Liz Hickok is a San Francisco-based artist working in photography, video, sculpture and installation. Hickok received her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. She earned a BFA and BA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Hickok lived and worked in Boston for over ten years before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hickok’s artwork has been exhibited across the country and is included in international collections. Her photographs and videos have been shown in many Bay Area venues including: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Jose Museum of Art, Southern Exposure, Headlands Center for the Arts, Works/San Jose and the Kala Art Institute. She has also exhibited internationally at the Ha’Kibbutz Israeli Art Gallery in Tel Aviv and nationally at the Seattle Center of Contemporary Art, Pittsburg State University (KS) and the Arts and Literature Laboratory (CT). Hickok has created elaborate installations at Headlands Center for the Arts and the Exploratorium, as well as in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hickok also completed a large public art project with UCSF Mission Bay.
Hickok’s Fugitive Topography: Cityscapes in Jell-O has become a popular subject of media coverage and has been covered by The New York Times, Harper’s, San Francisco Magazine, Gastronomica, 7X7 Magazine, and has appeared on the cover of Artweek and Gusto. She has been featured on radio programs that include The CBS Early Show, Offbeat America (HGTV), Current TV, Spark* (KQED, Bay Area), All Things Considered (NPR) and Talk of the Nation (NPR). Hickok also appeared on the Food Network Awards Show, where she won an award for Best Use of Food as Art Medium.