Rhona Hoffman Gallery, founded originally as Young Hoffman Gallery in 1976, specializes in international contemporary art in all medias, and art that is conceptually, formally, or socio-politically based. From its inception, the gallery has launched emerging artists’ careers. In the seventies, Young Hoffman Gallery was one of the first galleries to offer exhibitions to women artists including Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, and Sylvia Plimack Mangold.
Since 1983 when Rhona Hoffman and Donald Young announced the establishment of separate galleries, Rhona Hoffman Gallery has continued to show young and emerging artists alongside established ones. Among the artists the gallery has exhibited and/or continues to exhibit are Vito Acconci, Spencer Finch, Luis Gispert, Leon Golub, Robert Heinecken, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Lorna Simpson, Nancy Spero, Richard Tuttle, Brian Ulrich, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kehinde Wiley.
Rhona Hoffman Gallery is very active in the Chicago arts community and maintains strong relationships with museums, helping to place important works in their collections and within their programs. Additionally, the gallery gives exposure to artists currently living in Chicago such as Julia Fish, Chris Garofalo, Judy Ledgerwood, John Preus, Michael Rakowitz, Richard Rezac, David Schutter, and Anne Wilson.