Yolunda Hickman

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Yolunda Hickman works in the wider fields of painting, aiming to test the potential of image and meaning, exploring the slippage between abstraction and meaning through image production. She graduated with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, in 2020, 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 where she is a Programme Leader in the Fine Arts Postgraduate Programmes. 
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).