terry hoff
is an artist

He lives in Pacifica, California.
You can reach him at


terry hoff

laguna honda

public works commission

SF Arts Commission public art project at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, CA. Completed in 2010, it consists of 14 large-scale wall sculptures on 2 floors. Budget: $180,000.
Mixed media on panels.



200830th Anniversary | SF MOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007Back to the Fifties | Heidi Cho Gallery, NY, NY
 In the Fullness of Time | Luggage Store Gallery, SF CA
2006Under the Surface | SF MOMA Artists Gallery, SF, CA
2004Hard Candy | San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
 Comics Stripped | Off the Preserve, De Rosa Foundation, Napa, CA
200325th Anniversary | SF MOMA Artists Gallery, SF, CA
2001Eureka! Art from the Bay Area | MCA, San Diego, CA (cat.)
 Eureka, Too | San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2000Petty Crimes | Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK (cat.) touring
 Fleishhacker Fellowship | San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (cat.)
1999Life in Space | Three Day Weekend, Wesley Hall, CCAC, SF, CA
1998Nothing But Time | Southern Exposure, SF, CA
1998SAP | Lanai Motel, SF, CA


199820th Anniversary | SF MOMA Rental Gallery
 California Current | RARE Gallery, NY, NY
1997Bay Area Now | Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena, SF, CA (cat.)
 Thoughts on the Holidays | Regional Center for the Arts
 Walnut Creek, CA
 Round and Around | Southern Exposure, SF, CA
1996New American Talent | Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria
 Austin, TX (cat.)
 Glean | Four Walls, SF, CA
 Confess | Southern Exposure, CA, SF
1995Penetrations | Show N Tell, CA, SF
 National Juried Exhibition | Phoenix Gallery, NY, NY
1994Identity: Media and Representation | Works, San Jose, CA
1993Object | Intersection for the Arts, SF, CA


1999Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation
1999SECA Award finalist SF MOMA
1995California Discovery Gold Award
1994Grand Award San Diego Art Institute

public art commissions

Laguna Honda Hospital Redevelopment Project, SF Arts Commission


San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA 1977–79
Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA, 1979–81 BFA

teaching experience

Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA, 1986–96, 2001–present


2013B.O.P | Oceana Art Gallery, Pacifica CA
2011strapped, wrapped, rapped | PublicWorks Rollup Gallery SF, CA
2009all happens in the sky | Michael Rosenthal Gallery, SF, CA
2007Thrill rides and home gardening | Andrea Schwartz Gallery, SF, CA
2005Homey | Andrea Schwartz Gallery, SF, CA
2004Bump | Heidi Cho Galllery, NY, NY
 All you have to do is find your way home from here |
 Acuna-Hansen Gallery, LA, CA


2003Sleepyhead | Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, SF, CA
2002Some Drawing | Acuna-Hansen Gallery, LA, CA
2000Nudge | Traywick, Berkeley, CA
1999Pucker | RARE Gallery, NY, NY
1998*silly | Four Walls, SF, CA
1996Luggage Store Gallery, SF, CA
 SF MOMA Rental Gallery, SF, CA
 Four Walls, SF, CA


Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle

The face of existential angst? Or just plain silly? | 21 April, 2007
A look beyond the veneer of alleged innocent era | 23 July, 2005
Terry Hoff at Lizabeth Oliveria | 25 January, 2003
Toying With Meaning | 17 June 2000
Terry Hoff Pushes and Pulls on the Emotions | 21 May 1998
Quick Draw Artists and Tender Hearts | 13 June 1997
Stacking Things Up | 11 December 1996

Bay Area Now

Exhibition Catalog | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 1997

David Bonetti

Eureka Exhibition Much Improved | SF Chronicle, 1 February 2001
Gallery Watch | SF Examiner, 18 December 1998
The Young at Art | SF Examiner, 18 June 1997

Eureka Fellowship Awards

Exhibition Catalog | San Jose Museum of Art, 2000–2001

Jack Fisher, San Jose Mercury News

Artists To Keep An Eye On | 14 January 2001
Twisted Visions of Youth | 1 February 2004

terry hoff in the news

Jori Finkel, East Bay Express

Over There | 10 October 1997

Glen Helfland, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Candyland | 13 June 1998
Nickel-Angelo | 26 November 1997

Matthew Kangas

Dispatches Sculpture | July/August 1997: p. 68–9

Marisa Olson, Artweek

Terry Hoff at Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery | 17 March, 2003

Petty Crimes

Exhibition Catalog | Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Laing Art Gallery, 2000

Harry Roche, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Sugar Fix | 25 June 1997
Three Painters | 22 May 1996

Cheryl White, Artweek

Leo Bersamina, Patricia Hagen and Terry Hoff | Artweek 27 (July 1996): p. 21