Gail Hoffman was born in Hempstead, New York. She received her MFA in printmaking from Indiana University. She teaches narrative design, animation and video in the Transmedia department at Syracuse University.
Her first solo show was at the Chuck Levitan Gallery in SoHo. She has shown at the Denise Bibro Gallery in Chelsea and has been a national affiliate SOHO20 member since 2001. She shows nationally and regionally, receiving first prizes in the 2008 Texas National in Nacogdoches, Texas, and in the “2014 Made in New York Show” at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York.
As part of a series of ongoing community initiatives, she became the Everson Museum of Art’s first “Artist in Your Neighborhood” displaying her mini video installations in the museum’s education gallery. In another Syracuse community outreach project, she worked with Henninger High School design students and ArtRage Gallery in conjunction with their exhibition, “Significant Souls.” Her work, “We’re Still Here”, which references the 2016 election, was selected for ArtRage’s “Seen & Heard” exhibition in collaboration with the Everson Museum’s exhibition of the same title. The exhibition features the work of Central New York women artists who use their art to speak out about issues still facing women in 2017.