Victoria Miro is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition of works by Hedda Sterne (1910–2011).
An active member of the New York School, Hedda Sterne, who was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1910 and fled to the US in 1941, created an extensive body of work that intersected with some of the most important movements and figures of the twentieth century. A bridge between European Modernism, in particular Surrealism, and American Abstract Expressionism, Sterne’s work stands as a testament to her independence of thought, moving freely between figuration and abstraction throughout her career. Her work has enjoyed increased critical visibility in recent years, featuring in major exhibitions such as Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction, held at MoMA in 2017, and the ongoing display Epic Abstraction at The Met Fifth Avenue. Paintings by Sterne were included in Surface Work at Victoria Miro in 2018, which celebrated a century of abstract painting by women. Sterne’s 1954 painting New York VIII is featured in MoMA’s reinstallation of its permanent collection.