Born 1960 in Chicago Illinois. Lives and works in the greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.
Sharon Bloomfield Hicks holds a BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art and an MS in occupational therapy from Philadelphia University. Early in her career, she completed an apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and exhibited her work as a member at Third Street Gallery. She served as Personal Secretary to Violette de Mazia at the Barnes Foundation, completed in-depth studies of the Barnes collection and went on to become the first Education Coordinator at the Violette de Mazia Trust.
An interest in ways of seeing in art and life led Hicks to work as a vision therapist and then immersion in the healing arts. Drawing connections between the healing arts and art, Hicks taught Meditate and Create classes at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and other venues. During her career as an occupational therapist, she specialized in neuro-visual rehab, taught yoga to people with Parkinson’s disease and began ongoing research investigating the experience of non-curative healing. With a recent need to attend to her own heath, and a belief that artmaking is a therapeutic activity, Hicks returned her main focus to her art practice in 2021.
Works by Hicks have been included in shows at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Nexus Foundation among other locations. With a studio at Norristown Arts Building, she regularly exhibits her work at NAB's Pagus Gallery. Hicks is a member of Da Vinci Art Alliance with a solo exhibition planned for later this year, 2022.