Uno Hoffmann

American Abstract Expressionism and Modern European Neo-Expressionism.  




Uno Hoffmann was born in Canada in 1955, but raised in Stockholm, Sweden for the first few years of his life. He studied architecture at the University of Toronto, after attending the University of Tel Aviv. He began his painting career prior to his studies in architecture, and had his first major solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (Museu Gulbenkian) when he was 24 years old.

Hoffmann’s background in architecture, printmaking, design, film and photography inform his artistic work, and his explorations in photography resulted in a number of collaborations with established photographers, illustrators, and writers. These include Yuri Dojc, Paul Borges, and Steven Maier. His painting practice merges American Abstract Expressionism with Modern European Neo-Expressionism.

Uno Hoffmann has had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide, including at the Museum of Modern Art Stockholm, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona and the Geffen Contemporary Art Museum


Lost with Myself - 2017

Previous Exhibitions

Hoffmann’s work can be found in both private and public collections in Canada, Europe, and the United States.

Recent Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Consulate General Portugal, Toronto
  • Stimuleye, Toronto 
  • Art Space, Los Angeles 
  • ARC, Toronto 
  • Simpson Gallery, Toronto 
  • Zacks Gallery, Toronto

Recent Corporate and Museum Collections

  • Museum of Modern Art, Lisbon
  • Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona
  • BP Corporation, London England
  • Perenial International, London, England
  • Faber and Strauss International, Berlin
  • Optech Coroporation, New York
  • London Life Insurance Corporation, Toronto 

Selected Solo Exhibition:

  • Museum of Modern Art, Lisbon
  • Art New York
  • Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm
  • Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto
  • Art Southampton, New York
  • Galerie Villepoix, Paris
  • Zabriskie Gallery, New York
  • G.E.L., Los Angeles
  • Galeria Alvear, Madrid
  • C&R Gallery, New York
  • Sammlung Essl, Austria
  • Spielen Gallery, Berlin
  • Gallery Cintrlk, Antwerp
  • Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona
  • Jablonka Gallery, Koln
  • Verum G, Dusseldorf Galerie de Poche, Paris
  • Annia Nosei Galley, New York
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