Veronica Hofstetter, of Westport CT has always felt a deep gravitation towards art, nature, culture, travel and design history. Before focusing on art full time, she was the owner of Navia Collection, a Scandinavian art and antique import and interior design firm.
As a mixed media abstract expressionist artist, she possesses a desire to work with her hands to create and communicate in a visual language. Often utilizing the interplay of layers of paint and brush strokes printed on paper as graphic collage elements on canvas, she experiments with outcomes of texture and depth while seeking visually stimulating & balanced compositions.
Her collage works meditate on transformation and translations, of elements mundane and beautiful. Her process is an expression of discovery through paper and paint on canvas, used as layered surfaces that inform part of a larger conversation of conceptual and abstract ideas, moods and feelings through the process and action of applying layers of paper, glue and brushstrokes of paint. The act of peeling away the layers to reveal unknown outcomes, is an expression of letting go to the
unknown and on the flux and flow of nature.
Utilizing the graphic contrast of black and white printmaking her collages employ prints of graphic brush strokes, painted onto paper or canvas to maximize the graphic lines within each brush stroke on paper. The
superimposed brushstrokes printed on paper connected to the brush strokes on canvas, and the layering of the printed paper results in newly constructed compositions which respond, react and reflect upon each other.
Veronica is inspired by nature, emotion and her identity as a woman and mother, and is equally inspired by elements that are light, beautiful and peaceful as by elements that are dark, gritty, bold and graphic. The interplay between both is the channel to her observations on composition, color, shape and texture and are symbolic to her sense of visual healing, freedom and spirit.
ART About Town, West Elm, Westport, CT, May/2014
Annual Spring Show, The Art Studio, Westport, CT May/2014
CCNS, Rowayton, CT 2014, June/2014
ART About Town, Luxe Wine Bar and Craft Cocktails, Westport, CT May/2015,
Ridgefield Artists Guild Juried Member Show, Ridgefield, CT May/2015,
Annual Fall Show, The Art Studio, Westport, CT October/2015,
Art Collective Fall Group Show, The Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT November/2015,
Ridegfield Artists Guild Juried Member Show, Ridgefield, CT April/2016,
ART About Town, Vita Design Group, Westport, CT May/2016,
CCNS, Rowayton Community Center, Rowayton, CT June/2016,
SHIM Invitational, ART HELIX Gallery, Brooklyn, New York June/2016
WAC Art Collective Studio Tour, Westport, CT July/2016
Ridgefield Artists Guild Juried Member Show, Ridgefield, CT September/2017
Annual Fall Show, The Art Studio, Westport, CT November/2017
SERENA AND LILY, Westport, CT and Hamptons NY Store Locations, 2016-2017
Westport Artist Collective Spring Pop Up Show, Westport, CT Spring/2017
Westport Artists Collective Selected Fall Member Show, Westport, CT Fall/2017
Stamford Art and Artisan Center and Cultural Alliance Celebrates the Arts, Stamford CT, October/2017
Westport Artist Collective Spring Pop Up Show, Westport, CT Spring/2018
Design Within Reach Studio Tour Preview Event, Westport, CT May/2018
Westport Artist Collective Studio Tour, Westport, CT May/2018
Rowayton Art Center Fall Juried Show, Rowayton CT September/2018
Annual Fall Show, The Art Studio, Westport, CT November/2018
Gallery@Pearl Solo Show, Westport, CT February 27-April 25/2019
170 Post Rd West
Westport, CT 06880