Katie Hofacker is an artist who works mainly in mixed media. With the use of appropriated materials which are borrowed from day to day context, her mixed media artworks reference the dynamics of life.
Hofacker creates situations in which everyday life experiences are altered from their natural context. By applying specific combinations and certain manipulations, different situations are created. Hofacker takes daily life as subject matter and presents everyday experiences as well as cultural references. Common life experiences are juxtaposed with surrealist notions.
Her works are characterized using everyday experiences in a surrealist atmosphere in which explorations plays an important role. By demonstrating the lingering of an everyday world, Hofacker makes work using creative tactics, but these are never arbitrary. Play is a serious matter, and in Hofacker’s surrealist worlds, different rules apply than in everyday life, and even mundane daily occurrences undergo transformation.
Her work demonstrates how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story of human interaction. It challenges the social constraucts we continually build between ourselves and others, between our personal and public selves. Katie Hofacker currently lives and works in Columbus Ohio.