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Linda Hoffman studied art, masks and mime in Paris, France. After graduating from Bryn Mawr College, she was awarded a Watson Traveling Fellowship to train in the Noh Theater in Kyoto, Japan. Upon returning to the United States and inspired by the poetry and beauty of traditional Japanese arts, Hoffman began an exploration of narrative sculpture incorporating language, natural fibers, wood, stone and found objects.

Hoffman's artwork includes indoor and outdoor bronze sculpture, watercolors, digital prints, and the letterpress book, Winter Air. Her art is in many permanent collections including the Boston Public Library, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Hechinger Tool Collection, Harvard University, the Acton Arboretum and the Ten Acre Country Day School in Massachusetts. She lives with her partner at Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio, a place for agriculture, art, and community in Harvard, Massachusetts where Hoffman is the organic apple grower. A Zen Buddhist, her dharma name Shinji, means truth in the earth.


Japanese Noh Theater, Kyoto, Japan
A.B. Bryn Mawr College, Honors in Fine Arts, Bryn Mawr, PA
Ecole Jacques Lecoq, International School of Masks, Movement &Theater, Paris France
La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France


Changing Landscape: Sculpture at the Eustis Estate
, Juried Exhibit, Milton, MA
Spirit of Place, a juried outdoor sculpture exhibit, Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich MA
Around the Pond and Through the Woods, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio juried by Nick Capasso, Harvard, MA
Kaddish, Solo Exhibit of Watercolors, Indian Hill Music, Littleton, MA


Generations: The Art of Linda Hoffman & Ariel Matisse, Sculpture, Hopkinton  Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA

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Concord Art, Juried Winter Exhibit I, Concord, MA

One Armed Handstand, 2018

One Armed Handstand, 2018

Unexpected Gestures: Art on the Trails, Outdoor Sculpture at the Beals Preserve, Southborough, MA
Grounds for Play: Sculptures that excite the Imagination, The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Just Sitting, one of five sculptures purchased by the Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA 2018

Just Sitting, one of five sculptures purchased by the Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA 2018

The Teapot Explorer, Studios Without Walls, Riverway Park, Outdoor Installation with Gabrielle White


Sculpture in the Garden, A juried exhibit at Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s The Gardens at Elm Bank, Wellesley, MA

Gifts from the Garden, A juried exhibit at Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s The Gardens at Elm Bank, opens July, 2017, Wellesley, MA
Art on the Trails: Finding Solace in the Woods, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit juried by Mary Tinti, Southborough, MA
Musketaquid 2017, Emerson Center for the Arts, Concord, MA
Boston Design Center, A juried group exhibit featuring members of NESA, New England Sculptors Association, Boston MA
After Apple Pruning, an exhibition of sculpture using apple prunings by Linda Hoffman with Lynn Horsky, Ariel Matisse, and Gabrielle White; The Gallery at Villageworks, Acton MA

Off the Wall, a juried small works show, Concord, MA

Art and Agriculture: Four Seasons on Concord Farm, The Umbrella Arts and Environment, Concord, MA

Temenos, Studios Without Walls, Riverway Park, Outdoor Installation with Gabrielle White

2015 Compost Tea, in collaboration with Gabrielle White; Studios Without Walls, Riverway Park, Outdoor Installation

Floating Hearts, in collaboration with Gabrielle White, Around the Pond and Through the Woods, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Harvard, MA

2014 Tree Harp, Kouros Gallery, Outdoor Exhibit, Ridgefield CT

Portals and Passageways, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA

Energy Necklace at the Jackson Homestead, an exhibition of outdoor sculpture, Newton, MA

2013 Forest Falls, Old Frog Pond Farm Sculpture Walk, Harvard, MA

Parkarts, Worcester, MA

Shiroito on the Dunes, Appearances, Provincetown, MA

Shiroito, an installation with Margot Stage for the Asenal Center for theArts,  Watertown, MA

Zeigest Gallery, Wood, Group Exhibit, Lowell, MA

2012 Encounters with Cancer, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA

Big Art 3 – Outdoor Exhibit at Emerson Umbrella, Concord, MA

Zen of Contemplation, group exhibit curated by Francis Patnaude, Washington Art Association, Washington, CT

Riding the Ox, solo exhibit, Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

Musquetaquid Earth Month Exhibit, Concord, MA

It’s in the Grain, Millbrook Gallery, Concord, NH                

Art & Spirituality Entwined, group exhibit curated by Pamela Cochrane,

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

Light, Wood, and Bronze: Two Artists Journey - Sue Cunio Salem and Linda Hoffman.  Groton Public Library, Groton, MA

Zen Dust, solo exhibit, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

Poems in Cloth, solo exhibit, The Harvard General, Harvard, MA

2011 Composing a Life in Bronze, Cloth, and Wood: A Retrospective exhibit of Sculpture and Poems in Cloth, Conant Gallery, Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA

Acton-Boxborough 'Art of Recycling', Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

Wild Apples Artists’ Exhibit, Old Library, Harvard, MA

Riding the Ox, solo exhibit, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

Kouros Gallery, Ridgefield, CT & New York, NY

2010 Beyond Wild Apples, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA

Kouros Gallery, Ridgefield, CT and New York, NY

Powers Gallery, Acton , MA

Mancala, Art in the Park, Elm Park, Worcester, MA

Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

L’Attitude Gallery, Boston, MA

Sculpture at Thos. Moser, 19 Arlington Street, Boston, MA

Musquetaquid Earth Month Exhibit, Concord, MA

2009 L’Attitude Gallery, Boston, MA

Sculpture at D Scale, 520 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

Sculpture at Thos. Moser, 19 Arlington Street, Boston, MA

Small Works Exhibit, L’Attitude Gallery, 218 Newbury St, Boston, MA

Chairs, Powers Gallery, 342 Great Road, Acton MA

Musquetaquid Earth Month Exhibit, Concord, MA

2008 Around the Pond and Through the Woods, Outdoor Sculpture, Harvard, MA

Artists and the Book, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury , MA

Clark Gallery, Outdoor Exhibit, Harvard, MA

Mancala, Nature in Balance, Outdoor Installation, Arsenal for the Arts, Watertown, MA

Mobility, L’attitude Gallery, Group Exhibit, Boston, MA

Canvas Gallery, Group Exhibit, Acton, MA

Thomas Moser Fine Furniture, Boston, MA

Moon Viewing, Solo Exhibit, Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont, MA 

2007 Canvas Gallery, Group Exhibit, Acton, MA

Clark Gallery, New Work in Wood, Lincoln, MA

Fire Lotus Temple, Brooklyn Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Art Etcetera, New Work, Newton, MA

Powers Gallery, Common Ground, Artwork of Andy Newman and Linda Hoffman, Acton, MA

2006 Rock On – Eight Sculptors at New England Wildflower Society’s Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Outdoor Sculpture, Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH

Sculpture: Trees and Other Species, Solo Exhibit, Atelier 19, Maynard MA

An Agrarian Circus, Solo Installation, Stone Hill Art Quarry Park, Cazenovia, NY

Deep Roots – Open Sky, Prouty Woods Gallery, New England Forestry Foundation, Littleton, MA

Musquetaquid, 2006, Blanchard Trust Gallery, Concord, MA 

2005The Journey Home, A solo exhibition of Stations of the Heart and the Ox

Herding Series Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA

Mother Nature, Atelier 10 Gallery, Group Exhibit, Maynard MA

Regeneration, Solo Multi-Media Installation, Regis College, Weston, MA

Recent Sculpture, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT

“A Circus Returns to Fruitlands” Twenty-five sculptures inspired by the circus using old agricultural tools, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Ma

Wings, Feathers, Flight, Birds of Artists and Poets, Millbrook Gallery, Concord, MA

Branching Out, Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture, New England Forestry Foundation, Littleton, MA

Powers Gallery, New Sculpture, Acton, MA

Musquetaquid, 2004, Group Exhibit, Blanchard Trust Gallery, Concord, MA

Sculpture Pasture, Two-Person Exhibit, Bedford, MA

St. Paul’s & Millbrook Gallery Invitational Sculpture Show, Concord, NH

New Sculpture, Two-Person Exhibit, MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA

2004 “A Circus Comes to Fruitlands”, Twenty-five sculptures inspired by the circus using old agricultural tools, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Ma

Sculpture Path, The Faucet, Concord, MA

Sculpture in and By the River, The Water Carrier, Stockbridge, MA                          Musketaquid, 2004, Blanchard Trust Gallery, Concord, MA

Baak Gallery, Digital Prints, Group Exhibit, Cambridge, MA

“Cloth,” Solo Exhibit, The Harvard Public Library, Harvard, MA

2003 The Art of the Word, Bedford Public Library, Bedford, MA

Reclamation Artists, Nun’s Field, Roxbury, MA

Sculpture & Prints, Two-Person Show, Biolabs, Beverly, MA

Harvard Historical Society, Harvard, MA

Riverside Sculpture Walk, Concord, MA

The Art Walk, Outdoor Sculpture, The Way of Peace, Lawrence MA

Haverford College, Stations of the Heart, Haverford, PA

Musketaquid 2003, Blanchard Trust Gallery, Concord, MA

Indian Hill Music, Fiber Work, Littleton, MA

Lawrence Academy, Stations of the Heart, Solo Exhibit, Groton, MA

Center for Book Arts, Letterpress Showcase, New York, NY

Millbrook Gallery, Bikini, Concord, NH

“Beyond the Door” Installation for The Revolving Museum, Lowell, MA                       

2002 Claiming the Spirit, Juried Exhibit, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Extraordinary Things, University of Indiana

Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Balance/Imbalance, Sculpture Fest 2002, Woodstock, VT

Indian Hill Music, Digital Prints and Cloth Poems, Littleton, MA 

2001 Parkarts, 2001, The Oracle of Savin Hill, Boston Common, Boston, MA

Acton Public Library, Seahorse Prints and Poems, Acton, MA

Mill Brook Gallery, Mountain Prints, Solo Exhibit, Concord, NH

Franklin Pierce College, Thoreau Gallery, Ringe, NH

Fuller Museum 2001 Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Brockton, MA

Musketaquid 2001, Blanchard Trust Gallery, Concord, MA

Powers Gallery, Contemporary Visions, Acton, MA

2000 Mill Brook Gallery, Concord, NH

Musketaquid 2000, Blanchard Trust Gallery, Concord, MA

Acton Public Library, Sculpture, Acton, MA

The Rivers School, Solo Installation, Weston, MA

The Ralls Collection, Winter Group Exhibit, Washington, DC

1999 Illuminations, Cambridge Arts Council Invitational Exhibit for

Cambridge Cares about Aids, Cambridge, MA

The Ralls Collection, Solo Exhibit, Washington, DC

Kaos Gallery, Exhibit of Angels Invitational, Wilmington, VT

Bromfield Gallery, Fragments of the Heart, Solo Show, Boston, MA

Art in the Round Barn, Juried Group Exhibit, Waitsfield, VT

Voices for Thoreau’s Wild New England, Concord Library, Concord, MA

Kaos Gallery, Two-Person Show, Wilmington, VT

Fuller Museum 1999 Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Brockton, MA

Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood ’99, Stockbridge, MA

Musketaquid 1999, Blanchard Trust Gallery, Concord, MA

“The Agricultural Tool Series”, Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

Voices of the Earth, Musketaquid, Blanchard Trust Gallery, Concord, MA

1998 Attleboro Museum, Small Works Juried Exhibit, Attleboro, MA

State House Exhibit celebrating Women’s History Month, Boston, MA

“Plop Art” Public Art on the Common, “The Way of Signs”, Boston, MA

Attleboro Museum, “Fire and Ice”, Attleboro, MA

Boston Art in the Parks, “The Way of Signs”, Brighton, MA

Shelburne Farms Museum, Invitational Show, Shelburne VT

No Bias Gallery, National Juried Competition, Bennington, VT

Fuller Museum Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Brockton, MA

Spirit of Place, Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Huntington, VT

Haverford College, Alumni Exhibition, Haverford, PA

Contemporary Visions ’98, juried by Ivan Karp, Bridgewater State

College, Bridgewater, CT

A Sense of Balance, Musketaquid, Blanchard Trust Gallery, Concord, MA

Seeing Red, Juried Exhibit, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

Cambridge Art Association (CAA), National Prize Show juried by

Malcolm Rogers, Cambridge, MA                

Image & Verse, CAA group show juried by Carl Belz, Cambridge, MA

The Agricultural Tool Series, Solo Show, Groton School, Groton, MA

1997 The Design of Nature – The Nature of Design, Conant Gallery, Groton, MA

“Stone by Stone”,  for Acton Boxborough’s Second Environmental

Sculpture Exhibition at the Acton Arboretum, Acton MA

Gallery on the Green, juried sculpture show, Canton CT

Fin de Siecle, CAA,  Juried by Barbara Krakow,  Cambridge, MA

“The Way of Signs” Outdoor Installation for Look Both Ways,

Conant Gallery, Groton, MA

1996 The Parrish Art Museum, 35th Juried Exhibition, Southhampton, NY

Bauhaus Contemporary Art Gallery, Found Objects, Wilmington, NC

Musketaquid 1996, Blanchard Trust Gallery, Concord, MA

The Way of Cloth, Solo Show, Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT                          

Montserrat College of Art, The Deep Heart's Core, Beverly, MA

Walks on a Wintry Path, Conant Gallery, Groton, MA\

1995 Howard Yezerski Gallery, Imagining Angels, Boston, MA

Forest Stones” for the Acton Boxborough Environmental Sculpture

Exhibition, Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA

Cloth, Metal and Wood:  The Art and Poetry of Linda Hoffman and Paul Matisse, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts            

Wichita Center for the Arts, Juried Show, The 1995 Wichita National, Wichita, Kansas

Arts Experiment Station, Juried Traveling Show, In Praise of Fields, Tifton, Georgia

1994 Beaverton Arts Commission, Showcase '94, Juried Show, Beaverton, OR

Sea Cliff Gallery, Divine Visions, Juried Show, Sea Cliff, New York

Walks on the Wooded Path, Conant Gallery, Invitational Show, Groton, MA

Sharon Arts Center, Group Show, Sharon, NH

1993 Autumn Koans, Solo Show, Conant Gallery, Groton, MA

The Ties that Bind, Invitational Show, Conant Gallery, Groton, MA

The Northeast Open, Juried Show, Grove Street Gallery, Worcester, MA

1991 Fitchburg Art Museum, Group Show, Fitchburg, MA

1988 Suzanne Carver Associates, Winchester, MA

1987 Lawrence Library, Solo Show, Pepperell, MA

1985 Fitchburg Art Museum, Group Show, Fitchburg, MA

1984 Grove Street Gallery, Worcester, MA

1983 Conant Gallery, Solo Show, Groton, MA

1983 Henri IV Gallery, Two-Person Show, Cambridge, MA

1981 First "Poem in Cloth", Cambridge, MA

Public Collections: 

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Town of Littleton, NH

The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Houghton Library, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Hechinger Tool Collection, Washington, D.C.

The Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

New York University, New York, NY

Bates College, Lewiston, ME

The Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA

The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, NY

The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Smith College, Northampton, MA

University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

The University of California at Irvine, CA

The University of Tulsa, OK           

Public Commissions:

2019 Stow Conservation Area – coming Spring 2019

2018 The Elliot Tree, Ten Acre Elementary School, Wellesley, MA

Bronze sculpture in tribute to retiring headmaster, Christopher Elliot in collaboration with Ariel Matisse.

2009-13 Bronze Healing Harp, NEFA Commission, Littleton , NH - Installation May, 2014

1995 Forest Stones Outdoor Installation, Acton Arboretum, Acton MA

1994 Heron Evening and Meadow Morning - two "Poems in Cloth" for New

England Business Services corporate headquarters in Groton, MA

Watershed Light, 12 part "Poem in Cloth" for Nashua River Watershed

Association's River Resource Center, Groton, MA

1987 Clear Moon, "Poem in Cloth", Nashoba-Deaconess Hospital, Ayer, MA

1985 A Poem Stone for the Common, Outdoor Installation, Groton, MA

1979 Masks for the Furies in Aeschylus' Oresteia, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania

Essays, Books and Catalogues:

2016 Orchard Revival, essay published in the Mountain Record, the Zen Practitioner’s Journal, Earth Medicine Issue, Summer 2016

2012 The Ox Herding Series v.2, Ten bronze sculptures and commentary of the

Zen Buddhist Stages of the path of Enlightenment.

2007 -11 Founding Editor of Wild Apples, a bi-annual journal of nature, art, and inquiry.

2005 The Ox Herding Series, Ten bronze sculptures and commentary of the Zen Buddhist Stages of the path of Enlightenment.              

2004 A Circus Comes to Fruitlands, Twenty-five new sculptures with an introduction by Director, Maud Ayson

2003 Stations of the Heart, Fourteen Poems and Sculptures

2001 Winter Air, Fine Art Letterpress Book with Prose, Poems and Prints

1999 Fragments of the Heart, Fourteen poems and sculptures

1998 Language and Landscape, The Agricultural Tool Series, Fourteen poems and sculptures

Selected Press/Reviews: 

2016 The Boston Globe, Pick Your Own Berries and Enjoy the Sculptures While You are There, Globe West Feature, September 4, 2016

2013 Littleton Senior Center and Partners proceed with “Tree Harp” public art sculpture. The Littleton Courier, Littleton, NH,

2012 Walk in Woods to View Art on a Farm, The Boston Globe

Organic Art Grows at Organic Farm, The Harvard Press, Harvard, MA

Zen Inspired Sculptures at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard Press

2011 Linda Hoffman: Artist with a Unique Vision, Nashoba Publishing

Harvard Press, February 4, Teaching and Learning with Inmates at MCI - Shirley

2010 Featured on Chronicle, WCBV Channel 5, February 8, 2010

2008 The Harvard Press, October, A Visit with Linda Hoffman, Sculptor

2006 Boston Globe, July, Rock On! Celebrating Stone in the Garden

Littleton Independent, May, Nature-inspired Exhibit at New England Forestry Foundation

2005 Orion Magazine, Sept/Oct, The Agricultural Tool Series

Boston Globe, Linda Hoffman, Regeneration, Cate McQuaid

2004 New York Times - Art in Review, Sculpture Now: In and By the River, Norman Rockwell Museum

Bay State Parent Magazine, Artist Conjures Circus Magic from Farming

Cast-offs, August Issue, Marguerite Paolino

Boston Globe, Museum Livens up its Image, Sally Heaney, June

2002 The Philadelphia Inquirer, College’s Alumni Show Diverse Talent, Virginia Donahue

The Middlesex Beat, January, Winter Air, The Journey and the Journal

The Dorchester Beat, November, Oracle Sculpture to be Unveiled atop Savin Hill