, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA USA

2009 – 2011
Adjunct Photography Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ USA

2010
Adjunct Photography Professor, Lafayette College, Easton, PA USA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008
Assistant to Larry Fink, Larry Fink Studio, Martins Creek, PA USA

JURYING EXPERIENCE

2008 – 2017
Photography Juror, New Hope Arts Festival, New Hope, PA USA