Press Release

Meyer Riegger is pleased to announce the first gallery solo exhibition in Germany in more than 50 years by the celebrated artist Sheila Hicks. The show at Meyer Riegger, which is organised in collaboration with galerie frank elbaz, Paris, runs from 29 April to 29 July 2023.



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Sheila Hicks, In Abundance

Meyer Rigger, Berlin (Germany)

29.04 - 29.07.2023




The American, who has lived in Paris since 1964, works with fibres in breathtaking colours, including wool, linen, silk and pigmented acrylic fibres, which she knots, weaves or spins to create stunning new forms. On one hand, through her painting studies with Bauhaus master Josef Albers at Yale University, the artist is influenced by Modernism. On the other, her work draws on the traditional arts and crafts of various continents, which she became familiar with during longer periods of time spent in Chile, Mexico, India and Morocco, among others. Throughout her career, the 88-year-old artist has fused and repeatedly reworked these multiple threads of influence to create a unique style that continues to captivate audiences.

This long-overdue exhibition aims to place the artist within a German context, offering to the public in Berlin a selection of works that reflect a more-than-half-century-long career. The breadth and diversity of Hicks’ work will be featured, from woven works to knotted pieces. Smaller, intimate, wall-hanging sculptures and vitrines will be on display alongside imposing, large-scale installations. The exhibition is both a survey of an extensive, fascinating body of work and at the same time an insight into the current artistic production of Sheila Hicks, whose creative energy remains unbroken to this day.

Hicks’ work has been shown across the globe and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in important institutions such as Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2023), The Hepworth Wakefield (2022), MAK, Vienna (2020), Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2019), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018), Hayward Gallery, London (2015) and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2011), as well as in significant group presentations such as the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), the 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016) and the Whitney Biennial (2014).

Exhibition 029 April -29 July 2023. Meyer Riegger, Schaperstraße 14 - 10719 Berlin (Germany). Tel.: +49 30 315 665 80. Hours : Tue – Sat, 11 am – 6 pm






Sheila Hicks, In Abundance, Meyer Rigger, Berlin, Germany

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