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Kyrin Hobson

Artist Statement


A Los Angeles native, artist Kyrin Hobson enacts her various roles as protector of children, steward of community and keeper of histories through painting, drawing and conceptually engaged social practice. Hobson’s Chicago studio is now her base of operations for art explorations which build upon experiences as a museum professional and scholar of the African Diaspora. Primarily self-taught in painting, the artist has a BA in Fine Art from UCLA and a MA in Museum Studies from NYU.

Kyrin is a grantee of the Sustainable Arts Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board and AS220. She has been in residence at the Millay Art Colony and published in The Edna Journal and Delicious Line. Recent exhibitions include “Reclamation” (Helen Day Art Center, Vermont), “Visions of Venus/Venus’s Vision” (Zhou B Art Center, Chicago), “Black Creativity Juried Exhibition” (Chicago Museum of Science and Industry). Hobson’s paintings and commissioned portraits feature in collections in the United States, France and Germany, notably including the University of California, Los Angeles, Tine Knowles Lawson Collection and The Bennett Collection of Women Realists.