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.