Petrina Hicks – Bio

Petrina Hicks’ immaculate, large-scale images and high definition video works disrupt the processes of seduction engaged by commercial imagery and traditional artforms. Immediately alluring, her hyper-real portraits and still lives are reminiscent of advertising campaigns, while they subtly and quietly unravel the relationship between beauty, representation and consumption.

Hicks has exhibited widely throughout Australia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, USA, UK, Japan, China, Mexico and Brazil. Her work was selected for screening in the 17th International Videobrasil (2011) and featured in Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2010). She has been awarded notable prizes and residencies including the Josephine Ulrick Photography Award for Portraiture (2003), ABN Emerging Artist Award (2008), La Cité, Paris Residency (2008), and a Fellowship with the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany (2009). Her works are held in numerous public and private collections including the AGNSW, QAG, NGV and Artbank.