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Amy Hicks
Associate Professor
University of Delaware
013 Taylor Hall
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-2244

Biography

M.F.A. (New Genres) Stanford University, 2005

B.A. (Photography) University of California, 1990

Amy Hicks teaches digital media with an emphasis on conceptual video art, stop-motion animation and pre-cinematic motion studies. Prior to her arrival at the University of Delaware, Hicks lectured at University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, San Francisco Art Institute and California College of the Arts.

Hicks' videos often explore transformation: fluctuating states of becoming, an engineer's blueprint, visions of the future, scientific experiments, cinematic transitions, and the creative process that translates an idea to something tangible. Trained in photography, she began making experimental work with film, video, and analog/digital combinations in 1999. Her award-winning films and videos such as the dystopic Hatching Beauty and abstract Suspended Series have appeared in museums, galleries, and film festivals around the globe from California to New York and Poland to France including the Ann Arbor Film Festival (MI), Pacific Film Archive (CA), Henry Art Museum (WA), New Langton Arts (CA), the Musee d' Art Moderne et Contemporain (Strassbourg, FR), diRosa Preserve: Art and Nature (CA), San Francisco International Film Festival (CA), Hosfelt Gallery (CA), and Southern Exposure (CA) among others. Her collaborative work has been included in group shows at The LAB (CA) and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (NY).

Selected Exhibitions, Presentations and Awards:


2010

Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho.
Exhibition toured Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita Sate University, Wichita, Kansas; Sonoma County Museum, Sonoma, California

2009

I, Daughter of Kong, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, New York Super Massive Suspension: Amy Hicks and Nate Boyce (A Retrospective), San Francisco International Animation Festival, San Francisco Film Society, San Francisco, California Reflections: Material and Metaphor, Cinema Arts Series, Exploratorium, San Francisco, California

2008

Amy Hicks: Suspended Series, Meat Market Gallery, Washington, DC Code-Switchers, The LAB, San Francisco, California Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California Residency, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, California John D. and Susan P. Diekman Fellowship, Djerassi Program

2007

Individual Artist Grant, San Francisco Art Commission Mobile Archive, Digital ArtLab, Holon, Israel. Exhibition traveled to Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany; WYSPA Art Institute, Gdansk, Poland; Galerija Nova, Zagreb, Croatia; and Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2006

Amy Hicks: Suspended Series, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California Amy Hicks: Suspended Series, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California MFA Biennial, diRosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Napa, California CrossCultural, Digital ArtLab, Holon, Israel Circles of Confusion, San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, California Golden Gate Award Nominee, San Francisco International Film Festival

2005

Bay Area Video Art, Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strassbourg, France. Exhibition traveled to Fluctuating Images, Stuttgart, Germany

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm and by appointment​

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