Ira Hoffecker

Welcome to my website!  (Please visit the galleries on the left to see my work)

This week (July 9 to 16th, 2021) my work is presented by Artwrk Gallery, my work is sold directly via


                         Here is are some articles about this recent exhibition ......

- in the current edition of GALLERIES WEST MAGAZINE by Kate Cino 

- an article in the current edition of PREVIEW ART MAGAZINE by Christine Clark

and an article in FOCUS Magazine

and the studio visit with Kate Cino :

and the newsletter of Vancouver Island School of Art

And here an article and interview in the most recent April/May 2021 edition of BOULEVARD MAGAZINE by

 Sean McIntyre with photos by Lia Crowe





You can now also buy my work online from the following galleries or or





                                        Please read this article by Kate Cino:



This exhibition unfortunately had to be postponed to May 2021!

My work is now also available online (Free shipping in Canada) 








An article about my current art exhibition at the Front Gallery in Galleries West magazine:


An interview with Edmonton’s daily newspaper Edmonton journal


Here is a link on Artsy to all the paintings exhibited at this current exhibition in Edmonton:

'Allgegenwart der Macht' (Omnipresence of power after Michel Foucault)  at The Front Gallery in Edmonton

Tar, oil paint and acrylics, 54x108 Inches


Was ich hätte sagen sollen (What I should have said), 8 x 11.5 feet, tar, charcoal, oil, acrylic

one of 4 paintings of my MFA exhibition at Flutgraben in Berlin, August 2018


Please go to my MFA work (in the gallery on the side) to see all paintings from

the History as Personal Memory body of work 

My film Meanwhile in LaLaLand was a nominee for Best Documentary at the Back in the Box Competition in Los Angeles and was chosen for the official selection in the Manchester Film Festival. My film History as Personal Memory was a chosen for the official selection in reserve of the German United Film Festival in Berlin 2018.


The Vimeo link to my

History as Personal Memory video with English voice-over:,

Length: 8:51 min

Black Milk of Day Break



Here is an interview which was published during my recent exhibition (June 13 to July 21, 2019) at the Zack Gallery in Vancouver



This article in Art Avenue, the bi-monthly magazine of the Federation of Canadian Artists


My painting Marx-Engels Forum (Oct/Nov/Dec 2016) on the cover of the Jewish Senior Magazine, article on page 24:


My work has also been featured under ART TO COLLECT section in the September to December 2016 issue of Canada's art magazine GALLERIES WEST, which is published three times a year in the Western half of Canada.The article about my work is on page 19, please click on this link:


Solo exhibition at The Front Gallery in Edmonton,



CAMP MOSCHENDORF II has been shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize at the Liverpool Biennale 2016

The exhibition will run until the end of November 2016 at the Walker Art Museum


‚ÄčThe invitation to my upcoming exhibition in Vancouver 


Invitation to my recent exhibition with sculptor Jo Kley at Galerie Hoffmann in NRW, Germany  

                If you go on these links, you 'll see more images of the opening and the exhibition:

This above image was taken at the recent opening @Galerie Hoffmann Contemporary Art, Photocredit: Joerg Pruss -


GREAT NEWS: two of my paintings (incl. the above) have been invited to the GRADUATE ART PRIZE 2015 in LONDON. I am one of 20 graduates in Great Britain whose work will be in this show and has been shortlisted for the prize:

This painting PALAST DER REPUBLIK together with a second painting BERLIN WEST/EAST has been invited to be in an exhibition in Berlin at Leo.Coppi Galerie 



This paper cut piece, 'High Street Layers' between layers of plexiglass, has been in the recent group exhibition at Wilson Public Art Gallery, Cheltenham, England, High Street Layers Project, January 16th to February 21st



Installation view of 'High Street Layers' at the University of Gloucestershire


Great News: This painting ALEXANDERPLATZ VIII just won 1st prize at the juried ABSTRACT SHOW in Vancouver: 


'High Street Layers' at recent 'Interspace' exhibition in the project space

of Hardwick Campus @ University of Gloucestershire



(Axis Contemporary Art Gallery in Calgary)


Excerpt from a 16 page article featuring Ira's work - ARTIST TO COLLECT - in the 2013 Summer Awakenings issue of nationwide ARABELLA Art and Architecture magazine:

Imagining City Spaces
written by Kylie Serebrin

"High-spirited artist Ira Hoffecker is an urban explorer with a keen eye for observing the evolution of cities over the centuries. Using multiple layers of paint and resin, integrated with traces of print and scrap metal, Ira creates a visual metaphor of a city's archaeological strata - "the many historic layers of tangible remnants and human impressions that were felt before my own." History in the making. Genius at work."

Please read article under "Articles Published"


...... "A fantastic colourist - her canvases glow with a mix of primary and pastel tones - Hoffecker already has an impressive career underway and shows in galleries as far as Edmonton and Toronto. Inspired by such modernists as Franz Kline and Robert Rauschenberg, Hoffecker manages the tricky feat of being both intellectual and playful via paintings that combine vivid colour fields with decorative patches and textures. For her latest showing at The Gallery at Mattick's in Victoria, Hoffecker will have about a dozen works in acrylic and resin whose sensuousness may make you yearn for a bowl of fruit salad".

BOULEVARD MAGAZINE, May 2012, page 42

  The Front Gallery in Edmonton



By ROBERT AMOS, Times Colonist November 3, 2012

"Abstract paintings have to grab you by painterly means. Ira Hoffecker's do......

....You seem to be peering into deep realms of memory and imagination, whether or not you know what she was thinking about. Hoffecker and I spent a long time talking about things, but her paintings speak for themselves. Confident and decisive, they are both decorative and contemplative and can be assumed to refer to a number of things. For now, I'll leave it to you to see why so many people find them deeply satisfying...."

Please read the entire article under "Articles Published".....





Coverstory of Victoria's FOCUS Magazine, November 2012

"Just as well-planned city spaces do, each viewing of Hoffecker’s paintings promises a new set of discoveries and conversations".....

Please see the article from Focus Magazine under "Articles Published"


This silkscreen print 'Multiple identities' is a collaboration with Coast Salish artist LessLIE


Ira's painting BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ received the Juror's Award at the Sooke Fine Art Show 2012, and another $ 1000 Award at the Painting On The Edge 2012 Exhibition in Vancouver. It just found a new home in Vienna in Austria!


Here is one of my Munich maps in a condo in Vancouver.




 "The vivid abstract paintings of Ira Hoffecker would look fantastic in an upscale show home. She has a sure hand with composition and a dazzling colour sense." Robert Amos, Times Colonist Victoria, October 15th, 2011