Weymouth, b.1946

Sandy Skoglund

Sandy Skoglund is an American artist whose conceptual photography-based work explores a characteristic combination of familiarity and discomfort, humor and depth, ease and anxiety. Her repetitive, process-oriented art production includes handmade objects as well as kitsch subject matter. Her work often incorporates sculpture and installation with vibrantly colored, meticulously constructed sets to question popular culture and commercial photography techniques.

Skoglund’s work has been published in Photography: The Definitive Visual History by Tom Ang (DK Publishing, 2014) and The Photography Book (Phaidon, 2014). Selected images from Food Still Lifes are included in the Aperture publication Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography (Aperture, 2017) as well as an accompanying traveling exhibition of the same name, curated by Susan Bright and Denise Wolff.

Skoglund studied studio art and art...

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Biography

Sandy Skoglund is an American artist whose conceptual photography-based work explores a characteristic combination of familiarity and discomfort, humor and depth, ease and anxiety. Her repetitive, process-oriented art production includes handmade objects as well as kitsch subject matter. Her work often incorporates sculpture and installation with vibrantly colored, meticulously constructed sets to question popular culture and commercial photography techniques.

Skoglund’s work has been published in Photography: The Definitive Visual History by Tom Ang (DK Publishing, 2014) and The Photography Book (Phaidon, 2014). Selected images from Food Still Lifes are included in the Aperture publication Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography (Aperture, 2017) as well as an accompanying traveling exhibition of the same name, curated by Susan Bright and Denise Wolff.

Skoglund studied studio art and art history at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and received her BA in 1968. She then studied filmmaking, intaglio printmaking and multimedia art at the University of Iowa, receiving her MA in 1971 and her MFA in painting in 1972. Skoglund has exhibited at Art Gallery of Ontario; Aspen Art Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Morgan Library, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux; and Whitney Museum, New York, among others. Her work is held in the permanent collections of Brooklyn Museum of Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; High Museum, Atlanta; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Mjellby Museum, Halmstad; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; and Yale University Gallery, New Haven, among others. In 2019, Skoglund was the subject of a solo exhibition at Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin. Skoglund lives and works in New Jersey.

Artworks

24

Winter, 2018

Related Categories

20th Century Art / 21st Century Art / 3D Printing Art / 3D Printing Technology / American Art / Animals/Birds/Insects / Archival Pigment Inkjet / Archival Pigment Print / Art of the 1970s / Art of the 1980s / Art of the 2000s / Art of the 2010s / Blurring Boundaries / Blurring Genre Boundaries / Bronze / Contemporary American Art / Daily Life Experience / Digital Sculpture / Dreamlike Imagery / Face/Body (Human Figures) / Familiarity and Absurdity / Figurative Sculpture / High Technology / Humor and Satire / Inkjet Print / Inspired by Popular Culture / Installation / Multidisciplinary Approach / Nature and Artificiality / Order/Disorder / Painterly Photography / Photography / Pigment Inkjet Print / Polyester Resin / Popular Culture / Process-Oriented / Repetition/Patterns / Scenes of Everyday Life / Sculpture / Sculpture with Pedestal / Site-specific Installation / Surrealistic Images / Theatricality / View/Viewed / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1972

    M.A. and M.F.A. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1969-1972)

  • 1968

    Smith College, Northampton, MA (1964-1968)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Winter, RYAN LEE, New York, NY, US

  • 2019

    Sandy Skoglund. Hybrid Visions, curated by Germano Celant, CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin, Italy

  • 2017

    Food Still Lifes, RYAN LEE, New York, NY, US

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Tableau and Transformation, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, US

  • 2018

    Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography, curated by Susan Bright and Denise Wolff, Aperture, New York, US; traveling to Louisiana Museum of Art and Science, Baton Rouge, US; FOAM Museum, Amsterdam, NL; C/O Berlin, Berlin, DE

  • 50th Reunion Juried Art Exhibition, Alumnae House Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA, US

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Education

  • 1972

    M.A. and M.F.A. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1969-1972)

  • 1968

    Smith College, Northampton, MA (1964-1968)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Winter, RYAN LEE, New York, NY, US

  • 2019

    Sandy Skoglund. Hybrid Visions, curated by Germano Celant, CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin, Italy

  • 2017

    Food Still Lifes, RYAN LEE, New York, NY, US

  • 2016

    Hangers, RLWindow, RYAN LEE, New York, NY, US

  • 2015

    Sandy Skoglund: The Unpublished Works, Paci Contemporary S.r.l, Brescia, Italy

  • 2014

    Sandy Skoglund Unusually Familiar, curated by Valeria Nicolis, Ooh Gallery San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, Italy

  • 2013

    Westside Cultural Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, US

  • Sandy Skoglund, University of Denver, Denver, CO, US

  • 2012

    Eyeflakes and The Invented World, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO, US

  • Winter: work in progress, Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy

  • 2011

    ARTMATTERS 14, Sandy Skoglund: The Cocktail Party, McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, US

  • 2010

    Dreams and Visions, interview by Arash Hoda, WNET

  • The Power of the Imagination, Lucca Digital Photography Festival, LDPF

  • The Artificial Mirror, survey of works by Sandy Skoglund, Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Sandy Skoglund Survey of photographs, Mjellby Museum, Halmstad, Sweden

  • Breathing Glass permanent acquisition and installation, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL, US

  • 2009

    The Artificial Mirror: Sandy Skoglund Survey of work since 1974, Palazzo Giovanelli, Venice, Italy

  • Center and Archive of Photography (CRAF), Regione Fruili Venezia Giulia, 22nd festival of Photography, Milan, Italy

  • 2008

    Sandy Skoglund: Magic Time, Galleria Paciarte Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy

  • Sandy Skoglund: True Fiction Two, Betta Frigieri Arte Contemporanea, Modena, Italy

  • Fox Games indefinite installation, Liebeskind building, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, US

  • 2007

    Survey of photographs 1978-2007, Gallery Kong, Seoul, Korea

  • Solo exhibition with installation of Breathing Glass, University of Saint Francis, Weatherhead Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN, US

  • 2005

    Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris, France

  • Guy Bartschi Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, US

  • Sandy Skoglund, installations Raining Popcorn and Breathing Glass, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, US

  • 2004

    The Tree of Trees, permanent installation, The New York Hall of Science, New York, NY, US

  • Uncommon Lives, Rockford College, Rockford, IL, US

  • Enchanting the Real, with installation of Picnic on Wine, curated by Sarah Tanguy, Copia, The American Center for Wine, Food, and the Arts, Napa, CA, US

  • Breathing Glass and Raining Popcorn installations, Museum of Glass, International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA, US

  • 2003

    Breathing Glass installation, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, US

  • Breathing Glass installation, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO, US

  • 2002

    Rule Galley, Denver CO, US

  • Shimmering Madness, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, US

  • Walking on Eggshells installation, B & D Gallery, Milan, Italy

  • Raining Popcorn installation, Cornell University, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY, US

  • Breathing Glass installation, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN, US

  • Breathing Glass installation, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, US

  • 2001

    Raining Popcorn installation, Jane Borden Gallery, Inc., New York, NY, US

  • Raining Popcorn installation and commissioned photograph, Faulconer Gallery of Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, US

  • Liquid Origins, Fluid Dreams: bathroom interior permanent installation, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, US

  • Shimmering Madness, Contemporary Masters Series, Bergen Hall Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US

  • 2000

    Breathing Glass installation and commissioned photograph, Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design, New York, NY, US

  • Breathing Glass installation, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, US

  • Guy Bartschi Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Exhibition of photographs curated by Maurizio Sciaccaluga, Museo d’arte della Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy

  • Installation of the Cocktail Party, Walking on Eggshells, and Shimmering Madness with photographic survey, Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL, US

  • Indiana State University Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN, US

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Tableau and Transformation, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, US

  • 2018

    Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography, curated by Susan Bright and Denise Wolff, Aperture, New York, US; traveling to Louisiana Museum of Art and Science, Baton Rouge, US; FOAM Museum, Amsterdam, NL; C/O Berlin, Berlin, DE

  • 50th Reunion Juried Art Exhibition, Alumnae House Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA, US

  • 2016

    The Unbearable Lightness: The 1980's Photography, Film, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

  • Learning to See Color, Vicki Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, Denver, CO, US

  • 2015

    The Extraordinary Ordinary: Three Installations, The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, US

  • Staged, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, US

  • Da un'importante collezione veneziana di fotographia, Galleria L'Elefante, Treviso, Italy

  • Camera Atomica, curated by John O’Brian., The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

  • 2014

    Exposure: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography, A128 Creative Arts Center, Dayton, OH, US

  • Le amazzoni della fotografia dalla collezione di Mario Trevisan, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

  • An Artificial Wilderness: The Landscape in Contemporary Photography, curated by Patricia Hickson, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, US

  • Color: American Photography Transformed, curated by John Rohrbach, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX, US

  • Our Collective Invention: Selections from the Collection of the Morgan Library, curated by Joel Smith The Morgan Library, New York, NY, US

  • Into The Future: Commemorating the Museum’s 75th Anniversary, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, US

  • The Texas Contemporary, Houston, TX, US

  • 2013

    Choses vues: l’objet dans la collection photographic du MAMCS, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg, France

  • Collection Selections from the McNay Museum, curated by Rene Barrilleaux, The McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, US

  • The Artificial Mirror, Mullsjo International Photo Festival, Mullsjo, Sweden

  • Re-Imagine, Re-Invent: Photographers Redefining Reality, Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, US

  • Decisive Moments, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, US

  • Color, American Photography Transformed, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX, US

  • An Artificial Wilderness, The Landscape in Contemporary Photography, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, US

  • Light Sensetive, Duke University, Durnham, NC, US

  • 2012

    A meno di non ricorrere a una fotografia, M & D ARTE, Gorgonzola, Italy

  • Sandy Skoglund + Cerise Doucede, Inception Gallery, Paris, France

  • Director's Choice, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, US

  • I have a dream, Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy

  • An Orchestrated Vision: The Theatre of Contemporary Photography, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, US

  • Performing for the Camera, ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, US

  • 2011

    Eye Wonder: Photographs from the Collection of the Bank of America, curated by Katherine A. Wat, The National Museum of Women In The Arts, Washington, D.C, US

  • Four Photographers, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Leurre, Fondation Frances, Senlis, France

  • The Presence of Absence, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC, US

  • 2010

    Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, US

  • As I Do, Paul Robeson Campus Center 350, Newark, NJ, US

  • tra pittura e fotografia sezione contemporanea dal 1960 al 2000, Museo Ken Damy, Brescia, Italy

  • 20 Years Already, Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva, Switzerland

  • El Retorno De Lo Imaginario Realismos Entre Xix Y Xxi (Tributo A Juan Antonio Ramirez), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

  • 2009

    artistes femmes dans les collections du Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France

  • Second Skin, Spazio Paraggi e Treviso Ricerca Arte, Treviso, Italy

  • RED, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO, US

  • American Concepts and Global Visions; Selections from the AT&T Collection: Masterworks of Photography, The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, US

  • 2008

    Love, frammenti visivi di un discorso amoroso. Palazzo Ducale Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy. Americana. Chiesa di San Lorenzo, San Vito al Tagliamento, Ialy

  • American Art Since 1945: In a New Light, The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

  • 6e Biennale de la photographie, Centre culturel de Liege, Liege, Belgium

  • Wedded Bliss, the Marriage of Art and Ceremony. The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, US

  • Unveiled: Recent Acquisitions from the Museum's Collection. The Judith Bear Isroff Gallery at The Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, US

  • Body/Image, Contemporary Figurative Art in the Grinnell College Art Collection. The Faulconer Gallery of Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, US

  • 2007

    NY C Photo, Phillips de Pury & Company Exhibition Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Reality Bites, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany

  • Distinct Impression, Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, US

  • 2006

    Viaggio Nella Fotografia Contemporanea, Voyage Through Contemporary Photography, Galleria Paciarte, Brescia, Italy

  • The Food Show, The Hungry Eye, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, US

  • My Collection, Museo Ken Damy, Brescia, Italy

  • Seeing the Light, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, US

  • I love the Burbs, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, US

  • 2005

    Collection 2, Fondation Pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine at Jean-Marc Salomon, Chateau Arenthon, Alex, France

  • The Feast, Food in Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, US

  • The Animal Within Paintings & Photographs, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL, US

  • Seven: everything goes to hell, Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo, Florence, Italy

  • The Art of Point of Contact, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, US

  • LURE Drawn to the Promise of Pleasure, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO, US

  • 2004

    Undomesticated Interiors, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, US

  • Reprotech, curated by Suzanne Anker, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, US

  • Legally Represented, Pol Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL, US

  • 2003

    Sweet Tooth, Curated by Sarah Tanguy, COPIA: The American Center for Food, Wine, and the Arts, Napa, CA, US

  • From Start to Finish, curated by Sarah Tanguy, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, US

  • True Fictions, Inszenierte Fotokunst der 1990er Jahre, curated by Michael Kohler, Palais Stutterheim, Erlangen, Germany

  • 2002

    Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US

  • Photography Past/Forward: Aperture at 50. traveling group exhibition October 2002 – October 2006, organized by Aperture Magazine, N.Y.C., venues: Sotheby’s Galleries, N.Y.C., Gosford Gallery, Australia, Georgia Museum of

  • Art, Athens, GO, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, ID, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

  • Postflesh, curated by Rachel Clarke, Art Museum of California State University of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, US

  • Glassway, Les Salles du Verre From Antiquity to the present, curated by Maurizio Sciaccaluga, Musee Archeologique Regional d’Aoste, Italy

  • Parlez-Moi d’Humour, Centre Culturel Aragon, Aragon, France

  • Humor, Gallery Sink,Denver, CO, US

  • Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, US

  • True Fictions, Inszenierte Fotokunst der 1990er Jahre, curated by Michael Kohler, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany

  • Shock and Show, Realta e alternative, LipanjePutin Artecontemporanea, Trieste, Italy

  • Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art, west Palm Beach, FL, US

  • A Thousand Hounds, A Walk with the Dogs through the History of Photography, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, US

  • True Fictions, Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

  • 2001

    Border Stories, Curated by Denis Curti, IX Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia, Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy

  • Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, US

  • Le Muse Inquietanti, Fondazione Museum Pino Pascali, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Polignano a Mare, Italy

  • Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, US

  • Exposition Collective, Galery Guy Bartschi, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, US

  • Working Here, Curated by William Rodwell, Art at 111, Community Gallery, 111 First Street, Jersey City, NJ, US

  • Rags to Riches, traveling exhibition of paper-based art sponsored and curated by Dieu Donne Papermill, New York City, NY, US

  • Almost Warm and Fuzzy, CaixaForum Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  • Is Seeing Believing? The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, US

  • 2000

    Moodstruck, Photographs from the Permanent Collection, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, US

  • Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZ, US

  • Environmentally Concerned, Curated by Karen E. Jones, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY, US

  • Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, US

  • Ambiguity: Layers of Information, Marywood University Art Gallery, Scranton, PA, US

  • Cast of Characters, The Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM, US

Grants/Awards

  • 2010

    Lucca Digital Photography Festival Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award

Collections

  • Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

  • Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

  • American Petroleum Partners, Dallas, TX

  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX

  • Avon Corporation, New York, NY

  • Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

  • Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, ID

  • Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France