Assistant Professor of Practice and Foundations Coordinator in the School of Art at the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning. Manages large-scale public murals, with eleven walls in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky; worked on projects in Miami Beach, Florida and in the Villa Crespo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ustick's studio practice is based in drawing and painting while branching out into spatial and time-based work. She is a member of two related collaborative groups, Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running (with Denise Burge and Lisa Siders), and Black Forest Project (Denise Burge, Lisa Siders, and Tracy Featherstone), whose work includes video, animation, sound/music, sculpture, and installations. The groups have exhibited nationally (including the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati) and at international film festivals.
Ustick is always looking for points of connection and overlay within her practice and for opportunities to collaborate on projects in a range of scale.