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Press / CV


"Music meets woodworking for award-winning art."~ Telluride Daily Planet

"Hoover’s artworks evoke the solitude, peace, and inspiration found within the mountains and forests. He seeks these aspects when creating his artworks; every art piece he produces is inspired by the wood and environment with which it is created."
Telluride Arts District 

"I love how Cie's pieces are dynamic and filled with movement, yet also calming to view.”
- Samantha Weston, Public Art Administrator, Denver International Airport

"We're big fans" ~ Shoutout Colorado

"Cie Hoover is an incredibly talented artist." ~ Krissy Kula, Director, Slate Gray Gallery, Telluride, CO

"Your sculpture is an icon and we are honored to have it." ~ Jared LaCroix, Co-Founder, Ouray International Film Festival

"Cie Hoover's passion for art rings true. "Crescendo", a wood piece anchored in stone and a solid base of community support, rises like an anthem into the bluebird Western Colorado sky. Its rhythm echoes the lines of the park Pavilion it adorns." ~ Ridgway Creative District, Ridgway, CO



2022  SOLO EXHIBIT - Cie, Grand Mesa Arts Center, Cedaredge, CO

2022  SOLO EXHIBIT -  Residual Roots, Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, Montrose, CO

2021  SOLO EXHIBIT - Within the Woods, Wilkinson Public Library, Curated by the Telluride Arts

District, Telluride, CO

2021  Art Haus - 5 pieces, The Transfer Warehouse, Curated by the Telluride Arts District, Telluride CO,

2021  SOLO EXHIBIT - Branches,  The Wright Opera House, Ouray, CO

2021  Ridgway Rendezvous Juried Art Fair - Ridgway CO ,

2021  PUBLIC ART - Alamosa ArtScape, Sculpture selected for 2021-2022 downtown display, Alamosa, CO

2021  610 Gallery Open Exhibition - 2 pieces, 610 Arts Collective, Ridgway, CO

2021  SOLO EXHIBIT - Arborescent 2.0, The Wright Opera House, Ouray, CO

2020  PUBLIC ART - sculpture "Equilibrium" on permanent display, Ouray, CO

2020  SOLO EXHIBIT - Arborescent, The Wright Opera House, Ouray, CO

2020  SOLO EXHIBIT - Woodshedding, 610 Arts Collective, Ridgway, CO

2020  Art In Isolation - 4 pieces, The Wright Opera House, Ouray, CO

2019  Artists’ Alpine Holiday Juried Show, 3 pieces,  Ouray Community Center, Ouray, CO

2019  Inaugural 610 Arts Collective Regional Arts Exhibition, 1 Piece, 610 Arts Collective, Ridgway, CO

2019  Selected group exhibition, 3 pieces, Skol Gallery, Ouray, CO

2010  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland Rocks Guitar Auction, 1 piece, Cleveland, OH


2021 ~  People's Choice Award - Alamosa ArtScape (Public Art on Loan Series), Alamosa, CO
2019 ~ Mayor's Choice Award - Inaugural 610 Arts Collective Regional Arts Exhibition, Ridgway, CO

2019 ~ John Billings Choice Award (Maker of the GRAMMY Awards) - 7th Annual Michael McCullough’s Sculpting Competition, Ridgway, CO


2021  "Mountain Zia" / "SendFest" (Part of 2021 Ouray Ice Festival Auction) / "Sneffels"

2020  "Contentment"  /  "Love, Laughter, and Music"  /  "Let's Go Hokies"  /  "The Lonely Mountain"  /

"Music Is My Mantra"  /  "Matthews"  /  "The Fellowship"  /  "Caduceus"

2019  "Kral, Grand Lake"  /  "Big Sky"  /  "Mt. Timpanogos"  /  "Great Adventure"  /  "Lime Lake"  /  "Magic Bird"

"Garden of the Gods"  /  "Mt. Moran"  /  "Twin Peaks"


Ouray County Arts Association - Member -2018-Present

Nature First Alliance  - Member - 2018-Present

The Wright Opera House - Marketing Committee Member - 2019-Present


Belmont University – Bachelor of Business Administration – May 2005

Music Business and Entertainment emphasis


  • Professional Artist / Woodworker - 2018 - Present

  • Touring Musician - You Knew Me When - June 2012 - Present

  • Gibson Guitar Corporation - Global Events Manager, October 2009 – June 2012

  • Gibson Guitar Corporation - Global Events Coordinator, October 2008 – October 2009

  • The International Songwriting Competition - Artist Relations / Media Coordinator, Sept 2007 – Aug 2008

  • MEINL, USA International Manufacturer of Cymbals and Percussion Instruments - Artist Relations Coordinator, USA and Canada, July 2007 – September 2007

  • PLA Media PR and Marketing Firm - Publicist, May 2005 – June 2007

Available upon request

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Artist, musician, husband. Cie Hoover lives and creates his art in Ouray, Colorado. In addition to performing alongside his wife Karisa in the folk-rock duo You Knew Me When, Cie has always had a passion for the visual arts. After working in the Nashville music industry for over a decade, and then touring full-time for six and a half years throughout North America with You Knew Me When, Cie rekindled his love of the visual arts living amongst the San Juan Mountains. 

Cie grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia, and frequently visited Colorado with his family in his formative years. He attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and obtained his BBA in Music Business. After graduating, Cie was a publicist with Garth Brooks’ manager for several years, the Artist Relations Coordinator for Meinl Cymbals for a stint, the Artist Relations Coordinator for the International Songwriting Competition for a couple years, and the Global Events Manager for Gibson Guitar for 4 years prior to touring full-time with You Knew Me When. Music has always played an important role in Cie's life, and subsequently plays an important role in Cie's art...especially when getting into an "artistic" frame of mind. 



Cie’s art has grown in recognition since receiving the Mayor’s Choice Award at the Inaugural 610 Arts Collective Regional Arts Exhibition back in April of 2019. Since that time he has continued to explore woodworking as a creative and artistic medium. After buying and remodeling an old 1898 mining house in Ouray, CO, Cie discovered the versatility of wood as an art medium and began transforming his garage into his woodworking studio.  The majority of Cie's work is based on and inspired by the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. After creating a "wood canvas" Cie utilizes various routers, saws, and stains to create his artwork. A number of his works also incorporate the use of sound waves as an artistic element and subtle dictation of what the work embodies.