Pete Hoffecker Mejía

Hoffecker Mejía
Art Discipline: 
Memphis, TN
United States
Dates of Residence: 
May 6, 2019 to May 17, 2019

Born in Bogotá, Colombia and raised in the United States, Pete Hoffecker Mejía’s work assembles indigenous patterns of Latin America, retail and home décor motif, and Modernist geometric abstraction, to explore the intersection of contrasting cultural influence, the mediation of identity, and conflation and caricature in the representation of otherness. His structures investigate the blurred points of contact resulting from estrangement, while also looking at hierarchies of representation, and the continuing impacts of colonialism. 
Hoffecker Mejia’s work has been featured in New American Paintings, Create! Magazine, and Peripheral Vision Press. He has been artist-in-residence at the Studios at MASSMoCA, Vermont Studio Center, ACRE residency program, and others. He received his M.F.A from Indiana University. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of Memphis.