Top image credit: Sheila Hicks, 2016. Tramway. Glasgow International 2016. Photography by; Ruth Clark


Sheila Hicks

Sheila Hicks (b. 1934 in Hastings, Nebraska, USA) lives and works in Paris, France, and New York, USA.

Hicks has had a long and prolific career. In 1957, she received a Fulbright scholarship to paint in Chile and while in South America she developed her interest in working with fibres. 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.

The artist plays with and builds on classical textile techniques ­ weaving, crocheting, dyeing, spinning ­ to develop her own experimental and idiosyncratic style, incorporating natural fibres, synthetic blends, and even everyday office supplies.

Her tactile objects and installations of riotous color and breathtaking form expand fibre’s kinship to both painting and sculpture.

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