Wolfgang Hock, born in Bamberg, West Germany, studied fine arts at the university of Siegen with Prof. Heinz Pramann and Prof. Daniel Hees.
His main subjects were painting, etching, photography and short film.
He lived in Germany (Bamberg, Siegen, Wiesbaden) until 1993 and then in Brazil for 18 years (1993 to 2011).
From 1977 to the early 1990s, he participated in numerous group exhibitions in Germany and Europe (Paris, Munich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Amsterdam, etc.) and in North America (New York and Montreal in Canada) and solo exhibitions in Germany (1987 and 1988):
He had his first exhibitions in 1977 and 1979 in Bamberg at the "Am Stephansberg" Gallery.
From then on, many exhibitions at the University of Siegen (in the foyer of the university and conference hall) and Villa Waldrich in 1983.
IHK traveling exhibition in 1986 and 1988 in Siegen, Olpe, Bad Berleburg, Münster and Düsseldorf.
Participation in numerous short film festivals:
32nd West German Short Film Festival Oberhausen in 1986,
17th Filmothek of youth Oberhausen in 1986,
6th international experimental film workshop Osnabrück in 1986,
Retrospekive Oberhausen in 1986 in the Kunsthalle Bremen,
3rd film meeting in Kassel in 1986,
1st Siegen Film Festival in 1986,
8th Bonn Short Film Festival in 1986,
Tour program Osnabrück in Hanover, Düsseldorf, Constance, Freiburg, Dortmund, Karlsruhe, Amsterdam, Essen and Stuttgart, in 1986
"No Budget special" in Hamburg in 1987,
1st Nuremberg Short Film Festival in 1988.
Autoren Gallery 1 in Munich Schwabing in 1987 and 1989,
Exhibition "Florence": Results from the graphics workshop in Florence in the Siegerland Museum Upper Castle in 1987,
Solo exhibition at the Antik-Center, in Siegen: "Revolt of the Signs" in 1987,
Solo exhibition in the Siegerlandmuseum Oberes Schloss in 1988,
Solo exhibition in the foyer of the Gebrüder Busch Theater in Dahlbruch (Siegen) in 1988.
International art exhibition in Freiburg, Strasbourg and Paris (Salle Wagram) in 1989
Certificate of Excellence in New York:
In 1988, he received the “Certificate of Excellence” of the “Major International Art Competition” of “Art Horizons” in New York. The jurors were: Ellen Handy from the Metropolitan Museum New York, Illene Susan Fort from the Los Angeles County Museum und Walter Robinson, art critic of "Art in America".
During this time extensive trips to Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples etc.), Egypt (Cairo), Morocco (Marrakech), Greece, Turkey (Istanbul), France (especially Paris, Marseille etc.), London and in the USA (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles etc.).
At the end of the eighties and beginning of the nineties: Art teacher at some public and private schools, also at the Mosbacher Berg Gymnasium in Wiesbaden / Hessen in Germany.
From 2008 again intensified participation in exhibitions and solo exhibitions in Brazil and abroad:
Several trips to Venice.
In 2009, amongst others, exhibition at DEBRET Gallery in Belém (1.6 million people), capital of Pará state / Brazil (at the Amazon river).
From 2010 exhibitions in Germany again:
In 2010, one man exhibition at ARAUCO Gallery in Nürnberg / Germany, July to November: Pictures from Brazil - Blur boundaries.
Visitation of the graphic studios of Daniel Hees in Cologne, famous artist in Germany, his former art professor.
Exhibition at DEBRET Gallery in Belém.
After long deliberations, the whole family moved in 2011
back to Germany, after 18 years in Brazil:
to Bamberg, his birthplace.
In 2011 and 2012, exhibition at DEBRET Gallery in Belém.
Trips to Berlin.
In 2013, exhibitions at Debret Gallery in Belém and
ARAUCO Gallery in Nürnberg / Germany: 20 years ARAUCO, artits of the gallery.
Trips to Paris, Venice and Padua (Giotto).
In 2014, exhibition at AGORA Gallery New York Manhattan.
Publication in the art magazine ARTisSpectrum Vol. 31.
In Italy: Award "Maestro D'Arte" and
"Special Award Human Rights" in memory of Nelson Mandela, in Lecce / Italy.
International art award "Raffaello Sanzio".
Publication in the catalog "EFFETTO ARTE" together with the second biennial arts festival in Palermo / Sicily / Italy.
Publication in Spectrum Miami ART UpClose.
Trips to Vienna, Prague and Venice, long stay in Chioggia.
In 2015, Publication in the art magazine ARTisSpectrum Vol. 33.
Participation in ART UpClose 2015: "A Survey of Contemparary Art", New York, Miami, Monte Carlo.
Trips to France: Reims, Versailles, and Paris.
Trip to Brazil: Belém de Pará and Salinas.
Participation in ART UpClose World Edition 2016: "A Survey of Contemparary Art", New York City, Miami, Monte Carlo.
Trips to Venice, Florence (Uffizi) and Tuscany, and
New York, housing in Brooklyn. Artexpo New York 2016.
In 2017, participation at Artexpo New York 2017.
Trips to Hamburg und Denmark.
Trip to Arezzo (Tuscany - Italy) - project about Piero della Francesca.
Trip to Brazil: Participation at the project "Amazon beauty in danger", Alter do Chão near Santarém / PA /Brazil.
Trip to Venice (Italy): Studies at the "Scuola Grande di San Rocco" (Tintoretto).
Participation at the catalog ART UpClose World Edition 2017.
In 2018, participation at Artexpo New York 2018.
Trip to Barcelona (Spain).
Travel to Colfosco in the Dolomites (Italy).
Trip to Brazil: Belém do Pará and Salinópolis.
Participation at the exhibition 25 Years ARAUCO - Artists of the gallery.
Summer 2018: Exhibition in Bamberg (Germany) in AWO Bamberg (on the stairway, from July to December).
Participation at "Red Dot Miami" 2018.
Catalog ART UpClose World Edition 2018.
In 2019, participation at "LA Art Show" in Los Angeles, California, in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Participation at "Praxis Remix" Exhibition in der "Metropolitan Gallery Las Vegas Art Museum" in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Award of Contemporary Art in Venice (Italy) : Exhibition in the hall of the Mozart Amadeus Hotel, Cannaregio - Venice, May 10 to 15, 2019.
Participation in the XIIth Florence Biennale 2019 - Fortezza di Basso, Florence - Italy, with catalog.
Catalog ART UpClose World Edition 2019.
Despite corona lockdown in 2020:
In 2020, solo exhibition as part of the project series "Art in the stair tower": Digital painting with works by Wolfgang Hock, June 22 - July 25, 2020 in the Karstadt Bamberg Gallery (Germany).
Long stay in Palma and Can Picafort on Mallorca (no trip to Brazil due to corona).
In 2021 long stay in Berlin.
In 2021 in Florence:
"Concepts of Femininity in Contemporary Art", 23 - 31 Oct, 2021.
Trip to Brazil: Belém do Pará and Salinópolis.
In 2022 in New York:
Group exhibition "Continuity: Modern and Contemporary Masters"
It features the works of select contemporary artists along with the works of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline - in company of some of the world's most important artists.
Major cultural event with an extensive multimedia campaign.
ARTIFACT Gallery in the Lower East Side, New York, with catalog, February 9 - 27, 2022.
Group exhibition in Nürnberg (Germany): Blaue Zeiten - Tiempos Azules, May 6 - November 5, 2022 in the ARAUCO gallery
Trips to Regensburg, to the Lake Constance (both in Germany) and Switzerland.
In 2022 in Brazil:
Long stay in Marajó island (almost as big as the whole of Switzerland) in the Amazon delta with the Indian water buffalos.
Hamptons Fine Art Fair, July 13 - 16, 2023
Red Dot Miami, December 5 - 9, 2023
A special edition of the book ‘ART UpCLOSE: A Survey of Contemporary Art 2023’
Artist’s work will be presented at the Agent’s gallery in Manhattan: ARTIFACT Gallery in der New Yorker Lower East Side
A two-year participation includes respectively two annual exhibitions.