Michael Hicks was born in Middletown, NJ in 1982. He works with photography, text and film, exploring cinematic modes of presentation that play with the viewer’s sense of time and place. He is pursuing his MFA in Art Photography at Syracuse University, where he will graduate in 2018 and where he also teaches photography. Major exhibitions include shows at the Haubrok Foundation in Berlin, Germany, at Lightwork in Syracuse, NY and at the Leica Gallery in Washington, DC.

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Contact: mwillh24@gmail.com | 732-673-9484
Instagram: mikehicksphoto

Residencies
2017 - Berlin Semester Residency Program, Berlin, Germany

Selected Exhibitions
2018 - 02 Black and White Now, curated by Mark Steinmetz, South by Southeast Gallery, Molena, GA
2017 - 05 Draft 14, Gallery r, Rochester, NY
2017 - 04 Waiting for the Floor to Dry, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Germany
2017 - 03 Axis, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
2016 - 12 Dry Sweat, Random Access, Syracuse, NY
2016 - 11 The Trouble With Flesh, curated by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, Lightwork, Syracuse, NY
2015 - 8 Sitka, City Hall, Sitka, AK
2014 - 8 Faith, Leica Gallery, Washington, DC
2013 - 12 MSPF, Trendy Studio, Miami, FL
2013 - 11 FotoNOMA, 51 N St. NE, Washington, DC
2013 - 05 There From Here , Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME
2012 - 11 SubMERGE, 700 H St. NE, Washington, DC
2012 - 11 Soul of the City, Josephine Butler, Washington, DC

Publications
2017 - Der GreifGuest Room - Fake News, curated by Stefano Stoll & Raphaël Biollay
2017 - Draft MagazineDraft 14
2017 - Oranbeg Press, NET 2.6, What Does Natural Look Like? 
2014 - Huffington Post, "Sometimes, Street Photography is About Having Faith", Oct. 14 2014

Awards & Honors
2017/18 - Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Syracuse University

Artist Talks
2017 - Where's My Arc? Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Teaching Experience
2017 - Instructor of record, Intro to Digital Photography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2018 - Instructor of record, Intro to Photography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Education
Rutgers College, BA in Political Science, 2004
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Documentary Photography & Multimedia, 2013
Syracuse University, MFA in Art Photography (expected), 2018