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Tyler Hobbs

B.1987 Based in Austin, Texas

Introduction

Tyler Hobbs works primarily with algorithms, plotters, and paint. His artwork focuses on computational aesthetics, how they are shaped by the biases of modern computer hardware and software, and how they relate to and interact with the natural world around us. Hobbs develops and programs custom algorithms that are used to generate visual imagery. Often, these strike a balance between the cold, hard structure that computers excel at, and the messy, organic chaos we can observe in the natural world around us. His most notable project, Fidenza, is a series of 999 algorithmically generated works comprising one of the most sought-after fine art NFT collections of all time.

 

 

Education

2010 B.S Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2023
QQL: Analogs, Pace, New York City, USA
Mechanical Hand, Unit, London, UK

2021
Incomplete Control, Bright Moments Gallery, New York City, USA

2018
Progress, Galería Dos Topos, León, Gto, México

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2023
Proof of Concept, Co-Museum, Singapore Art Week, Singapore

2022
Nassima Landau, Tel Aviv, Israel
In Our Code, Unit, London, UK
Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE

2021
Transformation, Unit, London, UK
Curated Series 3 (online), Art Blocks
GRAPH, Feral File (online), curated by Casey Reas
Transformations (online), Institute, London, UK
NFT Now (online), curated by Anne Spalter, techspessionism.com
Right Click + Save, curated by Clara Peh, Coinhako, Singapore
Dreamverse, Dreamverse, New York City, USA
The Digital, Miami Beach, Florida

2019
STEAM: Math and ART, West Windsor Art Centre, Princeton Junction, USA
LAND\SCAPE, Specto, Shenandoah Valley, USA
Contemporary + Digital Art Fair NYC, Lightbox, New York City, USA
AIMIE, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Time, Open i Art Space, Santa Barbara, USA
Floating Points, Georgetown Art Centre, Georgetown, USA

2018
The People’s Gallery, City Hall, Austin, USA
West Austin Studio Tour, Blue Genie, Austin, USA
Tomo 002, Trámite, Querétaro, México
East Austin Studio Tour, East Side Collective, Austin, USA

2017
La Catrina Summer Meltdown Showcase, The Belmont, Austin, USA
West Austin Studio Tour, Blue Genie, Austin, USA
ESC Summer Design Party, East Side Collective, Austin, USA
First Friday Art Walk (Featured), Art Connections Gallery, Bastrop, USA
East Austin Studio Tour, East Side Collective, Austin, USA
ESC Spring Design Party, East Side Collective, Austin, USA

2016
Milk + Cereal Gallery, Austin, USA
East Austin Studio Tour, East Side Collective, Austin, USA
ESC Fall Design Party, East Side Collective, Austin, USA

 

 

Selected Press

2023
April ‘Hans Ulrich Obrist in discussion with Tyler Hobbs’, YouTube, Unit
‘New Artist Spotlight: Tyler Hobbs at Unit London’, Artsy
February ‘Tyler Hobbs on Generative Art and NFTs’, Christie’s
‘Exclusive: Tyler Hobbs Unveils First Physical QQLs as Paintings’, NFT Now
‘Tyler Hobbs to Open 2 Major Solo Exhibition in London and New York’, FAD Magazine
January ‘Meet Tyler Hobbs, the Breakout Star of Generative Art’, Wallpaper

2022
March ‘All that Glitters is Gold’, Austin Monthly
‘Top Up-and Coming NFT Artists’, Bankless Times
February ‘6 must-see artworks at Saudi Arabia’s NFT exhibtion’, Arab News
January ‘How Art Blocks is Building for the Future After the Ether NFT Boom’, Decrypt
‘Tyler Hobbs Generative Artist’, FTX Podcast
‘After Dinner Mints’, ArtBlocks
December ‘Minting Takes Manhattan: An NFT Gallery Sells Millions Even Before the Art is Made’, The Information

2021
December ‘Tyler Hobbs and the Random Power of Generative Art’, DeCential
‘2021’s Best (Non-Celebrity) NFT Projects’, Nylon
‘Tyler Hobbs’ Fidenza NFT collection has made over $177 million in secondary sales’, Business Insider
‘Best NFT Artists to Watch Out For in 2022′, PVPLive
‘Top Not Artists To Add To Your 2022 Watchlist’, CryptoCoin.news
‘When the Intangible Meets the Ineffable’, Daniel Pinchbeck
November ‘The 10,000 Faces That Launched an NFT Revolution’, Wired
‘Art Collector’s Guide to NFT’s, Coinbase
October ‘When In Doubt, Keep Creating: Tyler Hobbs and Generative Art’, Mint
September ‘Non Fungible Tokens’, GitHub Web3 Community Call
‘Algorithm-Generated NFT’s Are Quickly Rising in Value. Can Art Blocks Up the Quality?’, ARTnews
‘Fidenza artist Tyler Hobbs: NFT’s are ‘going to plat a huge role in the art world’, The Block
‘ISSUE09’, AI-Tiba9 Magazine
‘The NFT Generative Art Movement is Challenging How We Think About Value’, Forbes
‘This NFT Artwork By Tyler Hobbs Was Just Sold For $3.3 Million ’, India Times
‘What Is Art Blocks and Why Are These NFTs Suddenly Selling for Millions in Ethereum?, Decrypt
August ‘Fidenza Art Blocks NFT Bought for $1,400 USD Sells for $3.3 Million USD’, HypeBeast
‘JPEG Mania: How NFTs Are Capturing The Heart of The Crypto Market’, Forbes
‘Texas Company, Art Blocks Helps Artists Find A Lucrative Market For Their Work’, Texas Standard
‘Art Blocks NFTs Soar as Savvy Collectors Snap Up Edgy Pieces’, The Defiant
July ‘Art Blocks Brings Big Money to Artist Who Paint With Code’, Texas Monthly
‘Tyler Hobbs Designing NFT Generative Art with a Traditional Touch ’, PROOF
February ‘Generative Art, Lisp, Cryptoart, and GANs’, Generative Collective

2020
December ‘Artists Spotlight: Tyler Hobbs’, nrdstr.
October ‘Creators – Tyler Hobbs’, Art the Science
August ‘Meet Tyler Hobbs’, Voyage Dallas
‘Artfolio’, Artfolio Annual

2019
December ‘Tyler Hobbs’, Tech + Art Podcast
August ‘Meet Tyler Hobbs’, Voyage Houston
‘Patterns and Processes’, Envision Arts Online Magazine

2018
February ‘Issue 3’, Market Cafe Mag
‘Tyler Hobbs an Artist Who Paints with Code’, 21st Century Creative Podcast
‘How to Hack a Painting’, OpenSource.com

2015
December ‘SciArt Magazine’, Autonomous Art

 

 

Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)