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Born in Cardiff 1949, Wales, UK,
 
 
EDUCATION 
 
1988-89 Foundation Cardiff School of Art & Design,
1989-92 BA (Hons) Fine Art,
1994-96 PGCE Cardiff,
 
 
PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS
 
2013 Solo exhibition, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery,
2013 Solo Exhibition, Wet Paint Gallery, Cirencester,
2013 Gallerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam,
2013 Printmaking in Wales, European Parliament Gallery, Brussels,
 
2012 Printmaking in Wales, Welsh Office in Brussels,
2012 Oreil Ger-y-feni, Lladfairpwll,
2012 Solo exhibition, Senedd, Cardiff Bay,
2012 8th Nini Print British International Exhibition, (touring internationally)
 
2011 Solo exhibition, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff,
2011 Female Frame Millennium Centre, Cardiff,
2011 Artemesia, St Davids Hall, Cardiff,
2011 Wales Rajasthan exchange, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff,
2011 Ten Years in Bayart Gallery, Cardiff,
 
2010 Solo exhibition, Denbigh Gallery & Library,
2010 Vario touring exhibition, Bayart Gallery Cardiff,
2010 WAVE Borders and Edges, Edmonton , Canada,
2010 Solo exhibition: Recent Works, Museum of Modern Art, Wales,
2010 Welsh Artist of the Year, St Davids Hall, Cardiff,
2010 Tallin print Treinnale Kumu, National Gallery , Estonia,
2010 Intaglio, St Davids Hall, Cardiff,
2010 Vario touring wxhibition, University if Honolulu, Hawaii,
 
2009 Open Print Royal West of England and Academy Bristol,
2009 In Response Newport Museum and Art Gallery,
2009 Vario touring exhibition Woollangong Gallery Tasmania,
2009 Gouturi Regional Museum, Queensland, Australia,
2009 Spring Exhibition Y Capel Gallery Llangollen North Wales,
 
2008 WAVE Blurring Boundaries, Seoul,
2008 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff,
2008 Y Capel Gallery, Llangollen,
2008 Summer Show The Art Shop, Abergavenny,
2008 The Next Step, Open Art Competition 1st Prize Winner MOMA, Wales,
2008 Siggraph Digital Eyes Municipal art Gallery, Los Angeles,
2008 Edinburgh Book Fair, Scotland,
2008 Three Sum, St Davids Hall, Cardiff,
2008 Bodyworks, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff,
2008 Intaglio, St Davids Hall, Cardiff,
 
2007 Print Millennium Centre, Cardiff,
2007 Summer show Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff,
2007 Summer show Museum of Modern Art, Wales,
2007 The Art Shop, Abergavenny,
2007 Welsh Artist of the Year, St Davids Hall, Cardiff,
 
2006 Centre Parcs, Longleat,
2006 MOMA Wales,
2006 Summer exhibition, Art Shop, Abergavenny,
2006 Millennium Centre, Cardiff,
2006 Brecon house, Cwmbran,
2006 University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize,
 
2005 St Davids Hall, Cardiff,
2005 Museum and Art Gallery, Aberdare,
2005 Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff,
2005 The Art Gallery, Abergavenny,
2005 Theatre Brychyniog, Brecon,
2005 MOMA, Wales,
2005 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff,
2005 The Gate, Cardiff,
2005 Artists in Wales in Stuttgart, Germany,
 
2004 The Gate, Cardiff,
2004 Kooywood Gallery, Cardif,
2004 Essence of Wales, St Davids Hall, Cardiff,
2004 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol,
2004 Classic IV International Biennale Koltricke, Belgium,
2004 Solo exhibition, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant,
2004 Gregynog, Powys,
2004 Welsh Artist of the Year, First Prize Winner, Cardiff,
2004 Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, Tenby,
 
 
AWARDS
 
2008 Arts Council of Wales, Development Grant,
2008 MOMA 1st Prize Winner,
2008 Arts Council of Wales award granted to V6 in support of international exchange,
2006 Arts Council of Wales, Development Grant,
2004 Arts Council of Wales grant awarded for Cardiff Print Shop equipment,
1997 First Prize Open Competition Ben Uri Gallery, London,
1995 Regional Winnerm Laing Landscape competition,
1993 Post Office/ S4C Fine Art Competition First Prize,
 
 
COLLECTIONS
 
Department of Trade and Commerce, Warwick,
Deutche Bank,
Centre Parcs, Longleat,
The Halifax,
Lord Chancellors Dept, London,
Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend,
Royal Gwent Hospital,
Neville Hall Hospital, Abergavenny,
Tenby Museum and Gallery,
Museum of modern Art, Machynlleth,
National Museum of Wales,
National Gallery of Australia,
Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India,
 
 
BIOGRAPHY
 
Annie Giles Hobbs is a practicing artisit and lecturer in Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art & Design.
She has taught since 1992 at The Cardiff Print Workshop where she was Head of Printmaking until 2008, stepping down due to other commitments. She is now coordinator and continues to give masterclasses in specialist areas.
Annie is a member of Butetown artists, a group of artists who work from a studio and Gallery complex in Bute street, Cardiff Bay. She is also a Director of the Gallery and Studios.
She is a member of Virtually Six Contemporary Printmakers and has exhibited widely with them both nationally and internationally. At present she is taking part in collaborations with artists showing in Australia and India.
Annie is supported by the Arts Council of Wales
Her work is print based but breaks with the traditional expectations of printmaking. Each piece is unique and takes many months to complete. The density of these works is impressed by multi plate etching, collagraph and monoprinting whose qualities build up a richly worked top surface , whilst partially revealing underlying areas of texture and imagery.