GARNER Art Center, Studio #9B, 55 W. Railroad Ave., Garnerville, NY 10923
[email protected]


Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 215-247-1603
The OUTSIDE IN, Piermont, NY, 845-398-0706
Buster Levi Gallery, Cold Spring, NY, 845-809-5145
nom-studios, online gallery


M.A. University of California, Berkeley, California, 1977, Major - Design/Textiles
B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1962


Professor Emerita of Art, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, 2006; Professor and Head, Fiber Program, Art Department, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, 1990-2006

Twenty-nine years of teaching in textile and fiber programs including the University of California at Berkeley and Davis; San Francisco State University, M.H. deYoung Museum Art School and JFK University, San Francisco; Pacific Basin School of Textile Arts, Berkeley; California College of Arts, Oakland

HONORS (selected)

Nominee, USA Fellowship, 2011
Fellow of the American Craft Council, 2005
Guest Artist: Canada Arts Council Grants: Banff School of Art and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
12th Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1985


National Basketry Organization, 2018-2021
Textile Center National Artist Advisory Council, 2016-present
Textile Society of America: Past President, 2010-2014; President, 2008-2010; Vice President, 2006-2008; Artist Representative, 1994-2002


Entrance Gates: "Nets of Makali`i Nets of the Pleiades," Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui, HI, 1991-1994
Videotape, "The Gates", shown at Surface Design Conference, 1997
Reviewed by R. Silberman, American Craft magazine, Vol. 60, No. 6, Dec 2000/Jan 2001, pp. 22,24

The Gates - Part 1 videotape on YouTube"The Gates" videotape on YouTube - part 1

The Gates - Part 2 videotape on YouTube"The Gates" - part 2


2024 Artists' Support Fund Grant from the Arts Council of Rockland and the Rockland Community Foundation
The Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts 1998 Individual Visual Arts Fellowship
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist's Grant, 1994-95, 1986-87


Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Pierre Pauli Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland; Canton of Vaud
Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Art Collections, Matthews Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
The American Craft Museum, New York, NY
Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
The State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, HI
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
LongHouse Reserve Collection, E. Hampton, NY
Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, HI
East-West Center, Honolulu, HI
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
San Jose Quilt Museum, San Jose, CA


One Person (selected)

"Legacy", Buster Levi Gallery, Cold Spring, NY, 2023
"Silence", Pat Hickman, visiting artist, with poems by Gail Hovey, Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2022
"Counting, Still Counting…", Buster Levi Gallery, Cold Spring, NY, 2021
"Everything Changes", Buster Levi Gallery, Cold Spring, NY, 2019
"Floodline: Water Rises", LAGSTEIN GALLERY, Nyack, NY, 2019
"Streaming: Wind & Water", Riverside Galleries, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY, 2018
"Still Here", Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Durango, CO, 2017
"Here Still", Friends of the Art Library, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO, 2017
"Afterthought", Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
"Pat Hickman: Traces of Time", University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA, 2011-2012
"Staying Time", Tovin Studio Gallery, Nyack, NY, 2011-2012
"Through The Eyes", Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, 2009
"Ripples", University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia, 2008
"Sense of Place", Fort Morgan Museum, Fort Morgan, CO, 2003
"Artists of Hawaii '99", Invited Artist, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI, 1999
"Pat Hickman: Through the Gates", Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA, 1998-99
"Afterthoughts: New Work by Pat Hickman", Banaker Gallery, San Francisco, CA,1996
"Before and After: Liminal Space", The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI, 1995-96
"Structure and Skin", New Faculty Exhibition: Recent Work, Commons Gallery, Art Department, University of Hawaii, 1991

Two or Three Person (selected)

"The Act of Drawing: Grace Knowlton & Pat Hickman", The OUTSIDE IN, Piermont, NY, 2016
"Encounter: Pat Hickman & David Soo", The OUTSIDE IN, Piermont, NY, 2015 (see the cover photo and article
        featuring the exhibition
in the Textile Society of America Newsletter, Volume 27, Number 2, Fall, 2015.
"River That Runs Both Ways: New Sculpture and Drawings by Joan Harmon and Pat Hickman", Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, 2011
"Cascading Time: Diane Churchill - Pat Hickman", Pomona Cultural Center, Pomona, NY, 2010
"Unsung Silk: New Art Works by Kiyomi Iwata and Pat Hickman", Eric David Laxman Gallery, Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, Garnerville, NY, 2010
"Between the Lines", Pat Hickman, Ann Pachner, Ursula Schneider, GAGA Arts Center, Garnerville, NY 2009
"Fluidity and Fragments", Joan Harmon, Pat Hickman, Barbara Yontz, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, 2009

Invitational Group Exhibits (selected)

"Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 2024-2025
"Where the Water Goes", Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY, 2023
"ROOTS: Works by Members of the Textile Study Group of New York", El Barrio's ArtSpace, New York, NY, 2023
"Connections III", Buster Levi Gallery, Cold Spring, NY, 2023
"Connected Fragments", Artspace Company, New York, NY, 2021
"Reflect: Looking Through the Gallery Window", Buster Levi Gallery, Cold Spring, NY, 2020
"Refresh", Buster Levi Gallery, Cold Spring, NY, 2020
"Currents 2020 National Craft Exhibition", Schack Art Center, Everett, WA, 2020
"Objects", Buster Levi Gallery, Cold Spring, NY, 2020
"Artists Invite II", Buster Levi Gallery, Cold Spring, NY, 2020
"Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America", Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, 2019
"From Nature: Contemporary Artists and Organic Materials", Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, 2019
"De•lin•e•ate",Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2019
"All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century", Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, MA, 2018
"The Shape of Water", Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2018
"Common Threads", Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO, 2017
"Interconnections: The Language of Basketry", Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, 2016
"Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge", Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI, 2016; and Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI, 2015
"A Very Long Engagement", traveling exhibition as part of the Society for Contemporary Craft, Satellite Gallery, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015-2016; and Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2013
"Sense of Place", Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
"Distinguished Educators", FiberPhiladelphia 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
"Altared Spirits", Outside In Gallery, Piermont, NY, 2010
"Knitted, Knotted, Netted", Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, 2010
"Individual Artist Fellowship: Selected Works by IAF Recipients 1995-2008", Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, HI, 2010
"Garnerworld", GAGA Arts Center, Garnerville, NY, 2009
"The Pleasures & Terrors of Spring Cleaning": a 'coming out' exhibit, University of Hawaii Commons Gallery, Honolulu, HI, 1993

International Exhibits (selected)

"Love Lace", Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia, 2011-2012
"Open Gates: Converging Threads", Pat Hickman/David Hamilton, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston, 2005
Traveling exhibition from Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui, HI, 2004
"Miniatures: 2000", The Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
"Sculpture by the Sea", Bondi Beach 1999, Sydney, Australia
"99 Miniartextil Como", Italy
"Knots & Nets: Spiritual Connections", Arts America Program, USIA tour in Africa, 1992-1994; catalogue cover photo and poster


Mother's Milk Residency, Newton, KS, 2021
Monson Arts, Monson, ME, 2019
Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME, 2013, 2015
University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 2008
Insakartists Workshop, Siavonga, Zambia, 2004
Burragorang International Artists' Workshop, NSW, Australia, 2003


Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, Muskegon Museum of Art, 2015
A Very Long Engagement, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 2013
"Artist Profile: Pat Hickman", NBO Quarterly Review (National Basketry Organization's online website), September 10, 2012.
Pat Hickman: Traces of Time, University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2011
"Baskets: Redefining Volume and Meaning", Baskets: Redefining Volume and Meaning, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, 1993
"Customs and Costumes", Embellished Lives: Customs and Costumes of the Jewish Communities of Turkey, Judah Magnes Museum, 1989
Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1987
"Turkish Needlelace: Oya", In Celebration of the Curious Mind: A Festschrift to Honor Anne Blinks on Her 80th Birthday, Interweave Press Inc., 1983

See also Publications on Collaborative Work: Pat Hickman & Lillian Elliott (PDF).

LECTURES (selected)

"Art Baskets: Breaking Boundaries", Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, MA, 2018
"Pat Hickman: A Reflection on Life and Work", Pike County Public Library, Milford, PA, Peters Valley Lecture Series, 2017
"Out of Seemingly Nothing, Something is Created", Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, 2017
"Knotted Threads", Fowler Textile Council, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
"An Artist's Perspective on Ancient Peruvian Textile Techniques", World Arts & Cultures, Fowler Textile Study Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
"My Work in Fiber Sculpture from 1970s to the present", Jewish Community Center, Ojai, CA, 2017
"Transformation: When Cultures and Ideas Meet and Merge, Our World and Our Art Are Transformed", Kyoungsung University, and Pusan National University, Busan, Korea, 2011
"The Making of Meaning: How Traditional World Textiles Inform the Work of Contemporary Fiber Artists", Dong-A University, Busan, Korea; Duksung Women's University, Seoul, Korea, 2011
"Confluence: Beyond Surface", Surface Design Association Keynote Address, Minneapolis, MN, 2011

WORKSHOPS (selected)

"Breathing Baskets", Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, 2022
"Structure and Skin", Monson Arts, Monson, ME, 2021
"Breathing Baskets: Holding Air & Ideas", Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, MA, 2021
"Breathing Baskets", Northwest Designer Craftsman Symposium, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA, 2020
"Breathing Baskets", North Country Studio Workshop, Bennington College, VT, 2020
"Openings: Netting & Looping", Durango Art Center, Durango, CO, 2017
"Breathing Baskets", National Basketry Organization's 9th Biennial Conference, Tacoma, WA, 2017
"Openings: Netting and Looping", Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2017
"Openings: Knotted Netting", Lacis, Berkeley, CA, 2017
"Opening: Netting and Looping with Pat Hickman", Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
"Fiber Sculpture: Structure & Skin", Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ, 2015
"Fiber Sculpture: Structure & Skin", Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN, 2014
"Structure & Skin", Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 2012
"Openings: Open Textile Structures", Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ, 2011
"Tensile Translucence", Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ, 2010
"OPENINGS: Knotted and Knotless Netting", Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, 2009
"Baskets", Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME, 1996, 2003, 2008