About the Artist
Melanie Hickerson had her first one person exhibit in a book store in Austin, Texas in 1976. Then she went to Italy to be an artist. She has been practicing ever since.Ms Hickerson sold miniatures of the Roman ruins at Piazza Navona to tourists. She had a one person exhibit at the Teatro Goldoni, “the English theater” as well as private commissions and adventures.In 1980, she returned to Austin, TX, to get an art degree at UT at Austin. Credentials. Ms Hickerson graduated with an MFA in 1985. In 1986, she left Austin for New York City, NY. In the art scene of NYC, Ms Hickerson practiced art making and doing. Eventually she joined a gallery called Ceres which, at the time, was also the New York Feminist Art Institute. Ms Hickerson worked as an artist for the City of New York, taught art, got grants, did commissions and did art things in the art scene. Ms Hickerson returned to the Central Texas area in April 1999. She is continuing to make and exhibit art.
I’m curious. The world puts on an endless, vivid show. I want to express something about being human in the world. My palette is high-key, saturated. Color is very important to me. I think a lot about color and I want anyone who looks at my work to think about color.Truth is ephemeral, or liquid, or vaporous, but real. I look to reveal this in my work.