About Trina Hobson
'A fine art oil painter, striving to create emotive images which tell or introduce a story. The constructing or staging of the paintings are intended to invite the viewer into an intimate, imaginary world'
Trina Hobson has showcased her work through collaborative projects and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally. These include The Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and Mall Galleries, London. Solo exhibitions include The Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, Gallery 27, Dublin, McKenna Gallery, Omagh, ArtisAnn, Belfast and The Irish Arts Centre, New York.
As part of a public philosophy project, I was commissioned by the University of Liverpool Institute for Irish Studies in collaboration with In Parenthesis to design a postcard celebrating the centenary of Irish Murdoch. Exhibited in Temple Bar gallery and Studios Dublin, 2019
Award for a Figurative Work in Any Medium, Royal Ulster Academy c/o Connor Cafe, Belfast 2019
Winner of the Royal Ulster Academy Award for Outstanding Student, UUB, 2016
Winner of The John and Rachel Turner Bursary for Outstanding Student, UUB, 2016
Long listed for RDS Awards, 2016
Dean's List Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, UUB, 2014
Masters in Art Psychotherapy, Ulster University, Belfast 2021-2023
BA Hons Fine Art (Painting), Ulster University, Belfast 2013-2016
BA Hons Design, Ulster University, Belfast 1995-1998
Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, October 2023. Gallery 545: Collaborative Exhibition
Mall Galleries, London, 2021. Figurative Art Now
Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, 2021
ArtisAnn, Belfast, A Murder of Pentimenti, June 2020. Solo Exhibition
Sea Holly, Belfast, May 2020. Gallery 545: Collaborative Exhibition
Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, October 2019. Gallery 545: Collaborative Exhibition
Engine Room Gallery, Belfast, October 2019. 3 Painters, 3 Potters
Sea Holly, Belfast, September 2019. Gallery 545: Collaborative Exhibition
Irish Arts Centre, New York, Stutter Jam Clutter, April 2019. Solo Exhibition
Millennium Court Art Centre, Portadown, Cast. April 2019
RHA, Dublin, 2018 188th Annual Exhibition.
Cathedral Quarter Arts Trail, Belfast, 2018.
Atelier-Design, Belfast, 2018 Painting Showcase.
Solomon Fine Art, Dublin, 2018 Easter Exhibition
Solomon Fine Art, Dublin, 2017-2018 Winter Exhibition
QSS, Belfast, 2017. Small Works Christmas Exhibition
Boyle Arts Festival, 2017
ArtisAnn Gallery, Belfast, 2017 Solo Exhibition
Curated Exhibition: Insider Art Exhibition, Victoria Square, Belfast, December, 2016. Studio Exhibition plus guests
McKenna Gallery, Omagh, October 2016 Solo Exhibition
Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, 2016
Boyle Arts Festival, 2016
The Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, 2016 Summer Exhibition.
The Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, December, 2015 1ft Square Exhibition.
Frame and Picture Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, November 2015 The Artists Collective Studio Exhibition plus guests.
Gallery 27, Frederick St Sth, Dublin, September 2015 Solo Exhibition
Mall Galleries, London, June 2015 The Society of Women Artists 154th Annual Exhibition
The Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, February-March 2015 Solo Exhibition
The Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen 2015 1ft square Exhibition.
The Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen 2014 Easter Exhibition
Waterfront, Belfast, 2014
Strule Art Centre, Omagh 2014
The Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen 2013 Easter Exhibition