Sanford Biggers

Photo by: Alex Freundt
Associate Professor
310 Dodge Hall
Sanford 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. He has been on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth Sculpture and Extended Media program.
 
 
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2013
Art in Print / Faye Hirsch writes about The Floating World

2011
Sweet Funk - An Introspective / In this focused selection of thirteen pieces, New York–based artist Sanford Biggers challenges and reinterprets symbols and legacies that inform contemporary America.

2011
Cosmic Vodoo Circus / Merging modern and post-modern strategies with vernacular forms, Biggers studies and posits historical and contemporary subjectivity as a fluid and multivalent concept.

2010 
Moon Medicine / Inside the Contemporary Arts Forum this month, a bare tree sporting a quilt and floating in a field of stars sprouts amid... 

2010 
Whitehot Magazine Interview / The following conversation occurred shortly before the opening of Moon Medicine, a solo exhibition at the Santa Barbara... 

2009 
Passage / Passage is an oversize, found bust of Dr. Martin Luther King with an extended mohawk sculpted from a mixture of wave pomade and beeswax... 
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