Artist Bio

 

Liz Hickok is a San Francisco-based artist working in photography, video, sculpture, and installation. She received her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, CA, a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and a BA from Tufts University in Boston, MA. Hickok lived and worked in Boston before moving to San Francisco in 2003.

Hickok has exhibited at arts institutions across the country and internationally from Washington to Israel. Hickok has exhibited at arts institutions across the country and internationally from Washington to Israel. This past year, Liz developed a photomural for Google’s San Francisco offices as well as the New Museum in Los Gatos, CA. She was recently included in Natural Systems at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, and Water at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT. Hickok is currently included in Slice at Pence Gallery in Davis, CA, and in 2019 is slated to have a solo exhibition at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts in Longview, TX.

 

Hickok’s Fugitive Topography: Cityscapes in Jell-O attracted media attention, receiving coverage in The New York Times and features on the CBS's The Early Show and NPR.

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Solo Exhibitions

2019      Intimate Immensity, Longview Museum, Longview TX (Upcoming)

2017     Experiments in Form and Fiction, Capsule Gallery, Houston TX (two-person exhibition)

2015     Ground Waters, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO

2012     Fugitive Topography, Bg ArtSite, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

2011     Jiggling Geography, De Santos Gallery, Houston, TX

2007   San Francisco in Jell-OPittsburg State University Gallery, Pittsburg, KS

            Scottsdale in Jell-O, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2006   Magnitude X, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

2005   Eye Candy, Triptych Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2003   Cuba Libre, Natick Community Gallery, Natick, MA

1996    120 seconds, BAG Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  

Group Exhibitions

2018      Supernatural Urban, Peephole Cinema, San Francisco, CA

              SLICE Juried Exhibition, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

              Water, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, juried by Ann Jastrab

              Natural Systems, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

              West Coast Artists, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO

2017      Waterlines, New Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA

              Inner Nature, Gallery 1317, San Francisco, CA

              Detritus, San Jose ICA, San Jose, CA

2016     H2O, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             The Alchemist, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

             Landscapes, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, juried by Natasha Egan, Director’s Honorable Mention

2015     Nourish, Napa Valley Museum, Napa, CA

             Re-Tratar, GuatePhoto Festival, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2014     City Streets, Urban Views of the Bay Area, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             Modern Pop, Gary Francis Fine Art, Alameda, CA

             Delicious, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013     Moving Pictures, Brand 10 and X Art Space, Dallas, TX

             Alternative Process, City College Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             Parallax Views, San Jose ICA, San Jose, CA

             Food as Medium for Craft, Craft in America Study Center, Los Angeles, CA

2012     What's Big is Little/What's Little is Big, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

             A.D.D., Emerald Tablet with the Microclimate Collective, San Francisco, CA

             Color/ Light, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA

2011     Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

             Synthetic, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

             Discoveries of the Meeting Place, RedLine, Denver, CO, and Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico

             Reconstructed World, di Rosa, Napa, CA

             Shadowshop, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

2010     You are Here, the Psychogeography of New York, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

             Strange Beauty, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO

             Off the Map, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA

             Discoveries of the Meeting Place, FotoFest, Houston, TX

             There's No Place Like Here, Tower Gallery at SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY

2009     You Art What You Eat, Kidspace at Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

             Evolution of Print: Artists of Kala, Oakland Museum at the Oakland International Airport

2008     Luminous Communities, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

             Forces of Nature, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             Structural Elements, 101 California Street Lobby, San Francisco, CA

             Crater Bay AreaSan Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

             Close CallsHeadlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

             Places Between, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA

2007     Strange Weather, David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, CA

             C. T.-Urban Scanning, Ha'Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

             Taste Art, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2006     Cultivating CreativityYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

             Art Bar Exhibition, Ithaca Fine Chocolates, Ithaca, NY

             It's a Small World: Scale in Contemporary Photography, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

             Kala Fellowship Exhibition (Part 1), Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

             Reconsidered Materials, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

             Dark-LightPittsburg State University Gallery, Pittsburg, KS

2005     CoCA Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

              Mayhem, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

              Mapping, Arts and Literature Laboratory, New Haven, CT

              AFFAIR @ the Jupiter Hotel, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR

              Fall Show, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR

              New California Masters, WORKS/San Jose, San Jose, CA

              MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mills College Art Museum, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2004     The Relevance of Observation, Warner Gallery, St. Andrew's School, Middletown, DE

              All You Can Eat, Pink Mammoth Gallery, San Francisco, CA

              Launch, EQ3, San Francisco, CA

              Blue, Annual Members Show, WORKS/San Jose, San Jose, CA

2002    Illuminations, Somerville City Hall, Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA

             Windows Art Project, Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA

2001     Cuba, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1998     Gongoozle, Eventworks, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1997     Pax et Lux et Art, Koppelman Gallery, Tufts University, Medford, MA

             Second Annual Student Exhibition, Photo Resource Center, Boston, MA

1996     Boit Competition, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

             Under 25, Fort Point Art Community Gallery, Boston, MA

             The Annual, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1995     The Drawing Show, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  

Screenings

2010     Off the Strip, Las Vegas Contemporary Art Center

2006    Science and Education Film Program, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

1997     Second Annual Student Exhibition, Photo Resource Center, Boston, MA

             About Three Minutes, Video Space, Mobius, Boston, MA

             Video Annual, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  

Television and Radio

2014      NHK Japan, Gretel's Kitchen, June 27, July 2,3. National Coverage

2010      CBS, Rachael Ray Show, July 28, National Coverage

2008     Current TV, June 2, National, International, and Online Coverage

2007     Food Network Awards, Nominated for Play With Your Food Award, April 15, National Coverage

              KNXV-TV (ABC), January 27, Phoenix Area

              KSAZ-TV (FOX), January 26, Phoenix Area

              KPNX-TV (NBC), January 23, Phoenix Area

2006     Home and Garden Television, Offbeat America, December 3 and March 12, National Coverage

              NPR, All Things Considered, Apr. 18, National Coverage

              NPR, Talk of the Nation, Apr. 18, National Coverage

              CBS Early Show, Apr. 18, National Coverage

              Spark: New American Landscape, Apr. 5, KQED Channel 9, Northern California

              KQED, Forum with Michael Krasney, February 15, Northern California

2005     Mobuzz TV, Nov. 17, Web Broadcast

  

Publications and Catalogs

2018      Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!. RIPLEY’S ODD IS ART, Ripley Publishing, p. 92

2016     You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City, by Katharine Harmon, Tributary Books, pp. 26 and 27 

2010     OFF THE MAP, (catalog) Kirkland Center for the Arts, Kirkland, WA, pp. 8, 10, 13

             PARTICIPATING SPACES/DISCOVERIES OF THE MEETING PLACE, (Catalog) Cover and pp. 40 and 42

2009    It’s Better with Jell-O, SF WEEKLY, by Michael Leaverton, April 23-29, 2009, p. 22 and 24

2008    Grostadt als Dessert,"PHOTO INTERNATIONAL," by Koetzle, Hans-Michael April 2008, p. 44-53

             MANUFRACTURED (Book), by Stephen and Mara Holt Skov, p. 42

             SF Weekly, "Raw Stuff," by Hiya Swanhuyser, February 29, 2008, p. 22

2007    The Morning Sun, "More than Food," by Nikki Patrick, Pittsburg KS, Front Page and 1C

             Get out AZ, "Molded in Jell-O," by Chris Page, January 25, Cover and Pg 6-7

             Scottsdale Tribune, "Artist molds tasty Scottsdale," by Lindsay Butler, January 25, Pg A3

             The Arizona Republic, "Scottsdale Art Breaks the Mold," by Dolores Tropiano, January 25, Front Page and A12

             Ripley's Believe It or Not, Special Edition 2007, Pg 19

2006    Discover Silicon Valley, Explore Publishing Inc. December Issue, Pg 8

             7x7 San Francisco Magazine, "The Hot List," October Issue, Pg 86

             Binvan Vediur, The Israeli Magazine for Architecture and Design, August- September, Pg 34

             Scottsdale Tribune, "Scottsdale in Jell-O," by Lindsay Butler, August 28, Pg A3

             Hi-Fructose, Volume 3, Pg 6-9

             Les Debrouill Arts, Autumn Issue, Pg 4

             Bay Guardian, August 9-15, Pg 40

             New York Times Style Magazine, The Remix Section, by Michele Gentille, Fall 2006, Pg 24

             Harper's Magazine, July Issue, Pg 15

             Maxim Russia, June Issue, Pg 24-25

             Artweek, "Reconsidered Materials," by Lindsey Westbrook, May Issue, Cover and Pg 25

             Maxim UK, "Let's Make Buildings Safe from Terrorists," May Issue, Pg 22

             The Examiner, "Watch it Wiggle," by Cindy Chew, San Francisco, April 1-2, Pg 5

             Maxim China, April Issue, Pg 24-25

             Maxim Hong Kong, April Issue, Pg 25

             Popular Science, "FYI- We Answer the Questions that Keep you up at Night," by Michael Moyer and Dawn Stover, April Issue, Pg 89

             SF Weekly, "Turn to Jelly: Art with a Healthy Glow," by Hiya Swanhuyser, March 29- April 4, Pg 20 & 23

             The New York Times, "In Memory of 1906, a City Shakes Like a Bowl Full of Jell-O," by Patricia Leah Brown, February 5, Pg. 16

             Maxim USA,"The Jiggly City," February Issue, Pg 26-27

             Oakland Tribune, "Raw Materials," by Monique Beeler, Bay Area Living Section, February 16, Pg 1

             Gastronomica, "Shakespearean Jell-O," by Wendy Wall, Winter 2006, Pg 49

2005    San Francisco Magazine, Click Section, December Issue, Pg 41

             Valley Courier, "Mapping: ALL Gallery Navigates to New Space with New Show," by Leah Lopez Schmalz, Essex, CT. Dec 29, Pg C6

             Willamette Week, "The Artist Who Ate San Francisco," by Richard Speer, Portland, OR. October 12

             Metro UK, "The Sweets of San Francisco," by Aidan Radnedge, October 26th

2004    Relevance of Observation, (catalog) St. Andrews School, The Warner Gallery, Middletown, DE, Pg 20

  

Residencies

2012       ArtWorks Downtown and Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

2009      Kidspace at Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

2008      Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

               Headlands: Project Space, Sausalito, CA

               Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2007      Scottsdale Public Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

2005-06 Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

  

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

2012     Guest Artist Fellowship, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

2011      Awarded UCSF Mission Bay Hospital public art project, San Francisco, CA

2010     Juror’s Award, Strange Beauty, juried by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO

2009    Finalist, International Aesthetica Creative Works Competition, United Kingdom

2007    Food Network Award, Play With Your Food category (best use of food as medium)

             Pittsburg State University, First Prize, Dark-Light, juried by Joyce Tenneson, Pittsburg, KS

2005    Kala Art Institute Fellowship Award

2004    Mills College Graduate Research Grant

             Mills Alumni Scholarship for Art

2003   Mills College Graduate Research Grant

  

Related Experience

2005-2013     Digital Photography and Photoshop Instructor, BAVC, San Francisco, CA

2012-2013     Teacher Training, Adobe Youth Voices Program, Co-Facilitator, Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA

2010-2013     Teacher, Digital Photography Workshops, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2008              Juror, The Feast, Pittsburg State University, KS

2006              Video and Photography Instructor, Internship program, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005              Studio Practice Instructor, Graduate Studies, California College of the Arts, San Francisco,CA

2005              Teaching Assistant, Advanced Electronic Art, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2003-05        Gallery Assistant, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA

2004              Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Electronic Art, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1999-02         Graphic Designer, The Gillette Company, Boston, MA

1996               Teacher, Art & Identity, Gender and Sexuality in 20th Century Visual Art, Tufts University,Medford, MA

1996               Teaching Assistant, Foundation Black & White Photography, Tufts University, Medford, MA

  

Education

2005    MFA, Photography; Mills College, Oakland, CA

1997     BFA, Photography, Installation, Video; The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1997     BA, Art History; Tufts University, Medford, MA

1995     Semester abroad; School for International Training, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Selected Public and Private Collections

Dodge and Cox, San Francisco, Google, San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, UCSF Hospitals Mission Bay, San Francisco, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, Mills Art Museum, Oakland, CA, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ, The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Joaquim Paiva Collection, Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, TSG Consumer Partners, San Francisco, St. Andrews School, Wilmington, DE, Artsource Consulting, San Francisco, Mitch Kapor and Freada Klein, San Francisco, Gemma and Luis De Santos, Houston, Golden Gate Software, San Francisco, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, Jereann Chaney, Houston, John and Carola Herrin, Houston

  

 *Resume last updated 10/30/17

© 2018 by Liz Hickok

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