b. 1988

Morgan Hobbs is an artist, curator and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of Central Missouri, where she studied painting and anthropology. 

In 2015, Hobbs co-founded AUTOMAT Gallery, an artist-run collective and gallery space based in Philadelphia. AUTOMAT was a 2015 recipient of the Fine Arts Venture Fund and has since run multiple successful fundraising campaigns through AUTOMAT’s fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas. Hobbs has since curated and juried exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, AUTOMAT and beyond. Of her interest in curating, she says, “I love to support artists and their careers…. I’m deeply inspired by all those who have dedicated their lives to making art.” Hobbs is currently the Assistant Director at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia.

Hobbs has shown her own artwork both regionally and nationally, including at Satellite Projects in Miami, 33 Orchard in New York, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts museum, and Fleisher/Ollman gallery in Philadelphia. She has presented her work and writing at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in Ogden, Utah; the University of Central Missouri; Pennsylvania College of Art and Design; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and more. In 2012 and 2020, she attended Vermont Studio Center as an Artist in Residence and in 2020, she was awarded a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Hobbs is represented by VSOP Projects in New York.