Michael Hicks


Michael Hicks was born in New Jersey. He holds a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University, and is currently pursuing his MFA in Transmedia at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. His work has been exhibited in Washington, DC, Miami, Alaska, and Berlin. Hicks marries the visual language of theater and the surface slickness of stock photography to dissect America's sense of manufactured optimism and synthetic cheer. He creates surreal cinematic narratives, suggesting moments of tension where a façade of normalcy begins to give way to abjection and despair.

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