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David Hicks // Flora (Soft Blue)
2011
23 x 19 x 21 inches
glazed ceramic, luster

I am just beginning to understand the attraction I have to the agricultural. The shapes and themes I reference can be found in the fields surrounding my home. Forms that could be  hanging from trees, buried in the dirt or rusting in the shed, find their way into my work. I have a fundamental understanding of these organic and sometimes mechanical forms. They tell me about myself and they explain the natural processes of the agricultural cycles. Agriculture speaks to me about my own human experience. In the agricultural world there are cycles that that feel like allegorical references to a human struggle, a struggle that starts with fertilization, moves through growth and finally ends in decay. This process is raw and connected to my understanding of self. Beyond the allegory there is the rawness in the formal nature of the organic. Formal elements have the ability to speak in a universal language. This is the language I speak through and engage in my sculpture, a language of origin, form and beauty. These primal elements are rooted in my sculptural process. They are the fundamentals that continue to present themselves, providing a physical residue of my thought.

Education

M.F.A. 2006 New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred New York

B.F.A. 2003 California State University, Long Beach California

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014. Nucleus, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC

2013. Clay Mix Gallery, Fresno CA

2012. Specimens & Artifacts, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island NY

2011. Farewell, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC

2009. Post Harvest, College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia CA

2009. Field Studies, Clay Mix Gallery, Fresno CA

2009. College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia CA

2009. Clay Mix Gallery, Fresno CA

2008. Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC

2008. Ventura College Art Gallery, Ventura CA

2008. Suspended Still Life, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC

2008. New Works, Ventura College Art Gallery, Ventura CA

2007. First Arts Gallery, Visalia CA

2006. Insinuations, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Schien-Joseph Int. Museum of Ceramics Art, Alfred NY

2005. Arts Visalia Gallery, Visalia CA

2003. Chris Winfield Gallery, Carmel CA

2002. J. Moore Gallery, Seal Beach CA

2002. Transitions, Werby Gallery, Long Beach CA

 

Group Exhibitions

2014. MUCK, Arizona State University Art Museum, Curated by Peter Held

2013. SOFA Chicago, Represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery

2013. Santa Fe Clay, Artist Workshop and exhibition, Santa Fe NM

2013. Art Market Hamptons, Represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery

2013. Art A Continuum, Traveling Exhibition, ASU Art Gallery (5 City/5 year tour NEA Sponsored)

2012. Art Miami, Represent by Mindy Solomon Gallery

2012. Art Platform Los Angeles, Represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg Florida

2012. Organic Inhabitants, Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg Florida

2012. Art Mrkt Hamptons, Bridgehampton NY,  Represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery 

2012. 10 for 10 x2: 10th Anniversary New Acquisitions, Arizona State University Art Museum

2012. Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach FL, Represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery

2012. Art Wynnwood, Miami FL, Represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery

2012. Clay Mentors, Clay Mix Gallery, Fresno CA

2011. Sofa Chicago, Represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011. Art Mrkt Hamptons, Bridgehampton NY, Represents by Mindy Solomon Gallery

2011. Florida Souvenirs, group exhibit at Mindy Solomon gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

2011. US Embassy, Tbilisi Georgia

2010. Biennial Faculty Exhibition, UNC Pembroke Art Gallery

2010. SOFA New York, Represented by Cross Mackenzie Gallery

2010. NCECA 2010, Represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2010. Earth Origins, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2010. White, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC

2010. Art Spaces, Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg FL.

2009. Gallery Artists, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC

2009. Multiformity (NCECA 2009), Mesa College, Mesa AZ

2009. Wide Angle 3, University Art Museum, Long Beach CA

2009. Fig Tree Invitational Exhibition, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno CA

2009. 5th World Ceramic Biennale, International Competition, Icheon World Ceramic Center, ROK

2008. Faculty Exhibition, Phebe Conley Gallery, Californs State University Fresno, Fresno CA

2008. Splash, Corridor Gallery, Fresno CA

2007. Alumni Group, College of the Sequoias Art Gallery. Visalia CA

2007. Art Auction 12, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA

2007. 4th World Ceramic Biennale, International Competition, Icheon World Ceramic Center, ROK

2006. Matter of Fact, Arts Manhattan Gallery, Manhattan Beach CA

2006. Alfred on 25th Street, A Collective Show of Alfred University MFAs, Lohin Geduld Gallery, J. Cacciola Gallery and Florenc Lynch Gallery, New York NY

2005. 61st Ceramic Annual, Ruth Chandler WIlliamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont CA

2004. The Show, Loop Gallery, New York

2001. Insight, California State University Museum of Art, California State University, Long Beach CA

 

Collections

Permanent Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum

Collection of Jack Welch

Collection of Michael Mukasey

Collection of Anne Lurie, IL

US Embassy Art Collection, Washington DC

AMOCA Colection, American Museum of Ceramic Art,  Pomona CA

Permanent Collection, WOCEF, Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Icheon, South Korea

Glory Hole Collection, Schien-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, New York

Silber Collection, Private Collection of Dianne and Igal Silber

Richard Oelschlaeger Collection


Awards

Honorable Mention, 4th World Ceramic Biennale, World Cermaic Center, Icheon South Korea

Publication

Ceramics Monthly, October 2009

World Ceramic Exposition  Foundation Press, International Competition Catalog 2009

500 Ceramic Sculptures, Lark Books, 2009

Ceramic Monthly, Dec. 2008, Upfront Exhibitions

World Ceramic Expostition Foundation Press, International Competition Catalog, 2007

Ceramophile, The Schien-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Volume XVII Number 2 Fall 2006

Ceramophile, The Schien-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Volume XVII Number Spr. 2006

Ceramic Review UK, Six American Sculptors Are Put into Perspective, Sept./Oct. 2005

Andy Brumner, Where Clay Gets a Chance To Make A Big Impression, Los Angele Times (Jan. 27th, 2005) E21

Christopher Miles, Getting Out of Hand, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Press, Scripps College 2005

Tony Marsh, Acts of Faith and Adventure, Scripps College Press, Scripps College, 2005