The work on this site represents a range of things I make from full-scale ceramic tables covered in flowers, to decorative wall tiles and pinched vessels. Each body of work satisfies a different creative impulse, always with the intention of making something beautiful for one to encounter or live with. I enjoy a studio practice where I can move from one body of work to another. Fortunately, I have studio in Snowmass Village, CO where I am able to do just that. 

Originally from California, I received my BFA from Syracuse University and my MFA from NYSCC of Ceramics at Alfred University in New York. I've participated in various artist-in-residence programs including the Anderson Ranch Art Center, the Arts/Industry Program at the Kohler Company, The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, The Greenwich House Pottery and The Archie Bray Foundation. My work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Belger Arts Center in Kansas City, The John Michael Kohler Art Center and The Bellevue Art Museum and the Southwest School of Art.

 
 
 

Giselle Hicks -CV

                                                                       

2016- Present Studio Coordinator of Ceramics at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO

Education

 2010             M.F.A. Ceramics: New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

 2001             B.F.A. Ceramics: Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY

Residencies

2016                    The Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

2013-14               The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2014                    Red Lodge Clay Center, ‘Artist Invites Artists’- Two week visiting artist-in-residence, Red Lodge, MT

2012                    Red Lodge Clay Center, ‘Director Invites’- One month visiting artist-in-residence, Red Lodge, MT

                           ARTS/Industry, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan and Kohler, WI

2011-2012           The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2011                    Archie Bray Foundation, Summer Resident, Helena, MT                                    

2010                    LH Project, Joseph, OR

2005                    ARTS/Industry, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan and Kohler, WI

2002-2005           Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

Teaching Experience

2015-2016      Montana State University, Adjunct Instructor - Ceramics, Bozeman, MT

2014                Intro to Mold Making, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2013                Intermediate Hand Building, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2012                Intro to Mold Making, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2011                N.Y.S.C.C. at Alfred University: Adjunct Instructor, Ceramics: Sophomore Hand-building, Alfred, NY

2010                N.Y.S.C.C.at Alfred University: Adjunct Instructor, Art History: Issues and Debates in Contemporary Art, Alfred,NY

Visiting Lecturer/Workshops  

2014        Women Working with Clay Symposium, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

                Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

                University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2012         Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                 Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

2011          Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR

2010          Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Professional Experience

2011                   Studio Assistant: Andrea Gill, Alfred, NY

                          Studio Assistant: Wayne Higby, Alfred, NY

2010-2011           Studio Assistant: Chris Antemann, Joseph, OR

2010-2011           Studio Artist: Alfred, NY

2009-2010          Visiting Artist Selection Committee: N.Y.S.C.C. at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2005-2008          Studio Artist: Cummington, MA

2005-2007           Gallery Manager: Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA

2002-2005           Studio Assistant: Doug Casebeer, Snowmass Village, CO

2002-2004           Summer Workshop Assistant Ceramics: Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

2003                     Assistant Studio Manager Ceramics: Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO                    

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2014       Fellowship Show, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2011       Winter Blooms, Two person show with Kala Stein, Firehouse Gallery, Rochester, NY

2010      (in) between you and me: M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Fosdick-Neslon Gallery, Alfred, NY

2008     Whispering Walls, 2 Person Show with Laura Pickett Calfee, John Michael Kohler Art Center, ArtistSPACE, Kohler, WI

2006     Nesting, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA

2005      Pillow Talk, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheyboygan, WI

Group Exhibitions

2016             At Your Service, Houston Center For Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

                     50 Years at the Anderson Ranch, NCECA, Kansas City, MO

2015             Engendered, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

                     Line/Break: Giselle Hicks, Lauren Gallaspy, Kala Stein, Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, MT

                     Kathy Erteman, Lauren Mabry, Giselle Hicks, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

                     The Uncommon Object, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

                     Colors Defined, The Cohen Gallery, Alfred, NY

2014             Intense and Fragile: Contemporary Porcelain Sculpture, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

                      At Your Service, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA                                                                                                                                            

                      Contemporary Ceramics, Ferrin Contemporary at The NY Ceramics Fair Bohemian National Hall, NYC, NY

                      Ceramic Top 40: New & Selected Works, Ferrin Contemporary at Office of the Arts at Harvard, Boston, MA

                      ARTS/Industry: At and After the Factory, ARTSpace, Kohler Village, Wi

                      ARTS/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

                      Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, Milwaukee Convention Center, Milwaukee, WI       

2013             Ceramic Top 40, Ferrin Contemporary at Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

                        New Blue and White, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

                        Bloom, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, Tx

                        Bray Resident Show, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX

                        Resident Show, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

                        Bray Resident Show, Kolva Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA

                        Past, Present, Future CMC Gallery, Aspen, CO

                        Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2012             COVET, Art Miami, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA

                         Blue and White, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

                         PAUSE, Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY

                         COVET, SOFA NY, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA

                         More or Less, Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY

                         Director Invites, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

                         Deviations From Comfort, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

                         LH Project: A Decade of Distinction, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

 2011            The Birding Life, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, Ma

                         Hello/Goodbye, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

                         More Than a Mold: Contemporary Slip Cast Ceramic, Baum Fine Art Gallery, Conway, AK

                         The Pursuit of Porcelain, Ferrin Gallery, Pittslfield, MA  

                         Resident Artists and 2011: Artists to the Edge, Archie Bray, Helena, MT

                         Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

                         Hiding Places: Memory in Art, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

 2010              CraftForms 2010, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

                          Encore, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

                          The Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

                          Profile 2010: Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, New York, NY

2009                Alfred Grads at ACerS, American Ceramic Society Conference, Pittsburg, PA

                          More than Skin Deep, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2008               2D/3D, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA

2007                Agape, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

                          We Were Here, We Were There, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA

                         SOFA New York, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA

                          Size Matters, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA

 2006             Collaborations: Maggie Mailer and Giselle Hicks, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA

                         Tell Me a Story, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

                         Sculpture Invitational, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

                         SOFA Chicago, Ferrin Gallery, Chicago, IL

                         SOFA New York, Ferrin Gallery, New York, NY

 2005             Series of Echoes, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

2004              Common Ground, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

2003              Anderson Ranch Group Show, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL

2002              Impossible Possibilities, Baltimore Clay Works Gallery, Baltimore, MD                                                

Awards

 2010                     2nd Prize Recipient, The MBK Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

 2005, 2007         Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant Nominee           

 2001                      NCECA Regina Brown Fellowship, National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts.

Publications

 2015             TILE ENVY, by Deborah Osburn, Cicada Books, 2015

                      ThisIsPaper.com, Giselle Hicks Selected Works,  Feature: Design, March 9, 2015

                      SightUnseen.com, The View From Here: Giselle Hicks in Helena, MT by Ryland Quillen, May 27, 2015

 2014            GLAZE: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist's Guide to Glaze and Color, by Brian Taylor and Kate Doody

 2013            Ceramics Monthly, Exposure Section, p. 20, November, 2013.            

 2012            The Boston Globe, Modern Riffs on New Ideas, Review by Cate McQuaid, May 30, 2012

 2008            Ceramics Monthly, In Search of Sanctuary, Article p. 38-41, December 2008

 2006             Ceramics Monthly, Upfront Section, June 2006

 2005             Ceramics Monthly, Common Ground, Article p. 34, January 2006

 2004            500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form, Lark Books, 2004

 2002            Keramieki Techni, Impossible Possibilities… Mary Cloonan and Giselle Hicks, Article, Issue 41

Public Collections

The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

Kohler Co., Kohler, WI