After graduating from PAFA’s Master of Fine Art program in 2015, Morgan Hobbs joined the Student Service staff as the Resident Director and Student Life Coordinator. Then in 2018, Hobbs moved to her current position as Director of Student Services where she has the pleasure of coordinating large annual, student events from Orientation to Graduation and co-curricular programming that includes diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; exhibition workshops; writing and ESL advising; and student leadership training.
Hobbs maintains a thriving art practice and is a co-founding member of an artist-run gallery, AUTOMAT Collective in Philadelphia. She has shown her work regionally and nationally and was recently awarded a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship and a Merit Grant to attend Vermont Studio Center. Her work is in the Linda Lee Alter Collection and the School of Fine Arts Collection at PAFA.
Hobbs has maintained an interest in both art and human services. She holds a BFA in Painting with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Central Missouri. Hobbs earned an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, with her culminating thesis focused on the development of painted imagery through the function of visual memory and embedded in classical psychology.
Hobbs lives in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia with her partner of 10 years and their two cats. In her free time, she enjoys watching the Great British Baking Show and Kitten Rescuers on Netflix.