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Kelly Hoben

Associate Lecturer
School of Art & Design

Kelly Hoben is a professional art educator from Columbus, Ohio (U.S.A.), who relocated to Prague in 2010. She holds a Master’s degree in art education from Ohio State University where she also earned Bachelor’s degrees in both art education and English on a full academic scholarship. Under the tutelage of the world-renowned author, art educator and critic, Terry Barrett, Kelly became fascinated by art criticism as an integral part of effective art education. In Ohio, she taught secondary school drawing, painting and art history and worked to support the longest-operating nonprofit gallery for emerging contemporary artists in the Columbus arts district as its acting grant writer.

Since joining Prague City University in 2012, she has continuously developed the fine art curriculum in critical writing and aesthetic theory, which are the subjects of the modules she teaches. She has exhibited her paintings both in the U.S.A. and in the Czech Republic.



MA, Art Education, Ohio State University
BA, Art education and English, Ohio State University


Professional Activities:

2012 - 2023 - Prague City University - lecturer, Programme Leader in Fine Art

2016 - European Summer School Prague - painting instructor

2010 - 2012 - Spevacek Language School - english teacher

2004 - 2010 - Watkins Memorial High School - art teacher

2003 - 2009 - ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists - grant writer

2004 - Karrer Middle School - art teacher

2003 - 2004 - St. Catharine School, Ohio - art teacher


Art project

2020 - 2023 - cooperation, "You Mean Something to Me" art project by Cristina Maldonado


    • The French Institute (Prague), group exhibition, 2016
    • Maly Mnich Café (Prague), solo exhibition, 2015
    • Bliss Farm Gallery (Prague), solo exhibition, 2014
  • The Red Room (Prague), solo exhibition, 2014
  • The Poco Loco (Prague), solo exhibition, 2013
  • Kafe Kerouac (Columbus), solo exhibition, 2009



 -  International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) 2009 – 2023
  • National Art Education Association, 2001–2010
  • Presented at 2009 National Convention in Minneapolis


Awards and certificates

  • 2008 recipient of Tibbie Leslie Travel Grant
  • National Merit Scholarship, 1997–2001
  • State of Ohio Teaching License, 2004–2014