Julia Hickey


Julia Hickey (M.F.A Rutgers University, B.A. Yale University) works across mediums including painting, textiles, and installation. Her recent work using found and altered fabrics addresses modes of display, desire and power in relation to female-identifying bodies. National and international exhibitions of her work include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, CA; a solo exhibition at the Museum of Art in San Luis Obispo, CA; and Modern Art Oxford, UK. She is the founder of MATINEE, a project space for emerging artists. She lives and works in New York, New York.

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