Sandy Skoglund was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1946. Skoglund studied studio art and art history at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts from 1964-68. She went on to graduate school at the University of Iowa in 1969 where she studied filmmaking, intaglio printmaking, and multimedia art, receiving her M.A. in 1971 and her M.F.A. in painting in 1972.
Skoglund moved to New York City in 1972, where she started working as a conceptual artist, dealing with repetitive, process-oriented art production through the techniques of mark-making and photocopying. In the late seventies Skoglund’s desire to document conceptual ideas led her to teach herself photography. This developing interest in photographic technique became fused with her interest in popular culture and commercial picture making strategies, resulting in the directorial tableau work she is known for today. Skoglund currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Education and/or experience:
B.A. Smith College 1964-68, M.A., M.F.A. University of Iowa 1969-72.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS (limited to post-2001)
2006 + pending updates by web admin
2005 Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris,France. Oct. 27- Dec. 31, 2005.
The Guy Bartschi Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, Mar.17-May 14, 2005.
The Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, May-July 2005.
The New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey: Sandy Skoglund, installations Raining Popcorn and Breathing Glass, inaugural exhibition in renovated galleries, catalogue with text by April Kingsley.
2004 The New York Hall of Science, The Tree of Trees, permanent commissioned installation, opening to the public October 2004 within context of major architectural expansion.
Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois, Uncommon Lives , workshop installation and photographs.
Copia, The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, Napa, California. Enchanting the Real,
solo exhibit w/ installation Picnic On Wine and other works; curated with essay by Sarah Tanguy. Jan. 30- April 12, 2004.
Museum of Glass, International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, Washington. Breathing Glass and
Raining Popcorn, installations Jan. 24 – April 18, 2004.
2003 Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, Calif. Breathing Glass installation Oct. 3, 2003 - Jan. 4, 2004.
Center for Visual Art, Denver, Colo. Breathing Glass, installation. March 14 - May 3, 2003.
2002 Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Solo exhibition of photographs, Sept. 6 – Nov. 2, 2002.
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio. Shimmering Madness, installation purchase for permanent collection.
B & D Gallery, Milan, Italy. Walking On Eggshells, installation. March 22-May 25, 2002. Installation of
Walking On Eggshells purchased by Fondazione la Gaia, Milan, Italy, permanent collection.
Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Raining Popcorn installation, Apr. 6-Aug. 11, 2002.
Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tenn., Breathing Glass installation, Dec. 2, 2002 – Feb. 28, 2003.
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y., Breathing Glass installation, Feb. 16, 2002 – April 21, 2002.
2001 Janet Borden Gallery, Inc., N.Y., N.Y., Oct. 17-Nov. 24, 2001, Raining Popcorn installation
Faulconer Gallery of Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. Raining Popcorn installation and photograph commissioned by the Faulconer Gallery of Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Mass., Liquid Origins, Fluid Dreams: bathroom interior. Permanent
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia. Contemporary Masters Series. Shimmering Madness
installation and photographs Bergen Hall Gallery, January 20-March 17, 2001.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (limited to post 2001)
2005 Collection 2, Fondation Pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine at Jean-Marc Salomon, Chateau Arenthon,
Alex, France, March 17-June 3, 2005.
2004 Undomesticated Interiors, Smith College Museum of Art, Oct. 31, 2003-Jan. 4, 2003
Reprotech, at the New York Academy of Sciences, N.Y.C. April 8- June 18, 2004. curated by Suzanne Anker, reviewed in New York Times, Arts and Ideas May 8, 2004.
2003 Sweet Tooth. At COPIA: The American Center, Napa, California, Curated by Sarah
Tanguy , Jan. 30 – May 11, 2003.
From Start to Finish. At the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York. Curated by Sarah Tanguy.
Aug. 10 – Oct. 29, 2003
2002 Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001. The Whitney
Museum of American Art, N.Y.C. June 27, 2002 - September 22, 2002.
Photography Past/Forward: Aperture at 50. traveling group exhibition October 2002 – October 2006, organized by
Aperture Magazine, N.Y.C.
Postflesh. Art Museum of Cal. State University of Sacramento. Curated by Rachel Clarke. Nov. 18 – Mar. 21, 2003.
Glassway, Les Salles du Verre. From Antiquity to the present. Musee Archeologique Regional d’Aoste, Italy. Curated by Maurizio Sciaccaluga. June 15 – October 27, 2002.
True Fictions, Inszenierte Fotokunst der 1990er Jahre, curated by Michael Kohler. Traveling exhibition
throughout Northern Europe.
Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio
Avon Corporation, New York, New York
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, New York
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois
Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Cornell Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, Texas
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
Denver Museum of Art, Denver, Colorado
Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, New York
The Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Fidelity Corporation, New York, New York
First Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fondation Nationale d'Art Contemporain (FNAC), Paris, France
Fondazione la Gaia, Busca, Italy
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Hallmark Photographic Collection, Kansas City, Missouri
Harry Lewis Winston of the Malbin Collections, New York, New York
High Museum of Fine Arts, Atlanta, Georgia
J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Metz Fondation Pour la Photographie, Metz, France
Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design, New York, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Pacific Enterprises Corporation, Los Angeles, California
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
Princeton University Museum of Art, Princeton, New Jersey
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
University of Kentucky Museum of Art, Lexington, Kentucky
University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Research Center, Austin, Texas
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Yale University Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
2003 Smith College Medal, 1992 Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts, Hartford Art School ,
1991 Trustees Award for excellence, Rutgers Univ., 1988 New York State Foundation for the Arts individual grant,
1980 National Endowment for the Arts individual grant
2005 WARREN, Lynne. Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography, pub. by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.
WALKER, Sydney and STEWART. Re-thinking Art Curriculum, first edition, pub. by Davis Publications,
BARRETT, Terry. Criticizing Photographs 4th edition, pub. by McGraw Hill Higher Education Publishers,
San Francisco, Calif.
GETLEIN, Mark. Living With Art, 7th edition, pub. by McGraw-Hill Higher Education Publishers,
San Francisco, Calif.
RAGANS, Rosalind. Art Connections, pub. by SRA McGraw-Hill, Columbus, Ohio.
2004 WILLIAMS, Arthur. The Sculpture Reference, textbook pub. by Sculpture Books, Gulfport, Miss.
WILLIAMS, Arthur. Beginning Sculpture, textbook pub. by Davis Publications, Worcester, Mass.
HOBBS, SALOME, and VIETH. The Visual Experience, textbook pub. by Davis Publications, Worcester, Mass.
FAIGLEY et al. Picturing Texts, pub. by W.W. Norton Co., N.Y., N.Y.
2003 BERSSON, Robert. Responding to Art, textbook pub. by McGraw Hill Higher education, isbn # 069725819X, 2003.
ORVELL, Miles. American Photography , pub. by Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street,
Oxford, England, 2003.
KELLY, James. The Sculptural Idea, pub. by Waveland Press, Long Grove, Ill.
SINGLEY, Paulette. Eating Architecture, pub. by M.I.T. Press, Boston, Mass.
2002 WOLF, SYLVIA. Visions From America, Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001, book pub. by Prestel, Germany. p.45, p.115.
STEWART, Mary. Launching the Imagination, A Comprehensive Guide to Basic Design, first edition, pub. by McGraw-Hill
Higher Education, ISBN 0-07-230355-7, pp2-17, 12-15.
KOENIG, Becky. Color Workbook, textbook pub. by Prentice-Hall, Pearson Education Publishers, Buffalo, New York.
PARDO, Tania. Mecanismos de Simulacion, Sandy Skoglund, Lapiz Magazine, Madrid, Spain, pp.45-51.
DURGIN, Michael. Reviews: Rags to Riches: 25 Years of Paper Art, Hand Papermaking Magazine, vol 17, No. 1,
Summer 2002, pp.29-31.
ARIOLI, Massimo. Enciclopedia Italiana, section titled Photography and Art, pub. by Istituto Della Enciclopedia
MACMILLAN, Kyle. Beauty and the Banal, The Denver Post, Sept. 20, 2002, sec FF.
OLDKNOW, Tina. Collectors as Advocates, American Craft Magazine, June/July 2002, p60-61.
MARIEN, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Pub. by Laurence King Ltd., London, U.K. 2002.
KOETZLE, Hans-Michael, Photo Icons, 1928-1991, book pub. By Taschen, Cologne, Germany.
BREEN, Jessie. Popped Culture, The Ithaca Times, April 24-30, 2002.page 15.
GETLEIN, Mark. Living With Art, 6th edition, textbook published by Mcgraw Hill College Textbook Division.
ROSENBLUM, MUELIG, SIEVERS, authors. Reality Under Siege the work of Sandy Skoglund, book published by Harry Abrams 1997.
KINGSLEY, APRIL. Sandy Skoglund catalogue published by the Center of Visual Arts of New Jersey 2005.
DREISHPOON, DOUGLAS and HEIFERMAN, Marvin authors.Raining Popcorn catalogue published by Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, 2001.
VAN BARON, Judith. Sandy Skoglund catalogue published by the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, 2001.