Dr Yolunda Hickman

Programme Leader, Fine Arts Postgraduate Programmes

School of Fine Arts

Yolunda Hickman completed her MFA at Elam in 2013 and is a current Doctoral candidate there with a focus on the visual semiotics and limitations of communication systems. She completed her BFA at Whitecliffe in 2009 and has been teaching in the Fine Arts department since 2010.

Hickman is practicing artist working in the wider fields of painting, aiming to test the potential of image and meaning. In 2016, she travelled to Canada for a residency at Banff Centre for the Arts and was also part of the 2019 RM Summer Residency, Auckland. Selected projects include Signal Forest (4Plinths, Wellington Sculpture Trust, Wellington, 2020) Zombies Everywhere (Sumer Gallery, Tauranga, 2020) Legend and Letters (Window onsite and online, 2015), Passed, repeating last (Five Walls, Melbourne, 2016) and Size (Te Tuhi, 2014).

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