“I’ve continued to make things as if the exhibition deadlines still exist because the studio is the place I feel grounded, curious and hopefully even in this strange time. I mostly spend my time thinking about you all and my family and taking the time to reflect on how we spend our days. Making this bigger work makes me feel totally embodied and has worn out my shoulders and thumbs and leaves me feeling sore and tired at the end of the day, but the physicality of the process has been a good way for me to quiet the spiraling thoughts.” – Giselle Hicks
Originally from California, Giselle received her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from NYSCC at Alfred University in New York. She has participated in various artist-in-residence programs including the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Arts/Industry Program at the Kohler Company, The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, The Greenwich House Pottery and The Archie Bray Foundation. For ten years Giselle exhibited and worked with Leslie Ferrin at Ferrin Contemporary in Western Massachusetts. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Belger Arts Center in Kansas City, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center and The Bellevue Art Museum. She currently lives and works in her home studio in Helena, Montana.