CURRICULUM VITAE

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021

  • Upcoming: London, Massimo De Carlo, November 2021
  • New York, NY, The Rockefeller Center presented by Art Production Fund and in partnership with Marianne Boesky Gallery, 25 ft. sculpture Oracle & campus-wide installation Art In Focus, May 5, 2021 – June 29.,2021
  • Savannah, GA, SCAD Museum of Art, Contra/Diction, February 23 – August 15, 2021

    2020
  • New York, NY, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Soft Truths, October 30 – December 12, 2020
  • New York, NY, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Codeswitch, September 9, 2020 – January 24, 2021; Travels to Los Angeles, CA, California African American Museum, July 28, 2021 – January 23, 2022

    2019
  • Miami Beach, FL, David Castillo Gallery, Quadri Ed Angeli, December 2, 2019 – January 31, 2020
  • Aspen, CO, Baldwin Gallery, Chimeras, July 26 – September 2, 2019

2018

  • Charleston, WV, For Freedoms, Just Us, October 5 – November 25, 2018
  • Chicago, IL, Monique Meloche Gallery, New Work, September 15 – October 27, 2018
  • St. Louis, MO, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Sanford Biggers, organized by Lisa Melandri, September 7 – December 30, 2018; Traveled to Madison, WI, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 28 – September 22, 2019; Medford, MA, Tufts University Art Gallery, Tufts University, October 8 – December 15, 2019

2017

  • Greensboro, NC, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina Greensboro, Sanford Biggers: Falk Visiting Artist, curated by Emily Stamey, December 16, 2017 – April 8, 2018
  • New York, NY, Boesky East, Selah, September 7 – October 21, 2017

2016

  • Subjective Cosmology, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
  • Hither & Yon, Massimo De Carlo Gallery, London, UK
  • Mantra, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
  • New Work, Monique Meloche Projects, New York, NY
  • New Monuments – Sanford Biggers: Laocoön, Cressman Center for Visual Art, Louisville, KY
  • The pasts they brought with them, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014

  • Danpatsu, outdoor video screening, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
  • Shake, Shuffle, Urban Video Project, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Vex, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
  • 3 Dollars & 6 Dimes, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Floating World, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY

2013

  • Dark Star, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
  • Sugar, Pork, Bourbon, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
  • Ago, Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL
  • Codex, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012

  • Codex, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL
  • The Cartographer’s Conundrum, MassMoCA, North Adams, MA

2011

  • Sweet Funk: An Introspective Survey, Brooklyn Museum of Art. New York, NY, Curated by Eugenie Tsai
  • Cosmic Voodoo Circus, Sculpture Center, New York, NY,  Curated by Mary Ceruti

2010

  • Moon Medicine, Contemporary Arts Forum. Santa Barbara, CA,  Curated by Miki Garcia (catalog), (traveling to University of the South, Sewanee,TN)

2009

  • Constellation (Stranger Fruit), Harvard, OFA
  • Blossom, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR Curated by Bruce Guenther
  • Peculiar Institutions, Solvent Space. Richmond, VA

2008

  • Sanford Biggers, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY

2007

  • Blossom, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO (catalog)

2006

  • Freedom and Other Seldom Travelled Roads, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Notions, Kenny Schachter Rove, London, UK (catalog)

2005

  • The Afronomical Way, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • (editioned custom catalog)
  • New Work, Triple Candie, New York, NY

2004

  • Sanford Biggers, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Both/And Not Either/Or, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • (traveling to the Contemporary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD)

2002

  • Creation/Dissipation, Trafo Gallery, Budapest Hungary
  • Afro Temple, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (catalog)
  • Psychic Windows, Matrix Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (catalog)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

  • Garmenting: Costume and Contemporary Art at Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  • Athens Biennale 7th Edition: ECLIPSE, Athens, Greece
  • Artists For NYC, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY
  • Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
  • Abstranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art, Everson Museum of Art,  Syracuse,NY

2020  

  • Flag Project, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
  • Uptown, Wallach Art Gallery, New York, NY
  • High Anxiety, 22 London from the collection of Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull, Asheville, NC 
  • Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
  • Feedback, Jack Shainman Gallery, Hudson, NY, Curated by Helen Molesworth
  • Barring Freedom, travels to Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC, Santa Cruz ( October 2020) and San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (October 2020), Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, Curated by Rachel Nelson and Alexandra Moore (April 2021)
  • In Plain Sight, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA 
  • Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.  
  • Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • Say It Loud, The Denison Museum, Granville, Ohio

2019  

  • Henzel Studio Collaboration, THE NEW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Figuring the Floral, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
  •  Less is a Bore; Maximalist Art and Design, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA
  •  Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers, Somerset House,
    London, UK
  • Interchanges: Cross-Collection Conversations at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • I Am Hip To My Hop. I Know Why I Move, Het HEM Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
  • America Will Be! Surveying the Contemporary Landscape, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  •  Can’t Be Greedy…You gotta take some, and leave some, Het HEM Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
  •  In Plain Sight, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • The Academic Body, American Academy in Rome, Italy
  •  Lines of Fracture, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Messengers: Artists as Witnesses, University of New Hampshire Museum of Art, NH
  • 20 and Odd: The 400 Year Anniversary of 1619, LeRoy Neiman Print Center Gallery, Columbia Univeristy, New York, NY
  • Unbroken Current, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

2017

  • Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations between Artists, The Met Breuer, New York, NY
  • Maker, Maker, Children’s Museum of the Arts New York, New York, NY curated Paul Laster and Renee Ricardo
  • Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2016

  • Draw: Mapping Madness, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA, curated by Tomas Vu
  • Africans in America, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Hateful Things | Resilience, DePree Arts Center & Gallery, Hope College, Holland MI
  • The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Naomi Beckwith and Dieter Roelstraete
  • Fresh Cuts, Eric Firestone Gallery, Easthampton, NY Underlying Patterns, Deborah Ronnen Fine Art, Rochester, NY All Tomorrow’s Parties, Hathaway David Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
  • The Nest, an exhibition of art in nature, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
  • Sanford Biggers & Ebony G. Patterson, moniquemelocheLES, New York, NY

2015

  • SAIC 150th Anniversary Show, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Sanford Biggers & Xaviera Simmons, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
  • She Sells Sea Shells By The Sea Shore, Eric Firestone Gallery, Easthampton, NY
  • Bring in the Reality, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY
  • Wild Noise: Artwork from The Bronx Museum of the Arts and El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
  • Pilgrimage Dun Huang – First International City Sculpture Exhibition, Architectural Society of China, Dun Huang, China
  • The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL Curated by Naomi Beckwith and Dieter Roelstraete
  • POP Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, 21c Durham, Durham, NC
  • Building a Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Mémorial ACTe, Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • New Ways of Seeing: Cultural Hybridity and Aesthetic Liberty, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY Curated by Jan Castro
  • Respond, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY
  • Constructed Histories, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Draw: Mapping Madness, Out Art Museum, Beijing, China. Curated by Thomas Vu

2014

  • Transmission LA: AV Club, Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Americana, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami FL
  • The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., Girls Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (catalog)
  • Camera as Release: Photographer as Performer, ParisPhoto,  JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Paris, France
  • New Bed, Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • Metabolic Bodies, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Black Eyes, ConceptNV, New York, NY, curated by Nicola Vassell
  • Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles Nomadic Division’s Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, New Orleans, LA
  • Two Moons on the Shore, a Wind-Up Bird in Norwegian Wood: Haruki Murakami and Contemporary Art, Contemporary by Golconda, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • The Shadows Took Shape, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

2013

  • Soft Pictures, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo,Turin, Italy
  • Nu Age Hustle, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NYCurated by Naima Keith and Zoe Whitley
  • Missed Connection, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • Serious Laughs: Art Politics, Humor, Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston, NY, Curated by Daniel Mason
  • Wayfarer, Picture Windows in collaboration with Hank Willis Thomas, International Center for Photography, NY
  • Strut Your Stuff, HAU 1 Hebbel an Ufer, Berlin, Germany, Curated by Ina Wudtke
  • Rehearsals, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

2012

  • a small world…(installation on view from the permanent collection), The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
  • Transmission LA: AV Club, Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
  • African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center, David C. Driskell Center, College Park, MD
  • Contemporary Mandala: New Audiences, New Forms, Emory University Visual Arts, Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • US Embassy in Tokyo Exhibition for Ambassador John V. Roos, Tokyo, Japan

2011

  • The Bearden Project, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
  • 15 x15, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
  • Black Sound, White Cube, Kunstquariter Benthanien, Berlin, Germany.
  • Curated by Ina Wudtke and Dieter Lesage.
  • Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, Bronx
  • Museum of Arts, New York, NY
  • Infinite Mirror, Syracuse University Art Galleries (and traveling), Syracuse, NY
  • Sweetcake Enso, Village Zendo, New York, NY

2010

  • Grains of Emptiness, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Signs of Life: Ancient Knowledge in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne,
  • Switzerland
  • Resurrectine, Feldman Gallery, New York, NY
  • Reflection, Nathan A. Bernstein Gallery, New York, NY
  • Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  • Who are you close to, JANE KIM/ thrust projects, New York, NY
  • Progress Reports – Art in an Age of Diversity, Iniva, London, UK
  • Spirit Up! Event Notation and the Invocation of Spirit in Contemporary Art. CCS Bard,
  • Annadale-on-Hudson, NY Curated by Daniel Mason
  • 2010: Searching for the Heart of Black Identity, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

2009

  • 30 Seconds Off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • Curated by Naomi Beckwith
  • Americana, New Society for Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
  • Curated by Frank Wagner
  • Passages, Revisiting Histories: Sanford Biggers + Andrea Geyer & Simon J. Ortiz,
  • Lambent Foundation, New York, NY
  • Curated by Niels von Tomme
  • Intrinsic Trio: Biggers, Gilliam and Scott. Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
  • Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor, Katonah Museum of Art, Bedford NY
  • Jack Wolgin Competition Finalists, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Carnival Within, Uferhalle, Berlin, Germany
  • Curated by Uta Grundmann, Sabine Russ and Gregory Volk
  • Hidden Cities, Stephen Vittielo and Perrgrine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Curated by Christian Marclay

2008

  • Prospect 1: US Biennial. Old US Mint. New Orleans, LA
  • Curated by Dan Cameron. catalog
  • Nippon in Black, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Curated by Fanon Che Wilkins.
  • NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, Menil Collection, Houston TX
  • Curated by Franklin Sirmans. (Traveling)
  • Unknown Pleasures, Aspen Museum of Art. Aspen, CO
  • Curated by Matthew Thompson.
  • Into the Trees. Art Omi. Ghent, NY C
  • Curated by Lily Wei
  • Shuffle. Schloss Solitude. Stuttgart, Germany

2007

  • Illuminations, curated by Lucy Askew and Ben Borthwick. Tate Modern, London, UK
  • 3 Day Museum, Okinawa Museum, Okinawa, Japan
  • Performa 07; The Performance Art Biennial. New York, NY
  • MANUAL cc : Instructions for Beginners and Advanced Players, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland
  • Pretty Baby, Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, TX
  • For the Love of the Game, The Amistad Center for Arts and Culture. Hartford, CT
  • Curated by Franklin Sirmans
  • Black Light/White Noise. Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
  • Curated by Valerie Cassel
  • Paradise & Inferno: The Post Millennial Black Madonna. MoCADA & Skylight,New York,
  • NY
  • Intelligent Design. Momenta, New York, NY
  • Urbanity. Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

2006

  • New York, Interrupted. PKM Gallery, Beijing, China.
  • Curated by Dan Cameron
  • The Black Moving Cube: Black Figuration & The Moving Image. The Tate Britain, London, UK
  • Fountains. D’Amelio Terras. New York, NY
  • Twisted Roots. WPA/ Corcoran & DCAC. Washington, DC.
  • Everybody Dance. The Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts.
  • The Dalai Lama Portrait Project: The Missing Peace, The 100 for Tibet. (traveling)
  • Art Rock, Rockerfeller Center, New York, NY
  • Black Alphabet, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2005

  • D’Afrique d’Asie, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY (traveling)
  • Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum,
  • Houston, TX Curated by Valerie Cassel
  • The Here and Now, The Renassaince Society, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Curated by Hamza Walker

2004

  • Join Us (Calls of Ecstasy from the Edge of Oblivion), Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO

2003

  • Somewhere Better Than This Place, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Curated by Stacy Switzer
  • Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Kuti, The New Museum, New York, NY
  • Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker. Catalog, traveling.
  • Shuffling the Deck, Princeton Museum of Art, Princeton, NJ
  • Curated by Eugenie Tsai. catalog
  • The Commodification of Buddhism, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
  • Curated by Lydia Yee. catalog
  • Black Belt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • Curated by Christine Kim. catalog

2002

  • Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
  • Curated by Larry Rindler. catalog
  • Family, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (catalogue)

2001

  • One Planet Under a Groove, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
  • Curated by Franklin Sirmans and Lydia Yee. traveling/catlogue
  • Zoning, The Project, New York, NY
  • Curated by Sofia Hernandez-Choy and Tumelo Musaka
  • Freestyle, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • Curated by Thelma Golden. catalog)
  • Rapper’s Delight, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Altoid’s Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY 2000 Full Service, Kenny Schachter, New York, NY

Commissions

2018  

  • PLACE, Directed by Patricia McGregor. Scenic design by Sanford Biggers & Tim Brown
    Co-commissioned and co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects and the Los Angeles Philharmonic 

2016  

  • Sculpture Commission – Equal Justice Initiative, The Legacy Museum, Montgomery, AL.
  • L’Amant Anonyme, (Art Direction) Little Opera Theater, 59E59, New York, NY

2013   

  • Absolut X, Art Director for New York event featuring Santigold and Questlove, New York, NY

2009

  • New York Percent for the Arts. Eagle Academy, New York, NY
  • Marshall S. Cogan Visiting Artist in the Office for the Arts Public Art Program, Harvard,
  • University, Cambridge, MA
  • Hidden Cities, curated by Christian Marclay, Stephen Vittielo and Perrgrine Arts.
  • Philadelphia, PA

2008

  • The Norton Family Christmas Project
  • Ahh Decadence… (Exhibition Designer). Curated by Lisa Wainwright. The School of The
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries
  • The Voting Booth Project, The Rema Hort Man Foundation, David Zwirner Gallery and
  • Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY

Performances

2019

  • Un-televised Revolutions, Moon Medicin, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
  • Moon Medicin, Chazen Art Museum, Madison, WI

2018    Moon Medicin, The Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO, for Open Spaces

2017     Suburban Invasion / Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, in collaboration with Xaviera Simmons & Michael Stablein. The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

2016

  • Moon Medicin, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
  • Moon Medicin, Harlem Stage, New York, NY

2015

  • Moon Medicin, ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ
  • Moon Medicin, The Jones Center at The Contemporary Austin, Austin CO

2014

  • Moon Medicin, Creative Capital Annual Benefit, New York, NY
  • Moon Medicin, Neuehouse, New York, NY
  • Moon Medicin, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
  • Moon Medicn, Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

2013

  • Mixtape by Moon Medicin, The Apollo Theater, New York, NY

2012

  • Mixtape by Moon Medicin, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
  • Mixtape by Moon Medicine, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2011

  • Mixtape by Moon Medicine, Art Public at Art Basel, Miami, FL
  • Moon Medicine (Feat. Sanford Biggers, Imani Uzuri, Sumie Kaneko, DJ Jahi Sundance and
  • Mark Hines), Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY

2010

  • Forum Lounge: Sanford Biggers (Feat. Gamelan Sinar Surya and DJ Jahi Sundance), Contemporary Arts Forum. Santa Barbara, CA

2009

  • Stranger Fruit (Feat. Imani Uzuri), Harvard University OFA, Cambridge, MA
  • Conundrum, The Kitchen, New York, NY Curated by Rashida Bumbray

2007

  • The Somethin’ Suite, Performa 07, New York, NY

2006

  • Cosmic Conundrum. UCLA Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA
  • The Warsaw Pack(ed), Zacheta Gallery of National Art, Warsaw, Poland/ Temple Bar, Los Angeles, CA

2002

  • Creation/Dissipation, Trafo Art Space, Budapest, Hungary.

2000

  • Mandala of the B-Bodhisattva, Bronx Community College
  • OM, Full Serve, New York, NY
  • The Art of Breaking, Downtown Arts Festivals, New York, NY

1998

  • Slam, CBGB’s, New York, NY
  • Communication Breakdown, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
  • Racine des Memoirs, Skowhegan, ME
  • Dark Magus, CBGB’s, New York, NY

1997

  • Cane Song Cycles, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

Curatorial

2006

  • Malleable, Kuhn Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2004

  • (In)visible Silence, guest curator of three person show, School 33, Baltimore, MD

2001

  • Sticky Fingers, curated by Sanford Biggers and Elaine Ng, Para-Site Art Space,
  • Hong Kong, China

Selected Awards and Residencies

Selected Awards and Residencies

2021 

  • deFINE Art Honoree, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

2020  

  • 2020 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY
  • America Black Holocaust Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2019  

  • Hall of Fame Inductee, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY 

2018  

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Award, New York, NY 

2017

  • Art Bridge, Honoring Sanford Biggers, New York, NY
  • American Academy in Rome 2017-2018 Fellowship in the Visual Arts, Rome, Italy

2016

  • CUE Art Foundation, Honoring Sanford Biggers & Eugenie Tsai, New York, NY
  • Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Cool Culture UnGala, Phillips Auction House, New York, NY
  • Columbia University’s Office of the Provost’s Junior Faculty Grant
  • TED2016 Fellows Program, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

2015

  • Residency Sanford Biggers + Moon Medicin at ASU Gammage, Beyond Series, Tempe, AZ
  • Residency at The Combine Space, Tempe, AZ
  • Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts, The American Academy, Berlin, Germany
  • The Joyce Foundation Award

2014

  • Residency at Georgia Institute of Technology for Africa/Atlanta
  • BET ICON MANN 28 Men of Change Award
  • Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy

2013

  • Columbia University’s Office of the Provost’s Junior Faculty Grant
  • New York York City’s Art Teacher’s Association’s Artist-of-the-Year
  • Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts Africa Atlanta 2014/STEAM Residency
  • JWT’s Differenter Committee’s Innovators of Change Award

2012

  • Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy (to take place 2014)

2010

  • Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist Retreat

2009

  • Harvard University Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies
  • Harvard University’s Office of Fine Arts’ Artist in Residence
  • Creative Time Travel Grant for Global Residency Project
  • Denniston Hill Research Grant
  • William H. Johnson Prize

2008

  • Creative Capital Foundation Grant

2007

  • New York Percent for the Arts Commission, New York, NY
  • Art Matters Grant, New York, NY
  • Akademie Schloss Solitude (residency), Stuttgart, Germany

2005

  • AIR Laboratory. Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • Lambent Fellowship in the Arts TIDES Foundation grant, New York, NY
  • Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work from the New York Foundation for the
  • Arts.

2004

  • Pennies From Heaven/ New York Community Trust Grant

2003

  • ARCUS Project Residency, Moriya City, Japan
  • Headlands Center for the Arts/ AWAKE: “Art, Buddhism, and the Dimensions of
  • Consciousness” (residency) San Francisco, CA

2002

  • Art In General/ Trafo Gallery Eastern European Exchange Residency Budapest, Hungary

2001

  • Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
  • Socrates Sculpture Park Residency, Long Island City, NY

2000

  • World Views Artist in Residence, World Trade Center, New York, NY
  • Eyebeam/ New York City Annenberg Challenge for Arts Education, New York, NY
  • (Residency in teaching at Chelsea Vocational High School)
  • Studio Museum in Harlem Artists-in-Residence, New York, NY
  • P.S. 1 Studio Residency, New York, NY

1999

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago James Nelson Raymond Fellowship
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Incentive Scholarship

1998

  • Camille Hanks-Cosby Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,
  • Skowhegan, ME

1996

  • Santa Fe Public Art Fund Grant, Los Angeles, CA

1990

  • Central Metals Sculpture Competition, second place, Atlanta, GA

Education

1999

  • Masters in Fine Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1998

  • The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1997

  • Maryland Institute of College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1992

  • Bachelor of Arts, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

1991

  • Syracuse University (Department of International Programs Abroad), Florence Italy

Professional Experience

1/10 – 2019   Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Columbia University. New York, NY

1/09 – 12/09   Assistant Professor of Sculpture

Harvard University, VES Depart. Cambridge, MA

1/09 – Present   Affiliate Faculty of Sculpture & Extended Media

Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA

1/06 – 1/09   Assistant Professor of Sculpture & Extended Media

Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA

9/00 – 9/02   Co-Director and Instructional Coordinator of Saturday Outreach Program.

Cooper Union, New York, NY

Visiting Artist, Critic, and Lecturer

2015

  • Panel, Conversations, Moderated by Andras Szanto, Art Basel, Miami FL
  • Lecture, Beyond Series, ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ
  • Panel, MCA Talk Sanford Biggers with Romi Crawford, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • Lecture, Black Portraiture{s} II Conference; Florence, Italy
  • Lecture, University at Austin, Austin TX
  • Lecture, American Academy in Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2014

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

  • Urban Video Project, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
  • CoHosts, Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
  • Art in Embassies, Delegation participant, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prompter for LaTableRonde Whitney Biennial #3: On Art as Apparatus, Critical Practices Inc,Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • AFROPUNK panel moderated by Greg Tate, Moogfest, Asheville, NC
  • Carrie Mae Weems: Live from the Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • In Conversation Sanford Biggers and Saul Williams moderated by Rujeko Hockley presented by
  • Columbia University School of the Arts and The Studio Museum, New York, NY
  • Afropunk’s The Triptych screening panel, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Advancing STEM Through Culturally Situated Arts Based Learning, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

2013

  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • EXPO CHICAGO, SAIC sponsored /Dialogues: Sanford Biggers, Elysia Borowy-Reeder and
  • José Lerma in conversation with Richard Holland and Duncan MacKenzie, Chicago, IL
  • Afropunk’s The Triptych screening panel, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Columbia University Visiting Artist Lecture Series, New York, NY
  • Sanford Biggers, Everard Findley & Marcus Samuelsson in conversation, moderated by Thelma Golden, Neuehouse, New York, NY
  • The Verbier 3-D Residency and Sculpture Park, Verbier, Switzerland
  • Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Now Dig This! Symposium, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2012

  • International Sculpture Center Conference Keynote Speaker, Chicago, IL
  • Comradely Objects: Art Against Reification Conference Speaker, The New School, New York, NY
  • James A. Porter Colloquium on African Art, Keynote Speaker, Howard University,
  • Washington DC
  • AICA (International Association of Art Critics) Awards Ceremony Presenter, Asia Society,
  • New York, NY
  • Ringling College, Sarasota, FL
  • The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
  • Anderson Ranch Summer Workshop Visiting Artist
  • Art Papers Lecture Series, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • International Sculpture Center Conference, Keynote Speaker, Chicago, IL

2011

  • Festival of the New Black Imagination with Wangechi Mutu and Greg Tate, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brooklyn Museum Conversation with Mos Def and Marcus Samuelsson
  • Food Republic Panel with Marcus Samuelsson, Dylan Ratigan and Eddie Chai, New
  • York, NY
  • Sotheby’s Institute, New York, NY
  • Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
  • Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ
  • Creative Time Global Residency Talk, New York, NY

2010

  • Visiting Faculty Artist, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
  • MOMA, Conversations Among Friends: with Lorraine O’Grady & RoseLee Goldberg,
  • New York, NY
  • Columbia University, Work in Progress: Conversation with Dr. Kellie Jones, New York,
  • NY

2009

  • Revisiting Histories: A conversation between Sanford Biggers, Andrea Geyer and Simon
  • J. Ortiz, Lambent Foundation, NY
  • Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum, Conversation with Dr. Steven Nelson and Helen
  • Molesworth, Cambridge, MA
  • Harvard University Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Cambridge, MA
  • American University, Washington, DC
  • Buddhist Sculpture Contemporary Art Forum, Victoria and Albert Museum, London,
  • England
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO
  • Gelman Lecturer. Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY
  • Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
  • Pew Fellowships in the Arts Interdisciplinary Awards Panel

2008

  • SkowheganTALKS presents a dialog between artists Sanford Biggers and Paul Pfeiffer
  • PS1 Contemporary Art Center Subjective Histories of Sculpture
  • The Sculpture lecture series presents: Sanford Biggers. Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, New York, NY

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2016

  • Forthcoming: Farrington, Lisa, “African American Art”,Oxford University Press, USA.
  • Forthcoming: Garrett, Natalie Eve,“The Artists’ & Writers’ Cookbook”, powerHouse Cultural Entertainment, Inc.

2015

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  • “Between the Lines: A Coloring Book by Contemporary Artists”, The RxArt Coloring Book, Vol. 5, http://www.rxart.net/store/between-the-lines-a-coloring-book-by-contemporary-artists-volume-5
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  • Waxman, Lori “Freedom Principal at MCA”, Chicago Tribune, Nov 11. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-freedom-principle-mca-review-ent-1112-20151111-column.html
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2011

  • Martinez, Alanna. “The Top 20 Shows to See in 2012.” Artinfo. December 30. “http://www.artinfo.com/photo-galleries/slideshow-images-from-the-top-20-shows-to-see-in-2012?image=4” http://www.artinfo.com/photo-galleries/slideshow-images-from-the-top-20-shows-to-see-in-2012?image=4
  • Sutton, Benjamin. “Sanford Biggers Goes Biggers in Brooklyn and Queens.” The L Magazine. November 4. “http://www.thelmagazine.com/newyork/sanford-biggers-goes-bigger-in-brooklyn-and-queens/Content?oid=2189850” http://www.thelmagazine.com/newyork/sanford-biggers-goes-bigger-in-brooklyn-and-queens/Content?oid=2189850
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  • Johnson, Ken. “Smile and Metaphor, Crossing Borough Lines.” The New York Times. October 20.
  • Budick, Ariella. “Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk—An Introspective, Brooklyn Museum, New York.”
  • Financial Times, October 20.
  • Adkins, Terry. “Sanford Biggers.” Bomb Magazine, Fall.
  • McGee, Celia. “First an Outcast, Then an Inspiration.” The New York Times, April 24.
  • Cash, Stephanie. “In the Studio: Sanford Biggers.” Art in America, March.

2010

  • Sanders, Brandee. “Art Basel Miami: Black Artists Push Creative Boundaries.” The Root,
  • December, 8. http://www.theroot.com/multimedia/art-basel-miami-artist-images
  • Jacobs, Ferenz. “Blanco es el nuevo negro” Lamono Magazine, November 3,
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  • Goldberg, RoseLee. “Everywhere and All At Once: An Anthology of Writings on Performa 07.” JRP|Ringier (April 24)
  • Butter, Thomas. “Interview with Sanford Biggers.” Whitehot Magazine (April) http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/2010-interview-with-sanford-biggers/2054
  • Rife, Susan. “Greenfield Prize presented to NY artist.” Herald Tribune (April 16)
  • Donelan, Charles. “Sanford Biggers’s Moon Medicine at Contemporary Arts Forum.” Santa Barbara Independent (March 18)
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  • Garcia, Miki. “Sanford Biggers: Moon Medicine.” Catalog by Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (March 3)
  • Grudman, Uta, Volk, Gregory & Russ, Sabine. “Carnival Within: An Exhibition Made in America.” Verlag fur moderne Kunst Nurnber (February 28)
  • Row, D.K. “Review” ‘Disquieted’ at the Portland Art Museum.” The Oregonian (February 22)
  • Rife, Susan, L. “This year’s Greenfield Prize winner melds a variety of talents and thoughts.” Herald Tribune (January 24)

2009

  • “Best of Manhattan 09: Arts & Entertainment.” New York Press (October 14) “http://www.nypress.com/article-20481-best-of-manhattan-arts-entertainment.html” http://www.nypress.com/article-20481-best-of-manhattan-arts-entertainment.html
  • Newhall, Edith. “Galleries: Three artists vie for prize.” Philadelphia Inquirer (October 11)
  • Miles, David. “The $150,000 Question.” Art Info (October 8)
  • http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/32882/the-150000-question/
  • Green, Kate. “Future Anterior: an index to contemporary art’s imminent history.” Art Papers (September/October)
  • Soccoccia, Susan. “The curious world of Sanford Biggers.” The Bay State Banner (November 12)
  • Sweeney, Sarah. “’Stranger Fruit,’ indeed.” Harvard Gazette (November 12)
  • “Sanford Biggers Wins 2009 William H. Johnson Prize.” Artforum (Online, News) (September 17)
  • Genocchio, Benjamin. “All Dressed Up at the Katonah Museum of Art.” The New York Times
  • (August 21)
  • Jahn, Jeff. “PAM acquires two Sanford Biggers works.” PORT (August 19)
  • Bloemink, Barbara. “Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor.” The Huffington Post (August 12)
  • Johnson, Barry. “Sanford Biggers: The Skittery Meaning of Trees.” The Oregonian (June 30)
  • Bowie, Chas. “Review: Sanford Biggers at the Portland Art Museum.” (June 26)
  • Blackburn, Mary Walling. “Virtual Sketchbook: Sanford Biggers’s Conundrum.” (April 27)
  • Jackson, Brian Keith. “Talking About A Revolution.” Giant Magazine (April)
  • Schwartz, Madeleine M. “Multifaceted Artist Biggers Dodges Simple Interpretations.” The Harvard
  • Crimson (April10)
  • Biggers, Sanford. “Artists on Artists: Rashid Johnson by Sanford Biggers.” BOMB Magazine (April)
  • Schambelan, Elizabeth. “Civic Engagement.” Artforum (January)
  • Carlin, TJ. “Sanford Biggers.” Time Out New York (issue 695) (January 22)
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  • Gaines, Malik. “Sanford Biggers: The Big Idea.” RVA Magazine (Vol 4 issue 9)
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2008

  • “Southern Exposure.” The New York Times Magazine (December 7)
  • Klein, Paul. “Art Lifts New Orleans.” The Huffington Post (November 4)
  • “Halloween Special: New Orleans, Prospect 1.” ArtFagCity.com (October 31)
  • Yablonsky, Linda. “Blue Note.” Artforum online (November 10)
  • “Voting Becomes Art.” NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (November 4) www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/27542882#27542882
  • “Best Solo Exhibition: Sanford Biggers at Grand Arts.” The Pitch http://www.pitch.com/bestof/ 2008/award/best-solo-exhibition-731232/
  • Bodin, Claudia. “Prospect. 1 Biennale New Orleans.” Art Das Kunstmagazin (November 3)
  • Artkrush (issue 96.) “http://artkrush.com/gallery/96/feature/10/Sanford-
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  • McAdams, Shane. “Sanford Biggers…” Art Voices (Issue 2008) (November): 40-41.
  • Lewis, Christina. “The Big Easy’s Art Gumbo.” The Wall Street Journal Online (October 31)
  • Cotter, Holland. “Making Secular Art Out of Religious Imagery.” The New York Times (October 29)
  • Brookhardt, D. Eric. “The Big Easel.” Gambit Weekly (Vol 29, no. 44) (October 28): 21, 24.
  • Johnson, Paddy. “The Voting Booth Project.” The Huffington Post (October 20)
  • Jackson, Sharyn. “The Voting Booth Project.” Village Voice (October)
  • WNYC Culture. “NeoHooDoo, Broadway, the Oxygen Hog, and ‘Mary’.” ART.CULT (October 20)

2007

  • Beckwith, Naomi. “One to Watch [Sanford Biggers].” Artkrush (Issue 70: Performance Art) (October 31 – November 13)
  • Brown, Angela K. “Fort Worth Exhibit Explores the Many Faces of Childhood.” Caller-Times (March 18)
  • Chang, Jeff (ed.). “Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop.” Perseus Books
  • Duff, Stacey. “A New York Minute.” Time Out Beijing (February): 45.
  • Oliver, Valerie Cassel. “Meditations of a B-Boy Buddhist.” International Review of African American Art (Volume 21, Number 3): 51-54.
  • Rabinowitz, Cay-Sophie. “Blossom.” Grand Arts Exhibition Catalog (October)
  • Robinson, Gaile. “Modern’s Show Takes the Cute Out of Childhood.” Star Telegram (February 25)
  • Self, Dana. “In the Keys of Life.” The Pitch (September 27 – October 3)
  • Taft, Catherine. “Sanford Biggers.” Modern Painters (February): 95.
  • Terranova, Charissa N. “Romper Rooms.” The Dallas Morning News (February 24): 1E, 6E.
  • Thorson, Alice. “A Tree Among the Keys.” The Kansas City Star (October 14): F5.
  • “Intelligent Design.” New Yorker (April 9)
  • “Artists on Spirituality.” Art Asia Pacific (Winter): 89.
  • 2006
  • Artner, Allan. “Art of Peace: 88 Viewpoints on the Dalai Lama.” The Chicago Tribune (November 2)
  • Brooks, Amra. “Must See Art: Freedom and Other Seldom Traveled Roads.” LA Weekly (November 29)
  • Kino, Carol. “Young Collector Stefan Levine: Gas Man.” Art Basel Miami Beach (December): 72.
  • Knight, Christopher. “’Jocko’ Represents a Cultural Battle.” Los Angeles Times (December 1)
  • Larson, Kay. “Keeping the Faith.” ARTnews (February): 98-100.
  • Larson, Kay. “The Missing Peace: Artist Consider the Dalai Lama.” The Shambhala Sun (November)
  • Maerkle, Andrew. “Artist’s on Spirituality.” Art Asia Pacific (Winter)
  • Newman, Andrew Adam. “Directions; The Golden Hour.” New York Times (Arts) (March 12)
  • Smith, Roberta. “Chelsea is a Battlefield: Galleries Muster Groups.” New York Times (July 28)
  • O’Sullivan, Michael. “Richmond artists Rooted in Histories.” The Washington Post (December 1)
  • Szupinska, Joanna. “Paint It Black: African American Art Goes To Warsaw.” Artillery (December): 46.
  • “A Bit of Richmond, Now Showing in D.C.” The Washington Post (November 9)

2005

  • Dawson, Jessica. “Street Culture Bursts Into the Gallery.” The Washington Post (July 21)
  • Bowles, John. “Sanford Biggers at the Contemporary Arts Center.” Art in America (January 2)
  • Bryan-Wilson, Julia. “Split Decision.” BookForum (December)
  • Houston, Kerr. “Review: Sanford Biggers.” Urbanite Magazine (January)
  • Jackson, Brian Keith. “Show and Tell: Sanford Biggers.” New York Magazine (June)

2004

  • Baas, Jaqueline & Jacob, Mary Jane(ed). Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art. * Univ. of
  • California Press
  • Bauer, Marilyn. “Cultural Fusion.” The Cincinnati Enquirer (May)
  • Estes, Sarah. “Critics Pick: Both And Not Either Or.” The City Paper (October 27)

2003

  • Glueck, Grace. “From Four Milleniums of Jewish Cultural Life.” New York Times (Arts) (June 27)
  • Genocchio, Benjamin. “The Forgeries Are The Real Thing In This Exhibition.” New York Times (Arts) (April 13)
  • Golonu, Berin. “Psychic Windows.” Sculpture (review) (January/February): 72-73.
  • Greco, Stephen & Zita, Carmen. “State of the Art: In Sight.” Trace (issue #36): 53.
  • Smith, Roberta. “A Cornucopia of Cultural Exchange, Beginning With A Martial Arts Hero.” New York Times(Arts) (November 28)
  • Stillman, Nick “Black Belt.” The Brooklyn Rail (November)

2002

  • Anderson, Tomika. “Art Heart’s Sake.” Vibe (April): 70.
  • Bollen, Chris. “Outsider Art”. V Magazine (March)
  • Collins, Gina Cavallo. “Video Identity Issues.” Java Magazine (January): 16.
  • Dailey, Meghan. “Family – The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.” ArtForum (October): 157.
  • Donohue, Piper. “Boogie Down” Honey.” (January): 88.
  • Erhardt, Miklos. “Fesusfono es Poteau- Mitan.” Balkon (October): 28-30.
  • Girst, Thomas. “Ennui im Whitney.” die tageszeitung (March): 1.
  • Gopnik, Blake. “As American as Jumbalaya” Washington Post (Art). March 7. p.1
  • Griffin, Tim. “Bi American – The Whitney Biennial opens its doors.” Time Out New York (March 14-21)
  • Grunitzky, Claude. “Meister Aller Klassen.” GQ International (September): 30-31.
  • Jones, Amelia. “The Post Black Bomb.” Tema Celeste (March/April): 53-54.
  • Knight, Christopher. “Art Review.” Los Angeles Times (April 1): F2.
  • Matusow, Cathy. “Buddhism and B-Boys?” Houston Press (November 21)
  • Nickas, Bob. “Multiple Voice.” ArtForum (May): 164.
  • Patton, Phil. “Artists on the Verge.” Mercury Owner Magazine (Spring): 10-13.
  • Plagens, Peter. “This Man Will Decide What Art Is.” Newsweek (March 4): 55.
  • Rauterberg, Von Hanno. “Danke, Herr, fur Video.” Feuilleton (kunst).
  • Robinson, Knox “The Show.” Fader (Winter): 48.
  • Stevens, Mark. “Irony Lives.” New York Magazine (March): 55.
  • Teicholz, Nina. “Private View: Lawrence Rinder.” Art & Auction (March): 36.

2001

  • Budick, Ariella. “Post- Black and White.” Newsday (June)
  • Aranda-Alvarado, Rocio. “Culture and Memory.” NKA (Review) (Spring/Summer): 123.
  • Cook, Dara. “Players/Rookies 2001.” Vibe (V100) (September): 182.
  • Cotter, Holland. “A Full Studio Museum Show Starts with 28 Young Artists and a Shoehorn.” New York Times (Review: Arts) (May 11): E36.
  • Croal, Mashaka. “Freestylin at the Studio Museum in Harlem by Aida.” Africana.com (June 26)
  • Dewan, Sheila K. “Twin Peaks Makes A Vertical World Their Own.” New York Times(Metro). (February 27)
  • Erikson, Emily. “Color Coded.” ArtForum (Preview) (May): 52.
  • Fowler Gabe. “Gang of Four.” New Art Examiner (November/December)
  • Gioni, Massimiliano. “New York Cut Up.” Flash Art (July-September): 72.
  • Girst, Thomas. “Power Enormous: The Art of Sanford Biggers” NY Arts April. p. 24
  • Girst, Thomas. “Breakdance auf Leinwand.” die tageszeitung (kultur) (March): 16.
  • Griffin, Tim. “Race Matters.” Time Out New York (Art) (May 24): 55-56.
  • Maxwell, Bill. “Art Offers New Notions of Being Black.” St. Petersburg Times (Art) (June 20)
  • Saltz, Jerry. “Post Black.” Village Voice (Art) (May 22): 51.
  • Stevens, Mark. “The Studio Museum in Harlem “Freestyle”: More About Art than About Race.” New York Magazine (Art) (May 21): 84.
  • Tate, Greg. “The Golden Age” Village Voice (Art) (May 22): 49
  • Viveros- Faune, Christian. “Freestyle.” New York Press (Editorial) (June)
  • Wilcox, Lauren. “Transformation and Tradition: Interview with Sanford Biggers.” Tout-Fait (Duchamp Studies On-line Journal)
  • –. “Making the Case fir the ‘Post Black’ School of Art.” LA Times (September 29)
  • –.”The New Masters.” Vibe (Gallery) (May): 138 & 142.
  • –. “Freestyle” at Studio Museum.” Artnet.com (news) (April 13)

2000

  • Berwick, Carly. “Power Spins” ARTnews (On the Edge). November. p. 224
  • Cotter Holland. “Picking Out Distinctive Voices in a Pluralistic Chorus.” New York Times (Review: Arts) (August 18): E31.
  • Cotter, Holland. “A Condensed International Melange.” New York Times (Weekend – Arts & Leisure) (May 6): E37.
  • Jackson, Brian Keith. “Dharma on the Dancefloor.” Paper Magazine (Arts). September. p. 43
  • Sirmans Franklin. “Artistically Speaking.” Soul Purpose.com (September 22)
  • Sirmans, Franklin. “From the Studio: Artists in Residence 2000.” Time Out New York (Arts) (August 3-10): 55.
  • –. “Hanne Tierney, Marian Griffiths and Five Myles.” NY Arts Magazine (April): 14-15.