Top Chicago gallerist and dealer, Rhona Hoffman discusses the importance of artists having a gallery, and the steps artists should go through when looking for the gallery that will best showcase the work that they do.
“If you feel that you are a fantastic artist, someone who is worthy of the hanging on the museum walls or at a collector’s house, then you need to be in a gallery. You have to get yourself into group exhibitions in small places; the group exhibitions where the lead dealers go to snoop around and find our artists.”
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, founded originally as Young Hoffman Gallery in 1976, specializes in international contemporary art in all medias, and art that is conceptually, formally, or socio-politically based. Since 1983, Rhona Hoffman Gallery has continued to show young and emerging artists alongside more established ones. Among the artists the gallery has exhibited are Vito Acconci, Luis Gispert, Leon Golub, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Sol LeWitt, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Nancy Spero, Richard Tuttle, and Kehinde Wiley. Rhona Hoffman Gallery is very active in the Chicago arts community and maintains strong relationships with museums, helping to place important works in their collections.