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 ABOUT - SHERRY WIGGINS

Photograph by Robert Kittila

Sherry Wiggins is an interdisciplinary artist and a global art activist. Her work is reflective, often participatory, and rooted within cultural difference, spiritual transformation, social justice and women’s issues. She is concerned with art as a specifically feminine/feminist relational process and enactment. Her artistic practice has taken multiple forms over the last three decades: in collaborations, digital works, drawings, installations, performances, photographs, public art, sculptures, video, and writing.

Since 2013 Wiggins has been working on an international project titled Searching Selves: An Intersubjective Art Practice with Remarkable Women Artists of the 20th Century. Through extensive research and consideration she identifies artists whose work corresponds with her own in content, process, and/or material. These investigations have led her to Portuguese conceptualist Helena Almeida (b.1934), Russian-American avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren (1917-1961), and Indian minimalist Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990), among others. Thus far, Wiggins has studied artists Mohamedi and Almeida in situ in India and Portugal while participating in artist residencies in those countries. She has produced her own artworks in drawings, installations, photographs, and performances as a result of these extended contemplations. Wiggins questions her own notions of self and identity in relationship to concepts of artistic territory, process and documentation, forms of identity and occupation, and definitions of feminine space in this long-term project. Her intensive research and process is documented on her blog: http://sherrywigginsblog.com/.

Wiggins is a founding member of the 6+ art collective, a group that has facilitated exhibitions, publications, and workshops among women artists internationally. She is also a member of Artnauts, an international artist co-op. Exhibitions of her work include venues in China, Europe, India, Korea, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, as well as in Colorado and throughout the United States. She received both BFA (1988) and MFA (2005) degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her partner architect Jamie Logan.