October 16 – December 20, 2015


October 16 – December 20, 2015

studio, black+E1b

Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce Swedish sculptor Eva Hild’s fourth exhibition opens on October 16, 2014 with a new exciting series of white and dark clay sculptures. Nancy Margolis Gallery discovered this talented young artist’s work at an International Ceramic Symposium in Oslo, Norway, in 2002. Hild’s first introduction to an American audience followed swiftly with an invitation by the gallery to exhibit her work in 2005.

In these last nine years much transpired as Hild developed technically, and visually the ethereal, elegant white sculptures introduced at the first two exhibits at Nancy Margolis Gallery. This work continued to evolve as well as challenge the imagination as to how it was possible to construct these amazing complex gems handbuilding with soft stoneware coils, an early traditional clay technique.

By HIld’s third exhibit in 2010 it was evident her vision, virtuosity, and direction had expanded. The clay forms were larger, a dark surface coloration was introduced, along with large scale metal sculpture cast in aluminum. Working in metal launched a whole new area of opportunity, for it was now possible to make monumental forms for outdoor public spaces. Today Hild’s sculpture is installed in parks, or complements important buildings as in the commission of the 20’ x 23’ aluminum sculpture to be situated at the Concert / Congress Hall in Malmo, Sweden.

The current exhibition includes a new generation of dark sculptures to be exhibited for the first time, and white sculptures reminiscent of her earlier forms, flowing, open, airy, etherial with a distinctive emphsis on the interior and exterior form. The inspiration and impetus for all of the work Hild describes as coming from an inner swirl of feelings some dark, some conflicted, and powerful that she finds a way to translate into a mix of calm beauty, arresting and forcefull. Today clay and metal share equal importance in her practise, the clay encourages a more intimate connection, the metal, a grander expression that reveals an impressive monumental spirit.

EVA HILD, Sweden, creates ethereal, flowing ceramic sculptures, for which she is well known. Interested in the dualism between negative and positive space, explorations of air, light, and movement are central to her works. Hild received her MFA from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, namely the Visual Art Fund grant, Special Prize at the World Ceramic Biennale, Korea, and the Sten A. Olsson Fund for Science and Culture. Hild has made numerous works in public spaces, as large-scale metal sculptures. Her work can be found in public and private collections including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Japan, the Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Shanghai, the Mint Museum, North Carolina, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, the National Museum, Stockholm, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This is her fourth solo exhibition with Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York.

Eva Hild, born 1966, Sweden. Lives and works in the southwest of Sweden.


1991-94, 96-98 M.F.A. School of Design & Crafts, University of Gothenburg
1994-95 Gerlesborg Art School

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York USA
2011 Gallery Bienvenu, New Orleans, USA
2010 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie NeC Nilsson et Chiglien, Paris, France
2009 Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden
Puls Gallery, Bryssel, Belgium
2008 Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sweden
Gallery Bienvenu, New Orleans, USA
Galleri Jeanette Ölund, Borås, Sweden
2007 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Centrum Goed Werk, Belgium
Monastery Church, Ystad, Sweden
2006 Höganäs Museum, Sweden
Borås Art Museum, Projekt 7-härad, Sweden
2005 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Galleri Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 The Röhss Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
2002 Galleri Bacchus, Borås, Sweden
Galleri Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 Gotland Art Museum, Visby, Sweden
Galleri Sintra, Gothenburg, Sweden
2000 Galleri Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 STENA 10, Gothenburg Art Museum, Sweden
Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden
Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Galleri Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Korea Foundation Cultural Center, Seoul, South Korea
Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York
Mirage; Ceramic Experiments with Contemporary Nomads, Shanghai Duolun
Modern Arts Museum, 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
2009 2010 China-China, Shanghai, China
Irreverent, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransisco, USA
Miami in New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Voices on tour: Yellowstone Art Museum, Montana. The Trout Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA
2008 Voices on tour: Design Museum Gent, Belgium. House of Sweden, Washington, USA
International Sculpture Festival, Borås Art Museum, 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 dÁrt, Paris, France
2007 Red Dot Fair, Miami Beach FL, 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, France. Musées de Châteauroux, France
2006 The Scripps 62nd Ceramic Annual, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, USA
Voices 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 Cultural Center, 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
Stenasalen, Gothenburg Art Museum, 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, Albany
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, The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
Contemporary Swedish Ceramics, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway
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, dÁrte Svedese, Rome and Bologna, Italy
Twelwe Hertha Bengtson Grant Recipients, Höganäs Museum, Sweden
Selected, on tour in Sweden
2001 Water Closet Workshop on tour: The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden and Grimmerhus Museum of Ceramics, Denmark
Plain form & Pure pleasure, Krapperup Art Gallery, Sweden
To a Friend, Galleri Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden
2000 Gifts from Bengt Julin fund The National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Young Form, Castle of Nolhaga, Alingsås, Sweden
Water Closet Workshop, Gustafsberg Porcelain Museum, Sweden
1998 Ceramics ´98, Nordic Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden
Graduate Show, The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg. On tour in Sweden 1998-1999

Public Collections

  • The National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
  • The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Borås Art Museum, Sweden
  • The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
  • Sèvres Ceramics Museum, Paris, France
  • Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA
  • Mint Museum, Charlotte, USA
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
  • Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
  • Icheon World Ceramic Center, Gwang-dong, South Korea
  • FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, China
  • Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Shanghai, China
  • Swedish municipalities and county councils
  • The Swedish National Public Art Council

Public Commissions

  • 2013 Momentum, outdoor sculpture made of industrial historical metal wheels, Tidaholm, Sweden
  • 2012 Binär, outdoor sculpture in aluminum and photo mounted on glass, Governmental building, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010 Wholly, outdoor sculpture in aluminium, Borås, Sweden
  • 2009 Loop, 6 stoneware sculptures, Equinox ship, USA
  • 2007 Whole, outdoor sculpture in white painted bronze, Cheongju, South Korea
  • 2006 Hollow, outdoor sculpture in patinated bronze, Varberg, Sweden
  • 2004 Feel no fear, Bus-stop in Borås, Sweden
  • 2004 Non-funkis and Relief plates, objects in pewter, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden
  • 2003 Breaking-up and Interruption, stoneware sculptures, St Erik Eye Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2003 Firs in file, concrete wall in Koppom, Sweden
  • 2003 Porcelain tiles, Public School in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2002 Diary, Porcelain tiles in Maria Chapel, Fristad, Sweden
  • 1996 Relief, wall decoration, Service House in Linköping, Sweden
  • Commissions for The Swedish National Public Art Council, Swedish municipalities and county councils, Church of Sweden, public schools and sheltered housing.

Selected Grants and Awards

  • Sweden´s Visual Arts Fund, Special Grant 2007
  • Sweden´s Visual Arts Fund, 2-year working grant 1999-2000, 2004-2005
  • IASPIS, International Artists´ Studio Program in Sweden
  • Sten A Olsson Fund for Science and Culture
  • Fokus Foundation, Borås
  • Västra Götaland Cultural Grant
  • The Hertha Bengtson Foundation
  • Borås Cultural Grant
  • Friends of Art Handicraft
  • John Hedaeus Cultural Grant
  • Estrid Ericsons Foundation
  • Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation
  • Längmanska Cultural Fund
  • Special Prize, The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale in South Korea 2005
  • Honorable Mention, The 6th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan 2002
  • Scholarship at Orrefors Glassworks 1999-2000
  • Working Period at EKWC, European Ceramic Work Centre, Holland 2006-2007

Selected Publications

  • Non-present Presence, text Richard Speer, Art New Orleans, Fall 2011, USALes formes sculptées, text Anne Bony-Gurrey, La Gazette Drouot, issue 15/2010, France
  • Eva Hild, text Pascale Nobécourt, La revue de la Ceramique et du Verre, issue 172/2010, France
  • Toute en courbe, text Dominique Brisson, Ateliers d´Art, issue 86/2010, France
  • Ruban Rigides, text Vincent Poinas, Citizen K International, spring 2010, France
  • Thought Forms, text Joanna Dahn, Ceramic Review, May/June 2009, Great Britain
  • En vit skönhet, text Yvonne Rittvall, Form, issue 9/2008, Sweden
  • Broad Complex by Eva Hild, text Barry Phipps, Museums Journal, May issue 2008, Great Britain
  • Eva Hild, text Richard Speer, Gallery Bienvenu, 2008, USA Spröda vita former, text Göran Hellström, Konstvärlden & Disajn, March 2008 issue, Sweden
  • Slingrande vindlingar och hålrum, text Kerstin Parker, Svenskt konsthantverk, issue 1/2008, Sweden
  • The Spirit of Ceramic Design, Robert Piepenburg, 2008, USA
  • Un autre regard, text Alain Chiglien, Musées de Châteauroux, 2007, France
  • Voix et contre-voies de la Céramique Suédoise, text Carole Andréani, La revue de la Ceramique et du Verre, issue 154, 2007, France
  • Voices – Contemporary Ceramic Art from Sweden, text Sara Danius, photo Patrik Johansson, 2006, Sweden
  • Divine Shards – Cult Becomes Art, text Saga Bitkover-Norman, Monastery Museum in Ystad, 2006, Sweden
  • Not Ideas about the Thing, but the Thing Itself, text Jeanne Quinn, KeramikMagazin, issue 3/2005, Germany
  • Craft in Dialogue: Six Views on a Practice in Change, IASPIS, 2005, ed. Love Jönsson, Sweden
  • Modernt svenskt tenn, text Hedvig Hedqvist, Rikard Jacobson & Jan von Gerber, 2004, Sweden
  • Keramiker i konstens gränsland, text Camilla Adolfsson
  • Konstperspektiv, December 2004 issue, Sweden
  • Samtal med Eva Hild, text Ann-Charlotte Glasberg, Sten A Olsson
  • Kulturstipendium 2003, 2004, Sweden
  • Umedalen skulptur, text Katarina Swanström, Galleri Stefan Andersson, 2004, Sweden
  • Eva Hild’s Inner Room, text Kerstin Wickman, Ceramics: Art and Perception, issue 55, 2004, Australia
  • Sinuous Shapes, text David McFadden, American Ceramics, issue 14/3, 2004, USA
  • Conversations with Artists, text Lo Caidahl, photo Johan Hedenström, 2004, Sweden
  • Eva Hild och Tore Svensson, text Mikael Nanfeldt, The Röhsska Museum, 2004, Sweden
  • Anwesend Abwesend, 3rd Internationale Keramik-Biennale, 2003, Austria Contemporary Swedish Ceramics, text Love Jönsson, 2003, Sweden
  • Twelve Hertha Bengtson Grant Recipients, text Love Jönsson, 2002, Sweden
  • Kreativa kraftkällor, text Petter Eklund, Residence, issue 3/2002, Sweden
  • Eva Hilds keramik: inre och yttre former, text Pernilla Åbrink, Form, issue 3/2000, Sweden