I do not think all works of Sheila Hicks beautiful, especially her bright colors I often find too much. But then who am I … this exhibition of one hundred small weavings made by her in the last 50 years, seems really worthwhile.
Sheila Hicks weaves in unique ways art, craft and architecture in her work.
She makes paint less paintings, textile graffiti and autonomous installations.
Sheila was born in 1934 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.
A beautiful picture of a young Sheila Hicks.
Until March 4, 2012 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, The Netherlands presents an installation of hundreds small weaving (Minimes) made by artist Sheila Hicks in the last 50 years.
More info: Boijmans van Beuningen.