Publications

Selected Essays, Articles, Reviews, Video


In a New York Minute – New York State's Surface Design Association (SDA) member news blog.

Rivertown Film 2nd Annual “What Inspires you?”



Rivertown Film 2nd Annual “What Inspires you?”. The full video of Rivertown Film's 2nd Annual "What Inspires You? Powered by PechaKucha" Benefit held on January 16, 2016 at the Nyack Center, Nyack, NY, with Mistress of Ceremonies, Rosie O’Donnell.

Pat's presentation is at approximately 1:18:30. (Password: river)

Who Reads Who Speaks Who Hears



Who Reads Who Speaks Who Hears - Lisa Karrer (with Pat Hickman). Lisa Karrer's video/audio study of literature, language, voice and sculpture in collaboration with sculptor Pat Hickman.

About Pat's Work

"Pat Hickman's Openings: Knotted Netting Workshop at Lacis Museum", Twinings: Newsletter of the Bay Area Basket Makers, March 2017, p. 10, by Barbara Shapiro.

"Contemporary Basketry Explored at the Hunterdon Museum", NBO Quarterly Review, Summer 2016, pp. 2-5, by Dave Harding.

"Building buzz: Garner Arts Center unveiled", lohud.com, January 27, 2016, by Alex Taylor.

"Artists find a common thread through string in Society for Contemporary Craft exhibit", TribLIVE.com, December 30, 2015, by Kurt Shaw.

Stuffed! Extreme Fibers at the Muskegon Museum of Art, H.A.C.K., September 6, 2015.

Cover photo and article featuring the exhibition, "Encounter: Pat Hickman & David Soo", Textile Society of America Newsletter, Volume 27, Number 2, Fall, 2015.

"Pat Hickman: A world of visual communication", TextileArtist.org.

"Barbara Shapiro: Art that inspires", TextileArtist.org.

"Exhibit offers six artists who go to great lengths", The Chronicle Herald, February 17, 2013, by Elissa Barnard.

"Pat Hickman: Traces of Time", File Under Fiber, March 4, 2012, by Ellen Katz.

"Pat Hickman: A Stellar Life in Textiles", Textile Fibre Forum, Volume 31, Issue 4 No. 108, 2012, pp. 40-42, by Janet DeBoer.

"Artist Profile: Pat Hickman", NBO Quarterly Review (National Basketry Organization's online website).

A Sense of Place reviewed by Joe Lewis, in fibreQUARTERLY Canada, Spring 2012 (online only).

Bhakti Ziek's blog about her recent visit to Pat's home and studio.

"Part 2: Pat Hickman", NBO Quarterly Review, Spring 2012, pp. 14-20, by Catherine K. Hunter.

Distinguished Educators, an exhibition catalogue based on the exhibit of that name, March 2-April 12, 2012, FiberPhiladelphia 2012, Crane Arts Building, The Grey Area, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 5-6.

Curator Lasse Antonsen's article about the exhibit, Pat Hickman: Traces of Time, at the University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in New Bedford, MA, December, 2011 - January, 2012.

Portrait of Pat with her work - by Ned Harris



Portrait of Pat with her work - by Ned Harris, on the grounds of the GAGA Arts Center in Garnerville, NY. Pat's is the second portrait under "GAGA Artists".

Pat Hickman: Traces of Time, University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2011

"Pat Hickman: The Confluence of Time and Art", Surface Design Journal, Winter 2011, pp. 6-11, by Hildreth York.

"Informed Source", Surface Design Journal, Summer 2008, pp. 52-53, by Pat Hickman.

"Professor Patricia Hickman. Artist-in-residence: An extract from the Ripples Exhibition Catalogue, 2008", the academy: Art & Design Magazine: 2008, p. 18.

"Textures of Life Represented in Art", The Honolulu Advertiser, September 25, 2005, by Victoria Gail-White.

"Pat Hickman and David Hamilton at Maui Arts & Cultural Center", Art in America, Sept, 2005, by Marcia Morse.


By Pat

"Confluence: Beyond Surface", Surface Design Journal, Winter 2012, pp. 46-49, by Pat Hickman.

"Kaleidoscopic Quilts: Paula Nadelstern", American Craft Magazine, June/July 2009, by Pat Hickman and Gail Hovey.

"Why Weren't We Told? Two Tasmanian Artists", featuring the work of artists Christina Henri and Julie Gough, Surface Design Journal, Spring 2009, pp. 26-31, by Pat Hickman.

"The Soldier's Daughter", catalogue essay for the exhibition, "Frances Dorsey: Saigon", 13 Oct 2007 – 25 Nov 2007, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, by Pat Hickman.

"Lillian Elliott", Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings, Paper 451, 2004, by Pat Hickman.

"In Memory: Charles Edmund (Ed) Rossbach (1914-2002)", FiberArts, Mar/Apr 2003, by Pat Hickman.

"Baskets: Redefining Volume and Meaning", Baskets: Redefining Volume and Meaning, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, 1993

"Customs and Costumes", Embellished Lives: Customs and Costumes of the Jewish Communities of Turkey, Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1989

Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1987

"Turkish Needlelace: Oya", In Celebration of the Curious Mind: A Festschrift to Honor Anne Blinks on Her 80th Birthday, Interweave Press Inc., 1983

"Turkish Oya", Thesis (M.A. in Design), Environmental Design Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1977 (click on the "UC Berkeley digital resources. Freely available." link).



"The Gates" Videotape

"The Gates", Videotape, 1995, 15 minutes. Edited and directed by Richard Tibbetts, Jr., produced by Elaine Zinn, Hui Productions for Hawaii Public Television. Available from Pat Hickman, $35.
Reviewed by R. Silberman
, American Craft, Dec 2000/Jan 2001.


"The Gates" on YouTube - part 1:




"The Gates" - part 2:





Publications on Collaborative Work: Pat Hickman & Lillian Elliott

2012

Fiber Philadelphia 2012 Distinguished Educators. "Lillian Elliott & Pat Hickman Collaboration." Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia: 5.

2008

Basketworks: The Cotsen Contemporary American Basket Collection. Racine Art Museum, 2008.

2005

Engaging Nature, Contemporary Baskets from the Collection of Lloyd and Margit Cotsen. Long Beach Museum of Art, 2005.

2004

Hickman, Pat. "Lillian Elliott." paper presentation at the Textile Society of America 9th Biennial Symposium, Oakland, CA 2004: 210-226.

Jacknis, Ira. "The Lure of the Exotic: Ethnic Arts and the Design Department at UC Berkeley." The Chronicle of the University of California, No. 6 Spring 2004: 37-73.

1995

"The New Basket." Works from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection. Decorative Arts Museum, 1995.

1994

The Continuing Tradition of Basketry. International Terminal Lobby Gallery, San Francisco Airport Commission, 1994.

1993

Basa, Lynn. "Emily Standley & Peggy Vanbianchi: Of Voyages & Discoveries." Fiberarts Magazine Jan/Feb 1993: 14.

1992

Nathan, Harriet. "Collaboration and Individual Work: Lillian Elliott and Pat Hickman." Lillian Elliott: Artist, Instructor, and Innovator in Fiber Arts. Fiber Arts Oral History Series, University of California, Berkeley, 1992: 85-121, plus appended illustrations of some collaborative work.

Degener, Patricia. "Basketmakers Carry Exhibition." St. Louis Post-Dispatch 4 Oct 1992.

1990

Textile Arts Festival, Salts Mill Exhibition Guide. Pierre Pauli Association Collection. Bradford, England 1990: 10.

The Boat Show: Fantastic Vessels, Fictional Voyages. Portland Museum of Art 1990: 2.

Malarcher, Patricia. "A Basket Is." American Craft Magazine Feb/Mar 1990: 44.

Meeting Ground: Basketry Traditions and Sculptural Forms. The Forum, St. Louis, MO 1990: 7.

1989

Talley, Charles S. "Plateaus of Invention." Artweek 18 Mar 1989, Vol 20, No 11:1.

Welzenbach, Michael. "Nautical Visions: When Artists' Imaginations Set Sail." The Washington Post 9 Apr 1989: G8.

Burke, Kathleen B. "Vessels Borne on Fantasy." Smithsonian Magazine July 1989: 125.

Larsen, Jack Lenor. The Tactile Vessel: New Basket Forms. Erie Art Museum 1989.

1988

"News of Art Today." Art Today Summer 1988: 6.

Daniels, Mary. "It's An Evolution: Basketmaking Has Become a Pure Art." Chicago Tribune 17 July 1988.

Hammel, Lisa. "A Passel of Baskets." Town & Country Aug 1988: 167-170.

En Masse/Fiber. St. Louis Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1988.

American Baskets: The Eighties. Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, 1988.

The Manipulated Thread, Fiber Art of the Western States. Missoula Museum of the Arts 1988.

Constantine, Mildred and Laurel Reuter. Frontiers in Fiber, the Americans. A cultural presentation of the USIA Far East tour 1988: 13.

Shermeta, Margo. American Baskets: The Eighties. Chicago Office of Fine Arts 1988.

1987

"International Textile Competition '87." International Textile Fair 87. Kyoto, Japan: 38.

Hamisal, Bill. "A Tisket, A Tasket, The Basket Redefined." Tribune-Review 16 Jan 1987: D3.

Batchelor, Carolyn Prince. Exhibit Review "Fiber R/Evolution." lineup Jan/Feb 1987 Vol III No 3: 3-4.

Tancill, Karen B. "Basket Artwork not for carrying." The Journal Times 5 Mar 1987: C.

Worthington, Robin. "Baskets, watercolors featured at Hyde." San Jose Mercury News 29 July 1987: 4.

Kennelly, Martha. "Unusual baskets a study in form." The Argus 27 Aug 1987: 38.

Deitch, Sande and Andrea Sherman. The Modern Basket: A Redefinition. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 1987.

1986

Vannerie, Lillian Elliott et Pat Hickman. Galerie Philharmonie, Liege, Belgium 1986.

Batchelor, Carolyn Prince. "The Ethereal Vessel." Artweek 12 July 1986: 4.

Charlottenborg Exhibition catalogue. Copenhagen, Denmark: 1986.

Smith, Paul J. and Edward Lucie-Smith. Craft Today, Poetry of the Physical. American Craft Museum, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, New York 1986: 208.

Pulleyn, Rob, ed., The Basketmaker's Art. 1986: 86.

Museum of Art and Design Collection Database, Lillian Elliott/Pat Hickman, "Barknest", 1986.

Constantine, Mildred. Fiber R/Evolution. Milwaukee Museum of Art 1986: 74-75.

Pacific Northwest Basketry Symposium. Canada 1986: 11, 23.

"National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowships," American Craft Magazine Dec 1986/Jan 1987, Vol 46 No 6: 20.

1985

Fiber Structure National IV. Downey Museum of Art, CA 1985.

Schlesinger, Ellen. "Exploring boundaries of building." The Sacramento Bee 17 Feb 1985: 11.

Miller, Chelsea. "Fiber as Structure." Artweek 23 Feb 1985: 4.

Elliott, Lillian and Pat Hickman. "The Pleasures and Problems of Collaboration." cover article Fiberarts Magazine Sept/Oct 1985: 22-25.

Lamarova, Milena. "Textile Sculpture: The 12th Biennial of Tapestry." American Craft Magazine Oct/Nov 1985: 28-35.

Wickman, Kerstin. "TVA Textilare fran USA." Form Magazine Stockholm, Sweden, Nov 1985: 24-25.

Fibres Art 85, Architextures 85. Musee des Arts Decoratifs Catalogue-guide. Paris, France: 70.

Sculpture Textile 12th Biennale Internationale La Tapisserie. Lausanne, Switzerland 1985: 44-45.

Eventails, Fans. Galerie Philharmonie, Liege, Belgium 1985: 21.

Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution brochure 1985: 2.

1984

Malarcher, Patricia. "What Makes a Basket a Basket?" Fiberarts Magazine Jan/Feb 1984: 36.

Mattera, Joanne. "By Design." Metropolis Apr 1984: 33.

The New Basket: A Vessel for the Future. Brainerd Art Gallery, Potsdam, NY 1984: 18-19.

The Presence of Light. Meadows Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas 1984: 7-8.

"The Fine Art of Fiber." Dallas Times Herald 1984: 11-12.

5th International Biennial of Miniature Textiles. Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary 1984: 76.

"New Textile Selection from the Collection of the Savaria Museum." 1984: 12.

1983

Elliott, Lillian and Pat Hickman. "Thinking of Anne (Blinks)—A Photographic Essay." In Celebration of the Curious Mind: A Festschrift to Honor Anne Blinks on Her 80th Birthday. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO 1983: 116-120.

California Crafts XIII. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA 1983: 23.

Colby, Joy Hakanson. "Mixed Material Baskets." The Detroit News 3 Apr 1983: 4-D; O & E 7 Apr 1983: 10E.

The Goodfellow Review of Crafts. Apr/May 1983: Portfolio 3.

Elliott, Lillian. "Almost Roman Glass." Fiberarts Magazine Nov/Dec 1983: 20-21.

1982

Stofflet, Mary. "Collaboration: Elliott/Hickman." American Craft Magazine Dec 1981/Jan 1982: 28-31.

"Fiber Art on exhibit at AHC (Allan Hancock College)." Santa Maria, CA The Orcutt Weekly 21 Jan 1982.

Annas, Teresa. "Weavers put new twist in baskets." The Virginia-Pilot and the Ledger Star 21 May 1982: G12.

Weinstein, David. "Art Conference in Oakland." The Enterprise 1 Aug 1982: 4.

Rubin, Michael. "'Other Baskets' a top-quality exhibit at Craft Alliance." St. Louis Globe-Democrat 27 Sept 1982: 4B.

Fiber Structure National II. Exploratorium Gallery, California State University Los Angeles 1982.

Art and/or Craft: USA & Japan. 1982: 41.

K18-Stoffwechsel. Kassel, Germany 1982: 3 photos.

4th International Biennial of Miniature Textiles. Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary 1982: 38.

1981

Curtis, Cathy. "'Fiberworks' pushes art to an amusing limit." The Berkeley Gazette 29 Sept 1981.