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)
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
2015                         Donald & Mary Vaughan Scholarship, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN


 

Teaching

2019 - Present         Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture, Western Oregon University
2018                          Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Sculpture,
                                  University of Memphis, (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 )   

Select Group Exhibitions

2021                          SUR:biennial : Torrance Art Museum, Curated by Ismael de Anda & Max Presneill
                                  (Director / Curator of the Torrance Art Museum), Torrence California (upcoming)
                                   mondegreen, Tri-Star Arts, Candoro Marble Building, Knoxville, TN (upcoming)
                                   Seemingly Familiar, Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery, Chemeketa Community College,
                                   Salem,OR -  with Artist, Heather Goodwind – (upcoming)      
                                   ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21, El Museo del Barrio, as part of the on-site             
                                   MOPA (Museum of Pocket Art) Exhibition, curated by Roberto Jackson Harrington                 
                                    New York, NY
                                    A Glow of Satisfaction, with Artists: Sung Eun Park, Madeline Maszk, and Sarah Newsome,
                                   Well Well Projects, Portland, OR, organized by Sung Eun Park                            
2020                           Breaking the Mold: Decolonizing Abstraction, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
                                   curated by Sharon Louise Barnes
                                   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 the Cognate Collective
                                   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, 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 curator Julie Schenkelberg @ SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI
2015                           Binaries, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN (curatorial)
                                   New Horizons, Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center, Jackson TN
                                   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)
                                   Young Americans, Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art,
                                   University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
                                   Street Trash, The Alley, 309 West 31st Street, Baltimore, MD                                              
                                   (Curated by Dwayne Butcher, Virginia Overton, and Greely Myatt)

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: Pete Hoffecker Mejía, 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  by 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                              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 ( Exhibition 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,
                                      at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery ( Exhibition Review )


 

Related Experience


2020                              1% for Art, Selection Committee Member, WOU Welcome Center
                                      Artist Talk & Studio Visits, Eastern Oregon University, Huber Auditorium,
                                      La Grande, OR
                                      Juror for the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, Visual Arts Applications,
                                      Fall 2020
2019                              National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices,
                                      Faculty Sponsor/Mentor for University of Memphis team, D1,
                                      Student Cupola Contest, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL
2018                              Juror for the Tennessee Intercollegiate Juried Student Exhibition,
                                      Pellisippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN
                                      3D Shop 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