Petrina Hicks (AU)
Image: Petrina Hicks, Venus, 2013 from the series The shadows, Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid (Sydney)
Petrina Hicks is a Sydney-based artist who studied photo-media at the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University. She works with photography and video to produce artworks that draw on the conventions of slick, glossy advertising imagery in order to question and subvert ideas of beauty and perfection, particularly in relation to the representation of women. She has been exhibiting her works widely both nationally and internationally since 2003. Hicks won the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize in 2014 with her work, Venus 2013.