Dorothy Hoover is an LA-based artist and set designer. Her work is preoccupied with corporeal presence, whether directly with actor’s bodies or by creating an allusion or void with objects.
She also has a tendency toward old-fashioned melodrama and a ruthless, sad/beautiful, cinematic nihilism.*
Her artwork has been exhibited at general projects, half gallery, and WILLIAM leavitt’s studio, all in los angeles.
Dorothy writes, directs, and designs plays, which have been shown at Honor Fraser Gallery, Install: WEHO, Machine Project, and PAM.
working as a prop stylist and set designer for print, Dorothy has worked with refinery 29, zappos, and A lab on fire perfume. she also regularly assists prop stylist todd davis on projects for vans, adobe, fitbit, zappos kids, and land’s end, among others.
Dorothy’s theatrical set design credits include Camino Real (Boston Court), Sneaky Nietzsche (LACMA), CABARET AND PETER & THE STARCATCHER (LA MISSION COLLEGE) Cattywampus (South Coast Repertory & REDCAT), and Lend Me A Tenor (Lee Strasberg), all with director Robert Cucuzza.
*copy liberally borrowed from Alice Bolin’s Dead Girls