Michael Hicks was born in Middletown, NJ. He works with photography, video and film, exploring cinematic modes of presentation that play with the viewer’s sense of time and place. He received his MFA in Art Photography from Syracuse University, where he also teaches photography. Major exhibitions include shows at the Haubrok Foundation in Berlin, Germany, at Lightwork in Syracuse, NY and at the Atlanta Photography Group in Atlanta, GA. 

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

Residencies
2018 - Saltonstall Arts Colony (upcoming), Ithaca, NY
2017 - Berlin Semester Residency Program, Berlin, Germany

Selected Exhibitions
2018 - 05 Home, juried by Tina Barney & Thea Traff, SFO Museum, San Francisco, CA
2018 - 03 Hiding in Plain Sight, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, NY
2018 - 02 Portfolio 18, curated by Sam Barzilay, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA
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
2018 - ArtsAtl, Review of Portfolio 18 by Jerry Cullum
2018 - Atlanta Photography Group, Interview with Spencer Sloan
2018 - Aint-Bad Magazine, High Noon featured by Fred Hirschman
2017 - Humble Arts FoundationYear in Reverse, online exhibition curated by Jon Feinstein
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
2018 - Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse University
208 - GSO Travel Grant, 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