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Hopeton St. Clair Hibbert

Fine Artist

My name is Hopeton St. Clair Hibbert. I am an Atlanta based multidisciplinary contemporary artist with a focus in highly textured photography and sculpture. My goal behind the camera has been capturing the beauty of the world from a view less noticed with abstract presentation. I was born of Jamaican ancestry and raised in New Jersey by my highly artistic mother. In my teens I relocated to Atlanta, GA in 1993. After attending Johnson & Wales culinary school in Charleston, SC in 1996 I began my journey in the culinary arts. Around the same time I was given a camera and my photography hobby ran parallel. The restaurant prepared me with a lifetime of needed skills, many of which have helped me hone my artistic abilities outside of the culinary world.

In 2017 I brought my camera back out and restarted my photography practice. A year later I got accepted to my first art exhibition and continued to evolve my photographic art as a self taught artist. I then began to create with more intensity and expanded my practice to abstract mixed media and sculpture to follow my love of texture.

Since 2018 I’ve shown in many exhibitions throughout Atlanta as well as Brooklyn NYs SITE Gallery and Philadelphia's Rush Arts Gallery. My first solo exhibition EXPLOITED TEXTURES was curated by Michi Meko in 2019. In 2020 my second solo exhibition was an arts and culinary experience where I first showed my London Plane Tree Series . My latest exhibition solo showing EXPLOITED TEXTURES II at Jennifer Balcos Gallery 2022. My most resent exhibition was at the Okeeba Jubalo Gallery in North Charleston, South Carolina, as a featured artist in the Atlanta & Friends Fine Art Exhibition.

In 2021 a few of my fellow artists and I founded a local artist group called Obsidian Collektive. I continue to support the Atlanta arts scene through artist talks at my studio space where we discuss business aspects of the craft and provide critique and feedback.

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ODE TO JOHN HENRY SERIES
THE COTTON GHOST SERIES
LONDON PLANE TREE STUDIES 

EXPERIENCE

Okeeba Jubalo Fine Art Gallery, North Charleston SC

The Atlanta & Friends Fine Art Exhibbition 

2022 September

Jennifer Balcos Gallery, Atlanta— Exploited Textures ll
2022 February
Curated by Hopeton St.Clair Hibbert
Obsidian Collektive, Atlanta— Transcending BLAK
2021 October
Curated by Hopeton St.Clair Hibbert
Future Gallery, Atlanta— Atlanta Forever
2021 October
Curated by Eugene Byrd III
MINT, Atlanta— LABOR OF LOVE II
2021 September
Curated by Sharika Brooks
Hidden Gallery, Atlanta— The human experience
2021 April
Curated by Aaliyah Earle
Kips Bay Decorator show house, Palm Beach—
2021 April
Forbes & Masters
Arts Beacon Gallery, Atlanta— Chaos/Interconnectedness
2021 February
Curated by Erin Drakeford
Rush Arts, Philadelphia— Black Abstraction
2021 February
Curated by Dawn Stringer
Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta — Photo Buckhead
2020 November
Juror Gregory Harris
Jennifer Balcos Gallery, Atlanta — Gallery representation
2020 October
SITE: Brooklyn Gallery, New York — IN THE ABSTRACT
2020 June
Juror Gail Levin
Gallery 992, Atlanta, The London Plane tree solo exhibition
2020 February
Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta— Director's cut
2019 December
Curated by Judith Pishnery
Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta—Alan Avery Selects
2019 October
Juror Alan Avery
Westend Performing Arts Center, Atlanta — Exploited Texture I (solo exhibition)
2019 October
Curated by Michi Meko
Future Gallery, Atlanta—Dead Ringers III
2019 August
Curated by Clei Narcisse
Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta—CHOICE
2019 March
Future Gallery, Atlanta—CAPTURE
2019 February
Curated by Clei Narcisse
Future Gallery, Atlanta—Abstract Mindstate
2018 November
Curated by Clei Narcisse

 

EDUCATION
Johnson & Wales 1996-98
Associates degree in Culinary Arts

Collections
-The London Plane Tree Study
(Photography/Mixed media)
-Ode To John Henry (Sculpture)
-Cotton Ghosts (Photography/Mixed media)
-Inconspicuous Aged esthetics (Photography/Mixed media)
-Veer through the profound (Mixed media)
-Laser beam Queens (Photography/mixed media)
-Astro Travelers (Mixed media paintings)