Morgan Hobbs is an artist from Kansas City, Missouri. Hobbs studied historical and prehistoric archaeology in conjunction with her fine arts training. Now living in Philadelphia, these investigations take on new meaning and urgency, and through her art practice, Hobbs seeks a deeper understanding of the visions and symbols depicted around her.
Morgan Hobbs 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. In 2015, Hobbs co-founded AUTOMAT Gallery, an artist-run collective and gallery space based in Philadelphia. Hobbs has since curated and juried exhibitions at Moore College of Art & Design, Art on Avenue of the States, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, AUTOMAT and beyond. Hobbs is currently the Assistant Director at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia.
Hobbs has shown her paintings and sculptures both regionally and nationally, including at Satellite Projects in Miami; 33 Orchard in the Lower East Side; Art Market Hamptons in Water Mill, NY; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, and Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia. She has presented her work and writing at Mount Gretna School of Art; Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX; Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia; Pennsylvania College of Art and Design; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Ogden, Utah; 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 and Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia.