S. Hollis Mickey is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Anchorage, Alaska.
Through text, textiles, sculpture, installation and performance, her work seeks to capture and remember ephemeral, everyday moments-- those glimpses of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. Hollis was awarded the 2015 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in New Genres. Her texts have been published in audio and print formats, most recently in the audio chapbook 'How to fold a fitted sheet' with Flag Day Recordings and the print journals Northern Review, Alaska Women Speak and Cirque. She holds a BA and MA in Performance Studies from Brown University, and is currently pursuing a MFA in poetry at University of Alaska Anchorage.
Hollis is represented by Bivy Gallery.
In addition to being a practicing artist, Hollis works as an advocate for the non-profit arts. She is the Director of Learning and Engagement at the Anchorage Museum, where she manages the Education Department. She provides oversight for all platforms of learning at the museum, from school visits to artist happenings to print and digital resources. She manages community partnerships around teaching and learning, coordinates artist driven programs, and initiated 'Unbound,' a literary event series. She was previously Associate Educator, Academic and Public Programs at the RISD Museum, where she managed courses for adult audiences, coordinated artist professional development programs, and served as an editor of the Museum’s journal Manual. She has taught courses at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. She has also worked extensively to create Clinical Arts programming which supports medical education for current and future physicians through experiences with works of art.
Hollis is also an avid yoga practitioner and instructor (200hr RYT), and passionate about food. Find her columns and recipes at Edible Alaska.
contact: hollis (at) hollismickey.com