Sanford Biggers: SCAD deFINE ART 2021 honoree

Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies at SCAD Museum of Art

Sanford Biggers (b. 1970, Los Angeles) is the recipient of numerous awards and honors: in 2020 he was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, in 2019 he was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame, in 2018 he received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and in 2017 he was presented with the Rome Prize in Visual Arts. Biggers’ solo exhibition Codeswitch, which features more than 50 of the artist’s quilt-based works, is currently on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts through January 2021 and will travel to the California African American Museum, Los Angeles, in March 2021 and the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in October 2021. Biggers has also presented solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Brooklyn Museum, among others. His work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Menil Collection and Tate Modern, in addition to recent exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation. Biggers’ work is held in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Walker Center, Minneapolis; the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.; the Dallas Museum of Art; and the Legacy Museum, Montgomery, among others. He lives and works in New York.

March 2, 2021