Grants

Previous Recipients

LaToya Hobbs

Latoya Hobbs creates mixed-media works that seamlessly marry traditional painting and relief printmaking techniques on a single surface. These hybrid works employ the use of pattern, color, and texture to provide a visceral experience that is both universal and specific. Her most recent series, Salt of the Earth, explores the personification of women as salt with relation to their function as preservers of family, culture, and community. Major components of the series include: Carving Out Time, an elaborately detailed wood carving depicting the span of a day in her life as a mother and practicing artist; Morning, Homeschool and Housework; Dinner Time; Bedtime for the Boys; and the Studio. Rich and layered in meaning, this work touches on the themes of motherhood, family, and connection to home.

Image: LaToya Hobbs, Carving Out Time, Scene 5: The Studio, 2020-2021. Oil-based ink, acrylic, and relief carving on wood panel. 96 X 144 in. Courtesy of the artist.

More Information

Latest Recipients

Related Posts

Cara Despain

Cara Despain

Cara Despain's work navigates issues of land use—often using the legacy of romantic landscape depictions as a lens—as it relates historically to settlement, expansion, oppression, resource exploitation, and the development of the...

Nhi Vo

Nhi Vo

Nhi Vo's work transforms writing into drawing, revealing languages as patterns and definitions as gestures. Laborious repetitions are interrupted by the imperfections of handwritten text, overriding the parameters of mechanical reproduction. These handwritten...

Panteha Abareshi

Panteha Abareshi

Panteha Abareshi's work is rooted in her existence as a chronically ill/disabled body existing with multiple medical illnesses, at the root of which is sickle cell zero beta thalassemia, a genetic blood disorder that causes debilitating pain and bodily deterioration...

Leo Castañeda

Leo Castañeda

Mutating between analog and digital, Leo Castañeda's work renders worlds where landscapes, technology, and entities all share sentience and interconnection. Through paintings, video, and sculpture, and more, the work traverses sci-fi gaming environments inspired by...

Cara Despain

Cara Despain

Cara Despain's work navigates issues of land use—often using the legacy of romantic landscape depictions as a lens—as it relates historically to settlement, expansion, oppression, resource exploitation, and the development of the...

Nhi Vo

Nhi Vo

Nhi Vo's work transforms writing into drawing, revealing languages as patterns and definitions as gestures. Laborious repetitions are interrupted by the imperfections of handwritten text, overriding the parameters of mechanical reproduction. These handwritten...