Hicks Sheila


Sheila Hicks is born in Hastings, Nebraska, United States in 1934, she currently lives and works in Paris, France. She is represented by Alison Jacques Gallery, London, and by Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York.

Sheila Hicks was born in Hastings, in Nebraska, in the year of 1934, she currently lives and works in Paris, France. She took a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree  in painting at Yale University of Architecture, in Connecticut, where she had the chance to study with Josef Albers, Rico Lebrun, Bernard Chaet, Jose de Riviera, Herbert Mather, Norman Ives, Gabor Peterdi, George Kubler, George Heard Hamilton, and Vincent Scully.

After been insigned of a grant by Henri Peyre, to study in France she moved and started to live there where she established the Atelier des Grands Augustins, where she currently works on site specific, large scale installations and fibra works of art.




Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones - The first art installation presented within the Dan Graham Waterloo Sunset Pavilion overlooking Waterloo Bridge and the London Skyline. It includes: scale bundles of coloured fabric that visitors are welcome to sit on and interact with; and mounds of differently and vibrantly coloured fabric that hang from the ceiling. Hayward Gallery Project Space, Southbank, London UK 23 Feb 2015.
Hicks Sheila
Hastings, 1934

Solo Shows


“Sheila Hicks: Material Voices”, The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario

“Sheila Hicks: Apprentissages”, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Musee Carnavalet and Nanterre-Amandiers, Paris, France

“Sheila Hicks – Farandoulo”, Espace Muralle, Geneva, Switzerland

“Sheila Hicks | Why Not”, Textiel Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands

“Sheila Hicks: Material Voices”, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska


“Sheila Hicks”, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri

“Sheila Hicks”, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

“Sheila Hicks: Predestined Colour Waves”, Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich, Germany

“Sheila Hicks”, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, USA

“Sheila Hicks”, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc, New York, USA

“Sheila Hicks”, Musées nationaux du Palais de Compiègne, Compiègne, France

Group Shows


“Viva Arte Viva”, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Hastings Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1934 Lives in: Paris, France