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Sheila Hicks Given Lifetime Achievement Award

07 Apr 2022

During the opening events at Sheila Hicks: Off Grid, the International Sculpture Center (ISC) awarded Sheila Hicks with their 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award.

The International Sculpture Center’s Board of Trustees established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognise individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture. Candidates for the award are masters of sculptural processes and techniques who have devoted their careers to the development of a laudable body of work, as well as to the advancement of the sculpture field as a whole.

At a lunch to celebrate the opening of Hicks’ first major retrospective in the UK, the ISC joined live via zoom from New York to present the award.

Hicks has exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. She was included in the 2017 Venice Biennale,  the 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York, the 2012  São Paulo Biennial in Brazil. Recent solo presentations include Lignes de Vie at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2018 and Free Threads 1954-2017 at Museo Amparo, Mexico. A major retrospective Sheila Hicks: 50 Years debuted at the Addison Gallery of American Art and traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hicks’ work is in museum collections around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago; the V&A and Tate in London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; and Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago and many others.

Read the full article in the ISC’s magazine