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Steve Hickok

“Each painting originates without a pre-conceived idea. Surface texture is the foundation for its development. As the work develops, I search for the image to emerge and make itself known.”

Steve Hickok

From: Massachusetts | Medium: Mixed-media paintings

An artist of international stature, Steve Hickok has exhibited his work throughout North America and the world (London, Paris, and Seoul) alongside legendary masters—Matisse, Picasso, and Dali.

Steve has enjoyed considerable success, but his focus has not been solely on his own work. For over twelve years he has collaborated with younger artists, educating and encouraging them in the pursuit of their careers. Hickok, himself, was the youngest artist accepted by the Suzanne Brown Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona where he exhibited along with Fritz Scholder and Ed Mell.

His residence and studio are in Atlanta, Georgia.

Artist Statement

Some of my creations are consciously selected themes. At other times they are a mystery, only revealed as the paintings are complete. In all, they represent the journey of life with its sharp turns and labyrinthine passages. I love strong lines, convincing textures, powerful shapes and contrast.

I’m passionate about allowing nature to direct my work, which is why I paint and render on wood with its endless personalities.

My travels have allowed me to experience the beauty and diversity of motifs and cultures around the world. The multiple square paintings (“Coalesce”) are snapshots of the places and people who have enriched my spirit. And “Passages” is a meditation on ups and downs, climbing and descending through this world in the endless search for home.

Though he was formed by the Southwest, Steve’s travels have taken him around the world. His work, therefore, reveals a broad cultural mix, blending Asian, European and North American elements.

Awards

  • (2017)
    Gensler/ Loewen Renaissance Hotel – Phoenix, AZ
    Kirk Installation/Permanent Collections Miami, Florida
  • (2016)
    Solo Exhibition – Deljou Art Gallery
    Featured in LA Times – August
    Featured in embark magazine June / July
    Installation at Sugar Hill
    Residence Installation – L.A.
    Hotel Renaissance Commission – Phoenix, AZ
    One Main Bank Commission – N.Y.
    Unit London Gallery – London, England
    Deljou Art Gallery – Atlanta, GA
    Residence Commission – Scottsdale, AZ
  • (2015)
    Installation at Sugar Hill – Suite Spot
    Installation at Bertling & Clausen – Santa Barbara, CA
    Installation at Carlyle Residence Penthouse – Beverly Hills, CA – Designer: Maxime Jacquet – Art Angels Gallery
  • (2014)
    Able Fine Art Gallery- Solo Exhibition- NY
    Gensler- Solo Exhibition- Phoenix
    Steve Hickok- “Passage”- Able Fine Art Gallery NY
    AAF Exhibition- London
  • (2013)
    George Schipporeit Intallation- Interior Design & Art- 4 floors- Chicago, IL
    Novologic- 7 Room Installation- Atlanta, GA
    Mural Installation- GSB- Tempe, AZ
    Redbull Commissioned Product Design
  • (2012)
    Summer Exhibition- TEW Gallery- Atlanta
    Steve Hickok and Moon Lee- Able Fine Art Gallery- New York
    Commission Argenta- San Francisco
    Group Exhibition- Beyond Reality- New York
  • (2011)
    Beyond Reality- Seoul Korea
    Solo Exhibition- Able Fine Art Gallery- Seoul Korea
    Able Fine Art Gallery- New York, NY
    Opera Gallery- London
    Opera Gallery- Paris
    CAN New York exhibition
    Commission: Tribute to Chicago’s Picasso-Chicago
    Commission: Burnham Pointe-Chicago
  • (2010)
    San Sebastian, CA-Installation
    London Art Invitational
    Odeum, Scottsdale Installation
    Opera Gallery- Paris
  • (2009)
    Opera Gallery- London
    Santa Barbara, CA, Mod Installation
  • (2005-2008)
    The Bridge Solo Exhibition-Atlanta
  • (2004)
    Scottsdale Solo Exhibition
  • (1997-1994)
    Presden Gallery -Santa Fe, NM
    White Horse Gallery-Boulder CO
    El Prado Gallery-Sedona, AZ
    Suzanne Brown Gallery-Scottsdale, AZ
  • (1993-1989)
    Hickok/ Kaye Exhibition-Scottsdale, AZ

Memberships & Accomplish

  • MEMBERSHIPS
    International Arts Movement
    Contemporary Art Network
  • ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    Winner of 2012 AFA Global Art Competition
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