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My artwork are portraits of the human condition juxtaposed against the harsh contrast of the natural world. I separate the two by color and scale and in doing so create layers of consciousness. The foreground and backgrounds are interchangeable with neither dominating the canvas. Each painting portrays 1 person shown from different vantage points, and these subjects are lost in thought. This meditative approach directs my viewers to larger questions about their existence in time and place amplified by the natural world.

I begin from live models, charcoal drawings, and photos. As a painting progresses, a storyline emerges inspired by my imagination and the various subjects at hand. Images, thoughts and environments accumulate. There is an ongoing transformation of form, subject and color.

I was educated in NYC at the School of Visual Arts and in Richmond, VA at Virginia Commonwealth University where I received a B.F.A. in Art. Many years after graduation, I discovered the Art Students League of New York. The League was an oasis for me and helped me reintroduce the figure back into my work after approaching art from a more conceptual ideology. Iím Lifetime Member of the Art Students League of New York.

EXHIBITIONS:

2018 Winter Blues, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, New Jersey.
2018 Senior State Show, Winsor, New Jersey.
2018 Somerset Senior Art Exhibit, Somerset County Administration Building, Somerville, New Jersey.
2010 Selected Artists, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, New Jersey.
2007 Selected Artists, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, New Jersey.
2005 Selected Artists, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, New Jersey.
2001 New Painting, The Art Students League Gallery, New York City. Curated by Fred Mitchell.
1999 New Painting, The Art Students League Gallery, New York City. Curated by Frank O’Cain.
1998 Figurative Paintings, The Art Students League Gallery, New York City. Curated by Fred Mitchell.
1994 Trees and, Tompkins Square Library Art Gallery, New York City.
1992 Paintings and Drawings, The Art Students League Gallery, New York City. Curated by Daniel Dickerson.
1989 Dimenseration, Ammo Gallery/New Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, New York.
1989 Thoughts and Memories, One Twenty Eight Gallery, New York City. Curated by Kurt Novak.
1989 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York.
1989 The Dark Side: WAYNE HOEY and MIKE LOVE, PS 122 Gallery, New York City. Curated by Tom Finkelpearl.
1988 Trans Ego, Minor Injury Gallery, New York City.
1988 Vital Signs, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York.
1985 Small Works, Washington Square East Gallery, New York University, New York City.
1983 Wayne Hoey, EKG Paintings, Grove Avenue Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
1982 Common Sense, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
1982 Wayne Hoey, Works on Paper, Stuart Circle Hospital, Richmond, Virginia.
1979 Winter Show, Hecksher Museum, Huntington, New York. Invitational.
1977 Art on Long Island, Islip Museum, East Islip, New York. Invitational.
1977 The Painting Show, SUNY at Farmingdale, New York. Invitational.
1976 Spring Annual, Islip Museum, East Islip, New York. Invitational.