Pete Hoida

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Pete Hoida was born at Birkenhead in 1944. He ceased writing circa 1985, after which he dedicated his time wholly to painting. After a hiatus of 25 years he resumed writing and has had poems published in 2011 and 2013.


He would be better represented by these later volumes: final publication "Literary Breakfast",[1] "The Correct Demanded Direction",[2] and "Stumble",[3] which were only printed in very small editions of 300 and received scant attention. His more noticed, very early published "Lips",[4] would not represent him at his best. Also published: "Selected Poems of Blaise Cendrars" (Translation).[5] Poems have been published in magazines: 'Obsessed with Pipework';[6] 'The Rialto',[7]


He studied painting at Hammersmith College of Art and Building (1969–1972) and Goldsmiths College School of Art, London University (1972–1974), painting thereafter from Stroud, Gloucestershire.

"Marrying an abstract distinctly English landscape sensibility that draws on Patrick Heron and Ivon Hitchens with the fierce transatlantic colourism of Hans Hofmann and Nicolas de Staël's velvety tachism, Hoida arrives at an intensely personal synthesis, resonating with landscape feeling."[8] Or as Alan Gouk puts it[9] "his colour is not just thought up in the studio as part of some "non-referential" building kit" or AG again, as above "….persist, nonetheless, in trying to render fulgent the fuliginous, to make clear things that are tacit and cloudy, that have no name until painted….."

In a video for 'Abstract Critical' made in 2013 Pete Hoida discusses his work with artist Graham Boyd


Selected solo exhibitions include: Axiom, Cheltenham, 1986; Guildhall Arts Centre, Gloucester, 1987 & 1992; The Living Room, London, 1994; Museum & Art Gallery, Cheltenham, 1995; 7 Goodge Place, London, 1997; deli Art, London, 2000; Ashcroft Modern Art, Cirencester, 2006; Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 2007; SE1 Gallery, London, 2008; The Museum in the Park, Stroud, & St Mary of the Angels, 2013

Selected group exhibitions include: Camden Arts Centre, London; Spacex, Exeter; Pelter/Sands, Bristol; The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool; The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport; Boundary Gallery, London; Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery; Gwl Gelf, Harlech Art Biennale; The Schoolhouse Gallery, Bath; Sun & Doves, London; Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; Dean Clough, Halifax; The Social Bases of Abstract Art, UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate


  1. ^ privately printed 1985
  2. ^ Pig Press, Newcastle, ISBN 0903997452, 1979
  3. ^ Poet and Peasant Press, London, ISBN 0-9503761-1-6, 1975
  4. ^ Alison & Busby, London, ISBN 0-85031-067-9, 1972
  5. ^ Penguin, London, ISBN 0-14-042231-5, 1980
  6. ^ Issue 54, ISSN 1367-9147, Spring 2011
  7. ^ Number 75, Summer 2012 and The Rialto', Number 78, Summer 2013, ISSN 0268-5981
  8. ^ Thumbnails, Nicholas Usherwood, Galleries Magazine, May 2008
  9. ^ The Living Room Newsletter, January 1994

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