HOLLY BERGER MARKHOFF is a contemporary mixed media artist known for her figurative and expressive paintings.  Influenced by the elongated figures of Modigliani, and the gilding of Klimt, her work has evolved to incorporate sculptural elements as paints are built up between layers of glaze, creating a glass like translucence.

Born in New York City, Holly grew up outside of Washington DC, in Alexandria, Virginia. She currently lives in Richmond with her husband, two children & two dogs. She has a studio in her home and in the city's Museum District. Holly’s work can be seen in corporate collections throughout the state of Virginia and in private collections nationally and internationally.  

Holly Markhoff, in front of Joyful Blooms 
*Kim Brundage Photography- Holly Byrd Miller Make up.

"Through silent reflection, we find the connections and relationships that transform the everyday into something golden and spectacular. With hints of gold, my recent work embraces this transformation, celebrating the delicate joys, that once discovered are brimming and ready to burst, fragile and transient.” — Holly Markhoff




BA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1989

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, ceramics and painting study, 1997-2000

Nelly Agassi, Israeli visiting Artist, Study Intensive, Richmond, Va 2010

Assaf Evron, Israeli visiting Artist, Study Intensive, Richmond, Va 2010

Visual Arts Center of Virginia, printmaking, 2013

Thomas Bosket, of Parsons Institute, NY- Richmond, Va -Workshops, 2014, 2015

Recent Selected Exhibits:
2019- Populated, Chasen Galleries, Richmond, Virginia

2018- The Gift of Again, UNOS Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2018- Bright & Bold, Richard Stravitz Sculpture & Fine Art Galleries, Va Beach, Va

2018- Tapestry, Carolyn R. Brandt Gallery, Henrico, Virginia *Solo Exhibit

2017- Rivertown Film Festival & Art Expo, Clinton, New Jersey

2016- Rich Timmons Gallery, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

2015- Puttin on the Ritz, Gallery 66 NY, Cold Spring, New York *Solo Exhibit

2014- Patron of the Arts, The Sara D. November Gallery, Richmond, Va *Solo Exhibit

2014- NNEDV, Chefs Take a Stand, Washington, DC

2013- From Mysticism to Joy, Stravitz Sculpture Fine Art, Va Beach, Va *Solo Exhibit

2012- Celebration, Midway Gallery, Glen Allen, Virginia *Solo exhibit-

2010- Curves, Celebrating Va Women in the Arts, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Va

2010- Jewish Women in the Arts-Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives, Richmond, Va

Selected Corporate, Public, and Private Collections:

*50th Anniversary Commemorative Piece, 
 Weinstein Jewish Community Center, Richmond, Virginia-2007

*Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives, Richmond, Virginia-2010

*Virginia State Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel-2011

*SVP Corporate Relations at Allstate, Chicago, Illinois ~Victoria Dinges-2014

*CEO, Dupont, Doylestown, Pennsylvania ~Edward Breen-2016

*The Honorable Viola O. Baskerville, Richmond, Virginia-2016

*VCU Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia- 2018