CV

Born

1934 in Hastings, Nebraska, US
 
Lives and works in Paris, FR

Studies

2014
Honorary Doctorate, École des Beaux-Arts
1959
MFA, Yale University
1957
BFA, Yale University

Selected Solo Shows

2019
Weaving beyond the Bauhaus, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US
 
Secret Stuctures, Looming Presence, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, US
 
Reencuentro, Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago, CL
 
Campo Abierto (Open Field), The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida, US
 
Sheila Hicks: Seize, Weave Space, Nasher Sculpture Center, Houston, Texas, US
2018
Migdalor, Magasin III Jaffa, Tel Aviv, IL
 
Down Side Up, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, US
 
Sens dessus dessous, Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire, FR
 
Lignes de Vie / Life Lines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
2017
Au-Delà, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, FR
 
Free Threads - Sheila Hicks, 1957-2017, Museo Amparo, Puebla, MX
 
Stones of Peace, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
 
Hop, Skip, Jump, And Fly: Escape From Gravity, The High Line, The Western Rail Yards, New York, US
2016
Dio Mio: Grasshopper Heaven, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, IT
 
Sheila Hicks: Material Voices, The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, CA
 
Sheila Hicks: Apprentissages, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Musee Carnavalet and Nanterre- Amandiers, Paris, FR
 
Sheila Hicks – Farandoulo, Espace Muraille, Geneva, CH
 
Sheila Hicks | Why Not., TextielMuseum, Tilburg, NL
 
Sheila Hicks, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, US
 
Si j’étais de laine, vous m’accepteriez?, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, FR
2015
Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
 
Sheila Hicks, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri, US
 
Sheila Hicks: Indeed, Foundation de 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, BE
 
Sheila Hicks, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, US
 
Sheila Hicks, Ode to Roy Davis, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, US
 
Sheila Hicks, Musées nationaux du Palais de Compiègne, Compiègne, FR
2014
Unknown Data, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, FR
 
Sheila Hicks, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, US
 
Fiji Island-Fil, site-specific installation organized by Le Consortium, Dijon, Paris, FR
 
Interventions on the Building: Baôli, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
2013
La Pêcher Dans La Rivière, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2012
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, US
2011
Sheila Hicks: 50 years, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, US
 
Sheila Hicks: One Hundred Minimes, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, CZ
 
Sheila Hicks: 50 years, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
 
Cent Minimes, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
2010
Sheila Hicks: 50 years, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, US
 
Sheila Hicks – Hors Normes, Sculptures Textiles, Passage de Retz, Paris, FR
2008
Sheila Hicks Minimes Small Woven Sculptures, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, US
2007
Entrelaces par Sheila Hicks, Passage de Retz, Paris, FR
2006
Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor, Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, New York, US
2005
Sheila Hicks, Soie et Ardoise, Petites Pieces, Centre des Expositions, Trelaze, FR
2004
May I Have This Dance, Target Headquarters, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
2000
Sheila Hicks: Oeuvres Recentes, Galerie Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Paris, FR
 
Sheila Hicks. Hermés, Faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris, FR
 
Sheila Hicks. Hermés, Ginza, Tokyo, JP
 
Treasures and Secrets, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, US
1999
Seeds to the Wind, Contemporary Art Centre, Virginia Beach, Virginia, US
 
Galerie Fanny Guillon-Lafaille, Paris, FR
1997
Hastings College Art Gallery, Hastings, Nebraska, US
 
The Making of a Doncho, Kiryu Municipal Cultural Centre Gallery, Gumna, JP
1996
The Art of Sheila Hicks: A Nebraska Celebration, Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, US
 
The Art of Sheila Hicks, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska, US
1995
Terremoto, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, US
1994
Textile Magiker: Sheila Hicks – Junichi Arai, Textil Museet, Boras, SE
1993
Small Works, Galerie Saka, Tokyo, JP
 
Sheila Hicks: Four Seasons of Fuji, Rose Gallery, Fuji Cultural Centre, JP
1992
Cross Cultural Exchange by Sheila Hicks, Walker’s Point Centre of Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
 
Sheila Hicks v Prague, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, CZ
1991
Sheila Hicks: Soft Logic, Seoul Art Centre, Seoul, KR; Centre Culturel Français, Seoul, KR
1990
Sheila Hicks: Soft World, Gallery of Matsuya Department Store, Tokyo, JP
1989
Sheila Hicks, Tomita Gallery, Tokyo, JP
1988
Small Weavings, The Merrin Gallery, New York, US
 
Installation, Octagon Gallery, Belfast, IE
1987
Textile, Texture, Texte, Musee des beaux arts, Pau, FR
1986
Man Ray and Sheila Hicks, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, SE
1985
Art Conditioned by Life, Galerie des Femmes, Paris, FR
1983
Inventaire de la Mémoire: Sheila Hicks-Daniel Graffin, Paris Art Center, Paris, FR
 
Sheila Hicks, Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, NO
1982
Sheila Hicks, Evanston Art Centre, Evanston, Illinois, US
 
Sheila Hicks, Crafts Council Centre Gallery, Sydney, AU
 
Sheila Hicks, Galerie d’Art International, Chicago, Illinois, US
 
Formes Tisees Tapisseries, Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, FR
 
Sheila Hicks: Flag Art, Gallery/Gallery, Kyoto, JP
 
Sheila Hicks, La Filothèque DMC, Paris, FR
 
Sheila Hicks, Galerie Carmen Martinez, Paris, FR
1981
Carte Blanche, Musee des Beaux Arts, Rennes, FR
 
Bab Rouah: Sheila Hicks, Rabat, MA
 
Galerie Collection d’Art, Amsterdam, NL
1980
See Saw, Johnson Art Gallery, Middlebury College, Vermont, US
 
Free Fall, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL
 
Small Jump: Sheila Hicks, American Cultural Center, Tel Aviv, IL
1979
Suite Ouessantine, Musee de Beaux Arts, Brest, FR
 
Miniatures, Galerie Carmen Martinez, Paris, FR
 
Textiles Tailles, FIAC, Galerie Carmen Martinez, Paris, FR
 
Inhabited, The American Centre, Paris, FR
1978
Tons and Masses, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, SE
 
Baby Time Again, Galerie Suzy Langlois, Paris, FR
 
Fil, Centre des Exposition, Montreuil, FR
1977
Sheila Hicks, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, RS
 
Sheila Hicks, Museum of Art, Skopje, Yugoslavia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Dubrovnic, Yugoslavia; Biblioteca Americana, Bucharest, RO
1976
Tapisserie Mise en Liberte, Maison de la Culture, Rennes, FR
 
Ancient Peruvian Textiles and the Work of Sheila Hicks, Maison de la Culture, Rennes, FR
1975
Sheila Hicks, Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, CH
1974
Sheila Hicks, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
 
Modern Masters Tapestries Gallery, New York, US
1973
Objets ets Rituals, Frances Bouygues Headqaurters, Clamart, FR
 
Tapis de Priere, Palacio Iturbide, Mexico D.F, MX
 
Sheila Hicks: Wall Hangings, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Illinois, US
1972
The Work of Sheila Hicks, American Institute of Architects Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
 
Fils Dansants, Tapis aux Murs de Sheila Hicks, Dakar, Senegal; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Galerie Dar Lasram, Tunis, Tunisia; American Center, Milan, IT
1971
Les Tapies Mural de Sheila Hicks, Galerie National de Bab Rouah, Rabat, MA
 
Formes de Fil, Musee des Beaux Arts, Brest, FR
 
Tapissiries et Tissages de Sheila Hicks, Mobilier International, Lyon, FR
1970
Les Formes Tissées de Sheila Hicks, Institut Franco-Americain de Rennes, FR
 
Formen in Fäden, Buchholz Gallery, Munich, DE
 
Sheila Hicks – Harold Cousins, American Library, Brussels, BE
1969
Bensen Gallery, Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York, US
 
Wall Hangings, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, US
 
Murs et Fibres, Suzy Langlois Gallery, Paris, FR
1968
Formes Tisees – Formes Architecturales, American Cultural Centre, Paris, FR
 
Sheila Hicks, Jindrichuv Castle, Czechoslovakia
1966
Artek Gallery, Helsinki, FI; N.K. Inredning, Stockholm, SE; Galerie Objet, Zurich, CH
1965
Woven Forms and Sculpture, Interiors International, London, UK
 
Neve Formen der Textiles Talturig, Landes-museum, Oldenburg, DE
1963
Exhibiting Wool, La Pina Gallery, La Jolla, California, US
 
Sheila Hicks, Knoll associates, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois, US
 
The Textiles of Sheila Hicks, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, US
 
Sheila Hicks, Knoll International, Nuremberg, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, Frankfurt and Stuttgart, DE and Basel, CH
1962
Tejidos de Sheila Hicks. Knoll Associates, Mexico City, MX
1961
Tejidos – Sheila Hicks, Galeria Antonio Souza, Mexico D.F, MX
1958
Sheila Hicks, Tejidos, National Museum of Natural History, Santiago, CL
 
Pinturas de S.A.W. Hicks – Fotografias de Sergio Larrain, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Santiago, CL
 
Pinturas de S.A.W. Hicks – Fotografias de Sergio Larrain, Galeria Galatea, Buenos Aires, AR
 
Sheila Hicks, Centro de Cultura, Valparaiso, CL

Selected Group Shows

2019
PATTERNS : Michelle Grabner, Sheila Hicks, Edda Renouf, Dan Walsh, Stephen Westfall, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, CH
2018
Tissage, Tressage...Quand La Sculpture Défile, Fondation Villa Datris, L'isle-Sur-La-Sorgue, FR
 
Panta Rhei, Sheila Hicks I Judit Reigl, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, AT
 
New Materialism, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, SE
 
Entangled in the Everyday, ICA Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, US
2017
Viva Arte Viva, 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia curated by Christine Macel
 
Voyage d'hiver, Palace of Versailles, FR
 
Nebraska: Its Land, Its People, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska, US
 
More Simply Put, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, US
 
Medusa: Jewellery and Taboos, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR
 
Thread Lines, KMAC Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, US
 
Meandering, Abstractly, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Dallas, Texas, US
 
Travaux de Dames?, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, FR
 
Beyond Craft, Tate Modern, London, UK
 
Making Space: Women Artists and Abstraction, MoMA, New York, US
 
Flower Power, le pouvoir des fleurs, Centre d'Arts et de Nature, Domaine de Chaumont-sur- Loire, FR
 
Entangled: Threads and Making, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
2016
Tales Of Ratiocination, Campoli Presti, London, UK
 
Drôles de trames!, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, FR
 
Unravelled, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, LB
 
20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, AU
 
Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
 
Weaving & We, Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Hangzhou, CN
 
Making and Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
 
Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016, Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, California, US
 
Architecture of Color: The Legacy of Luis Barragán, Timothy Taylor Gallery, New York, US
 
Made in France, Demisch Danant, New York, US
2015
DLA Piper Series: Constellations, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
 
Organic Sculpture, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
 
Search Versus Re-Search: Josef Albers, Artist and Educator, The Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, US
 
Looking Back / The 9th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, US
 
Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft & Design, Midcentury & Today, Museum of Art & Design, New York, US
 
Fiber Legends, KANEKO, Omaha, Nebraska, US
 
wow! Woven? Entering the (sub) Textiles, KM – Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, AT
2014
Textured Planes, Demisch Danant, New York, US
 
Thread Lines, Drawing Centre, New York, US
 
Objects Pouvoirs Secrets, Passage de Retz, Paris, FR
 
States of Mind, Maison Particulière, Brussels, BE
 
Pliage / Fold, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, FR
 
L’Almanach 14, Le Consortium, Dijon, FR
 
Cartagena Biennial, Cartagena, CO
 
Whitney Biennial, New York, US
 
Fiber: Sculpture 1969 – Present, curated by Jenelle Porter, ICA, Boston, Massachusetts, US; travelling to Wexner Center for the Arts, Colombus, Ohio, USA, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, US
 
Eric’s Trip, Lisa Cooley, New York, US
 
Hooked and Twisted: Fiber: Sculpture 1960 – Present, West Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, US
 
Material Gestures: Cut, Weave, Sew, Knot, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, US
2013
Shaping Modernity: Design 1880 – 1980, Part Two, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
 
Threaded Stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
 
To Open Eyes: Art and Textiles from the Bauhaus to Today, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, DE
 
Decorum: Tapis et Tapisseries d’artistes, Musée D’art Moderne, Paris, FR
2012
São Paulo Biennal, São Paulo, BR
 
Le Monde Comme Volonté et Comme Papier, Le Consortium, Dijon, FR
2011
Décor et Installations, Les Gobelins Beauvais, Paris, FR
 
Unpainted Paintings, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, US
2010
Every Thing Design, Die Sammlungen des Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, CH
 
Elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
2009
Tapisserie Contemporaine et Art Textile en Europe, Académie des beaux-arts, Paris, FR
2008
Recent Acquisitions, 2003–2008, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, US
 
Looking Forward/Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th-and 21st-Century Design, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, US
2002
Jouer la Lumiere, Musee des Arts decoratifs, Paris, FR
 
Chongju International Craft Biennale, Changju, KR
2000
300 Year Anniversary Show, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, US
1998
Structure and Surface: Contemporary Japanese Textile, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
1994
Textila Magiker: Sheila Hicks – Junichi Arai, Textil Museet, Boras, SE
1993
Hicks and Okada, Axis Gallery, Tokyo, JP
1992
Modern Design: 1880-1990, Twentieth Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US Sheila Hicks and Pierette Bloch, Benno Premsela, Amsterdam, NL
1991
Fiber R/Evolution, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, US
1979
Sheila Hicks – Daniel Graffin, Musée de Tapisserie, Aix-en-Provence, FR
1977
Artiste/Artisan, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, FR
1973
Sheila Hicks and Marc Held, Chateaux des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes, FR
1972
Douze Ans d’Art Contemporain en France, Grand Palais, Paris, FR
1967
3ème Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, Palais de Rumine, Lausanne, CH
1965
13th Triennale, Milan, IT
1963
Woven Forms: Alice Adams, Sheila Hicks, Lenore Tawney, Dorian Zachai, Claire Zeisler, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, US
 
Gewebte Formen - Lenore Tawney, Claire Zeisler, Sheila Hicks, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zürich, CH
1961
New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

Significant Projects

2003
MADESA (Manufacturing and Design Academy of South Africa), Capetown, South Africa, UNESCO (Led a team with UNESCO to establish a design center in Cape Town)

Public Collections

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, USA
 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
 
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
 
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
 
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, USA
 
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, USA
 
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA
 
Industriet Museum, Oslo, Norway
 
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
 
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
 
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
 
Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway
 
Kunstmuseum, Oldenburg, Germany
 
Manufacture des Gobelins, Paris, France
 
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA
 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
 
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
 
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, USA
 
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
 
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, USA
 
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
 
Musée des Beaux Arts, Brest, France
 
Musée des Beaux Arts, Pau, France
 
Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Paris, France
 
Musée de la Tapisserie, Angers, France
 
Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
 
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
 
Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA
 
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
 
Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
 
Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
 
The Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska, USA
 
The North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
 
Okawa Museum, Kiryu, Japan
 
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, Florida, USA
 
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA
 
The Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C., USA
 
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
 
The Smart Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
 
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., USA
 
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
Tate, London, UK
 
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
 
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
 
Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
 
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Selected Awards & Recognition

2019
Honorary Degree of Fine Arts Degree, Yale University, New Haven, CT, US
2014
Honorary Doctorate, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, FR
2010
Lifetime Achievement Award, Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art
2007
25 Year Honoree, Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., US
1997
Gold Medal, American Crafts Council
1993
Officier, Ministry of Culture's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Paris, FR
1987
Chevalier, Ministry of Culture's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Paris, FR
1985
Silver Medal of Fine Arts, French Academy of Architecture, Paris, FR
1984
Honorary Doctorate, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, US
1983
Fellow, American Craft Council, New York, NY, US
1980
H.W. Janson Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art, Middlebury College
1975
Gold Medal, American Institute of Architects

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