Join LaToya M. Hobbs and exhibition curator Dr. Rebecca VanDiver for this conversation about Hobbs’s artistic practice, influences, and the exhibition Carving a New Tradition: The Art of LaToya M. Hobbs. 

About LaToya M. Hobbs

LaToya M. Hobbs received a BA in painting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an MFA in printmaking from Purdue University. She is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art and a founding member of Black Women of Print, an artistic collective that seeks to make the past, present, and future work of Black women printmakers more visible.

You can find her work in the permanent collections of Harvard Art Museum, Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection at Scripps College, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Smith College Museum of Art, the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, the Rockefeller Foundation, and more. 

Artist LaToya Hobbs sitting on a chair next to some of her artwork.
Courtesy of 1stDisbs. Photo: Jared Soares

About Dr. Rebecca VanDiver

Dr. Rebecca VanDiver is an associate professor of African American art and a 2023–25 Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Designing a New Tradition: Loïs Mailou Jones and the Aesthetics of Blackness (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2022). 

Rebecca VanDiver

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