“I create humorous artwork that raises awareness of social issues. Through printmaking and book arts, I offer sardonic commentary on racial, class, and gender inequality often based on my own experiences as a biracial woman and on my professional work in secondary and higher education. My work not only references the politically correct notion of diversity but also addresses the conflicted result of meshing worlds that are culturally, economically, and systemically separated.”
Jade Hoyer earned her baccalaureate degree in 2007 from Carleton College where she studied Studio Art and Environmental Studies. Jade utilizes her art forms to address social issues often employing devices including narrative, text, and humor. As her academic background suggests, Jade’s artistic practice is one rooted in social activism and engagement, and she is the current Student Representative to the Southern Graphics Council International Board. Jade has been recognized by organizations including the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, and has exhibited her work at venues including the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, and Philippine Women’s University.