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Bonnie Hofkin

  • 1325 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
  • Donor's Gallery-The Donors’ Gallery is located at 1325 Fourth Street on the East side of Art Works Downtown on street level

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Art Works Downtown

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Donor's Gallery-The Donors’ Gallery is located at 1325 Fourth Street on the East side of Art Works Downtown on street level

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The Donors’ Gallery is located at 1325 Fourth Street on the East side of Art Works Downtown.

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About The Artist

Artist Statement

My inspirations come from the Italian masters and classical drawing styles and from my career as a medical illustrator. I combine raw textured elements and morph them into more realized and polished renderings. Its this juxtaposition of “finished” with “roughhewn” that brings in the energy and dynamics for me and hopefully the viewer.


I earned my BA at UC Berkeley and continued my art training at the Art Center College of Design in illustration. I went on to receive my Masters Degree in Medical Illustration and freelanced in NYC before moving to the Bay Area to continue fine art and commercial illustration.

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Drawing, Digital Art, Mixed Media

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Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Timmons Gallery- Rancho Santa Fe 2003

6th Annual Celebration of Western Art at the Grand National Rodeo Horse Show- San Francisco, California, 2004

Juried Group Show “Inspired by the Figure” Artworks Gallery, San Rafael, California, 2004

Marin Society of Artists National Juried Show Marin Art and Garden Center-Ross California, 2004

Artrom International Society of Artists and Designers Gallery-Rome Italy, 2005

Sausalito Arts Commision juried show “Ro-Sham-Bo”-Sausalito California, 2005

Philoptocos Society Ascension Cathedral- Oakland, California, 2005

Falkirk Cultural Center Juried Exhibit of Bay Area Artists-San Rafael, California , 2005

Juried show “Small Works” Artisans Gallery-Mill Valley, California, 2006

Gallery Lazarra- Houston Texas,  12/2006

Falkirk Annual Juried Exhibit- San Rafael California, 2006

Woman’s Festival of the Arts- Long Beach, California, 2006

Evolving Art Gallery,-San Francisco, California, 2007

Los Vegas Arts Council Juried Show, Faces of Women-Las Vegas, New Mexico, 2007





Science Naturally! “Mammals Unlocked” children’s science book by Platypus Media 2022

Cover art for Scientist Magazine 2021

American Art Collector West 2005-2009

The Art of Man Magazine 14th Edition 2013

American Artist Magazine 2002



Best of Show-Institute of Italian Culture of San Francisco “Art of the Mediterranean- Celebration of Olympic Games”  2004

2 certificates of Merit Awards -Artisian’s Gallery Mill Valley Bon- Appetite Juried show 2003

Prints Regional Design Annual Certificate of Design Excellence 1996,1997

Society of Illustrators/ Museum of Illustration New York City, The Art of Medicine Exhibit, Certificate of Merit 1986.

Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Illustrators West, Certificate of Merit Award 1988,1990

Art Directors Club of New Jersey, Certificate of Excellence, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987

International Graphics Inc, 10th Annual Certificate of Design excellence, 1983



American Artists Magazine featured in article: “Special Report on Drawing, September 2002

One of 6 featured artists in the publication The Art of Man Edition 14 2013



University of California at Berkeley-BA in Psychology Minor in Studio Art

Art Center College of Design-Associate degree in Commercial Illustration

University of Texas Health Science Center/ Dallas- Masters Degree in Biomedical Communications

Studio & Activity Photos

"The Muse Smiles. One more flight he whispers. I nod dumbly too exhausted to reply. When he invited me up to his room I was young and wanted to be an artist. I took the stairs two at a time. How many stairs I've climbed since then. How many times he's assured me there's just one more flight to go."



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