Kate M.S.Hoffman is a Los Angeles artist and teacher. Hoffman has an MFA in Visual Art from the University of California, San Diego and a BFA in Fibers from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She is a former artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre in Banff, Canada, the Tides Institute and Museum of Art in Eastport, Maine and at Est-Nord-Est in Quebec, Canada. She has been exhibiting in LA since 2007 and has had solo exhibitions of her whaling meets the underground railroad project, Black Gold-Liquid Gold, the Golden Age of Whaling at the Greenleaf Gallery at Whittier College and at the ATA Gallery in San Francisco. Until July 8th you can see her work as part of the exhibition Focus Group at the Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown, LA.