Born 1934 in Hastings, Nebraska, USA
Lives and works in Paris, France
1959MFA, Yale University
1957BFA, Yale University
2014Honorary Doctorate, École des Beaux-Arts
2020Sheila Hicks, Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK, 19 June - 4 October 2020
2019Reencuentro, Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago, Chile, 8 August - 31 January 2020
Campo Abierto (Open Field), The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida, USA, 13 April - 29 September
Sheila Hicks: Seize, Weave Space, Nasher Sculpture Center, Houston, Texas, USA, 11 May - 18 August
2018Migdalor, Magasin III Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel, 11 October - 15 February 2019
Down Side Up, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, USA, 24 May - 25 July
Sens dessus dessous, Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire, France, 30 March - 2 February 2019
Lignes de Vie / Life Lines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 7 February - 30 April
Down Side Up, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, USA, 24 May - 25 July
2017Au-Delà, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, 1 December - 30 April
Free Threads - Sheila Hicks, 1957-2017, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 4 November - 2 April
Stones of Peace, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK, 11 November - 3 October
Hop, Skip, Jump, And Fly: Escape From Gravity, The High Line, The Western Rail Yards, New York, USA, June 2017 - March 2018
2016Dio Mio: Grasshopper Heaven, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy, 7 May - 22 June
Sheila Hicks: Material Voices, The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 6 October - 4 February 2017
Sheila Hicks: Apprentissages, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Musee Carnavalet and Nanterre-Amandiers, Paris, France, 13 September - 2 October
Sheila Hicks - Farandoulo, Espace Muraille, Geneva, Switzerland, 27 January - 27 February
Sheila Hicks | Why Not., TextielMuseum, Tilburg, Netherlands, 5 March - 5 June
Sheila Hicks, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 5 June - 4 September
Si j'étais de laine, vous m'accepteriez? Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France, 10 September - 15 October
2015Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones, Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 23 February - 19 April
Sheila Hicks, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri, 11 September - 26 December
Sheila Hicks: Indeed, Foundation de 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium, 29 November - 27 February
Sheila Hicks, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, USA, 22 October - 28 November
Sheila Hicks, Ode to Roy Davis, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, USA, 17 October - 23 December
Sheila Hicks, Musées nationaux du Palais de Compiègne, Compiègne, France, May - November 2015
2014Unknown Data, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France, 6 September - 18 October
Sheila Hicks, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, USA, 6 March - 5 April
Fiji Island-Fil, site-specific installation organized by Le Consortium, Dijon, 8, rue Saint Bon, Paris, France, 10 May - 14 June
Interventions on the Building: Baôli,, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 5 April (ongoing)
2013La Pêcher Dans La Rivière, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK, 24 May - 29 June
2012Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, USA, 20 April - 25 May
2011Sheila Hicks: 50 years, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Sheila Hicks: One Hundred Minimes, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic, 21 September - 6 November
Sheila Hicks: 50 years, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, 5 November - 27 February
Cent Minimes, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 19 November - 4 March
2010Sheila Hicks: 50 years, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, USA, 5 November - 27 February 2011
Sheila Hicks - Hors Normes, Sculptures Textiles, Passage de Retz, Paris, France, 6 July - 12 September
2008Sheila Hicks Minimes Small Woven Sculptures, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, USA, 1 October - 8 November
2007Entrelaces par Sheila Hicks, Passage de Retz, Paris, France, 11 July - 23 September
2006Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor, Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, New York, USA , 12 July - 15 October
2005Sheila Hicks, Soie et Ardoise, Petites Pieces, Centre des Expositions, Trelaze, France, 9 September - 8 October
2004May I Have This Dance. Target Headquarters, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Film
2000Sheila Hicks: Oeuvres Recentes, Galerie Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Paris, France, 15 March - 15 April
Sheila Hicks. Hermés, Faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris, France. 8 September - 4 February 2001
Sheila Hicks. Hermés, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan.
Treasures and Secrets, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, 6 May. Film
1999Seeds to the Wind, Contemporary Art Centre, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, 29 January - 14 March
Galerie Fanny Guillon-Lafaille, Paris, France, 15 March - 15 April
1997Hastings College Art Gallery, Hastings, Nebraska, USA, 29 August - 4 October
The Making of a Doncho, Kiryu Municipal Cultural Centre Gallery, Gumna, Japan, 26 May - 20 June. Film.
1996The Art of Sheila Hicks: A Nebraska Celebration. Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University
of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 22 June 1996 - 28 July
The Art of Sheila Hicks, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska, USA, 2 - 28 July
1995Terimoto, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 28 April - 24 June
1994Textile Magiker: Sheila Hicks - Junichi Arai, Textil Museet, Boras, Sweden, 23 January - 20 March
1993Small Works, Galerie Saka, Tokyo, Japan, 25 February - 13 March
Sheila Hicks: Four Seasons of Fuji. Rose Gallery, Fuji Cultural Centre, Japan. Film
1992Cross Cultural Exchange by Sheila Hicks, Walker's Point Centre of Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 19 January - 22 November
Sheila Hicks v Prague, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic, 22 October - 22 November
1991Sheila Hicks: Soft Logic, Seoul Art Centre, Seoul, Korea, 6 - 20 November; Centre Culturel Français, Seoul, Korea, 8 - 20 November
1990Sheila Hicks: Soft World, Gallery of Matsuya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan, 17 - 22 October
1989Sheila Hicks, Tomita Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 20 May - 8 June
1988Small Weavings, The Merrin Gallery, New York, USA, 8 - 29 November
Installation, Octagon Gallery, Belfast, Ireland, 9 November - 3 December
1987Textile, Texture, Texte, Musee des beaux arts, Pau, France, 9 April - 15 May
1986Man Ray and Sheila Hicks, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden, 7 June - 31 August
1985Art Conditioned by Life, Galerie des Femmes, Paris, France, 14 December - 15 March
1983Inventaire de la Mémoire: Sheila Hicks-Daniel Graffin, Paris Art Center, Paris, France, 21 June - 31 July
Sheila Hicks, Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway, 27 January - February
1982Sheila Hicks, Evanston Art Centre, Evanston, Illinois, USA, 28 February - 12 April
Sheila Hicks, Crafts Council Centre Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 11 - 25 April
Sheila Hicks, Galerie d'Art International, Chicago, Illinois, 7 May - 3 June
Formes Tisees Tapisseries, Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France, 28 May - 15 July
Sheila Hicks: Flag Art, Gallery/Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, 3 - 31 August
Sheila Hicks, La Filothèque DMC, Paris, France, September - December
Sheila Hicks, Galerie Carmen Martinez, Paris, France, October
1981Carte Blanche, Musee des Beaux Arts, Rennes, France, 8 June - 29 September
Bab Rouah: Sheila Hicks, Rabat, Morocco, July - August
Galerie Collection d'Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 12 December - 17 January
1980See Saw, Johnson Art Gallery, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA, 8 February - 5 March
Free Fall, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 25 March - 10 September
Small Jump: Sheila Hicks, American Cultural Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2 April - 2 May
1979Suite Ouessantine, Musee de Beaux Arts, Brest, France, 8 June - 29 September
Miniatures, Galerie Carmen Martinez, Paris, France, 10 October - 23 November
Textiles Tailles, FIAC, Galerie Carmen Martinez, Paris, France, 19 - 29 October
Inhabited, The American Centre, Paris, France, 25 October - 24 November
1978 Tons and Masses, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden, 18 March - 16 April
Baby Time Again, Galerie Suzy Langlois, Paris, France, May - June
Fil, Centre des Exposition, Montreuil, France
1977Sheila Hicks, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia, September - December
Sheila Hicks, Museum of Art, Skopje, Yugoslavia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Dubrovnic, Yugoslavia; Biblioteca Americana, Bucharest, Romania, September - December
1976Tapisserie Mise en Liberte, Maison de la Culture, Rennes, France, 13 May - 12 June
Ancient Peruvian Textiles and the Work of Sheila Hicks, Maison de la Culture, Rennes, France, 4 - 28 November
1975Sheila Hicks, Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland, 12 June - 31 July
1974Sheila Hicks, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9 February - 7 April
Modern Masters Tapestries Gallery, New York, USA, 16 May - 15 June
1973Objets ets Rituals, Frances Bouygues Headqaurters, Clamart, France
Tapis de Priere, Palacio Iturbide, Mexico D.F, Mexico
Sheila Hicks: Wall Hangings, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 4 February - 4 March
1972The Work of Sheila Hicks, American Institute of Architects Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 13 July - 5 August
Fils Dansants, Tapis aux Murs de Sheila Hicks, Dakar, Senegal; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Galerie Dar Lasram, Tunis, Tunisia; American Center, Milan, Italy, June - July
1971Les Tapies Mural de Sheila Hicks, Galerie National de Bab Rouah, Rabat, Morrocco, 18 - 28 February
Formes de Fil, Musee des Beaux Arts, Brest, France, 7 April - 20 June
Tapissiries et Tissages de Sheila Hicks, Mobilier International, Lyon, France, 6 - 20 December
1970Les Formes Tissées de Sheila Hicks, Institut Franco-Americain de Rennes, France, 8 January - 10 February
Forme in Faden, Buchholz Gallery, Munich, Germany
Sheila Hicks - Harold Cousins, American Library, Brussels, Belgium, 14 October - 14 November
1969Bensen Gallery, Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York, USA, 29 June - 8 July
Wall Hangings, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 7 - 29 September
Murs et Fibres, Suzy Langlois Gallery, Paris, France, 26 November - 10 December
1968Formes Tisees - Formes Architecturales, American Cultural Centre, Paris, France
Sheila Hicks, Jindrichuv Castle, Czechoslovakia, 6 June - 31 August
1966Artek Gallery, Helsinki, Finland; N.K. Inredning, Stockholm, Sweden; Galerie Objet, Zurich, Switzerland, September - November
1965Woven Forms and Sculpture, Interiors International, London, UK, 11 May - June
Neve Formen der Textiles Talturig, Landes-museum, Oldenburg, Germany, 1 - 27 June
1963Exhibiting Wool, La Pina Gallery, La Jolla, California, USA, 5 February - 15 March
Sheila Hicks, Knoll associates, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 17 - 24 June
The Textiles of Sheila Hicks, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA, 16 November - 5 January 1964
Sheila Hicks, Knoll International, Nuremberg, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, Frankfurt and Stuttgart, Germany and Basel, Switzerland
1962Tejidos de Sheila Hicks. Knoll Associates, Mexico City, Mexico, 1962 - 1963
1961Tejidos - Sheila Hicks, Galeria Antonio Souza, Mexico D.F, Mexico, 28 September - 20 October
1958 Sheila Hicks, Tejidos, National Museum of Natural History, Santiago, Chile, 8 January - 15 March
Pinturas de S.A.W. Hicks - Fotografias de Sergio Larrain, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, 25 April - 11 May; Galeria Galatea, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 23 June - 5 July
Pinturas de S.A.W. Hicks - Fotografias de Sergio Larrain, Galeria Galatea, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 23 June - 5 July
Sheila Hicks, Centro de Cultura, Valparaiso, Chile
2019Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Tales of Thread, Custot Gallery Dubai, UAE
Surrounds: 11 Installations, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
In a Cloud, in a Wall, In a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Weaving beyond the Bauhaus, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sheila Hicks, Line by Line, Step by Step, Demisch Danant Gallery, New York, USA
Accrochage, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Dallas, Texas, USA
bauhaus imaginista: Learning From, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
20184x4, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Intimate Domain, Demisch Danant, New York, USA
Tissage, Tressage...Quand La Sculpture Défile, Fondation Villa Datris, L'isle-Sur-La-Sorgue, France
Panta Rhei, Sheila Hicks I Judit Reigl, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Germany
New Materialism, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Entangled in the Everyday, ICA Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2017Voyage d'hiver, Palace of Versailles, France
Nebraska: Its Land, Its People, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska, USA
More Simply Put, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, USA
Medusa: Jewellery and Taboos, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Thread Lines, KMAC Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Meandering, Abstractly, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Dallas, Texas, USA
Viva Arte Viva! curated by Christine Macel, 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Making Space: Women Artists and Abstraction, MoMA, New York, USA
Beyond Craft, Tate Modern, London, UK
Flower Power, le pouvoir des fleurs, Centre d'Arts et de Nature, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
Entangled: Threads and Making, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
2016Tales Of Ratiocination, Campoli Presti, London, UK
Drôles de trames!, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
Unravelled, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
Weaving & We, Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Hangzhou, China
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, USA
Architecture of Color: The Legacy of Luis Barragán, Timothy Taylor Gallery, New York, USA
Made in France, Demisch Danant, New York, USA
2015DLA 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, USA
Looking Back / The 9th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, USA
Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft & Design, Midcentury & Today, Museum of Art & Design, New York, USA
Fiber Legends, KANEKO, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
wow! Woven? Entering the (sub) Textiles, KM - Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
2014Textured Planes, Demisch Danant, New York, USA
Thread Lines, Drawing Centre, New York, USA
Objects Pouvoirs Secrets, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
States of Mind, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Pliage / Fold, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France
L'Almanach 14, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Cartagena Biennial, Cartagena, Colombia
Whitney Biennial, New York, USA
Fiber: Sculpture 1969 - Present, curated by Jenelle Porter, ICA, Boston, Massachusetts; travelling to Wexner Center for the Arts, Colombus, Ohio, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Eric's Trip, Lisa Cooley, New York, USA
Hooked and Twisted: Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - Present, West Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Material Gestures: Cut, Weave, Sew, Knot, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2013Threaded Stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Shaping Modernity: Design 1880 - 1980, Part Two, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
To Open Eyes: Art and Textiles from the Bauhaus to Today, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Decorum: Tapis et Tapisseries d'artistes, Musée D'art Moderne, Paris, France
2012São Paulo Biennal, São Paulo, Brazil
Le Monde Comme Volonte et Comme Papier, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
2011Décor et Installations, Les Gobelins Beauvais, Paris, France
Unpainted Paintings, Luxembourg & Dayan, London, UK
2010Every Thing Design, Die Sammlungen des Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland
Elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2009Tapisserie Contemporaine et Art Textile en Europe, Académie des beaux-arts, Paris, France
2008Recent Acquisitions, 2003-2008, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, USA
Looking Forward/Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th-and 21st-Century Design, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, USA
2002Jouer la Lumiere, Musee des Arts decoratifs, Paris, France
Chongju International Craft Biennale, Changju, Korea
2000300 Year Anniversary Show, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1998Structure and Surface: Contemporary Japanese Textile, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1994Textila Magiker: Sheila Hicks - Junichi Arai, Textil Museet, Boras, Sweden
1993Hicks and Okada, Axis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1992Modern Design: 1880-1990, Twentieth Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
1991Sheila Hicks and Pierette Bloch, Benno Premsela, Amsterdam
1986Fiber R/Evolution, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Winsconsin and Indianopolis Museum of Art, Indianopols, Indiana, USA
1979Sheila Hicks - Daniel Graffin, Musee de Tapisserie, Aix-en-Provence, France
1977Artiste/Artisan, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
1973Sheila Hicks and Marc Held, Chateaux des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes, France
1972Douze Ans d'Art Contemporain en France, Grand Palais, Paris, France
19673eme Beinnale Internationale de la Tapisserie, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, Palais de Rumine, Lausanne, Switzerland
196513th Triennale, Milan, Italy
1963Woven Forms: Alice Adams, Sheila Hicks, Lenore Tawney, Dorian Zachai, Claire Zeisler, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, USA
Gwebte Formen - Lenore Tawney, Claire Zeisler, Sheila Hicks, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
1961New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2003MADESA (Manufacturing and Design Academy of South Africa), Capetown, South Africa, UNESCO
(Led a team with UNESCO to establish a design center in Cape Town)
Smithsonian Archives of American Art Medal, 2010
Gold Medal, American Crafts Council, 1997
Officier des Arts et des Lettres, France 1996
Medal of Fine Arts, French Academy of Architecture, 1985
Gold Medal, American Institute of Architects, 1975
Fullbright grant to study painting in Chile, 1954-57
Honorary Doctorate, Rhode Island School of Design
Fellow of the Kunst Akademie, The Hague, Holland
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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
Kustgewerbemuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum, Oldenburg, Germany
Manufacture des Gobelins, Paris, France
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
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
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA
The Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, 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