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Todd Hoyer

b. 1952, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Selected Collections

Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

 

Selected Exhibitions

2012 Masters of Contemporary Wood Art - A Secondary Market Exhibition, del Mano - A Gallery of Fine Contemporary Craft, LLC,

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2011 Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010-11 Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

2009 Los Angeles Art Show, represented by del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Scottsdale, AZ

Woodturning in Basic Black, SOFA, Chicago, IL; AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN

2007-08 Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft, Selections from the Wornick Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2007-08 Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

2006 Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Our Turn Now :Artists Speak Out in Wood, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

2004-06 Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, Touring

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

2002-06 Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, New York, NY; Chicago, IL

2005 Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Philadelphia, PA

Artists' Reflections: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

Out of the Woods, DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
Glass, Metal, Wood, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Masters of Wood Art III, Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN
 
2004 Beneath The Bark: 25 Years of Woodturning, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT

2001-04 Turned Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Into the Woods, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

A Tribute to Rude Osolnik: An Exhibition of Contemporary Turned Wood, Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design, Louisville, KY
Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Santa Fe, NM

2002 Surface + Form, Craftwest Gallery, Perth, Australia

Branching Out: Contemporary Wood Turning in 2002, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA
Yale Collects Wood, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Materials and Contemporary Illusions, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
Collectors' Choice, Collectors of Wood Art Forum, SOFA, Chicago, IL

2001-02 Wood Turning in North America since 1930, Touring

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

2001-02 Nature Takes a Turn, International Juried Exhibition,

Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
University of California, Davis, CA
University of New York, Purchase, NY
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2001 The Birthday Party, An Installation, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA

25 Years of Fine Craftsmanship, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
Against the Grain: Turned and Sculpted Wood, International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX

2000 Horizons 2000: Artist Woodturners, Brookefield Craft Center, Brookefield, CT

American Woodturning: An Emerging Contemporary Art Form, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, NY
The Fine Art of Wood: the Bohlen Collection, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

1999 Revolution/Evolution, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
Collectors' Choice, Collectors of Wood Art Forum, SOFA, Chicago, IL

1997-98 Expressions In Wood: Masterworks from the Wornick Collection, Touring

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX
Turned Wood Now: Redefining the Lathe-Turned Object IV, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1992-98 Turned Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997 Working Beyond Tradition: A Turned Wood Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, AR

1996 Woodwork, Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, AZ

Growth Through Sharing, Guilford College Art Center, Greensboro, NC

1993-96 Turned Wood - Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1995 Points of View: Collectors and Collecting, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

allTURNatives, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Nature Turning Into Art: The Ruth and David Waterbury Collection of Turned Wood Bowls, The Carleton Art Gallery,
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
 

Selected Publications

2007 Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft, Selections from The Wornick Collection.

Kangas, Matthew; Muniz, Julie & Ward, Gerald. MFA Publications, Boston, MA.

2004 Nature Transformed: Wood Art from The Bohlen Collection. Ulmer, Sean. Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, VT.

Beneath The Bark: Twenty-Five Years of Woodturning. Christensen, Kip & Nish, Dale. Utah Woodturning Symposium, Inc,
Provo, UT.

2002 Craft Arts International. Issue 55. “Todd Hoyer & Hayley Smith.” Wallace, Kevin. Pp 26-35.

2001 Wood Turning in North America Since 1930. Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA and Yale University Art Gallery,

New Haven, CT.

2000 Turning Wood into Art: The Jane and Arthur Mason Collection. Ramljak, Suzanne and Monroe, Michael. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, NY

Living With Form: The Horn Collection of Contemporary Crafts. Arkansas Arts Center. Bradley Publishing, Little Rock, AR.
The Fine Art of Wood: The Bohlen Collection. Fike, Bonita. Abbeville Press, New York, NY.

1999 Contemporary Turned Wood: New Perspectives in a Rich Tradition. Leier, Ray; Peters, Jan & Wallace, Kevin.

Hand Books Press, Madison, WI.

1996 Expressions In Wood: Masterworks from The Wornick Collection. Cooke, Edward; Kangas, Matthew & Perreault, John.

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA.

1985 The Art of Turned Wood Bowls. Jacobson. Plume, New York, NY.

 

About The Artist

Todd Hoyer was introduced to woodturning in a grade school woodshop class and returned to it in 1977 after college where he majored in Manufacturing Engineering and Design Technology.

He started making production items and then moved on to one of a kind forms, utilizing the wood's unique characteristics in each piece.

Hoyer has taught workshops and demonstrated in the United States, Ireland and Australia. His work has been featured in numerous publications in the United States, Germany, England and Canada. His pieces are included in many museum and private collections.

 

Artist’s Statement

My work has been based on change. Each piece and idea is an integral step on the path of growth. From my production items where I learned the use of tools and techniques, to my vessels where I explored the material, each step has been towards greater understanding.

My work has been a reflection of the changes in my life. Consciously and subconsciously, ideas and images have paralleled and expressed major shifts in my life.

I have developed a personal language through imagery to communicate. The sphere, which is the heart and soul of my work, is the foundation of most of the series I work with. Simple surface treatments, like blackened interior surfaces, represent the void within. Weathered exteriors represent aging. The combinations of these and other images and forms create a record of growth and change.

The creative process started slowly, like learning to walk, then sped up with time. New ideas and experiences overshadowed material and technical concerns. Soon it became a perpetual process of looking ahead, guided by the strengths and weaknesses of the medium. Wood is a material which must be worked with rather than against in order for the process to be successful. The medium influences the choice of direction in design. These choices become pathways leading to other choices and so on, eventually becoming a visual record of one’s life.

My creative process is reliant upon the need not to be dazzled and stalled by technique and the beauty of the material. For me, success is to move forward, balancing the manipulation of form and expression with the organic nature of wood.

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