Clarksville, TN | Printmaking, Drawing, Sound, Installation
Michael Dickins is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is created with a variety of media including photography, printmaking, drawing, installation, sound and video. His balance of both digital and material processes allows him to create pieces that are both expressive and engaging.
He holds an MFAIA from Goddard College and a BFA from Georgia Southern University. Dickins has exhibited around the Southeast as well as Augusta, Maine; Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Denver, Houston, San Diego, Portland and Berlin. He has also received commissions from the Pittsburgh Playhouse and the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company for original sound score and projection design. He currently works with both digital and material processes to create work that engages political and social concerns.
Dickins is currently the Gallery Director at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.
Dickins' visual work takes the form of drawing, etching, and installations that are layered, textured and derived from found imagery such as found photographs and video stills. Much of his current imagery focuses on social and political commentary.
Dickins’ interest in sound work has shifted to political rhetoric as a study of the power that speech and speech patterns have in manipulating society. He uses the text of speeches to formulate systematic structures in which to manipulate the intended message, either through sound scores or audio collage.