Becky Gropp Hochhalter

Artist in Terre Haute, Indiana

Becky Gropp Hochhalter

Artist in Terre Haute, Indiana

Born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, Becky Gropp Hochhalter is a self-taught, lifelong artist who has been creating art since childhood.

Becky works in a diverse range of mediums including murals, traditional commissioned paintings and drawings, digital paintings and illustrations, photography and sculpture.

For 33 years, Becky has worked in art related fields including freelance fine art, advertising, computer graphics and packaging. Her artwork has been displayed at the Swope Art Museum, Clabber Girl Museum Gallery, Heinl’s Garden Studio and the Raven Gallery in Terre Haute, Indiana, Gaslight Art Colony in Marshall, Illinois, the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago, Illinois, and the Scholastic Art Awards in New York.

Her resume includes teaching art events and classes, including her own WeeArt children's art classes, science and art at the Terre Haute Children's Museum, and Summer Youth Arts Program classes at the Sheldon Swope Art Museum.

Becky's most notable works include eleven commissioned large-scale photography pieces for a permanent collection at the new UAP Medical Office Building on the campus of Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana (2013), a 60ft by 8ft mural for the Terre Haute City Parks Department (2015), a 60ft x 32ft mural on the Alabama Bar & Grill in Brazil, Indiana for Coca-Cola (2016), an 80ft by two-story mural for Spencer Coffee Shop in Spencer, Indiana (2017), a 60ft x 6ft mural at the Crossroads Plaza in Terre Haute, Indiana (2018), a 60ft by 32ft mural for Pepsi in Brazil, Indiana (2019) and the restoration of the historic Clabber Girl Billboard in Terre Haute, Indiana (2019).

During her more than 30 year career in art-related fields, Becky has gained valuable experience including managing large-scale projects at a Fortune 500 company. She enjoys lending a creative eye to collaborative efforts, and has boundless ideas for expressing her artistic ability.

Current projects include creating a work of art for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis Arts Council that will be used for the 2020 Welcome Race Fans campaign. She is also illustrating two children's books, creating mural panels for the Gordon Marketing building in downtown Noblesville, Indiana (to be installed spring 2020), and creating a sculpture for the Terre Haute City Parks Department.