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 into categories, and continuously explores 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) lives and works in Stockholm and is Professor of Fine Arts at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. She previously lived and worked in the USA where she taught at Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, and Glassell School of Art, Houston. Recent solo exhibitions include Västerås konstmuseum, Galleri Gunnar Olsson, Kulturens hus, Luleå, Inman Gallery, Houston, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles as well as several art fair presentations. In 2015, she exhibited at Cecilia Hillström Gallery and Galleri Gunnar Olsson in the show Between Us. In 2006, Sandström had a major one-person exhibition at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. She has also participated in exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, as well as at Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. Sandström holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academie Minerva, Groningen, Holland (1997) and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University, USA (2001).
Residencies, grants and fellowships include the Dora Maar House Fellowship, Ménerbes, France (2018), The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts residency scholarship at Grez-sur-Loing, France (2014), The 2008 Painters and Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York (2008).