Jennifer Hicks, born in Lawrenceville, NJ, received her MFA from Naropa University in Contemporary Performance (2006), her Degree in Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (1996) and BFA from Tufts University (1984). Ms. Hicks won the prestigious Traveling Scholars Fellowship from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University (1996). She has exhibited and performed widely in such prominent settings as The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Tsia Performance Center, Mobius, The School of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Bromfield Gallery Boston, CRASHarts Boston, CAVE NYC, The Boulder Fringe Festival, The Boulder Butoh Festival, The San Francisco Butoh Festival, New Orleans Fringe Festival, Artisterium Tblisi, Movement Research at Judson Church, Club Helsinki, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Oberon, Naropa University and collaborations with Liars & Believers, a Cambridge based theatre company. She was a long time member of Mobius (1996-2006) the longest running performance art collective in the US, based in Boston. Ms. Hicks is also an alumna of Franklin Furnace, a nonprofit organization that annually awards grants to early career artists.
Ms. Hicks is a certified Shintaido Martial Art Instructor, certified Trance Dance International Facilitator and a Yoga Instructor registered with the National Yoga Alliance. She has been performing and teaching for over 40 years, with a focus on the Japanese dance form called Butoh since 1984. She has studied with masters such as Koichi Tamano, Akira Kasai, and Maureen Fleming. She has taught movement at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, Green Street Studio, Naropa University, Curry College, invited guest instructor at University of North Carolina, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, The Omega Institute etc. She is also a licensed massage therapist.
Jennifer Hicks’ paintings were most recently displayed at Cross Contemporary Art in Saugerties NY. You can find her work represented by Cross Contemporary Art on Artsy