Sandy Skoglund was born in Quincy, 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.

B.A. Smith College

M.A., M.F.A. University of Iowa


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


National Museum of contemporary art, Gwacheon, Korea
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.


New York State Foundation for the Arts individual grant

Beyond Real: The Art of Sandy Skoglund New Jersey Center for Visual Arts,
Summit, New Jersey.
Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris,France.
The Guy Bartschi Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
The Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
The New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey: Sandy
installations Raining Popcorn and Breathing Glass, inaugural exhibition in
renovated galleries, catalogue with text by April Kingsley.

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.
Museum of Glass, International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, Washington. Breathing Glass and Raining Popcorn, installations.

Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, Calif. Breathing Glass installation.
Center for Visual Art, Denver, Colo. Breathing Glass, installation.

Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Solo exhibition of photographs.
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio. Shimmering Madness, installation purchase for permanent collection.
B & D Gallery, Milan, Italy. Walking On Eggshells, installation.
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.
Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tenn., Breathing Glass installation.
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y., Breathing Glass installation.

Janet Borden Gallery, Inc., N.Y., N.Y.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 Installation.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia. Contemporary Masters Series. Shimmering Madness installation and photographs Bergen Hall Gallery


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

Undomesticated Interiors, Smith College Museum of Art.
Reprotech, at the New York Academy of Sciences, N.Y.C. curated by Suzanne Anker, reviewed in New York Times, Arts and Ideas.

Sweet Tooth. At COPIA: The American Center, Napa, California, Curated by Sarah Tanguy
From Start to Finish. At the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York. Curated by Sarah Tanguy.

Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001. The Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y.C.
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.
Glassway, Les Salles du Verre. From Antiquity to the present. Musee Archeologique, Regional d’Aoste, Italy. Curated by Maurizio Sciaccaluga.
True Fictions, Inszenierte Fotokunst der 1990er Jahre, curated by Michael Kohler. Traveling exhibition throughout Northern Europe.

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