Beast Line, 2014, galvanized and painted steel, 160cm high x 220cm long x 90cm wide
Canadian born, I am London based since 1987 after a post graduate Sculpture, St Martin's School of Art and BA Honors Art, University of Guelph, Canada.
I have exhibited widely in Britain and featured in group exhibits in Holland, Taiwan, Germany, Eire, Canada and USA. Recent and noteworthy exhibitions include: Elemental Burghley Sculpture Garden, Stamford Lincs summer 2014; Pulchri/APT exchange exhibit, The Hague, Netherlands Feb 2014; 8 studios from here, selected Deptford artists, Southbank Royal Festival Hall exhibit, summer 2013; Folding Space, Sheila Vollmer & Brigitte Parusel, Atrium Gallery, Barbican Arts Trust, London E8 2013, International Exhibition of Wood Sculpture’,Wood Sculpture Museum Taiwan 2012; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012, RA, London; London Bridge City Sculpture (2 sculptures on riverside walkway by Hay’s Galleria London) 2011-12; Thinking Big: 21st Cent. British Sculpture, Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, 2003.
Awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Public & private collections include The Prudential plc London and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Staffs.
My sculptural work is primarily abstract with references to the natural, spiritual and constructed world. Exploring various materials including wood, steel, cast cement, and rope my work is about the materials and achieving wholeness, rhythm, life and meaning within the forms and space around them in a systematic working process.
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© Sheila Vollmer 2016