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SHEILA HICKS, Hastings, Nebraska, b. 1934. Lives and works in Paris, France, 1964 to present. Yale University B.F.A. 1957, painting. M.F.A. 1959, painting. Fullbright Scholarship to Chile 1958. Exhibits: Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires. Lives and works in Guerrero, Mexico 1959-64. Photographs extensively, paints, weaves. Exhibits: Mexico, Chicago, New York. Teaches: architecture department, National University, Mexico City. Teaches art department, Bath Academy, England, 1964. Exhibits: Zurich, London, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oldenbburg, Wuppertal, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Nuremburg. Designs for Commonwealth Trust, Calicut, Kerala, India 1965-80. Designs for Ministry of Arts & Crafts, Morocco 1969-72. Exhibits: Dakar, Tunis, Abidjan, Paris. Publisher and Editor of American Fabrics & Fashions, New York 1980-83. Directs Art Program for King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1982-85. Paris studios: Atelier des Grands Augustins, Atelier Bourdonnais, Cour de Rohan. Bas-reliefs, tapestries, sculptures for the Ford Foundation, CBS, U.S. Federal Court House, Georg Jensen's, ATT, TWA, Galleria, Air France, French National Assembly, IBM, Kodak, Fiat, Dupont de Nemours, Banque Rothschild, United Arab League Mecca, Banco de Mexico Palacio Iturbide and Camino Real Hotel Mexico, Dresdner Bank Frankfurt, Fuji City Cultural Center, Kiryu City Theatre, J.T., Nigata Land Reform Office, Ohsaki Gate City, Japan, (partial list)
Exhibitions: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Musée des Arts Decoratiffs, Paris, Nantes, Prague; Museo de Bellas Artes, Chile; Seoul Art Center, Korea; Matsuya Ginza, Kajima, Tokyo; Bab Rouah, Rabat; Musé de Beaux Arts Brest, Pau, Toulouse, Rennes; Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Some Collections: Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tokyo, Kyoto; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota; Saint Louis Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; RISD; Milwaukee Art Museum; Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearny.

Collaborating on exhibition Sheila Hicks-Seeds to the Wind. Curator: Carla Hanzal.
Artists: John Dumbacher, Joseph Dumbacher; Joyce Seymore; Turner McGehee video by Cristobal Zañartu. Installation: Terry Strohkorb, Dean Anes; Education: Betsy DiJulio, Sonya Harmon: Art Handlers: Louis Cross, Clinton Wilson, technician: Larry Johnson.
Photography and design of catalog: Tom Grotta. Printer: Wolf Colorprint.

Copyright 1999, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia ISBN # 1-885163-07-X

Shipwrecked in Nebraska, 1998, 18 x 50 feet. Collaboration with the students of Hastings College in memory of Dr. William Hicks. Blue jeans were collected on campus and assembled on the lawn in front of the art department. Three art students lead teams in composing and stitching the multiple elements together observing the positive and negative spaces, light and dark tonalities and irregularities of the contours. The resulting work was hoisted to the ceiling of the student union for homecoming week-end.
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