Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Spring / Summer 2020 LaToya M. Hobbs
June 22 - July 31
LaToya M. Hobbs currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She received a BA in Studio Art/Painting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an MFA in Printmaking from Purdue University. Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions in venues such as the National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia; Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL; the Community Folk Arts Center, Syracuse, NY; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Sophia Wanamaker Galleries, San Jose, Costa Rica. LaToya’s work has been featured in Transition: An International Review, a publication of the W.E.B. Dubois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, and was recently added to the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art. Additionally, LaToya devotes her time to teaching and inspiring young artists as a Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
“With sensitivity to the importance of visual images, I use representational portraits to facilitate an ongoing dialogue about the Black female body in hopes to produce a more balanced perception of our womanhood that dismantles prevailing stereotypes.”
Birth of a Mother, 2019, acrylic, collage, and relief carving on wood panel, 48 x 72 x 2 inches
Portrait of a Mother, 2019, oil, acrylic, wood stain and relief carving on wood panel, 72 x 48 inches
Rose, 2019, ink, acrylic, and relief carving on wood panel, 20 x 16 x 2 inches
Sharbreon's Joy, 2019, ink, acrylic, and relief carving on wood panel, 20 x 16 x 2 inches
All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.