Join Curator Heather Hakimzadeh for a conversation with past and current Virginia MOCA exhibiting artists. Guest artists will give us a look inside their studios, share current projects, and discuss process and inspiration.

This month’s guest is LaToya M. Hobbs.

About LaToya M. Hobbs

LaToya M. Hobbs is an artist, wife, and mother of two from Little Rock, AR, who is currently living and working in Baltimore, MD. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Painting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Purdue University. Her work deals with figurative imagery that addresses the ideas of beauty, cultural identity, and womanhood as they relate to women of the African diaspora. Her exhibition record includes numerous national and international venues, including the National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia; SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA; Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY; and Sophia Wanamaker Galleries in San Jose, Costa Rica, among others. Her work is housed in private and public collections such as the Harvard Art Museum; Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art in Asbury, NJ; the National Art Gallery of Namibia, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles; and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Other accomplishments include the 2020 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, a nomination for the 2022 Queen Sonja Print Award, and a 2022 IFPDA Artis Grant. Hobbs is also a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art and a founding member of Black Women of Print, a collective whose vision is to make visible the narratives and works of Black women printmakers, past, present, and future.

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