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