Kerri Hobba

Kerri Hobba

Kerri Hobba is an Australian born, self-taught artist, presently residing in Queensland, Australia. She works primarily with acrylic paints, ink, graphite or polychromos pencils. Her love of animals has led her into a commissioned career of both realistic and whimsical animal portraiture. In her alternate world, she enjoys gore and misery, so long as it is not her own, and her bespoke series of Sad Girls have been adopted around the globe. She has recently completed a satirical Pop Culture series painted on doilies. Her nanna would be proud.

Currently, she has collaborated with International Fashion label, Dogstar, in an upcoming anniversary collection featuring insects.

After becoming disillusioned with the art world in her younger years, she took a long hiatus and studied a variety of unfinished degrees, including Communications, Social Work and the superbly titled course, Death and Dying, before finally coming to the realization that studying was not for her.

During this time, her passion for art was slowly re-ignited, she grew a thicker skin and decided to venture forth once more into the creative world. She has recently held successful solo exhibitions in Brisbane, participated in group shows throughout Australia and the United States and is an active animal advocate through raising awareness and much needed funds for charities and organisations with her animal portraiture.

2009-2017     Private Collections – Australia, United States, Sweden, Dubai

2011   Solo exhibition, Metro Arts, Brisbane

2012  Fairytales & Fables, ArtBoy Gallery, Melbourne

2013  Spare Parts Prosthetic Leg Art Show, Powerhouse, Brisbane

2013  Viva La Femme, Lust For Life Gallery, Brisbane

2014  Dead Scary Show, Lust for Life Gallery, Brisbane

2014  My Feminine Muse, LoveLove Studio, Brisbane

2015  Bury Your Dead, Lust for Life Gallery, Brisbane

2015  Art Ascent, Violet, Oct Ed

2016  Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Paddington

2016  Postcard Co-Lab, Chantel Schott Gallery

2016 Cat Art Show Part 2, ThinkTank Gallery, Los Angeles

2016  The Wild, Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne

2017 Finalist Lethbridge Gallery Small Scale Art Prize, Brisbane
2017 Anniversary Hot Rod Roundup Show – Slushbox Gallery, Florida
2017 Royal Brisbane Art Exhibition
2018 Fun Show, Barret Art Centre, New York
2019 Mini Masterpieces, Revolution Gallery, New York

2019 Animalia, Off the Kerb Gallery, Melbourne

2019 Dogstar Fashion Label collaboration