SHEILA HICKS
Born 1934 in Hastings, NE
Lives and works in Paris, France
EDUCATION
1959MFA, Yale University
1957BFA, Yale University
2014Honorary Doctorate, École des Beaux-Arts
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018Sens dessus dessous, Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire, France
Lignes de Vie / Life Lines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2017Au-Delà, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Free Threads - Sheila Hicks, 1957-2017, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
Stones of Peace, Alison Jacques Gallery, London
Hop, Skip, Jump, And Fly: Escape From Gravity, The High Line, The Western Rail Yards, New York, NY
2016Sheila Hicks: Material Voices, The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
Sheila Hicks: Apprentissages, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Musee Carnavalet and Nanterre-Amandiers, Paris, France
Dio Mio: Grasshopper Heaven, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Sheila Hicks - Farandoulo, Espace Muralle, Geneva, Switzerland
Sheila Hicks | Why Not., TextielMuseum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Sheila Hicks: Material Voices, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
2015Sheila Hicks, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri
Sheila Hicks, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Sheila Hicks: Predestined Colour Waves, Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich, Germany
Sheila Hicks, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, USA
Sheila Hicks, Ode to Roy Davis, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York
Sheila Hicks, Musées nationaux du Palais de Compiègne, Compiègne, France
Sheila Hicks: Indeed, Foundation De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium
2014Unknown Data, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
Sheila Hicks, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, USA
Fiji Island-Fil, site-specific installation organized by Le Consortium, Dijon, 8, rue Saint Bon, Paris, France
Interventions on the Building: Baôli,, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2013La Pêcher Dans La Rivière, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2012Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY, UK
2011Sheila Hicks: 50 years, Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C.
Sheila Hicks: One Hundred Minimes, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Sheila Hicks: 50 years, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Cent Minimes, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2010 Sheila Hicks: 50 years, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, USA
Sheila Hicks - Hors Normes, Sculptures Textiles, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
2008 Sheila Hicks Minimes Small Woven Sculptures, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, NY, USA
2007Entrelaces par Sheila Hicks, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
2006 Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor, Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, New York, NY, USA
2005Sheila Hicks, Soie et Ardoise, Petites Pieces, Centre des Expositions, Trelaze, France
2004May I Have This Dance. Target Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN
1999Seeds to the Wind, Contemporary Art Centre, Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Galerie Fanny Guillon-Lafaille, Paris, France
1997Hastings College Art Gallery, Hastings, NE, USA
The Making of a Doncho, Kiryu Municipal Cultural Centre Gallery, Gumna, Japan
1995 Terimoto, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
1993Galerie Saka, Tokyo, Japan
Fuji Cultural Centre, Japan
1992 Cultural Exchange, Walker's Point Centre of Arts, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
1991Seoul Art Centre, Seoul, Korea
1990Matsuya Ginza Gallery,Tokyo, Japan
1989Tomita Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1988Small Weavings, The Merrin Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Installation, Octagon Gallery, Belfast, Ireland
1987Textile, Texture, Texte, Musée des Beaux Arts, Pau, France
1986Man Ray and Sheila Hicks, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
1985 Art Conditioned by Life, Galerie des Femmes, Paris, France
1983Installation, Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway
1982Evanston Art Centre, Evanston, IL, USA
Crafts Council, Sidney, Australia
Formes Tisees Tapisseries, Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France
Newborn, Gallery/Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Galerie Carmen Martinez, Paris
1981 Carte Blanche, Musée des Beaux Arts, Rennes, France
Bab Rouah: Sheila Hicks, Rabat, Morocco
Galerie Collection d'Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1980See Saw, Johnson Art Gallery, Middlebury College, VT
Free Fall, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
1979Suite Ouessantine, Musée des Beaux Arts, Brest, France
Miniatures, Galerie Carmen Martinez, Paris, France
Textilles Tailles, FIAC, Galerie Carmen Martinez, Paris, France
Inhabited, The American Centre, Paris, France
1978Tons and Masses, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
Baby Time Again, Galerie Suzy Langlois, Paris, France
Fil, Centre des Exposition, Montreuil, France
1977Sheila Hicks, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Museum of Art, Skopje, Yugoslavia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Dubrovnic, Yugoslavia
Biblioteca Americana, Bucharest, Romania
1976Tapisserie Mise en Liberte, Maison de la Culture, Rennes, France
Ancient Peruvian Textiles and the Work of Sheila Hicks, Maison de la Culture, Rennes, France
1975Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland
1974Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Modern Masters Tapestries Gallery, New York
1973Objets ets Rituals, Frances Bouygues Headqaurters, Clamart, France
Tapis de Priere, Palacio Iturbide, Mexico D.F, Mexico
1972The Work of Sheila Hicks, American Institute of Architects Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fils Dansants, Tapis aux Murs de Sheila Hicks, Dakar, Senegal; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Galerie Dar Lasram, Tunis, Tunisia; American Center, Milan, Italy
1971Les Tapies Mural de Sheila Hicks, Galerie National de Bab Rouah, Rabat, Morrocco
Formes de Fil, Musee des Beaux Arts, Brest, France
Tapissiries et Tissages de Sheila Hicks, Mobilier International, Lyon, France
1970Fete du Fil, Institut Franco-Americain de Rennes, France
Forme in Faden, Buchholz Gallery, Munich, Germany
American Library, Brussels, Belgium
1969Bensen Gallery, Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York
Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
Murs et Fibres, Suzy Langlois Gallery, Paris, France
1968Formes Tisees - Formes Architecturales, American Cultural Centre, Paris, France
Jindrichuv Castle, Czechoslovakia
1966Artek Gallery, Helsinki; N.K. Inredning, Stockholm; Galerie Objet, Zurich, Switzerland
1965Woven Forms and Sculpture, Interiors International, London
Neve Formen der Textiles Talturig, Landes-museum, Oldenburg, Germany
1963Exhibiting Wool, La Pina Gallery, La Jolla, California
Knoll associates, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois
Textiles by Sheila Hicks, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Knoll International, Nuremberg, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, Frankfurt and Suttgart, Germany and Basel, Switzerland
1961Tejidos, Galeria Antonio Souza, Mexico D.F, Mexico
1958Tejidos, National Museum of Natural History, Santiago, Chile
Pinturas de S.A.W. Hicks - Fotografias de Sergio Larrain, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
Pinturas de S.A.W. Hicks - Fotografias de Sergio Larrain, Galeria Galatea, Buenos Aires, Argentina
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018Entangled in the Everyday, ICA Boston, MA
2017Voyage d'hiver, Palace of Versailles, France
Nebraska: Its Land, Its People, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE
More Simply Put, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Medusa: Jewellery and Taboos, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris,
Paris, France
Thread Lines, KMAC Museum, Louisville, KY
Meandering, Abstractly, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Dallas, TX
Viva Arte Viva, 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia curated by Christine Macel
Making Space: Women Artists and Abstraction, MoMA, New York, NY
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
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, CA
Architecture of Color: The Legacy of Luis Barragán, Timothy Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
Made in France, Demisch Danant, New York, NY
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, CT
Looking Back / The 9th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, NY
Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft & Design, Midcentury & Today, Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY
Fiber Legends, KANEKO, Omaha, NE
wow! Woven? Entering the (sub) Textiles, KM - Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
2014Textured Planes, Demisch Danant, New York, NY
Thread Lines, Drawing Centre, New York, NY
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, NY
Fiber: Sculpture 1969 - Present, curated by Jenelle Porter, ICA, Boston, MA; travelling to Wexner Center for the Arts, Colombus, OH, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Eric's Trip, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
Hooked and Twisted: Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - Present, West Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, MA
Material Gestures: Cut, Weave, Sew, Knot, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013Threaded Stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Shaping Modernity: Design 1880 - 1980, Part Two, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
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
Le Monde Comme Volonte et Comme Papier, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
2011Décor et Installations, Les Gobelins Beauvais, Paris, France
Unpainted Paintings, Luxembourg & Dayan
2010Every Thing Design, Die Sammlungen des Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich
Elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2009Tapisserie Contemporaine et Art Textile en Europe, Académie des beaux-arts, Paris
2008Recent Acquisitions, 2003-2008, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York
Looking Forward/Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th-and 21st-Century Design, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York
2002Jouer la Lumiere, Musee des Arts decoratifs, Paris
Chongju International Craft Biennale, Changju, Korea
2000300 Year Anniversary Show, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
1998Structure and Surface: Contemporary Japanese Textile, Museum of Modern Art, New York
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, NY
1991Sheila Hicks and Pierette Bloch, Benno Premsela, Amsterdam
1986Fiber R/Evolution, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Winsconsin and Indianopolis Museum of Art, Indianopols, Indiana
1979Sheila Hicks - Daniel Graffin, Musee de Tapisserie, Aix-en-Provence
1977Artiste/Artisan, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
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
Gwebte Formen - Lenore Tawney, Claire Zeisler, Sheila Hicks, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
1961New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York
SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS
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)
AWARDS
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
COLLECTIONS
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA
Industriet Museum, Oslo, Norway
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA
Kustgewerbemuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum, Oldenburg, Germany
Manufacture des Gobelins, Paris, France
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN, USA
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, 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, NY, USA
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE, USA
The North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, USA
Okawa Museum, Kiryu, Japan
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, USA
The Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C., MD, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO, USA
The Smart Museum, Chicago, IL, USA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., MD, USA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, USA
Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA