December 5, 2011

sandy skoglund: ultimate sanity



the following images are used with the express permission of the artist sandy skoglund. all images are copyrighted by sandy skoglund. www.sandyskoglund.com

fresh hybrid 2008 © sandy skoglund







fresh hybrid details © sandy skoglund








shimmering madness 1998 © sandy skoglund








the wedding 1994 © sandy skoglund








the green house 1990 © sandy skoglund








the cocktail party 1992 © sandy skoglund








gathering paradise 1991 © sandy skoglund








revenge of the goldfish 1981 © sandy skoglund








walking on eggshells 1997 © sandy skoglund








hangers 1979 © sandy skoglund








radioactive cats 1980 © sandy skoglund








fox games 1989 © sandy skoglund








fox games 1989 (re-installed denver art museum 2009) © sandy skoglund
courtesy of denver art museum








germs are everywhere 1984 © sandy skoglund


"the interesting thing for me is the ultimate sanity of allowing yourself to behave insanely" sandy skoglund

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.


many thanks to sandy skoglund for permission and encouragement, and to tom of skoglund studio for his assistance on this project.










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