In her sophisticated, hyper-real photographs and video works Hicks‚ employs the seductive visual language of advertising to probe and subvert the very promises of truth, beauty and perfection it seeks to promote. Her slick, stylized images at once entice and disconcert the viewer.
Hicks has exhibited widely both in Australia and Internationally. Her work was shown at Photo Los Angeles in 2012 and has been exhibited at Fotoseptiembre, Mexico City; SESC_Videobrasil, Sao Paulo; Paris Photo; Biennal of Photography, Mexico; The Barbican, London; Pingyao International Photography Festival, China; and Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany.
Hicks has been awarded a slew of prizes and grants and her images have appeared on the front covers of international photography magazines, Eyemazing and Blink. She is represented in major institutional collections throughout Australia including the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Victoria and in private collections in Australia, Europe and the USA. Hicks has twice been identified as one of Australia’s ‘50 Most Collectable Artists’ by Australian Art Collector magazine.