The Artist

       Working from his studio in Tacoma Washington, Mark Hoppmann Is a multi-media artist working primarily in watercolor, India ink, and graphite.  He studied art for one year in Florence, Italy, before graduating from Drake University in 1978 with a BFA in graphic design and commercial art.  An offset press operator in the graphic arts industry for twenty years, Mark returned to art full time in 1999.   Mark has exhibited his watercolor paintings and drawings in multiple galleries across the Pacific Northwest.

He has self-published several illustrated handmade books, Including “Thirteen Ways”, celebrating the poetry of Wallace Steven’s, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crows”, funded partially through a Tacoma Artist Initiative Project grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission.  His work is currently represented by Vamp and Tramp Booksellers LLC

His work can be found both private and public collections, including the University of Puget Sound, The Ringling College of Art & Design, Emory University, The University of California at Bayside, and the Savannah College of Art & Design.  He is the former President of  The Puget Sound Book Artists which currently has over 100 members from across the country.

Artist’s  Statement

    I have alwasys been curious.  That curiosity has resulted in an eclectic accumulation of objects, memories, experiences, and books, all which in turn, inspire my art.  With apologies, to Rudyard Kipling, my intent is to design books for those “with satiable curtiosity.”


                                                                   Mark Hoppmann

 Select Achievements, Exhibitions, & Affilitations

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Exhibition: Transforming Knowledge: Altered Encyclopedias
9th Puget Sound Book Artists Members’ Exhibition
Artist in Residence: Charles Wright Academy
Exhibition: The Book as Art: Beyond the Page

Exhibition: What is an Artist Book?
Solo Exhibition: A Garden of Earthly Delights

Grant Recipient:  Tacoma Arts Commission, Tacoma Artists Initiative Project

7th Puget Sound Book Artists Member’s Exhibition
UK Exhibition: Bridging the Waters

6th Puget Sound Book Artists Member’s Exhibition
Exhibition: Carpe Librum

Exhibition: Undercover Stories: The Secret Lives of Books
5th Puget Sound Book Artists Members’ Exhibition

Exhibition: Coptically Bound
Solo Exhibition: Charles Wright Academy

President: Puget Sound Book Artists

2013 – Present:
Website Administrator: Puget Sound Book Artists

Solo Exhibition: Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crows

Grant Recipient:  Tacoma Arts Commission, Tacoma Artist Iniative Project

2011 – 2017:
Puget Sound Book Artists Members’ Exhibition

Collaboration: Simple Measures:  Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens

2008 – 2010
Co-Owner: Gallery 96

2007 – Present
The Tacoma Studio Tours

Exhibition: Columbia Tower Club, Seattle, Wa

2001 – 2008
Freighthouse Square Art Gallery: Member & House Artist

2000 :
Solo exhibition, Tacoma Audubon Society


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
University of Puget Sound
Ringling College of Art & Design
Savannah College of Art & Design
Emory University<
University of California at Bayside
Baylor University
Library of Congress

Selected Bibliography

August 31, 2018    The Tacoma Weekly, “The Garden of Earthly Delights: The art of Mark Hoppmann at Collins Memorial Library” Dave Davison

November 6, 2014   “The Life and Work of a Professional Artist” Lee Pennebaker, KUPS Radio

October 23, 2012    Cityline Tacoma, Click Cable Network: The Tacoma Studio Tours

February 24, 2012    The Tacoma News Tribune, “UPS Art Exhibits  Features Dual Sides of the Creative Coin”  Rosemary Ponnekanti

Nov 30, 2007     The Mast,  Pacific Lutheran University,  “Recreating Beauty”

May 3, 2007     The Tacoma Weekly,  “Gallery 96: small on space, large on art”

May 2005        Dragon Press, Artists of the Northwest

May, 2000       The Towhee, Tacoma Audubon Society:   “New Art Gallery”


Red LIne copy

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