Alan Hobscheid works as an artist in oil painting, digital art, and photography. Hobscheid’s subject matter ranges from landscapes and still lifes to images inspired by Jewish texts. He developed a series of digitally manipulated images based on the biblical story of Jonah, investigating the nature of faith and fate.
Hobscheid is a trained cartographer and draftsman and has produced maps for a book on copper artists of Michoacán, Mexico.
Selected Exhibitions 2017-Current:
2022 Out of the Narrows: The Artists’ Haggadah: A Visual Midrash, Janice Charach Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, Detroit, MI
2022 Out of the Narrows: The Artists’ Haggadah: A Visual Midrash, Offon Art Gallery, Indianapolis Jewish Community Center, Indianapolis, IN
2022 Out of the Narrows: The Artists’ Haggadah: A Visual Midrash, Shainberg Art Gallery, Memphis Jewish Community Center, Memphis, TN
2021 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL2020 Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth, The Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
2020 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Illinois
2020 I am.an immigrant, Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany
2019 Expressions of Defiance, Reynolds Whitney Gallery at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
2018 POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence, Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery, Brooklyn,
2017 The Jewish Art Salon’s Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth, 3rd Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art, Machtarot Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2017 Outside Inside: Exploring Boundaries and Otherness, Midwest Jewish Arts Lab, Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL.
2005 Article on the relationship of Rembrandt’s imagery and Judaism for the quarterly publication, “Perspectives.”
2004 Decorative maps to accompany “Ritmo del Fuego,” a monograph on copper artistry in Michoacán, Mexico.
2019 To the Chicago Jewish Historical Society. Participated with the Jewish Artists Collective Chicago and spoke on the role of Leviathan in my work.
Grants and Awards
2006 Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council.
2005 Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council.
Brooklyn Jewish Art Center, New York, NY
Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Niles Township Ezra-Habonim Congregation, Skokie, IL