Melanie Hofmann

36" x 23"
Printed, painted, pieced textile
$ 2000

33" x 14.5"
Printed, painted, pieced textile
$ 1600


1996 BFA with Distinction, Textiles, California College of Arts and Craft,Oakland, CA
1977 BA, Recreation, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Selected Exhibitions
2002 Marin Society of Artists' Open Craft Show, Ross, CA
Juror: Rene di Rosa
2001/02 The Digital Dimension, Red Oak Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2001 California Small Works 2001, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA
Juror: Kenneth Baker
2001 Osceola Gallery, Emeryville, CA
2000 Taugu Textile Design Competition, Taegu, Korea
2000 Holiday Open Studio, Moonfire Digital Art, Kensington, CA
2000 2000 Juried Annual, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
2000 Hewlett Packard sponsored Digital Art Exhibit, San Francisco, CA
1998 Moonfire, Albany Community Center, Albany, CA
1996 out of the blues, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

Corporate Collections
Lifescan Inc., Milpitas, CA


Melanie Hofmann has been creating art for most of her life. As a teenager, growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 70's she was introduced to macrame, batik and tie dye which started her interest in fiber arts. Later she attended art school in Mexico at the Instituto Allende where she studied primarily natural dye processes and weaving. Her first degree in Recreation was completed in 1978, and in 1996 she graduated with a fine arts degree in textiles from California College of Arts and Crafts.

Melanie has always loved the process of creating visual art. It excites her to imagine new pieces and then bring them into a physical form. During the process of creating, often new ideas occur, so there is always an element of discovery and unpredictability which she finds intriguing.

Melanie's current work explores color, light, contrast and texture in an abstract and surreal manner. She uses Photoshop™ software to create images which she screen prints onto fabric, and then combines these prints with fabrics that are hand painted with dyes.

Melanie's studio, Moonfire Digital Art and Textiles, is located in Benicia, California.

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