Kellie Hogben is 21 years of age, and started the second year of a Fine Art degree at the University College of the Creative Arts, Canterbury (UCCA, previously known as KIAD) in September. She did a foundation course at UCCA also, and her secondary schooling at Clarendon House Grammar School, Ramsgate. (In case you were wondering, she went to Minster-In-Thanet C. of E. Primary School, and was born in Margate.) She studied the first year of her degree at Middlesex University but has transferred to UCCA because she was frustrated by the lack of organisation and facilities, the way the tutors contradicted each other, and the cost of living in London.
The focus of her art has always been on the figurative, most definitely shunning all that conceptual crap from the very start of her artistic development. Last year, however, she went through an abstract phase, resulting in sudden out-pourings of patterns and markmaking. Currently she is working in a Surrealist vein, revisiting ideas she explored in early 2006. To view her full portfolio, find her on myspace.
Outside of art she also enjoys listening to good music, making bad music, Neighbours, learning long and impressive words and laughing embarrassingly loud. She seems to dislike most things, but harbours unnaturally strong hatred for outdoor activities, knuckle-cracking and clowns. She is terrified of clowns.