Hickok was born in Phoenix, Arizona on January 31, 1959. From the earliest days, his artistic vision was molded by the harsh beauty and rough topography of the American Southwest. It was perhaps inevitable that the matrix of his style would be the undulating sand of the desert with its broad mesas and hogbacks, its red skies and bizarre, twisted, red-rock hoodoo columns. An artist of international stature, Steve Hickok has exhibited his work throughout North America and the world (London, Paris, and Seoul) alongside legendary masters—Matisse, Picasso, and Dali.
Steve has enjoyed considerable success, but his focus has not been solely on his own work. For over twelve years he has collaborated with younger artists, educating and encouraging them in the pursuit of their careers. Hickok, himself, was the youngest artist accepted by the Suzanne Brown Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona where he exhibited along with Fritz Scholder and Ed Mell.