Sheila Hicks Alphabet Tapestry

22sh/r Color Alphabet Tapestry, Sheila Hicks, wool, silk, 6’ x 6’, 1982, NFS

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Compresse II, Sheila Hicks, linen, 24" x 22" x 16" 1967, NFS

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Proust Visits, The Brooding Winter Tree, Sheila Hicks, linen, 24" x 22" x 16", 1999, NFS

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40sh Family Evolution, Sheila Hicks, linen, 1997, NFS

Selected permanent collections and exhibition venues:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York (Wall Hangings); Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (solo exhibition); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (solo exhibition); Museums of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan; Lausanne, Switzerland (International Biennials of Tapestry); Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago, Chile (solo exhibition).


Craftsmanship Medal, American Institute of Architects; Craftsmanship Medal, Officer of Arts and Letters from the Minister of Culture, France; Gold Medal, American Craft Council

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65sh Garden de la Paix, Sheila Hicks, linen and spun stainless steel thread, 2006, NFS

Much as I am absorbed in the study of historical textiles and art, I try to challenge a status quo in my own work. Not by taking a radical approach – because I feel more comfortable with intriguing colors and balanced shapes – but by expressing the interconnectedness of disparate elements. By concentrating on essence and observing intrinsic qualities of materials I structure a small world of elegant incongruity.

Sheila Hicks