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Academic Biography

Practice

My current practice based research revolves around the subject of landscape, exploring how the nature of the experience of place, particularly landscape, might influence or inform the drawn mark. I am interested in exploring the effect that physical proximity to, or distance from, the site depicted, has upon the drawing process, the resulting image, and the making of marks, and how this in turn might impact upon the communication of meaning. For example, my research contrasts, on the one hand, the formal selectivity arising from a direct and intuitive response to the visual challenge of a moment, immersed within the landscape, with on the other a more detached, digitalised surveillance: a landscape distanced and filtered through the lens of a webcam. 

Education

  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1982-1986)
  • Royal Academy Schools (1986-1989)

Recent Exhibitions / Events

  • 2019 Marked Transitions, Auxiliary Warehouse, Middlesbrough
  • 2018 Middlesbrough Art Weekender International Festival, Group show, MIMA Middlesbrough
  • 2018 139 x Nothing but Good Exhibition PARK-Platform for the Visual Arts, Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London
  • 2017 Sketch 2017, Rabley Drawing Centre
  • 2016 "In Conversation with Basil Beattie", mima
  • 2015 Contemporary British Drawing Xi'an Academy of Fine Art, China
  • 2015 Drawn Conversations Exhibition an exhibition running alongside the Drawn Conversations Symposium, Coventry University
  • 2015 The Imaginary Museum: Monuments and Landmarks, Leeds City Museum
  • 2015 Platform Projects A5 ART-ATHINA, Athens, Greece
  • 2014 Listhus Residency, Olafsfjord, Iceland
  • 2014 God's Bridge, Bowes Museum
  • 2013 Panel member for the Northern Drawing Symposium, mima
  • 2013 Anonymous Drawings, Galerie Nord/ Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
  • 2012 Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary, Mall Galleries London
  • 2012 …and After, Joint show with Atsuhide Ito, Constantine Gallery Teesside University
  • 2011 Driven to Draw, Tennant Gallery Royal Academy, London

Teaching

Studying Fine Art can, if you let it, radically change the way you see and interact with the world. I work extensively (but not exclusively) with students in levels 5 and 6, helping them to develop a vibrant, investigative and open approach to the exciting possibilities that lie before them.

lesleyhicks.com

Summary of Research Interests

Lesley’s research interests include historical and contemporary landscape (natural and urban) painting and drawing – with a particular focus upon landscape in flux. The collection and development of her material spans a range of media and methods of working combining painting and drawing made directly on site with that made within the studio.

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Artist Arts & Humanities
Art Arts & Humanities
Sketchbooks Arts & Humanities
Watercolour Arts & Humanities
Art School Arts & Humanities
Fine Arts Arts & Humanities
Retrospective Exhibition Arts & Humanities
Landmarks Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2013 2019

Body, space, place in collective and collaborative drawing: drawing conversations II

Journeaux, J., Reed, S., Gorrill, H., Crickmay, C., Schmidlin, L., Clarke, J., Doughty, S., Wooly, S., Hicks, L., Graham, J., Walden, J., Harty, D., Lawton, S., O'Toole, K. & Coyne-Jenson, C., Dec 2019, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Northern Lights
Physical
Graphite
Pencil
Photography

139 X Nothing But Good – A Group Exhibition

Hicks, L., 28 Jan 2018

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
File
Blogs
Artist
Immersion
Art
Intentions

Allotment Sketchbook: TRACEY drawing and visualization website

Hicks, L., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

Open Access
File
visualization
website

Drawing: ‘a protest against forgetting’

Hicks, L., 8 Dec 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Data storage equipment
Graphite
Printers (computer)
Painting
Photography
Royal Collection
Sketchbooks
File
Designation
Spain