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Lesley Hicks

Lesley Hicks

About Lesley Hicks

Practice 
The idea of place lies at the core of my practice, especially fleeting encounters experienced during travel; environments and passing landscapes seen only momentarily. Often made in situ, outside the controlled environment of the studio, my paintings employ the formal selectivity which arises from a direct and intuitive response to the visual challenge of the moment. In the studio and in response to particular places my drawings explore a more process-led methodology, drawing on the direct physicality of the process. 

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

Recent Exhibitions / Event
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 

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Research interests and activities

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.