My recent work uses sculpture as a creative methodology in the exploration of videogame experiences. Through the reinterpretation of virtual interactions and objects into physical spaces, I’m interested in revealing underlying -or- hidden aspects of game structure that are otherwise not apparent during regular game play. Although I use a wide variety of media (digital prints, screenprints, ‘zines, video), the spatial dislocation (or translation) from the virtual to the physical positions the work within the realm of sculpture. When working within a videogame itself, I’m performing or programming applications that subvert the regular rules of the game, particularly from a (cyber)feminist point of view.
Through the reinterpretation of videogame interactions and objects into physical spaces, Krista Hoefle is interested in revealing underlying -or- hidden aspects of game structure that are otherwise not apparent during regular game play. Her work has been exhibited and screened internationally in numerous venues, most recently: LVL_GRNDR, solo exhibition at Packer Schopf Gallery (Chicago, IL); Uncanny Congruencies group exhibition, The Palmer Museum of Art (Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA); The Almost Metal Collective group exhibition at A+D Gallery, Columbia College (Chicago, IL); Mystery Science, a two-person exhibition with Edie Fake at Tryk Tryk Tryk Gallery (Copenhagen, Denmark);Ah Wilderness at Ebersmoore Gallery (Chicago, IL); Mischief Night at the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL); Two Minute Film Festival at the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA); Video Dada at Room Gallery, University of California (Irvine), curated by Martha Gever; Paper City and X at Mixed Greens Gallery (NYC). Krista’s video performance titled “Intelligent Agent” will be a part of a video compilation Disruptive Film: Everyday Resistance to Power edited by Sherry Milner, Ernie Larson and Jill Godmilow.
Krista has had residencies at Anchor Graphics (Chicago, IL) and The Experimental Television Center (Owego, NY), and was a Visiting Artist in the Sculpture area at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN). Her work has been reviewed in regional and national publications such as Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, The Wall Street Journal and TimeOut Chicago. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Penn State University, and her BFA in Furniture Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.