Sarah Hobbs is known for work that “examine(s) concepts that involve the human psyche: neuroses and compulsions that challenge us all, questioning the idea of normal and illustrating our attempts to cope with and manage our issues.”
Hobbs creates installations in living spaces such “Alarmist (Motel 6)” that features a tent and objects hoarded by a survivalist; or, the room with walls clad in gold metallic sheets that features the iconic refreshment tables found at high school proms in “Prom Forever.” Hobbs then photographs these displays and presents them in human-scale color photographs.
Hobbs grew up in Columbus, GA. She has received several awards and honors including the Walker Evans Focus Fellowship at AIR Serenbe and an Artadia Grant. She was among the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 in 2011 and a finalist for the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award.
Her work is found in collections at the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbus Museum of Art (GA) Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA.
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The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehall Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Foundation, Murphy Arts Center, and the City of Indianapolis.