Sara Paula Hoffman

  • M.A., painting, Fontbonne University, 2003
  • M.F.A., painting, Fontbonne University, 2008

"Teaching is a natural extension of my life as an artist, keeping me intellectually alive, improving my artistic skills, and giving me a role in shaping the next generation of artists. Mentoring students through processes of intense looking, thinking, and making is very fulfilling. When my students find passion, joy and dedication in their work, I am confident they will succeed in their creative pursuits."

Sara Paula Hoffman | Foundation studies professor

Awards, recognition and honors

  • 2009, Presidential Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 2005, Award of Excellence, Art St. Louis XXI
  • Paintings reside in the collections of: Savannah College of Art and Design Permanent Collection; Center for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo; Professor Astrid Saether, Center for Ibsen Studies, Oslo, Norway


CAA, College Art Association

Previous Positions

Professor of art, St. Louis Community Colleges; professor of art, St. Charles Community College

Publications and presentations

Visiting artist lectures

  • 2008, "The Nora Project," A discussion with Professor Michael Burke and Sara Paula Hoffman, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2007, "Painting Ibsen's Ghosts," Thomas Jefferson School, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2007, "Midwestern Dolls and Ghosts," The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2007, "Art and Literature, The Doll House Paintings," National Federation of Press Women, Missouri Affiliate, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2007, "Ghosts from the Heartland" The Messing Gallery at Mary Institute Country Day School, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2006, "Midwest Doll Houses," Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois
  • 2006, "Doll House Paintings," Congregation Neve Shalom, Creve Coeur, Missouri
  • 2005, "The Doll House Paintings and Henrik Ibsen," The Bonsack Gallery, John Burroughs School, St. Louis Missouri
  • 2011, Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Fourteen, "Conversations with Joseph"