Hopeton St. Clair Hibbert
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 . The latest exhibition was my solo showing EXPLOITED TEXTURES II at Jennifer Balcos Gallery 2022.
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.