First Embroidery done as a young girl.


Sculptor and installation artist Eileen Hoffman makes visible the hidden stories of women's lives, including her own, while grappling with sexism. Born and raised in New Jersey, she grew up in an overtly pink bedroom that significantly impacted much of her work. She recalls being captivated by all forms of textile work and learning how to knit from her friends' mothers. Her path continued by mastering embroidery and taking weaving and design programs throughout high school. She graduated with honors from Skidmore College with a B.S. in art and continued on for three years as a textile designer with an A.A.S. from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Afterward, she focused on fine arts and received her MFA in textiles and sculpture from Indiana University, investigating the three-dimensional possibilities of textile methods.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout the United States and internationally, including in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Art and Design Gallery, Atlantic Gallery, Carter Burden Gallery, and Denise Bibro Fine Art. Nationally at the Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ. Internationally at the U.S. Embassy in Hong Kong and the Bishkek Collection, Russia. Hoffman’s outdoor installations in New York include the Connective Project Installation, Art In Odd Places, and Prayers for the Pandemic - Prayers for Progress. Her work is also featured in Surface Design Journal’s SDA Annual International Exhibition in Print, UPPERCASE magazine, Art Spiel, and Les Femmes Folles. Hoffman lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.