Sara Paula Hoffman

Foundation studies professor


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


Solo exhibitions of "The Doll House" and "Ghosts" paintings with the following International Ibsen Conferences: 2006, University of Oslo, Center for Ibsen Studies, 11th International Ibsen Conference / Centennial Commemoration; 2009, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 12th International Ibsen Conference; 2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh, International Ibsen Theater Festival

Awards, recognitions 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

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"