Photo: Anna Sigge
Eva Hild was born in 1966 in Lidköping, raised in Borås and trained at the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg with a Master of Fine Arts in 1998. She is represented on including the Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, USA), Sevres Ceramics Museum (Paris, France) and the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art (Gifu, Japan). In Sweden, her works in important collections such as the National Museum in Stockholm, Borås Art Museum and the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg and she has received numerous awards, honors and awards both in Sweden and internationally. Recently she was awarded the prestigious The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Award and in February 2017 the artist received the Asmund and Lizzie Arles sculptor price at the Art Academy ceremonial meeting.
Eva Hild is famous for her otherworldly ceramic artwork. With a masterly precision she creates sculptures of white stoneware, shaped in swaying curls, as if a movement was caught and frozen in time.
When the Swedish Arts Grants awarded her with the Form Award, they pinpointed her expression well: “Eva Hild’s ultra-thin clay sculptures possess an intimacy of the handmade and tangible world. But here’s also a distance, which confirms its aesthetic appeal. There is a duality of fragility and strength manifesting throughout her oeuvre. In these organic shapes, exterior and interior twists and turns through inner and outer pressure filling all cavities with a strong force.”