Education

2018                                Indiana University  | Bloomington, IN                    
                                        Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts                     
                                        Master of Fine Arts : Sculpture
 
2015                                University of Memphis  | Memphis, TN
                                         Bachelor of Fine Arts : Studio Art  
                                                                                                                                        

Awards / Fellowships / Residencies

2021                                Stove Works, Artist in Residence, Chattanooga, TN (upcoming)
2020                                The Roundhouse Foundation: Pine Meadow Ranch, Artist in Residence, Sisters, OR
                                        (postponed / upcoming)
2019                                The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Artist in Residence,
                                        Awarded the Mary Creety Beery Fellowship, Rabun Gap, GA                                          
                                        Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency
, Artist in Residence, Saugatuck, MI
                                        Crosstown Arts Studio Residency Program,  Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN
                                        Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence, Nebraska City, NE
2018                                Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Residence, Awarded Artist Grant, Johnson, VT

                                        The Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project (ACRE), Artist in Residence, Steuben, WI
2017                                The Studios at MASS MoCA, Artist in Residence,
                                        (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), North Adams, MA
2016                                Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship - Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
                                        FOA Award in Studio Art – Indiana University School of Art & Design, Bloomington, IN                                                                             
 

Teaching
Selected Group Exhibitions

2020                               Breaking the Mold., SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Sharon Louise Barnes
                                       Seemingly Familiar, Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR
                                        ( Two-Person show with Artist, Heather Goodwind ) -
( postponed / upcoming Nov. 2020)
                                      
Drowned Neon Rose, juried by Kirstin Lamb, ILikeYourWork.com: Winter Juried Exhibition
2019                               Fluctuating Meridians, Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN                      
                                       w/ Erika Harrsch, Andrew O’Brien, and Cog•nate Collective (Amy Sanchez Arteaga and Misael Diaz)
                                       curated by Mike Calway Fagen

                                       WOU Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Cannon Gallery of Art, Monmouth, OR
2018                               R&D, 430 Gallery (of Crosstown Arts), Memphis, TN (curatorial)
                                       de/center, Grunwald Gallery , Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
                                      Indianapolis Art Center’s 2018 Invitational Exhibition, Indianapolis Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN
                                      Juried by Artist and Director of Exhibitions, Kyle Herrington
                                      Set in Motion, Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN
2017                              R(d)ecent , Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

                                      Through the Open Door, Bagwell Gallery, Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN          

2016                              Black Gold, AUTO SHOP curated by Julie Schenkelberg at SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI

2015                              Binaries, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN (curatorial)

                                      Street Trash, The Alley, 309 West 31st Street, Baltimore, MD                                                       

                                       (Curated by Dwayne Butcher, Virginia Overton, and Greely Myatt)

                                      3rd Annual Best of Memphis, Box Gallery, University of Memphis, Memphis TN, 
                                      Awarded Best in Show (Juried by Joel Parsons, Director of Clough-Hanson Gallery,
                                      Rhodes College , Memphis, TN)

                                      New Horizons, Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center, Jackson TN

                                      Young Americans, Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, Memphis, TN                      

 

 

Bibliography

2019                             Create! Magazine - Issue No.17 - Juried by Kate Mothes, Founder of Young Space
                                      https://createmagazine.com/read/pete-hoffecker-meja
                                      Locate Arts : Studio Visit :, by Tracy Treadwell
                                      https://locatearts.org/the-focus/2019/studio-visit-pete-hoffecker-mejia
                                     Fluctuating Meridians (review), Mineral House Media, by Claire Bloomfield
                                      https://www.mineralhousemedia.com/media/2019/3/11/fluctuating-meridians-review
2018                             New American Paintings, Issue 135
                                      Juried by Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum
                                      https://www.newamericanpaintings.com/artists/pete-hoffecker-mejia
2017                             Peripheral Vision Press, Dallas, TX
                                      Artifacts + Fictions: Interview with Bernardo Diaz
                                      http://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/journal/pete-hoffecker-mejia
                                     Create! Magazine – Issue III 

                                     Juried by Bridgette Mayer (Philadelphia)
                                     Studio Visit Magazine – Volume Thirty Eight

                                      Juried by Diana Gaston (Tamarind Institute)

2016                             Canvas Creative Arts Magazine, Spring 2016

2015                              Archer Malmo : University of Memphis, Promotional for  Dept

                                     Visual Memphis : What’s in Your Studio                                                                                                                            

2014                             Art Talk : Video Interview, Produced by By Daniel Wildberger & Isabel Machado,
                                      for the University of Memphis, Department of Art                                                            
2013                             Memphis Flyer, Transformers, October 2013   

Writing

2019                             Number: Inc. Magazine, Issue No. Ninety Nine, The CMPLX: Art & Community Empowerment
                                     Number: Inc.
Magazine, Safe-Keeping – An Exploration of Mass Incarceration & the Black Family
                                     ( Review )
                                     Number: Inc.
Magazine, Issue No. Ninety Eight, Alex Paul Loza, Arts & Advocacy ( Interview )
2018                            Number: Inc. Magazine, Issue No. Ninety Six, Katie Hargrave: It's Not Personal ( Review )

Related Experience

2020                            Artist Talk & Studio Visits, Eastern Oregon University, Huber Auditorium, La Grande, OR
                                    Juror for the Hambidge Center for the Arts & Sciences - Visual Arts Residency Applications - Fall 2020
2019                           National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices,
                                    Faculty Sponsor/Mentor for University of Memphis team, D1, in the Student Cupola Contest
                                    Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL
2018                           Juror for the Tennessee Intercollegiate Juried Student Exhibition,                      
                                    Pellisippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN
                                   3D Shop Monitor Tech, McCalla School, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN     
2016                          
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts – Paper: Three Dimensions,
                                    Instructor: Lauren Kussro,
Gatlinburg, TN       
2015                           Workshop with Artist, James Luna, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
                                   Fabrication Assistant, Drawing of a House (Triptych), Diana Shpungin, SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI
                                    http://site-lab.org/project/diana-shpungin/
                                   Fabrication Assistant, Unbounded, Ben Butler, Rice Gallery, Houston, TX                        
                                    http://www.ricegallery.org/ben-butler/   
                                   Ceramic Tech / 3D Shop Assistant, University of Memphis, Memphis TN

                                   Gallery Assistant, Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, University of Memphis, TN                    

Memberships

             NALAC - National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
             USLAF - US Latinx Art Forum
             CAA - College Art Association of America                          
              ISC - International Sculpture Center

2019 - Present               Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture, Western Oregon University
2018                               Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, University of Memphis,
                                        Sculpture 1-5, and Graduate, ( Fall 2018, Spring 2019 )

2017 - 2015                   Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Sculpture I ( Fall 2017, Spring 2018 )               

                                       Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Color & Design - 2D Studio ( Fall 2016, Spring 2017 )                                                                                       

                                       Associate Instructor, Indiana University, 3D Design in Studio Art( Fall 2015, Spring 2016 )