Sparsör, b.1966

Eva Hild

Eva Hild (b. 1966) lives and works in the southwest of Sweden. Her small-scale ceramic sculptures and large-scale metal ones have secured her position on the international art scene. In July of 2019 Hild completed her first major outdoor commission in the United States for Alfred University. Her sculpture Wave is permanently installed outside the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. Hild is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Visual Art Fund grant, Special Prize at the World Ceramic Biennale (Korea), and the Sten A. Olsson Fund for Science and Culture. In 2017 she was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal in recognition of outstanding artistic achievements, in which she was given the award by the King and Queen of Sweden. Hild’s work can be found in public and private...

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Biography

Eva Hild (b. 1966) lives and works in the southwest of Sweden. Her small-scale ceramic sculptures and large-scale metal ones have secured her position on the international art scene. In July of 2019 Hild completed her first major outdoor commission in the United States for Alfred University. Her sculpture Wave is permanently installed outside the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. Hild is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Visual Art Fund grant, Special Prize at the World Ceramic Biennale (Korea), and the Sten A. Olsson Fund for Science and Culture. In 2017 she was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal in recognition of outstanding artistic achievements, in which she was given the award by the King and Queen of Sweden. Hild’s work can be found in public and private collections across the globe, including the Museum of Arts and Design (New York), the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art (Japan), and the Museum of Contemporary Ceramics (Shanghai).

Artist Statement
My sculptures show the necessity of opposites; they are paradoxes. On the one hand, they are mass in thin-built layers, running to and from in a smooth and continuous motion. On the other hand, they are air and light, forming the volumes from empty space. The body of each sculpture strains in different directions but still stays together, uniform. A network of holes, conjunctions, funnels and inner rooms, they reflect varying degrees of external and internal pressure. I think of my sculptures as rhythmical self-portraits.

Artworks

7

Bear, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract Sculpture / Abstraction / Art of the 2010s / Contemporary European Art / Contemporary Swedish Art / European Art / Less is More / Monochrome Colors / Restrained Expression / Sculpture / Stoneware / Swedish Art / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1998

    M.F.A. School of Design & Crafts, University of Gothenburg (1991-1994, 1996-1998)

  • 1995

    Gerlesborg Art School (1994-1995)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

  • Dalslands Konstmuseum (together with Clay Ketter), Sweden

  • 2018

    Kulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Sculpture, sculpture, sculpture! CF Hill, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2018

    Tore G Wärenstams Foundation on tour: Vandalorum Värnamo, Varbergs

  • Konsthall, Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden

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Education

  • 1998

    M.F.A. School of Design & Crafts, University of Gothenburg (1991-1994, 1996-1998)

  • 1995

    Gerlesborg Art School (1994-1995)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

  • Dalslands Konstmuseum (together with Clay Ketter), Sweden

  • 2018

    Kulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany

  • Örebro Konsthall, Sweden

  • 2017

    Skilstuna konstmuseum, Sweden

  • Djurgården sculpture exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Galerie NeC, Paris, France

  • Lidköpings konsthall, Sweden

  • 2016

    Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden

  • 2014

    Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

  • 2013

    Galerie NeC, Hong Kong

  • 2011

    Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, USA

  • 2010

    Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

  • Galerie NeC, Paris, France

  • 2009

    Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Puls Gallery, Bryssel, Belgium

  • 2008

    Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sweden

  • Gallery Bienvenu/Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, USA

  • Galleri Jeanette Ölund (together with Malena Karlsson), Borås, Sweden

  • 2007

    Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

  • Centrum Goed Werk, Belgium

  • Klosterkyrkan, Ystad, Sweden

  • 2006

    Höganäs Museum, Sweden

  • Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden

  • 2005

    Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

  • Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2004

    Röhsska museet (together with Tore Svensson), Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2002

    Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Galleri Bacchus, Borås, Sweden

  • 2001

    Gotlands Konstmuseum, Visby, Sweden

  • Galleri Sintra, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2000

    Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Sculpture, sculpture, sculpture! CF Hill, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2018

    Tore G Wärenstams Foundation on tour: Vandalorum Värnamo, Varbergs

  • Konsthall, Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden

  • Galerie NeC, Paris, France

  • Art Contemporain Chassagne Montrachet, Galerie NeC, France

  • Stjärnglans, Galleri Jeanette Ölund, Borås, Sweden

  • 2017

    Art Paris 2017, Galerie NeC, France

  • Höganäs Museum, Sweden

  • 2016

    Chart Art Fair, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Denmark

  • 2015

    Art international Istanbul, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Turkey

  • 2014

    Group show and Art Paris 2014, Galerie NeC, Paris, France

  • Galleri Hubert Stockselius, Skövde, Sweden

  • Art international Istanbul, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Turkey

  • Miami Project, Nancy Margolis Gallery, USA

  • Winter show, Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden

  • 2013

    Heavy metal and stones, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sweden

  • Fluid Reformations, Islip Art Museum, USA

  • 2012

    STENA 10, Göteborgs konstmuseum, Sweden

  • Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden

  • Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

  • Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2011

    Korea Foundation Cultural Center, Seoul, South Korea

  • Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York

  • Mirage; Ceramic Experiments with Contemporary Nomads, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China

  • 2010

    Ev+a, Exhibition of Visual Art, Limerick, Ireland

  • Voices - Contemporary Ceramic Art from Sweden on tour: Hillstrom Museum of Art, Saint Peter, Minnesota. The Slidell Cultural Center, Louisiana, USA

  • 2010 China-China, Shanghai Arts and Craft Association, China

  • 2009

    Irreverent, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransisco, USAMiami in New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

  • Voices on tour: Yellowstone Art Museum, Montana. The Trout Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA

  • White, white, white, Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2008

    Voices on tour: Design museum Gent, Belgium. House of Sweden, Washington, USA

  • International Sculpture Biennale, Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden

  • Beyond Measure, Kettle´s Yard, Cambridge, England

  • Just Swedish, Flow Gallery, London, Great Britain

  • Mind & Matter, Best of European Contemporary Craft, Mons, Belgium

  • Masterwork, Ateliers d´Art, Paris, France

  • 2007

    Red Dot Fair, Miami Beach, Nancy Margolis Gallery, USA

  • Cheongju International Craft Biennale, special invitation, South Korea

  • SOFA New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, USA

  • Works, Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway

  • Voices on tour: Centre Culturel Suèdois, Paris. Musées de Châteauroux, France

  • 2006

    The Scripps 62nd Ceramic Annual, Scripps College, Claremont, USAVoices on tour: Europäisches Industrie Museum für Porzellan in Selb, Germany. Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany

  • Works on tour: Tampere and Design Forum, Helsinki, Finland. Rörstrand Museum, Lidköping, Sweden

  • The Art of Clay, Steninge World Exhibition, Steninge Kulturcentrum, Sweden

  • 2005

    SOFA New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

  • Meister der Moderne Internationale Handwerksmesse Munich, Germany

  • 3rd International Competition, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Korea

  • The Swedish Show, Meyerhoff Galleries, NCECA, Baltimore, USA

  • Nordic Craft, Länsmuseet Varberg, Sweden

  • Stenastipendiater, Stenasalen, Göteborgs konstmuseum, Sweden

  • 2004

    SOFA New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

  • Umedalen Skulptur, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden

  • Keramiikka 2004, Fiskars, Finland

  • Keramikbiennale, Keramion, Frechen, Germany

  • Swedish Contemporary Craft Art, Modena, Italy and Tirana, Albania

  • 2003

    Modern Ceramic Art from an International Perspective, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Japan

  • Scandinavian Design beyond the Myth, on tour in Europe 2003-2007

  • Anwesend Abwesend, 3rd International Keramikbiennale of Kapfenberg, Austria

  • Thirteen Hertha Bengtson Grant Recipients, Svensk Form, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Swedish Contemporary Craft Art, Röhsska museet, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Contemporary Swedish Ceramics, Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway

  • Nordic Contemporary Craft, Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2002

    The 6th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Japan

  • Contemporary Craft Art, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden

  • Water Closet Workshop, on tour in Great Britain and Germany

  • Artigianato, d´Arte Svedese, Rome and Bologna, Italy

  • Twelwe Hertha Bengtson Grant Recipients, Höganäs Museum, Sweden

  • Selected - Swedish Art and Craft, on tour in Sweden

  • 2001

    Water Closet Workshop on tour: Röhsska museet, Gothenburg, Sweden and Keramikmuseum Grimmerhus, Denmark

  • Plain form & Pure pleasure, Krapperups Konsthall, Sweden

  • To a Friend, Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2000

    Gifts from Bengt Julin fund, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Young Form, Nolhaga Slott, Alingsås, Sweden

  • Water Closet Workshop, Gustavsbergs Porslinsmuseum, Sweden

Commissions

  • 2019

    Wave, aluminum sculpture, Alfred University, New York, USA

  • Spiral, aluminum sculpture, Örebro, Sweden

  • Circle, aluminum sculpture, Kävesta, Sweden

  • Deviate, stoneware sculpture, Borås, Sweden

  • Wave, aluminum sculpture, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany

  • 2018

    Link, aluminum sculpture, Älmhult, Sweden

  • 2017

    Nod, aluminum sculpture, Mölnlycke, Sweden

  • 2016

    Knot, aluminum sculpture, Fristad, Sweden

  • 2015

    Rubato, aluminum sculpture, Malmö Live, Sweden

  • Bulb, aluminum sculpture, Kungälv, Sweden

  • Recurrence, bronze sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2014

    Ply, aluminum sculpture, Västerås, Sweden

  • Irruption, bronze sculpture, Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden

  • Flux, aluminum sculpture, Skövde, Sweden

  • 2013

    Momentum, sculpture made of historical industrial metal wheels, Tidaholm, Sweden

  • Irruption, bronze sculpture, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany

  • Loop, stoneware sculptures, MS Europa ship, Germany

  • 2012

    Binary, aluminum sculpture and photo on glass, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2010

    Wholly, aluminum sculpture, Borås, Sweden

  • 2009

    Loop, stoneware sculptures, Equinox ship, USA

Grants/Awards

  • The Prince Eugen Medal in recognition of outstanding artistic achievements

  • Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Grant-Award

  • The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, working grants and Special grant

  • Stiftelsen Fokus, Borås

  • Asmund and Lizzie Arles sculpture award

  • Sten A Olssons Stiftelse för Forskning och Kultur

  • Västra Götalands kulturstipendium

  • Stiftelsen Hertha Bengtssons Stipendiefond

  • Borås Kulturstipendium

  • Höganäs Keramikstipendium

Collections

  • Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Röhsska museet, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden

  • Tore G Wärenstams stiftelse, Borås, Sweden

  • Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden

  • Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway

  • Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA

  • Mint Museum, Charlotte, USA