Dorothy Hoover is an LA-based artist working in performance, theater, and object. Her work is preoccupied with corporeal presence, whether directly with actor’s bodies or by creating an allusion or void with objects. These presences/absences are talismans of ghosts. Steeped in an obsession with noir and the myths of Hollywood, the American West and California as Utopia, each work is a short story about loners, outsiders, and kooks with an intense awareness of human loneliness. 

dorothy.hoover@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

2012 MFA, Scenic Design, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2005 BA, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ PERFORMANCES

2017 "My heart's aflutter!" William Leavitt's Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2016 "Sahara Tahoe," Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA

2015 “Living in Twilight,” The People, KCHUNG FM, Los Angeles, CA

2014 “Land of the Locusts,” Performance Now! KCHUNG FM, Los Angeles, CA

2014 “Drive Time Music,” Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA

2014 “The Hits Just Keep On Coming,” PAM, Los Angeles, CA

2013 “A Typical California Room During the Decline of the West,” Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA

2012 “a Still—Volcano—Life,” Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA

2012 “a Still—Volcano—Life,” Install: WEHO, West Hollywood, CA

2012 “a Still—Volcano—Life,” Brewery Arts Complex, CalArts Thesis Show, Los Angeles, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 "Promixa," Altura Walk, Los Angeles, CA

2012 “Pith/Peel,” California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2011 “Becoming Sculpture,” California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2005 “Juried Show,” Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2004 “Closings,” Temple University Rome, Rome, IT

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015 "Take the Waters," self-published zine

2015 “Low End of the Dial,” hand-made zine in collaboration with designed Becca Lofchie

2015 “Neon Epic of a Saturday Night,” hand-made zine in collaboration with designed Becca Lofchie

2015 “Tappan,” MARY: A Journal of Writing, featured artist for online literary magazine

2014 “Another Sound on a Thursday Night in Southern California,” hand-made zine in collaboration with designed Becca Lofchie

 

RESIDENCIES & GRANTS

2015 Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artists Grant

2014 PAM, Performance Residency, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Contemporary Art Center at Woodside, Troy, NY

2012 Travel Grant, California Institute of the Arts

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 Carol Che, “Dorothy Hoover at PAM,” Another Righteous Transfer