The exhibit focuses on sculpture, installation and fiber-based practices. Ani Hoover's process embraces recycled materials and low-tech methods for creating art. She favors materials and processes that link her the DIY movement and craft making culture.
Ani Hoover is a professional artist working in the field for over 20 years. She began her art career as a painter and received both a BFA and MFA for painting. Around 2010 her work began to shift to focus on sculpture, installation and fiber based practices. Her process embraces recycled materials and low-tech methods for creating art. She favors materials and processes that link her the DIY movement and craft making culture. Hoover’s work is in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the University of Buffalo’s Anderson Gallery, and in many public and private collections around the country. Hoover has exhibited her work throughout Western New York, including solo exhibits at the Castellani Art Museum in 2006, The University of Buffalo in 2009 and Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in 2014. In 2016 Hoover's project Craft Art Field Day, which includes her own artwork and visitor-collaborative pieces was exhibited at Buffalo Arts Studio. Hoover received four DEC grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York for “Craft Art Field Day” and the accompanying arts-in-education program of the same name. In 2015 Hoover was commissioned to create a mosaic glass mural for the pediatrics unit at Roswell Park Cancer Center and is currently working on companion mosaic mural that will completed in 2017.