Sheila Hicks delivers a knockout wall of knitting—all explosive, rumbling colors- at this exhibition of Venice Biennale 2017. A colorful and cozy wall, what a good idea to have at home…
Sheila Hicks was born in Hastings, Nebraska and received her BFA and MFA degrees from Yale University. In 1957-58 she went to study in Chile, when 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 exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. Her works are very colorful and cozy looking. It feels like hugging it and stay around for a while and the energies will be revitalized.
La Biennale has selected Christine Macel as a curator committed to emphasizing the important role artists play in inventing their own universes and injecting generous vitality into the world we live in,”
Overall, the 2017 Venice Biennale gives off a highly accomplished, though slightly underthought, vibe. That includes the title, “Viva Arte Viva,” which is almost charmingly hokey: At a time when art might feel overrun by events, it literally sticks “art” at the center of “life.” It is at the section “Viva Arte Viva” that we will find Sheila artwork.
Hicks‘ work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago; solo exhibitions at the Seoul Art Center, Korea; Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
She is also the winner of many worldwide awards.