OCAD University
April Hickox
Associate Professor
Faculty of Art

Area(s) of Expertise

Contemporary Photography


April Hickox has been exhibiting for more than thirty years, with recent photographic installations at the Leo Kamen Gallery, Oakville Galleries, Art Gallery of Winnipeg, Garnet Press Gallery, The Art Gallery of Thunder Bay, Prime Gallery, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography. In addition to teaching at OCAD, April has taught a broad range of photographic and printmaking practices at Ryerson Polytechnic University, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, with the Artists in the School program and at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is active as an Artist/Presenter, giving talks and workshops in many public and artist-run centres across the country. She was the founding Director of Gallery 44 Centre of Contemporary Photography and in that role established their diverse educational/outreach programs. "My work has often taken the form of a loose narrative, based on ideas of the passage from one experience to another in the life process, encompassing history, memory, our sense of place, and communication or voice. My practice has involved working with photography, film, sound and installation with early interventions in the printmaking media."


OCA, Toronto, Ontario 1974-78 AOCA diploma and 5th year graduate studies program, Photography and Printmaking Twickerham College of Technology, London, England 1974, Photography and Graphic Design

Selected Exhibitions

2002: Crystal, Porcelain, Glass, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto 2001: Glance, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto Untitled, street installation, Natural Light Window, Toronto 2000: Within Dialogue, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto Within Dialogue, a site-specific installation St. Norbert Cultural Centre, Winnipeg Untitled, street installation, Natural Light Window, Toronto 1999: Silence street installation. Natural Light Window, Toronto 1998: Still Lifes Prime Gallery, Toronto Song street installation, Adelaide Street, Toronto 1997: Song, Billboard project Utopia/Dystopia; Approaching the new millennium, Floating Gallery, Winnipeg Blink, street-level photographic installation, Adelaide Street, Toronto 1995: Dissonance and Voice, installation and outdoor site work, The Oakville Galleries, Oakville When the Mind Hears, Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound New Works, Art Gallery of Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay

Awards \ Grants

2004: Ontario Arts Council Senior Artist?s Grant 2003: Canada Council "B" Grant 2001: Canada Council "B" Grant 2000: Member Emeritus, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography 1999: Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance 1998: Ontario Arts Council Senior Artist's Grant (Visual Arts) 1998: Canada Council "B" Grant


Landscape and Memory, Point Pelee Installation Art Gallery Of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario,Dissonance and Voice, installation and outdoor site work, The Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, curated by Richard Rhodes

Selected Publications

?Revealing the Subject? Oakville Galleries Catalouge curated and text written by Shannon Anderson Prefix photo #5 ?Within Dialogue? Portfolio 2002