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David B. Hickman

7434 Coronado Ave.
Dallas, TX 75214, U.S.A.
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Phone: 214 324 0381     Fax: 214 367 8231

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Born in Gainesville, Texas in 1942.  Served in the U.S. Navy and attended Cooke County Junior College and the University of Texas in Arlington.  Studied sculpture with Octavio Medellin from 1967-1979.  Assisted Octavio Medellin on several large-scale commissions between 1975-1980.  In March 1987 resigned as Field Service Coordinator for Surgikos, Inc. (a division of Johnson & Johnson) after fifteen years of service to pursue a full-time career in sculpture.  Served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Sculpture Association for three years, and the board of the Dallas Visual Arts Center for six years.  Taught wood and stone carving classes at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas for ten years.  Works in carved wood and stone, hammered metals, and slumped glass creating and fabricating original designs of his own work as well as for architects and designers.  Selected by the Texas Commission on the Arts as the Texas State Artist Three-Dimensional category for the year 2004.  Selected by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects as Artist of the Year 2005. 



2008  Arts Assembly of Midland, Midland, TX

2006-2007 Art on the Green, Kemp Art Center, Wichita Falls, TX

2005  Art in the Park Sculpture Symposium, Lampasas, TX

2002  Sculpture in the Garden, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX

2000  Artistas De Las Americas, Ft. Worth Central Library, Ft. Worth, TX

1998  Neiman Marcus Christmas Windows, Downtown, Dallas

1997  50th Anniversary Exhibition Texas Visual Arts Assoc., NorthPark, Dallas, TX

1996  Ultimate Treehouse Exhibit, Flight of Fantasy, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

1995  Artist in Residence, North Lake College, Irving, TX

1994  Critics Choice, D-ART, Dallas, TX

         Walkup Gallery, Solo Exhibit, Ft. Worth, TX

1993  Senses Beyond Sight, Abilene, TX

         Sculpture in the Garden, Dallas, TX (Best of Show)

1992  Face of the Holy-Space of the Holy, Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas

         Solo Exhibition, DeGolyer House, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

1991  Contemporary Visions Virgen de Guadalupe, Downey, CA

         Sculpture in the Parks, Lubbock, TX




2008  Beaver’s Rest, Beaver’s Bend Park, Frisco, TX

         Free Flight, Crescent Park, Frisco, TX

         Wreath of Honor, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Plano, TX

         Kite Dancers, Children’s Hospital, Plano, TX

2007  Got You Covered, Fire Station #40, Dallas, TX

         The Sky’s the Limit, Vivian Stark Park, Frisco, TX

         Medsu Seating Elements, Bellaire, TX

2006  Wings of Hope, Methodist Hospital, Mansfield, TX

         Meadow Dancers/Monarch, Parkland Foundation, Dallas, TX

         Three mobiles-one ceiling sculpture, Lowe/Tasby Schools, Dallas, TX

         Vortex and Flow, Northwest Service Center, Dallas, TX

         On the Wind, Timberglen Library, Dallas, TX 

2005  Oasis, Selected by Bellaire Arts Commission, Bellaire, TX

2004  Tree of Knowledge, City Hall/Library, Colleyville, TX

         Through the Park, Haggard Park, Plano, TX

2003  Trajectory, Cedar Crest Golf Course, Dallas, TX

         Butterfly, Hall Winery, St. Helena, CA

         Pinwheel, Clyde Zellars Park, North Richland Hills, TX 

         On the Wing, Redbird Airport Entrance Sculpture, Dallas, TX

         Four Limestone Boundry Markers, Richland Hills, TX

2002  Entry Markers Kinetic Sculpture, City of Irving, TX

2001  Globes of the Earth, Texas A&M, Laredo, TX

         Thoughts of Sadako, Hockaday School, Dallas, TX

         Virgin of Guadalupe, St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Garden, Dallas, TX

2000  Prairie Falls, Texas Sculpture Garden, Frisco, TX

         Swimmer 2000, Texas Sculpture Garden, Hall Financial, Frisco, TX

         Marker Tree, Stainless Steel Sculpture, DART Station, Irving, TX

         Directions, Sidewalk Inlay, Dallas Nature Center, Dallas, TX

         Aikido, Addison Circle Development, Post Properties, Addison, TX

         Guiding Light, Limestone Relief, Martin Weiss Recreation Center, Dallas, TX

1999  Ner-Tamid, Eternal Flame, Emanu-el Mausoleum, Dallas, TX

         Unitarian Chalice, Glass/Silver, 1st Unitarian Church of Dallas, Dallas, TX

         A Stage Where Every Man Must Play a Part, Samuell-Grand Ampitheater

         Entrance, City of Dallas, Dallas, TX

1997  Stone Display Table, Isenberg Residence, Dallas, TX

1996  Gates to Eternity, Emanu-el Mausoleum, Dallas, TX

         Chapel and Columbarium Light Fixtures

         1998 AIA Religious Art and Architecture Design Award

         (Faith and Form Magazine 1998/Awards Issue)

         Project Award: Landry & Landry Architects

         Children’s Bible Stories Mobile, Orchard Hills Baptist Church, Garland, TX

1995  St. Michael the Arch Angel, St. Michael’s School, Dallas, TX

         Declaration of Independence, (all the metal work), Dallas Public Library

         1996 Texas Society of Architects Design Award

         (Texas Architecture Magazine/November 1996)

         1996 Society of Environmental Graphic Designers Honor Award

         Project Awards:  Max Levy, Architect

         Processional Cross. St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, Dallas, TX

1991  Team Illusion, Edition #2, Synergen Coporation, Boulder, CO 

1989  Professional Cross, St. Bernard of Clairvaus Catholic Church, Dallas, TX

         Hammered Bronze Cross, First United Methodist Church, Grand Prairie, TX

         Team Illusion, Edition #1, Sar-Ko-Par Park, Lenexa, KS

1988  Tabernacle, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Austin, TX

         The Lady of Guadalupe, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Austin, TX




2008  Welcome to the Hall Winery, St. Helena, CA

2007  Sky’s the Limit, State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX

         Meadow Dancers/Monarch #3/25, La Residence, Napa, CA

         Meadow Dancers/Monarch #4/25, Hall Financial, Frisco, TX

2006  Journey, Mihalopoulous office, Dallas TX

2005  Aikido II, Neeley residence, Dallas TX

2004  Leaf Fountain, Rossi/Russell Collection, Dallas, TX

2003  Leap of Faith, Christina Sada, Monterey, Mexico

1998  Yola, Robin and Trey Herndon residence, Dallas, TX

         Sandhill Cranes, Naomi Williams residence, Dallas, TX1997

         Stone Display Table, Isenberg residence, Dallas, TX

1996  Escape, Frances Atwood Collection, Dallas, TX

         Hearts of Texas, DiFiore Collection, Dallas, TX

1994  Adrift, Pluto residence, DeSoto, TX