Melanie Hickerson

(512) 459-9539

Resides: Austin, Texas

Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma



2010 WALLS (and Dolls)                   ACC Cypress Campus, Hallway Gallery, Cedar Park, TX.

2003 Girl on the Wall                         Austin Spirit Gallery, 1206 S. Congress, Austin, Texas.

2000 New Work                                  Art on 5th , 1501 W. 5th Street, Austin, Texas.

1998 Living in 3-D                               Borough Hall, 100 Stuyvesant Place,  Staten Island, NY.

1996 Painting Myself                          Ceres, 584 Broadway, New York, NY.

1994 Chasing the White Buffalo       Garden in the Forest, 96 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY.

1993  Melanie Hickerson                   Staten Island CTV, 100 Cable Way, Staten Island, NY.

1993  Surviving                                    Ceres, 584 Broadway, New York, NY.

1991  Melanie Hickerson                    Art Lab Gallery at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY.

1987 One Woman’s Vision                 Art Lab Gallery at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY.

1983  Retrospective                             Data Gallery , 407 E. 7th , Austin, Texas.

1977  Melanie Hickerson                    Teatro Goldoni,  Via dei Soldati, Rome, Italy.



2018 THE PEOPLE’S GALLERY               Austin City Hall, 301 West 2nd St., Austin TX 78701

2017 E.A.S.T.                                    DANCE + MUSIC + ART, Gallery 84, 84 Waller St.,      Austin, TX, Nov. 10, 11, 12, 18 & 19. 
2017 Women Under Siege                 Ceres, 584 Broadway, New York, NY, Invitational curated by Susan Grabel,                                                                                                                      Jan. 3-28, 2017

Friend’s Exhibit                         Ceres, 584 Broadway, New York, NY,                                                                                                                                                                                                July 19 – August 13, 2016.

2016 Austin Figurative Show           AVAA Artspace, 7739 Northcross Dr, Austin, TX, juror: Melissa Grimes.                                                                                                                             April 4-May 7, 2016.

2016 Thornton Road Studios Exhibit    City Council office of Ann Kitchen, Austin City hall, 301 W. 2nd St., Austin TX.                                                                                                          Feb., 2016- Jan. 2017.

2015 MILL & LEAF,                          KIDS AT PLAY, 10,000 Research Blvd., Ste. 103, at the Arboretum, Austin TX,                                                                                                                 Feb. 2 – Feb. 28, 2015.

2015 E.A.S.T.                                      Imagine Art, 2830 Real St.,                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nov. 14, 15,21 & 22, 2015.

2015 Pop-up WEST                          GenArt at Google Fiber Space, 201 Colorado, Austin,                                                                                                                                                            May 19, 2015.

2015 The People’s Gallery Exhibition                    Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St., Austin TX.

2012-2013 Airport Art Exhibit       ABIA, Austin TX, Exhibit Coordinator, Matt Coldwell.

2012 Arts Connects New York        El Centro del Inmigrante, Staten Island, NY, Curator, Susan Grabel.

2010 & 2011 The People’s Gallery Exhibition           Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St., Austin TX.

2008 Sound Upon the Water                    AVAA Gallery, four person exhibit, 3707 Home Lane, Austin, Texas.

2005 SILVER                                Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, S. I., NY.          

2004 Constellation                                   Ceres, 584 Broadway, Suite 306, New York, NY; Invitational.

2003  Spirit of Women                       Austin Spirit Gallery, 1206 S. Congress, Austin, Texas.

2000  Chapters in Time                        Ceres, 584 Broadway, Suite 306, New York, NY

1999 Red October                           AVAA, Juried exhibit, Austin, Texas

1998 New Island Views, 1998                  Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY; Curator: Robert Costa

1994 I Only Kills Wimen and                           Artsphere Gallery, 234 East 95th St., New York, NY; Curator; Nancy Krinsky


1992 Diversity and Vision                      Art Lab Gallery at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY; WCA juried exhibit, Juror: Sonia Lopez

1991 Women and the American Dream Machine     College of Staten Island, 120 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY; Curator: Anne Alacron

1991 True Love and Other Stories               Gallery Stendahl, 626 Broadway, New York, NY.

1991 Outloud: Artists Engulfed                  Art in General, 79 Walker Street, New York; Curator: Holly Block

         Against the War                                               

1989 Animals in Art                                     Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island, NY; jurors: Tony Butera, Sara Yuster, Taylor Jones. SPECIAL MERIT AWARD

1989 Artist Federation Annual Awards             Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY; juror: Tony Moore. BEST OF SHOW



1997-1998 Bloody Wymmin Comix, Issues 1-3, “Flawed Fury”, Bloody Wymmin Productions, 253 Fillmore St., Staten Island, NY.

June 11, 1996, Michael J. Fressola, “Memory Speaks to Island Painter”, Staten Island Advance.

November 4, 1995, Michael J. Fressola, “Of Buffaloes and Neighborhoods”, Staten Island Advance.

May 17, 1993, Michael J. Fressola, “Island Artist Has One-Woman Show”, Staten Island Advance.

November 13, 1991, Michael J. Fressola, “Two Women Artists Make Powerful Statements in Art Lab Shows”, Staten Island Advance.

Winter 1993, “Community Mural Making: A Real Life Adventure”, CCOSI Newsletter, Jan-Feb. 1993; and WCA New York City Chapter Newsletter.



Gallery Talk, New Island Views, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY, February 20, 1999.

Gallery Talk, Living in 3D, Staten Island Borough Hall, Staten Island, NY, October 24, 1998.

Panel Moderator, “Defining and Developing Women’s Iconography”, WCA National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, February 1997

Selected Collections:

2003 – Permanent collection of the University of Texas at San Antonio

A sampling of paintings can be seen on the Internet at: Select art gallery; then Melanie Hickerson