Visual artist Amy Hicks was born in Lewiston, New York and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. She received her undergraduate degree in studio art from UC Riverside in 1990 and MFA from Stanford University in 2005. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware teaching video, mixed media animation, and photography. Hicks’ award-winning films and videos such as the dystopic "Hatching Beauty" and abstract "Suspended Series" have appeared internationally at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive, Henry Art Museum, New Langton Arts, Antimatter Festival of Underground Short Film & Video, the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, diRosa Preserve: Art and Nature, San Francisco International Film Festival, and Southern Exposure among others. Recent projects include solo shows at Catharine Clark Gallery and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2007 Hicks was awarded a San Francisco Art Commission Individual Artist Grant to develop a new body of work titled Spaces of Distraction: Power. Her book and DVD project "ReAdaptation: the book series" was included in “Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon” at the San Jose Museum of Art and toured nationally through 2010.