Sigrid Sandström b. 1970

Overview

Working primarily with painting, Sigrid Sandström has continuously been exploring site as a concept as well as emotional experience. Over time, the often depicted large-scale, barren and uninhabited landscapes have become more abstract. Her paintings fail to conform to categories, and continuously explore the ontological conditions and limitations of painting. The indeterminate, or unnamable, plays a central role both in Sandström's investigative work process and in relation to the viewer.

 

Sigrid Sandström (b. 1970) received her Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 2001, quickly followed by solo exhibitions in the US and Sweden. Important early shows include The Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, in 2002, and a solo presentation at Frye Museum, Seattle, in 2006. She is currently a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Helsinki and has previously been a professor at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (2010-2020) and an Assistant Professor at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2005-2010).

 

Recent exhibitions include Waldemarsudde, Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles, The Armory Show 2021, New York City, Bonniers Konsthall, Reykjavik Art Museum, Inman Gallery, Houston, and a solo show at Västerås Art Museum, Sweden. Sandström's work is included in the collections of Moderna Museet, Public Art Agency Sweden, Malmö Art Museum, Borås Art Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to name a few.

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