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Derek Hibbs

Derek Hibbs


What I do at the Chazen: Handle the art and prepare the galleries for exhibitions!

When I started: August 2023 (worked part time since 2018, left for 1 year in 2022, very excited to be back!)

Insider tips for visitor: Utilize the print room, get online and make an appointment to see as much of the extensive collection as possible!

Why I stay at the Chazen: It’s the most diverse, educational, and inspiring job I’ve ever had!

First memory of the Chazen/LVM: Coming to see the museum the first week I moved here for grad school in 2017.

My Hometown: Toledo, OH

On Saturdays you’ll find me: Outdoors, making art, or hanging out with friends.

What I love about the Chazen: The education and inspiration it has provided me as an artist.

My alma mater: UW–Madison (graduate), Indiana/Purdue University Fort Wayne (undergraduate)

My college major: Studio Art/Printmaking

My favorite Chazen gallery and why: Not technically a gallery, but the works on paper study room is my favorite place to view work. It is such a great opportunity to be able to request to view anything in the collection you want and be able to get up close for such an intimate experience with the work. I frequented the print study room many times in grad school for research, sketching, and curiosity!

My favorite artwork at the Chazen: Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos series

My hobby/pastime: Basketball, running

My creative outlet: making my own artwork (printmaking, drawing)