Jade Hoyer ’07

Jade Hoyer ’07
Studio Art Major
Based in Denver, CO

“My artwork addresses social and environmental issues in a variety of media including printmaking, installation, and social practice. I use unconventional materials: discarded school supplies become a statement on educational inequality; turf grass offers commentary on suburbia. Through this I offer unexpected insight into our personal environments, reflecting upon our positionality in relationship to one another, our institutions, and the natural world.”


Professional Life Post-Carleton


  • MFA from University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Artist residencies at the Association of Pinoy Printmakers, Philippines and the Vermont Studio Center
  • Grants from the William Morris Society in the United States, Colorado Department of Higher Education, and Minnesota State Arts Board

Favorite memory of life at Carleton 

“I have so many memories of spending time in Boliou, especially in the printshop. I think looking out onto Lyman Lakes in the winter while doing art was such an idyllic studio experience.”

Favorite memory of studying with Fred Hagstrom

“I was fortunate enough to get to travel on the Studio Art in the South Pacific trip. I have fond memories of sitting on a beach with Fred. We traded stories about being from conservative towns in the Midwest and what it meant to be weird art kids at high schools that lionized their football teams. I find such a memory to be indicative of Fred’s teaching and mentorship. Despite his illustrious career, and the many years that had passed since he had been a high school student himself, he maintained the humanity to sit on a beach with his young students and discuss their high school experiences.”