Originally from Southern California, Giselle received her B.F.A. from Syracuse University and her M.F.A. from Alfred University in New York. She has participated in various artist-in-residence programs including the Anderson Ranch Art Center, the Arts/Industry Program at the Kohler Company, The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, The LH Project and has studied ceramics through her travels in China, Japan, Myanmar, Chile and Italy. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Belger Arts Center in Kansas City, The John Michael Kohler Art Center and The Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue, Washington. Hicks is currently a long term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana.