Diane Hoffman 87 IL
Based in Providence, RI
I offer both hand screened and digitally printed scarves, bandanas, and pocket squares and accessories in a variety of fabrics. Anthology scarves feature animals by location or special event. For the 99 rescue cat scarf is a collection of 99 unique portraits of rescue cats crowd sourced from social media contacts. The dogs of Providence and Boston are 66 unique portraits of dogs I met during 2016 art festivals.
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
Rescue and conservation stories.
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD? How so?
I learned to use a new machine / technology every year. At RISD in 1983 I learned how to use my first Mac. This year I mastered my Serger.
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
At RISD Craft I am going to offer underwear featuring angry cats, pigs, scapegoats, panting dogs on camouflage.
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?
In 2017, I was in the “Art Speaks Group Show,” at The Wurks Gallery, in Providence, RI; "We are Animals", at Trade Pop Up, in Providence, RI; and the 10th Annual Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, RI. In 2016 I received a Lesley University Faculty Development Grant.
To see more of Diane's work, visit dianehoffman.net/textiles