Daniel Hoffman

Philadelphia based artist Daniel Forrest Hoffman is a recent Master of Fine Arts recipient of The Ohio State University.  He is a recipient of the Fergus-Gilmore award, The Ohio State University Fellowship, The Ohio Union Purchase Award, and others.  He currently teaches at Philadelphia University and Temple University's Tyler School of Art, where he completed his undergraduate degree. Working with themes of memory and loss Hoffman approaches his art through a variety of media. Paper mache, ceramics, wood, and animation have been favorite mediums of his.  This new work explores drawing in time and the ephemeral nature of our memories.

Artist Statement

The SS United States won the Blue Riband (Nautical Transatlantic speed record for ocean liners) beating out the Queen Mary in 1952. She still holds the record today for an eastbound crossing. In 1996 the SS United States lumbered into pier 82 on the Delaware River in Philadelphia where she remains today, the fastest ship. As I hear stories Memories are created of events that I have not experienced They rest quietly in my mind How do we persist in memory? -Daniel Forrest Hoffman