BIOGRAPHY

SHEILA GIRLING


B.1929 (Birmingham, UK) - 2014


Educated

Birmingham School of Art

Royal Academy Schools, London  (Silver medal for portrait in oils) (Proxima Accessit gold medal)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


1978

Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta: Watercolour Landscapes touring to Calgary Art Gallery and Alberta; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse


1980

Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York


1981

House Gallery, London

Galerie Wentzel, Hamburg, Germany: Bilder und Aquarelle

Clayworks Studio Workshop, New York: Ceramic Plaques


1982

Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York


1985

Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York


1986

Warwick Arts Trust, London


1989

Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery. London


1991

Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London


1993

Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London

Chesil Gallery, Dorset: The Caros, A Creative Partnership

touring to University of Surrey Library Gallery, Guildford,Dorset County Museum, Dorchester and Pier Arts Centre, OrkneyFrancis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London: Walls and Extended Walls


1999

Churchill College, Cambridge: Way Through

Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax: Collage Paintings 1989-1999


2003

Pilgrim Gallery, London. Energy of Colour


2006

Insitut Valancia d’ Art Modern (IVAM  Museum), Valencia,  Sheila Girling: Retrospective


2007

Art First, London: Sheila Girling - Recent Works


2012

Maddox Arts, London. Sheila Girling-New Works

L’Artishe Gallery, Swanage, UK. Sheila Girling


2015

Retrospective Exhibition, Annely Juda Fine Art, London (Forthcoming)



GROUP EXHIBITIONS


1950-51

Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition


1978

Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York: Five Painters

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse: New works in clay II.

Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York: Group show


1980

Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York: Works on paper


1981

Camden Art Gallery, London: Contemporary Artists in Camden

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse: New Works in clay III

touring to  Clayworks Studio Workshop, New York, James Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, Myer, Briar & Weiss, San Francisco and Adelle Taylor Fine Arts, Dallas


1985

Warwick Arts Trust, London: The Joy of Paint, English Expressionism 1985, touring to Bede Gallery, Jarrow


1986

Smith's Galleries, London: Triangle Workshop Show

Warwick Arts Trust, London: Group of Four


1987

369 Gallery, Edinburgh: New work by artists from the Warwick Arts Trust


1988

Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery. London: Gallery Artists

Warwick Arts Trust, London: Works from the Collection


1989

Leighton Centre, Calgary, Alberta; Landscape Paintings

Petter Sands Gallery, Bristol: Artists from Dorset

Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London: Works on Paper


1991

Mall Galleries, London: The Discerning Eye

touring to Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead


1992

Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London: Five Years: Works on Paper

Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London: Gallery Artists


1993

Mall Galleries, London:  Making a Mark

Bayer AG, Leverkusen: British Contemporary Art, touring to Bayer AG, Düsseldorf and Newbury

Annely Juda Fine Art, London: Partners


1994

Flowers East, London: British Abstract Art Part 1: Painting

Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London: Gallery Artists


1995

Montpelier Sandelson Gallery: invited artist with Matthew Smith Exhibition


1996

Flowers East, London: British Abstract Art Part 3: Works on Paper


1997

First International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence

Flowers East, London: Small is beautiful - Death


1998

Flowers East, London: Small is beautiful - Music


1999

Flowers East, London: Small is beautiful - Millennium

Flowers West, Santa Monica: British Abstract Painting

Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth University: Art Loan Collection

DeliArt, London: Observers


2000

Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis: Shorelines

Flowers East, London: Small is beautiful – Self Portrait


2001

Flowers East, London: British Abstract Painting 2001

Flowers East, London: Small is beautiful – Still-Life


2002

Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham: Made in Birmingham. Regional Artists – International Reputations

Flowers East, London: Small is beautiful – Voyage


2003

Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition

Pilgrim Gallery, London: Two person show

Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax. Handmade


2004

Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition

Flowers Central, London: Small is beautiful

Christie’s, London: Modern and Contemporary British Art: Auction to Benefit the ‘Heart of Piccadilly’ Appeal


2005

Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition

Flowers Central, London: Small is beautiful


2007

Flowers Central, London: Small is beautiful

Annely Juda Fine Art, London: Annely Juda – A celebration

New Art Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Sheila Girling & Anthony Caro   (joint exhibition)


2008

Flowers East, London: Small is Beautiful


2009

Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition


2009

Broadbent Gallery, London: The Seamless Garment


2010

Gallery K, Nicosia, Cyprus: A Perfect Partnership

Flowers Cork St, London: Small is beautiful


2011

Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition


2011-2012

Flowers Central, London: Small is beautiful


2012

Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition


2013

Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition


2014

Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition


2015

Royal Academy of Art, London: Summer Exhibition (Forthcoming)


PARTICIPATED IN:


Clay Workshop, Syracuse University, New York 1978 and 1979

Triangle Workshop, Pine Plains, New York 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988

Triangle Workshop, Barcelona, Spain 1987

Landscape Workshop, Leighton Centre, Calgary, Alberta 1989

Selector of Paintings - Whitechapel Open exhibition, London 1994

Northern Broadsides Theatre Company - costume, catalogue and poster design for Milton’s

Samson Agonistes, Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax, England 1998


WORKS IN COLLECTIONS


Museum Würth, Kunzelsau, Germany

The Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle

Edmonton Art Gallery, Canada

IVAM Museum, Valenica, Spain

& many private collections






BIBLIOGRAPHY



Critics’ Choice

The Guardian and Sunday Times, September 1989


Davis, Peter

Art in Poole and Dorset


Davis, Peter

Arts Review, October 1989


Girling, Sheila

(with Anthony Caro, Fred Pollock, Alan Gouk and Basil Beattie); interview on Hans Hofmann:  Late Paintings; Exhibition Catalogue,

Tate Gallery, London 1988


Gale, Iain

Catalogue introduction, Montepelier Sandleson Gallery 1995

(invited artist with Matthew Smith exhibition)


Golding, Dr John

Catalogue introduction, House Gallery 1980


Golding, Dr John

Catalogue introduction, 1989


Westley, Dr Hannah

Sheila Girling – Wall Paintings Catalogue for New Art Centre, Wiltshire exhibition Sheila Girling & Anthony Caro, 2007


Westley, Dr Hannah

Sheila GirlingLund Humphries 2008


Westley, Dr Hannah

Sheila Girling – Recent Works Catalogue for exhibition at Art First, London 2008


Hilton, Tim

‘Out of the darkness came the light’, Review of Partners, exhibition, Annely Juda Fine Art, The Independent on Sunday, 5 December 1993


Hilton, Tim

Review of British Abstract Art Part 3, Angela Flowers, The Independent on Sunday, 1996


Hubbard, Sue

IVAM Catalogue introduction, 2006


Lee Klein, Ellen

Arts Magazine April 1985, illustrated


Lotz, Corinna 

‘Sheila Girling’, Galleries magazine, September 1989


Phillpotts, Beatrice

Review of The Caros exhibition at University of Surrey

Library Gallery, Surrey Advertiser, 1996


Russell, John

New York Times 1985


Sello, Dr Gottfried

Brigitte Magazine 1981, illustrated


Somerville, Margaret

Foreword, The Caros exhibition catalogue, Chesil Gallery, Portland, 1996


Summers, Julie

‘A conversation between Anthony Caro, Sheila Girling andJulie Summers on 6 October 1995 in the Artist’s Studio, Camden Town’, The Caros exhibition catalogue, Chesil Gallery, Portland 1996


Wilkin, Karen

Catalogue introduction, Edmonton Art Gallery 1978


Wilkin, Karen

‘At the Galleries’, Partisan Review, Vol. I, Winter 1990





BOOKS ILLUSTRATED


Caro, Tim

Antipredator Defenses in Birds and Mammals  UCP 2005


Caro, Tim

Conservation by Proxy

Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species

Island Press 2010