Sandy Skoglund

Born in 1946 - United States


Sandy Skoglund was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1946. Skoglund currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She 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.

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Inception Gallery, Paris, France

2009 – 2010
elles@centrepompidou, artistes femmes dans les collections du Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (group)

2008 True Fiction, Betta Frigieri Arte Contemporanea, Sassuolo, Modena, Italy (group)

Gallery Kong, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Weatherhead Gallery, U. of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana (solo)
C Photo in New York. Phillips de Pury Exhibition Gallery, NYC (group)

Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
The Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (solo)
The New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey, USA, catalogue with text by April Kingsley (solo)

2004 The New York Hall of Science, within context of major architectural expansion, New York, USA (solo)
Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois, USA (solo)
Copia, The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, Napa, California, USA, curated with essay by Sarah Tanguy (solo)
Museum of Glass, International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, Washington, USA (solo)

Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California, USA (solo)
Center for Visual Art, Denver, Colorado, USA (solo)

Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado,USA (solo)
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, USA (solo)
B & D Gallery, Milan, Italy (solo)
Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA (solo)
Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA (solo)
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y.,USA (solo)

ARTCHICAGO 2001, Fay Gold Gallery (group)
Janet Borden Gallery, Inc., N.Y., USA (solo)
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachussets, USA (solo)

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, USA (solo)
Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design, New York, N.Y., USA (solo)
Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland, Catalogue with Essay by Philippe Piguet (solo)
Museo d’arte della Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy (solo)
Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida (solo)

Elaine J. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA (solo)
Kendall College Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA (solo)
The Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (solo)
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA (solo)
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (solo)
Janet Borden, Inc., New York, New York, USA (solo)

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (solo)

Photography in 1990's, Wright State University, Dayton OH (group)

Work in Progress, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS (group)
Photography Today, Soeul, Korea (group)
L'Immagine Riflessa, Museo Pecci-Pratta (group)
An American Century of Photography, International Center of Photography, New York, NY (group)
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, MA (solo)
Echlers Caudill Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale AZ (solo)
Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX (solo)
Museumsverein Arolsen, Arolsen, Germany (solo)
Galeria Spectrum, Zaragoza, Spain (solo)

Around the House, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY (group)
La Chair Promise, Musee de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Sainte-Croix, France (group)
Babies and Bambies, Arti and Amicitiae, Amsterdam (group)
Testwall, TZ'ART & CO., New York, NY (group)
Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL (solo)
Janet Borden, New York, NY (solo)
The Amarillo Art Museum, Amarillo, TX (solo)
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH (solo)
Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (solo)

From the Gallery to the Museum, Photographic Discoveries: Extracts of the Paris Audiovisuel Collection, Le Grand Palais, Paris (group)

To Be and Not to Be, Centre d’Arte, Barcelona (group)

L’Invention d’un art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (group)
Constructed Realities, Kunstverein, Munich (group)

Fabricated Photographs, The Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (group)

1981Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (group)


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


Smith College Medal,

Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts, Hartford Art School ,

Trustees Award for excellence, Rutgers Univ.,

New York State Foundation for the Arts individual grant,

National Endowment for the Arts individual grant

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