I am Perry Hoffman, artist, photographer, mosaic maker, tile maker and creator of the Tile House in the Mojave desert... specifically in wOnder valley, east of Twentynine Palms.
Born in 1953 in Los Angeles, California, at the Queen of Angels Hospital. My parents were New York Jews, Rose & Ben, who always taught, peace, love, understanding and compassion for all people and had a love of art and music. You learn these things early. Grateful.
Studied art in first grade and got in trouble for drawing a nude.
Studied art at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia in the early seventies. Played with Paul Reubens and David Hasselhoff. Causing a ruckus, with a few regrets but otherwise a fun time.
Migrated in 1975 to San Francisco, doing color xerox collage and mail art, photography and clay and small backyard gardens. Great classes with Toby Klayman in San Francisco, who taught Business and Visual Artist. Forever grateful being introduced to POSTCARDS… Participated in a few group shows with copy art artists in the Albany State Museum and a few in various locations in San Francsico, like La Mamelle Gallery. Those were the days. This part requires a book.
In 2ooo the stark and open, hard and hot, sometimes freezing desert embraced me
til 2oo8 where I explored an in depth study of life and my surroundings with camera in hand and embarked on a mosaic project taking on an entire house inside and out with the environs of Joshua Tree National Park at my side. The Tile House was inspired by my first visit to Watts Towers when I was ten years old and currently by the wildlife, huge skies and magic of the desert. Not to mention the fragments of tile one can find in the sand.
Met Douglas Smith in 2005 online and everything changed. ocean desert ocean desert ocean desert… Got married on the first “legal” day. Now the Tile House is adorned with his furniture and also some collaborations around the dining table. Grateful.
so I say, “I can fire it, break it, and make art out of it.”
2o2o April Show @ Glass Outhouse 29 Palms cancelled COVID 19
2019 Hwy 62 ARt Tours Open Studio
2018 Hwy 62 ARt Tours Open Studio
2017 Hwy 62 ARt Tours Open Studio
2016 Sol Hill Gallery Santa barbara
2o12 thru 2o17 Hwy 62 Open StudioArt Tour wOnder valley
2011 – Metro Galleries, Bakersfield, CA
2010 – Metro Galleries, Bakersfield,CA
2010- Open Studio Tour, Wonder Valley,CA
2009 – Frameworks, Santa Barbara, CA
Group Show, Buddha Abides – mosaics
2009 -Hwy 62 Art Tours- wOnder valley, CA
2008 – High Desert Test Sites – Wonder Valley Contemporary Institute of Art
2008 – Morongo Basin Open Studio Tour Wonder Valley, CA
2008 – 29 Palms Creative Center, 29 Palms, CA
Solo Exhibition, Buddhas and Birds – mosaics, photography and ceramics
2008 – Frameworks, Santa Barbara, CA
Group Show, Buddha Abides – mosaics
2008 – Fi-Lox-See – Wonder Valley, CA
Wonder Valley Homestead Cabin Festival Group Show
Mosaics, reTouched and Painted Photographs on Canvas, mini-installation
2007 – Open Studio Tour, Wonder Valley, California
Solo exhibition of photographs from Wonder Valley
2007 – International Mail Art Exhibitions:
Parade of Animals
Paper and Postage
Protect the Desert
Fire and Peace
2006 – Open Studio Tour, Wonder Valley, California
2006 – 29 Palms Creative Center, 29 Palms, CA
Solo Exhibition, Desert Wonder – photography
2005 – Open Studio Tour, Wonder Valley, California
2004 – Open Studio Tour, Wonder Valley, California
2003 – Open Studio Tour, Wonder Valley, California
2003 California Welcome Center, Yucca Valley, California
2000 – 2004 29 Palms Inn, 29 Palms, CA
1994 – Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, Group Show, SF, California
1995 – Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, Group Show, SF, California
1984 – New York State Museum National Copier Art Exhibition, Albany NEw York
1979 – San Francisco La Mamelle Gallery Copy Art Show, SF, California
1st Grade – Got in trouble for drawing a nude in class.