Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Program Professor Sanford Biggers was profiled in a feature interview in the March 2011 issue of Art in America, "In the Studio: Sanford Biggers." He was interviewed by Stephanie Cash, an editor at the magazine, and their conversation covered Biggers' wide-ranging work, his philosophies, and his impressive trio of upcoming exhibitions.
A solo exhibition of his work, "Sweet Funk," will open at the Brooklyn Museum in September. The exhibition will be a 10-year survey of his work, as well as the unveiling of the museum's recent acquisition of "Blossom," Biggers' installation from the Prospect.1 New Orleans biennial in 2008. The show will be on view through January 8, 2012.
Biggers will also have a solo exhibition at The Sculpture Center in Queens in September, as well as in the Main Hall at MassMOCA in North Adams, Massachusetts in December.
Biggers' work is currently on view at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, in the exhibition Grain of Emptiness: Buddhism-Inspired Contemporary Art. The exhibition will remain on view through April.
Sanford Biggers is an installation, video, and performance artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Tate Britain and Tate Modern, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Studio Museum Harlem. He has participated in several national and international artist residencies, and has been a fellow in programs including the Socrates Sculpture Park Residency, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council World Views AIR Program, and the P.S.1 International Studio Program. His numerous awards include a Creative Time Travel Grant, a Creative Capital Project Grant, a New York Percent for the Arts Commission, an Art Matters Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Award. A native of Los Angeles, Sanford received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.