SANDY SKOGLUND

Photographer and Installation Artist

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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.

REVENGE OF THE GOLDFISH, © 1981 Sandy Skoglund color photograph; approx. image area 27 1/2" X 35" Individually hand-made ceramic goldfish by the artist, with live models in painted set.

ACCESSORIES, ©1979 Sandy Skoglund color photograph; approx. image area 27" X 34" Painted room and props, paper plates and napkins with live model.

PATIENTS AND NURSES, © 1982 Sandy Skoglund color photograph; approx. image area 27" X 34" Identical twin models and other models in a painted room with props

FERNS, ©1980 Sandy Skoglund color photograph; approx. image area 27" X 34" Plastic ferns, painted set with props and live models

HANGERS, ©1979 Sandy Skoglund color photograph; approx. image area 25 1/2" X 32 1/2" Painted room and props, plastic hangers with live model.

RADIOACTIVE CATS, ©1980 Sandy Skoglund color photograph; approx. image area 25 1/2" X 33" Sculpted plaster cats individually made by the artist. Painted room, and props with live models

MAYBE BABIES, © 1983 Sandy Skoglund color photograph; approx. image area 29 3/4" X 37 1/8" Black aquarium sand, sculpted babies by the artist, constructed set, painted television antennas with live model.

GERMS ARE EVERYWHERE, © 1984 Sandy Skoglund color photograph; approx. image area 25 5/8" X 31 1/2" Painted room and furniture, plastic plants, wads of chewed gum and live model

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PATIENTS AND NURSES, © 1982 Sandy Skoglund color photograph; approx. image area 27" X 34" Identical twin models and other models in a painted room with props