1946, USA/Sweden

Birth 1946, USA

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


Sandy Skoglund har hittills i stor utsträckning varit en doldis för den svenska konstpubliken. Uppvuxen och bosatt i USA skvallrar det svenskklingande efternamnet dock om hennes ursprung, båda föräldrarna är svenska. Under de senaste årtiondena har Skoglund varit en av de stora pionjärerna inom utvecklingen av den moderna fotokonsten, tillsammans med andra amerikanska konstnärer som exempelvis Cindy Sherman och David LaChapelle. Efter utbildningen arbetade hon under ett par år konceptuellt men har sedan koncentrerat sig till sina installationer och fotografier. Långt innan de datamanipulerade, retuscherade och photoshoppade bilderna började användas inledde Skoglund sina fotografiska experiment med iscensatta scener. Hon bygger bokstavligt talat sin bildvärld, i många fall en otroligt lång och tidskrävande process där hon skapar sina rumsliga interiörer, dess invånare och attribut med egna händer. Resultatet: en scenografi med artificiella inslag vilka hon sedan fotograferar med hjälp av en storformatskamera.
Skoglunds drömska bildvärld fascinerar, de färgstarka scenernas utstuderade planering och utförande förnimmer om surrealismen. I bilderna finner vi ofta djuren i en mänsklig interiör, som ett slags andeväsen i en annars ordinär miljö, korrelationen naturen-djuren-människan ifrågasätts. Skoglund har under många år etablerat sin starka position i USA, hennes verk har ställts ut på en mängd framstående gallerier och institutioner och hon finns representerad i många prestigefulla samlingar, bland annat Museum of Modern Art och Whitney Museum i New York.
2010 har varit året då Skoglunds konstnärskap presenterats för den svenska publiken med två utställningar, först på Mjellby konstmuseum och nu senast på nyöppnade Fotografiska i Stockholm.

Source: Stockholms Auktionsverk, Stockholm Sweden

Spirituality In The Flesh by Sandy SKOGLUND

Spirituality In The Flesh (1992)

Price EUR 2,600 Not sold
Estimated EUR 6,000–8,000
Cats In Paris by Sandy SKOGLUND

Cats In Paris (1993)

Price SEK 42,000 (€4,689)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
Revenge Of The Goldfish by Sandy SKOGLUND

Revenge Of The Goldfish (1981)

Price SEK 150,000 (€15,942)
Estimated SEK 100,000–120,000
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