Change hides in my apartment, peaking out of the corners, waiting for me to notice. The other morning I found some in the bathtub. Later, it winked from behind the curtains. Struggling to monitor the location of each piece, I have retained the little bits inside a small purse. Even now I examine my closet, knowing I might find some underneath my shoes. I'm not very good at controlling all this change! Every time I go out, I bring some home with me. So, I need to remain isolated until I am able to account for it all.
b. 1988 in Kansas City, MO
Morgan Hobbs earned her MFA in 2015 from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and her BFA with a minor in anthropology in 2010 from the University of Central Missouri. Her education has informed an interest in connecting social science concepts to her work in the studio, and she outlined the three types of visual memory and their relationship to painting in her master’s thesis. In her paintings, she focuses psychology and narrative. She says, “My paintings are an attempt to represent psychologically tense moments in everyday life.” Hobbs has received the Linda Lee Alter Award, attended a residency at Vermont Studio Center, presented at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research at Weber State University and exhibited her work both regionally and nationally. She is a co-founding member of an artist gallery, AUTOMAT Collective and lives and works in Philadelphia.