Sheila Vollmer MRSS
I have exhibited widely in Britain and featured in group exhibits in Holland, Taiwan, Germany, Ireland, Canada and USA.
Canadian born, I am London based since 1987 after post graduate studies in Sculpture at St. Martin's School of Art, London and BA Honours Art, University of Guelph, Canada.
I have exhibited widely in Britain and featured in group exhibits in Holland, Taiwan, Germany, Ireland, Canada and USA. Recent and noteworthy exhibitions & commissions include: Sine Line, Public Sculpture Commission 2020, Integral Powertrain Ltd, Milton Keynes 2020; Feeling for Murmuration, Art House1 gallery, postponed and moved to APT Gallery 2020; Winter Group show, Linden Hall Studios, Deal Kent CT14; This stuff matters, 4 women RBS sculptors, exhibit/recorded discussion, Unit 3, ASCs Studios, London 2020; Burghley Sculpture Garden, Burghley House, Stamford, Lincs. (catalogue); Testing 1<2, curated by John Bunker, ASC studios, Unit 3 London E3 2019; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018, curated by Grayson Perry, Royal Academy, W1; Chelsea Flower Show 2018, 2 sculptures commissioned for VTB Spirit of Cornwall garden, (silver gilt medal winner); Teeth stronger than Diamond, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennnistymon, Co Clare Ireland 2018; Shoreham Sculpture Trail 2017, Shoreham, Kent; Cass Sculpture Fdn, Maquette exhibition, Goodwood, West Sussex, 2016-17; Artist of the Day (solo show), Flowers Gallery central, London SE1 2015; International Exhibition of Wood Sculpture, Wood Sculpture Museum Taiwan 2012; London Bridge City Sculpture (2 sculptures on riverside walkway by Hay’s Galleria London) 2011-12; Spitalfields Public Art, Spitalfields Market, London, 2009-10; Steel, Sculpture in the Workplace curated by Ann Elliott for Canary Wharf, London 2006; Thinking Big: 21st Cent. British Sculpture, Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, 2003.
Awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Public & private collections include: Integral Powertrain Ltd Milton Keynes,The Prudential plc London and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Staffs.
My sculptural work is about the materials achieving wholeness, rhythm, surprise, mood, and meaning within the forms and spaces they inhabit.
I explore line, form and space constructing in various materials including steel, wood, Perspex, rope and some cement, Perspex, glass & recently Bronze; making, describing and being affected by space, referencing architecture, systems of nature, and the body/mind’s relationship to these.
Constructing with steel angle and flat opens and contains space. The wood works and rope installations also explore this systematic construction, architecture and inside/outside rhythm. Colour accentuates the inside/outside of the lines, forms and negative spaces adding rhythm and energy to the changing views around the work.