Morgan Hobbs is the new assistant director of Gross McCleaf Gallery. She is a prolific artist, curator, and educator based in Philadelphia, PA and a graduate of the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Morgan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Central Missouri, where she studied painting and anthropology. Hobbs has since enjoyed jurying and organizing numerous exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Gross McCleaf Gallery, 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.”
Morgan has shown her 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 a co-founder of AUTOMAT Gallery, an artist-run collective and gallery space also based in Philadelphia.