Two years after winning the Young Artist Prize at the BP Portrait Awards, Ania Hobson will showcase her new work in her first solo exhibition.

Gut Instinct (c) Ania Hobson.

On display from the 5th September, the artist is set to unveil a collection of new work at the Catto Gallery which sees her building on the contemporary figurative style that brought her to the public’s attention.

Two years ago, Hobson won the Young Artist Prize at the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery with A Portrait of two Female Painters. A striking example of the strong, independent millennial women that feature prominently in her work, her entry was chosen from an initial
submission of 2,667 pieces from artists in 88 countries.

Talking about her work, Ania Hobson said: “I like celebrating modern day women but I avoid painting them in a stereotypically feminine way. Women artists are now breaking through and becoming recognised for what we do, and I want to be part of that movement. I am trying to make my mark in a man’s world and I want to help portray women as strong, world-changing creatures. This is a big moment for me. I could not be more thrilled to have my first solo show at a major UK gallery.”

Hobson is the great-granddaughter of the well-known Polish painter Edward Trojanowski and graduated with a degree in fine art from Suffolk
University in 2011.She then went on to study at the Princes Drawing School in London and the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Hobson was invited to exhibit at the Venice Biennale 2019, as part of a group show called Personal Structures – Identities.

Ania Hobson Exhibition will be on display at the Catto Gallery from the 5th to the 23rd September.