Jo Anna L. Hickman

Weaverville, NC

 

EDUCATION

2014                MFA Thesis of Distinction, Artisanry, Fiber/Textile Design, University of Massachusetts

                        Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

2006               BFA cum laude, Crafts/Materials Studies, Fibers

                        BA cum laude, Art History, Studio

                        Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE         

2015/16         Fiber Art Fellowship/Crew Supervisor, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, Studio

                      Supervisor and Manager for Fiber Studio and student Crew.

2014/15         Artist-in-Residence, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ, Oct. 2014-April 2015

2014/15         Fiber Artist Fellowship, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton NJ, Studio Manager for both  

                      weaving and Surface Design Studios, including papermaking

2014              Artist Assistant, Turkish Ebru and Japanese Suminagashi silk marbling, fiber artist Richard

                      Aldorasi, Peters Valley Annual Fine Craft Fair, Augusta, NJ

 2014             Moderator, “Community Threads” a celebration of fiber art throughout New Bedford MA,

                      Surface Design Association sponsored panel discussion on Contemporary Fiber, Feature panelist:

                      Janet Kawada, Ellen Wieske, Deborah Carlson, and Marcia Young, New Bedford Art Museum, MA

2014/12/11     Fiber Studio Technician, College of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Massachusetts

                      Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA. (extensive operational and safety knowledge of surface design

                      dye kitchen, supplies, and chemicals-including MSDS, weaving equipment-including floor loom  

                      maintenance)

2013              Artist Assistant, Tie-Dye Demonstrations in conjunction with Hippie-Chic Exhibition, Museum

                      of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA 

2013              Artist Assistant, this bright morning: An installation by Charlotte Hamlin, Grimshaw-Gudewicz

                      Art Gallery, Jackson Art Center, Bristol Community College, Fall River MA

2013              Administrative Assistant- Art History/Design Department, work-study, UMass 

                      Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

2012              Artist Assistant to Pat Hickman, Pat Hickman: Traces of Time, University Art Gallery, UMass

                      Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts, New Bedford MA

2010              Co-Curator with Heidi Field-Alvarez, Pushing the Limits: Invitational Fiber Exhibition, 

                      artspace gallery, Richmond, VA

2005-09       Rug Restoration Repair Artist, Christian Lorraine Oriental Rugs, Richmond VA, Hand repair of

                      oriental, hooked, braided, and needlework rugs, repair consultations, and in-store/pick up rug

                      processor.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016               Via Materia, The 2015-16 Warren Wilson Craft Fellows, Elizabeth Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson

                       College, Asheville, NC  

2015               (Dis)comfort, Northern California Women's Caucus for Art, Jurors Heide Basinger, Brandice E.

                       Gonzalez-Guerra, and Sondra Schwetman, Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA

2015               Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Peter's Valley School

                       of Craft, Layton, NJ

2014               What were you thinking? Exhibition of Artisanry Alumni, CVPA Campus Gallery, College of Visual

                       and Performing Arts, UMass Dartmouth, N. Dartmouth, MA

2014               2014 Boston Young Contemporaries, Jurors Josephine Halvorson, Pieranna Cavalchini and Kenji

                       Nakayama, 808 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA

2014               Laying it down, artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA

2014               Faculty and  Assistant Exhibition, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Peter’s Valley School of Craft, Layton,

                       NJ  

2014               UMass Dartmouth MFA Thesis Exhibition, Selected works by curator Judith Tolnick Champa, 

                       Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2014               MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Art Gallery, College of Visual and Performing Arts, UMass 

                       Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

2014               Fiber in the Present Tense 2014, artworks! Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2013               Choice, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013               Fine Fiber and Folk Art, Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair, Old Courthouse Art Gallery,Woodstock, IL

2013               Delicate Impact, The Coalition for Buzzard’s Bay, New Bedford, MA

2013               Marshland: Regenerated, The Coalition for Buzzard’s Bay, New Bedford, MA

2013               That Elusive Feeling, artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA    

2012               Interim Terrain, Gallery 244, UMass Dartmouth, Star Store, New Bedford, MA

2012               Release Reaction Result, artworks! Gallery, New Bedford, MA                         

2012               Craft Boston, UMass Dartmouth Exhibit, Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA

2012               Deliberate, Gallery 244, UMass Dartmouth, Star Store, New Bedford, MA

2012               Fresh Fiber Revisited: Work by Emerging Textile Artists from RISD, UMass-Dartmouth, and

                       MassArt Five Years Later, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2011                For Your Consideration, Gallery 244, UMass Dartmouth, Star Store, New Bedford, MA

2011                Busy Work, artspace, Helena Davis Gallery, Richmond, VA

2010               Stitched Together, Suzanne Foley Gallery, artspace, Richmond, VA

2010               ThinkSmall5- 5th Biennial International Miniature Invitational Exhibit, artspace, Richmond, VA

2009              Bookart@artspace: Invitational Bookart Exhibition, artspace, Richmond, VA

2008              artspace@twenty: Biennial Member’s Show, artspace, Richmond, VA

2008              New Member’s Exhibit, artspace, Richmond, VA

2007              ThinkSmall4- Biennial International Miniature Invitational Exhibit, artspace, Richmond, VA

2006              Senior Show, Hawthorne Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2006              Measurements, Student Commons Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

AWARDS

2014-13         Chancellor’s Centennial Scholarship for Graduate Studies, UMass Dartmouth, MA

2011/12/14     Graduate Assistantship- Fiber Studio, UMass Dartmouth, MA

2013              UMass Dartmouth Artisanry Department Graduate Scholarship to Haystack Summer Conference,

                      Deer Isle, ME

2013-12         Teachers Assistantship Scholarship, Fiber Studio, UMass Dartmouth, MA

2012              Dean Mary Louise Walsh Study Abroad Scholarship to Kerala, India, UMass Dartmouth, MA

2012-11          Artisanry Department Summer Scholarship- Fiber Studio, UMass Dartmouth, MA

2006             Mary Beasom Bishop and Francis Sumner Merritt Scholarship for Weaving Workshop with 

                      Christy Matson, Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2006             Dean’s Scholarship- Crafts/Materials Studies Department, VCU, Richmond, VA

 

ARTIST TALKS/WORKSHOPS

2015              Artist Talk and Undergraduate Individual Critiques, Fiber Department, MassARt, Boston, MA 

2015              “Hand Embroidery: Communicating through stitches”, Hand Embroidery Workshop, Peters Valley

                      School of Craft, Layton, NJ

2014              Fibers Instructor, STEM to STEAM: Adult workshop for K-12 educators, Pocono Environmental

                      Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, PA, Craftsmen at Work-Peters Valley School of Craft

2014              Up-cycled Weaving Instructor, Up-cycled Weaving: A Workshop for students aged 4-12yrs, 

                      Gerard Day School, Oakland, NJ, Craftsmen at Work-Peters Valley School of Craft

2014              Tie-Dye Instructor, Sci-Q: A workshop for advanced high school students about the science of 

                      dyeing, Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, PA, Craftsmen at Work-Peters

                      Valley School of Craft

2014              Fibers Instructor, Creativity camp: A middle school student art camp, Leduc Center for Civic

                      Engagement, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 1 week

2013              Artist Talk and Undergraduate Critiques, Fiber Department, MassArt, Boston, MA

2013              Artist Talk, That Elusive Feeling, artspace, Richmond, VA

2013              Weaving Demo (Floor Loom), Learn and Serve Program, Destination New Bedford/City of New

                      Bedford, New Bedford, MA

2011               Artist Talk, Busy Work, artspace, Richmond, VA

 

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013               Teacher of RecordWeaving II- On Loom Construction, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth,

                       MA

2013               Hand Embroidery DemonstrationSewn Construction, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

2012               Teacher of RecordPattern and Stitch: 2D to 3D, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

2012               Fiber Workshop Leader, Empowering Women Program, Ammichi Labs, Amrita University, 

                       Kerala, India

2012               Pulled Warp Tapestry Weaving DemonstrationWeaving II: On Loom Construction, UMass  

                       Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

2011                Hand Embroidery DemonstrationPattern and Stitch: 2D to 3D, UMass Dartmouth, North        

                       Dartmouth, MA

 

AFFILIATIONS

Textile Society of America

Handweavers Guild of America Inc.               

American Tapestry Alliance

Surface Design Association

artspace gallery, Richmond VA- Artist at Large Governing Board Member, Facilities Chair, Artist on leave