Ron Hicks

Ron Hicks

BORN 1965, Columbus, Ohio

RESIDES Denver, Colorado

 

EDUCATION



1984-1986 Columbus College of Art and Design, OH

1986-1988 Colorado Institute of Art, Denver

1989-1990 Art Students League of Denver


EXHIBITIONS / SOLO

 

2019 Ron Hicks, New Works, Vail International Gallery, Vail, CO

Esoteric Meanderings, fractured lives, ephemeral identity, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

2018 Faces of Eve, subtleties of women in society, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

2015 Ron Hicks, New Works, Vail International Gallery, Vail, CO

2014 Ron Hicks, New Works, Vail International Gallery, Vail, CO

2013 Ron Hicks, New Works, Vail International Gallery, Vail, CO

Ron Hicks, Solo Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

2012 Ron Hicks, New Works, Vail International Gallery, Vail, CO

2011 Ron Hicks, One Man Show, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY

2009 Ron Hicks, Emotional Stimulus, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY

2008 Romance in Europe, interior thoughts manifest through gesture,

Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY

Ron Hicks, New Works, Vail International Gallery, Vail, CO

2006 Ron Hicks, New Works, solo show, Vail International Gallery, Vail, CO

One Night at Bootsy’s, emotional impressions of New York jazz club scene and the

African American experience, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY

2005 The Song of Songs, exploring religion in contemporary African American Life,

Saks Galleries, Denver

2004 Ron Hicks, Recent Paintings, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Ron Hicks, Recent Painting, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY

2002 Ron Hicks, One Man, Merrill Johnson Gallery, Denver

2001 Ron Hicks, New Works, Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT

Ron Hicks, Solo Show, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Feminine Mystique: women’s roles and how society assigns meaning, Merrill

Johnson Gallery, Denver, CO

Recent Paintings: Ron Hicks, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY

2000 Ron Hicks, solo show, Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT

Summer in Paris, impressions of Paris through the lens of an African American artist

abroad, Merrill-Johnson Gallery, Denver

Ron Hicks, Solo Show, Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT

1999 Ron Hicks, One Man Show, David Uhl Gallery, Denver, CO

1998 Ron Hicks, One Man Show, David Uhl Gallery, Denver, CO

1997 Ron Hicks, One Man Show, David Uhl Gallery, Denver, CO
 


FAIR BOOTHS

 

2020 LA Art, Gallery 1261

2019 SCOPE Miami Beach 2019, Vail International Gallery

2018 SCOPE Miami Beach 2018, Vail International Gallery

Art Palm Springs 2018, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY

2017 LA Art Show 2017, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY

2012 LA Art 2012, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY

Boston International Art Fair, Arcadia Gallery

2011 LA Art 2011, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY

Boston International Art Fair, Arcadia Gallery

US Artists Philadelphia, Arcadia Gallery

2010 LA Art 2010, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY

Boston International Art Fair, Arcadia Gallery

US Artists Philadelphia, Arcadia Gallery

2009 Boston International Art Fair, Arcadia Gallery

2008 LA Art, Arcadia Gallery

Boston International Art Fair, Arcadia Gallery

US Artists Philadelphia, Arcadia Gallery

2007 LA Art, Arcadia Gallery

Boston International Art Fair, Arcadia Gallery

US Artists Philadelphia, Arcadia Gallery

2006 LA Art, Arcadia Gallery

Boston International Art Fair, Arcadia Gallery

US Artists Philadelphia, Arcadia Gallery

2004 LA Art, Arcadia Gallery

Art Chicago, Chicago Navy Pier, Arcadia Gallery

US Artists Philadelphia, Arcadia Gallery

2003 Art Chicago, Chicago Navy Pier, Arcadia Gallery

Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, Arcadia Gallery

2002 US Artists Philadelphia, Arcadia Gallery 

Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, Arcadia Gallery


EXHIBITIONS / GROUP

 

2020   Between Distance and Desire, group show, Hancock Gallery. Newcastle upon Tyne, England

2019 Corpo a Corpo, homage to classic artistic tradition with a contemporary edge featuring

35 international artists

from 12 countries, Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Barbini e Peyron, Florence, Italy. 

Mondo Tondo, invitational exhibition of more than 50 international contemporary realists,

Arcadia Contemporary in association with Artefex, Pasadena, CA

Beyond the Figure, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Contemporary West, Denver, CO 

2018 Five and Under, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY, Pasadena, CA

Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Contemporary West, Denver, CO

2017 Five and Under, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY, Pasadena, CA

2016 Art on the Night, La Napoule Art Foundation, Denver, CO

Figurative II, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO 

Crossover, Mike Wright Gallery, Denver, CO

12 By 12 Inches, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY, Pasadena, CA

100K Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Contemporary West, Denver, CO 

2015 Collector’s Legacy: Selections from the Lloyd and Sandra Baccus Collection,

an exhibition showcasing an array of prominent African American and

African Diasporic artists, the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland 

2014 Carte Blanche, a group show featuring new, retrospective and collaborative works by artists

Ron Hicks, Darrell Anderson and Michael Gadlin, Arthaus, Denver, CO 

Windows on the Divine, Denver, CO 

2012 Small Works, Arcadia Gallery, NY

Weekend in the West, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO

Drawing the Line, Arcadia Gallery, NY 

2010 3rd Biennial American Art International, Denver, CO

Small Works, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY 

2009 Small Works, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY 

2008 American Art Invitational, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO 

2007 Small Works, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY 

2006 8th Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco and

New York Focus on the Figure,

Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta 

Summer Invitational, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

Salon d’Arts, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO 

Small Works, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY 

2005 14th Annual Colorado Governor’s Invitational, Loveland, CO 

Salon d’Arts, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO 

2004 Salon d’Arts, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO

Colorado Governor’s Show, Loveland, CO 

2003 Salon d’Arts, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO 

2002 VSA Fine Art Auction, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO 

Salon d’Arts, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO 

International Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX 

Presenting Ron Hicks and Alexander Selytin, Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT 

2001 Kim English & Ron Hicks, Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

Artists for Colorado’s Youth, Public Education and Business Coalition, Denver, CO 

American Miniatures Exhibition, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, AZ 

2000 Invitational, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

14th Annual Colorado Governor's Invitational, Loveland, CO 

Artist of America, Denver, CO 

1999 Artists of America, Denver, CO 

1996 Seeing Ourselves: Art of the Denver African American Community, Emmanuel Gallery,

Denver, CO 

1995 Group Show, Taos Traditions Gallery, Taos, NM 

1994 Art Students League Annual Exhibit, Best of Show, Denver, CO 

Down Home: An African American Art Experience, Aurora History Museum, CO 

1993 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO


AWARDS / HONORS / SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

Cover art, Bad Decisions, The Strokes, 2020

“The Best Years” (“I Migliori Anni”), art featured in Italian film, 2020

Artist Choice, 2020 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Denver, CO

2019 Facet Award, Denver Chapter Links Organization, CO

Artist Choice, 2018 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Denver, CO

Jermaine Dupri, TAG Records™ / TAG® Body Spray, developed art for new body spray, 2008

Best of Show, 2008 American Art Invitational, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO


LECTURES / SYMPOSIUM / TEACHING

 

Painting Emotionally: Exploring the Portrait with Ron Hicks, Art Students League, 2019

Art Students League of Denver, oil painting, Ron Hicks Atelier, 2000-2015

Artist Role in Social Change, forum sponsored by the Denver Foundation and the Community

Investment Network, featuring Ron Hicks,

author Adrian Miller, and Cleo Parker Robinson, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver, 2011

The Figure, Scottsdale Artists’ School, annually 2004-2012

Interior Figures and Still Life, Fredricksburg Artists School, TX, annually 2002-2006


BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

“Painting helps this artist express himself.” 9News, February 7, 2020.

“On View: The Magic of Realism.” Fine Art Today, October 5, 2019.

“Artist Ron Hicks paints what’s real for him.” Vail Valley, Summer 2019: 40.

“Spotlight: Ron Hicks.” Denver Life, Colorado’s leading lifestyle magazine, May 30, 2019. 

Fredrick, Rose. “Momentum: Ron Hicks.” Western Art & Architecture, April/May 2019: 120-125.

Rinaldi, Mark Ray. “Coors Western Art Show honors the past but offers caution for the future.”

The Denver Post, April 1, 2019.

“Painted Dialogues.” American Art Collector, March 2019: 130-131.

“Faces of Peace.” American Art Collector, July 2018: 114-115.

Fauntleroy, Gussie. “More Than a Pretty Painting: Ron Hicks’ Artistic Path Led to Work That

Feeds His Soul.”

Dynamic Symmetry, March 24, 2018.

Cover illustration, Southwest Art, January 2017.

Rinaldi, Ray Mark. “Abstract painter reaches across the divide, and the results are impressive.”

The Denver Post, November 27, 2016.

Rinaldi, Ray Mark. “Ron Hicks, Darrell Anderson, Michael Gadlin: three painters pair it up.”

The Denver Post, April 10, 2014.

“Unfinished Business.” American Art Collector, April 2013: 102-103.

“Back to Basics.” American Art Collector, December 2012: 143.

“The Mystery of Romance.” American Art Collector, April 2011: 76-79. 

Ganglehoff, Bonnie. “Success Stories: Ron Hicks.” Southwest Art. November 2010.

“Emotional Stimulus.” American Art Collector, October 2009: 158-161.

Malafronte, Allison. “Ron Hicks: Capturing Emotion by Concentrating on the Movement of Light.”

Fine Art Connoisseur, Spring 2008: 64-71.

“Discovering the Romance of Europe.” American Art Collector, May 2008: 132-135.

“SHOWTIME!” American Artist, March 2006.

“It Was a Dark and Stormy Night.” Art and Antiques, New York Review, 2003.

“Muted & Moody.” Southwest Art, November 2002: 68.

“Figure in Soft Light.” American Artist, January 2002.

Parks, John A., “Figures in Soft Light.” American Artist, January 2002: 59-63.

"Artists We Love…who don’t do prints." U.S. Art, September 2001: 36.

Mundy, CW. “7 Foundational Truths of Traditional Academic Painting.” International Artist,

September 2001.

Ganglehoff, Bonnie. "A Timeless Vision.” Southwest Art Magazine, November 2000: 118-121, 155.

Rawlings, Irene. "Emerging Artist: Ron Hicks.” Art & Antiques. May 2000: 98-103.

"Celebration of Human Form." Rocky Mountain News, November 1998.

"Ron Hicks." Denver Post. October 1998

“Seeing is Believing.” Westword, June 1994.

"Many Roots, One Spirit." Collector’s Edition, 1994.

 “Emerging Artist: Ron Hicks.” Art & Antiques, May 2000.

“Artists to Watch.” Southwest Art, September 1998.


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

John and Sandy Fox, Denver

Robert and Amerdeep Keith, London

Norwegian Cruise Lines

John Legend, Los Angeles

McDonald's Corporation

De Grisogono, New York

Oceania Cruises, Florida

Jermaine Dupri, TAG Records™

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