EDUCATION

1988 - Studied: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1981 - BFA:Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

“Downstream” – Real Art Ways, Hartford CT - 2019
"Travelogue" - TheaterWorks Gallery, Hartford, CT - 2017
"Waterside Reveries" - Schumacher Gallery, Westover School, Middlebury, CT - 2016
"River/Sea" - Vernon Community Art Center, Vernon, CT - 2014
"Caught in the Trees" - Green Street Art Center, Middletown, CT - 2014
"travelogue" - EBK (small works) Gallery, Hartford, CT - 2014
"travelogue" - John Bryan Gallery, Farmington, CT - 2013
"Meanderings & Reflections" - 100 Pearl Street Gallery, Hartford, CT - 2011
"Glimpse" - The Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA - 2010
"Glimpses of Nature" - Stevens Gallery, University of CT, Storrs, CT - 2007
"Day for Night" - EBK Gallery, West Hartford, CT - 2006
"Elegy" - John Bryan Gallery, Farmington, CT - 2005
"Tree : Line : Pattern" - John Bryan Gallery, Farmington, CT - 2001
"My Lost Dreams" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA - 2000
"The Bloom upon my Misery" - Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT - 1999
"There’s Only Trouble and Desire" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA - 1998
"There’s Only Trouble & Desire" - Butterworth Gallery, Hartford College for Women, Htfd, CT - 1997
"Embodied Verse" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA - 1995
"New Sculpture" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA - 1994
"Textural Semantics" - Partition 942 Gallery, Hartford, CT - 1989

PROJECTS

"River Canyon" - Installation at City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT - 2010
"little birds of my dreams" - Made Space Window Installation - 866 Chapel St., New Haven, CT - October 2009 - February 2010
"Shadow Room" - Installation at City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT - 2006
"Continuum" - Installation at Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT - 2002

TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

"Forest for the Trees" - Gallery 46, Vernon, CT - 2010
”Cron/Hocker” - Gallery 195, New Haven, CT - 2009
"Echos of Nature" - The Promenade Gallery, The Bushnell, Hartford, CT - 2003
"Connecting Opposites" - Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT - 2000
"Material Metaphors" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA - 1996
"Carrigan, Hocker, Tytla" - Charter Oak Cultural Center Gallery, Hartford, CT - 1992
"Ambiguous Structures" - Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT - 1990

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2019
”Freed Formats: the book revisited” – Traveling Exhibition:  Ridgefield Guild of Artists & Mark Twain Library, Ridgefield, CT; Putnam Arts Council & Mahopac Library, Mahopac, NY; Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT; Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
“Paper Possibilities 2019” - Fisher Gallery, FVAC, Farmington, CT


2018
”Paper Possibilities: Order & Chaos” – Drezner Gallery, FVAC, Farmington, CT


2017
”Sensing The Surround” – Perspectives Gallery, Whitney Center, New Haven, CT
”No Language, No Streets” – Artspace, New Haven, CT
”Defining Ourselves Through Nature” - Fourth Corner Foundation Gallery, Windham, VT
”Paper Possibilities” - Drezner Gallery, FVAC, Farmington, CT

2015
”Art for Sale” - Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
”by Night” - 6 Summitt Gallery, Ivoryton, CT

2014
”Artworks @ Artspace” - Artspace Gallery, Hartford, CT

2013
"Sophisticated Absurdities" - Paris in Plantsville, Plantsville, CT

2012
"As It Ever Was" - AT(O)M Space, Hartford, CT

2011
Open Studio Awards Show - Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

2010
”FLOCK” - Artspace Gallery - New Haven, CT

2009
”Dispersion” - Artspace Gallery - New Haven, CT
”Index I” - Artspace New Haven - New Haven, CT
”Current Connecticut” - curated by Paper New England - Artspace Hartford Gallery - Hartford, CT
”Sustainable?” - CCSU Art Gallery, New Britain, CT

2008
”Touring Connecticut with Connecticut Artists”, CCCT Gallery, Hartford, CT
”The Player’s Lounge Invitational Exhibition”, Pilot Pen International Tennis Tournament, New Haven, CT

2006
Ga11ery 11 Whitney, Hartford, CT

2004-2005 Traveling Exhibition: 
"Art From Connecticut Forests" - Charter Oak Cultural Center Gallery, Hartford; Lyman Allyn Museum, New London; Kellogg Environmental Center Gallery, Derby; Greenwich Audubon Society Gallery, Greenwich; The Silo Gallery, New Milford; 

2002
"Media EDGE" - Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT - 2004-2005
"26th Annual Member’s Exhibition" - Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT

2001
"Works on Paper" - Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT (Juror’s Award) 

2000
"Continuum" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
"Trick or Treat" - Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT

1999
"Newprints at Newport" - Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
"Nine.9.99" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
“Untitled” - Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT
"CT Women Artists 70th Annual" - Saltbox Gallery, W. Hartford, CT - (Juror’s Award) 
"Out and About Exhibition" - Friends Gallery, S. Windsor Public Library, S. Windsor, CT

1998
"22nd Annual Member’s Exhibition" - Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT
"September Show" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
"December Show" - Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT
"Kingston at NESAD/SU" - N.E. School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, Boston

1997
"Eleven at Fifteen" - Kingston Gallery, Boston MA
"21st Annual Member’s Exhibition" - Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT
"Art vs. Craft: Defining the Fine Line" - Wood Memorial Library, South Windsor, CT
"CT Women Artist’s 67th Annual" - Hartford Art School Gallery, Hrtfd, CT
(Best Featured Artist Award) 
"Artists Invite Artists" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

1996
"Eleven" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
"December Show" - Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT

1995
"Floor to Ceiling" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
"December Show" - Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT (juror’s award) 

1994
"Surrealist Affinities" - John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT - (catalogue) 

1993
"Anything-But-Paper Prayers" - Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
"Random" - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
"Northeast Open" - Grove Street Gallery, Worcester, MA

1992
"The Connecticut Vision" - The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury,CT
"VWA/WCA at ZONE Art Center" - ZONE Art Center, Springfield, MA

1991
"The Lost Landscape" - The Newport Art Museum, Newport,RI
"Flying Buddhas" - MUSE Gallery, Hartford, CT
"An Education of the Heart" - Boston Visual Artist’s Union, Boston, MA

1988
"Greater Midwest Intn. Exhibition III" - Art Center Gallery,CMSU, Warrensburg, MO

1987
"Sculpture 1987" - Johnson Atelier Extension Gallery, Warrensville, NJ

BIBLIOGRAPHY

River/Sea Catalogue - September 2014
Studio Visit Journalvolume 5, page 75 - April 2009
Teresa Karmel, “Far and Near”, the Chronicle - Sept 27, 2007
guest on “Artists and Authors” interviewed by Erica Pagliuco - CTV14 - first aired in April 2005
Lisa Brisson , “From one giant oak, many visions are born”, Connecticut Life - July 2004
A.bacus Issue #125, “Pattern Poems”, Potes & Poets Press - Oct 1999
Mark Valentine, “Kingston’s artists dressed to the nines”, South End News - Sept 9, 1999
Steven Starger. “Barbara Hocker”, Art New England - Apr/May 1999
Steven Starger, “Exhibit result of artist’s shattered peace”, Journal Inquirer - Jan 8, 1999
Matt Damsker, “A Meditative Response to Road-building Disruption”, The Hartford Courant - Jan 15, 1999
Patricia Rosoff, “Grit and Grace”, The Hartford Advocate - June 12, 1997
Miles Unger, “Barbara Hocker: Embodied Verse”,            Art New England - Oct/Nov 1995
Michael Rush, “Surrealist Affinities”, Art New England - April/May 1995
Raymond Smith, “Surrealist Affinities”, Catalogue            , The John Slade Ely House - 1994
Sal Scalora, “Car Parts, Body Parts”, The Hartford Advocate - Feb 27, 1992

AWARDS

Fellowship, Artist’s Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Foundation - 2017
Creation of New Work Initiative Grant, Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation - 2013
Finalist for Tunxis Community College Art-.in-Public-Spaces competition - 2010
Work available in the Flatfile at Artspace New Haven - 2007 - 2019
Greater Hartford Arts Council New Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship - 2008