(Hastings, USA, 1934)
Sheila Hicks received BFA and MFA degrees from the Yale School of Art. Awarded a Fulbright scholarship to paint in Chile, she photographed indigenous weavers and archeological sites in the Andes beginning an investigation into fiber as an artistic medium that Hicks continues to this day.
Hicks’ earliest weaving exhibitions took place at Galeria Antonio Souza and The Art Institute of Chicago. Numerous solo exhibitions followed at Galerie Bab Rouah, Rabat, Morocco, Stedelijk Museum, Lunds Konsthall and many more. A major retrospective, Sheila Hicks: 50 Years, debuted at the Addison Gallery of American Art and traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia as well as the Mint Museum.
Hicks has created monumental site-specific works for the Ford Foundation Headquarters, the Federal Courthouse in New York, The Duke Endowment Fund, King Saud University, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton among others.
She has resided and worked in Paris since 1964.
Esperansa en París, 2023
Linen, cotton, pure pigment acrylic fiber
Ø 80 cm
Ø 31 1/2 in