Stephanie Hicks is a Melbourne-based visual artist working across collage, drawing, artist’s books and installation. Her practice is informed by traditions of printmaking, craft and decorative arts, and a love of picture books and storytelling.
The collection and arrangement of photographic images is central to Stephanie’s creative practice, allowing her to navigate the space between the ordinary appearance of things and the marvellous mystery of the universe. Images from vintage books and journals, found photographs and stickers are incorporated into a personal archive in which meaning is articulated though the use of formal qualities such as patterning, repetition and symmetry.
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the ANU School of Art with First Class Honours. Recent projects include: Not a love, not a jewel, not a single line, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre; CUT, The Dirty Dozen, Melbourne; Sanctuary, The Ownership Project, Melbourne; and Dance Piece, Wide Open Road Art, Castlemaine. Stephanie has been shortlisted for the Wyndham Art Prize, the Banyule Works on Paper Award, the City of Hobart Art Prize and the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Acquisitive Award. Her work is held in private collections within Australia, including The Peter Fay Collection and the Henry Ergas Private Collection.