Hickey is a freelance writer of fiction and cultural criticism. He is professor
of Art Criticism and Theory at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and contributing
editor to Art Issues magazine in Los Angeles. He has served as owner/director
of A Clean Well-Lighted Place gallery in Austin, Texas; as director of the Reese
Palley Gallery in New York City; as executive editor of Art in America;
and as contributing editor to The Village Voice. Mr. Hickey has written
for major publications including Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America,
Artforum, Interview, Harper's Magazine, Vanity Fair, Nest, The New York Times,
and The Los Angeles Times.
Dave Hickey's critical essays on art have been collected in two volumes published
by Art Issues Press. The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty (1993)
is in its sixth printing, and Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy
(1998) is now in its third printing. Both books of essays have had a significant
impact on contemporary art criticism. Dave Hickey's latest book, Stardumb,
featuring stories by Hickey and artwork by John de Fazio, was published in
1999 by Artspace Books, San Francisco.
Lecturing extensively at universities and art institutions, Dave Hickey has
an international reputation as an art personality. He has been the subject
of profiles in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and
World Report, Texas Monthly, and other publications. Interviews with Hickey
have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Bomb, New Art Examiner, and
other newspapers and journals, and have been presented on PBS television and
National Public Radio stations.
Dave Hickey most recently curated Ultralounge: The Return of Social Space
(with Cocktails). The exhibition featured the works of 11 young Las Vegas
and Los Angeles-based artists. Organized by and held at DiverseWorks Artspace
in Houston, Texas, in 1998, the successful Ultralounge traveled to
The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida, and
was on exhibit January 14 - March 3, 2000.
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