Christopher Stephen Hicks is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He began his artistic journey while attending Douglas Anderson School of the Arts for creative writing. Then he attended UNF, majoring in fine art with a concentration in drawing, painting, and printmaking. He is obtaining his MFA in visual art from Jacksonville University, which will be completed in 2017. Hicks has many years of experience teaching art to all levels and ages of students. He has taught in the public school system and is extremely excited to join the education team at MOCA.