Meet one of my favorite humans, Katie Hoffman, besides admiring her creativity, and prowess as an archeologist, she been tasked to lead me on almost impossible hikes and every time has brought me back alive. I may have been battered and bruised, but I did come back alive. Katie is the President of Nevadans for Cultural Preservation whom I have the pleasure of volunteering for.
Katie Hoffman was born in Paradise, California, before enlisting and traveling the world with the United States Air Force. Throughout her travels, the art and culture of host countries inspired her artworks, and set the stage for an academic pursuit of anthropology, archaeology, and art. Heavily influenced by parenthood and cultural studies, Katie spent years hocking art and handiwork in the European bazaar circuit focusing on wearables, art quilts, and soft sculpture. She then emigrated to Southern Nevada in 2009 and throughout her decade in the Las Vegas valley, Katie’s practice has grown to include mixed media sculpture, ceramics making, and photography - leading to her current focus in assemblage and installation work, which gives her the artistic freedom to explore multiple techniques and materials at once. Since 2020, Katie has been splitting her time between southern Nevada and northern California where she has established a studio in her hometown of Paradise.