Sheila Hicks
B.1934
Biography
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Sheila Hicks was born in Hastings, Nebraska and received her BFA and MFA degrees from Yale University. Upon completing her studies at Yale Hicks received a Fulbright scholarship in 1957 to paint in Chile. While in South America she developed her interest in working with fibers. After founding workshops in Mexico, Chile, and South Africa, and working in Morocco and India, she now divides her time between her Paris studio and New York. 
 
Hicks has been widely exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions. A major retrospective Sheila Hicks: 50 Years debuted at the Addison Gallery of American Art and traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. Hicks‘ work is also included in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, both in New York City; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago; Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; and the Museums of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto. One-person exhibitions include those at the Seoul Art Center, Korea; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Exhibitions
Sheila Hicks
March 6 - April 5, 2014
Sheila Hicks
April 20 - June 2, 2012
Publications
Sheila Hicks
Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor
2006
Texts by Nina Strizler-Levine, Arthur C. Danto, and Joan Simon Hardcover, 416 pages Published by Yale University Press in association with the
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Sheila Hicks: 50 Years
2010
Texts by Joan Simon, Susan C. Faxon, and Whitney Chadwick Hardcover, 256 pages Published by the Yale University Press in association with the
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News
Sheila Hicks

The Drawing Center
Thread Lines at the Drawing Center, New York, NY September 19, 2014 - December 14, 2014 Thread Lines features sixteen artists who engage in sewing, knitting, and weaving to create a wide-range of works that activate the expressive and conceptual potential of line and illuminate affinities between the mediums of textile and drawing. read more