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Portrait by Robert Kittila, 2020

Sherry Wiggins is an interdisciplinary artist 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: 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 Wiggins identifies artists whose work corresponds with her own in content, process, and/or material. She then produces her own artworks (in drawings, installations, photographs, performances and writings) as a result of this contemplative interaction. These investigations have led her thus far to study - Portuguese conceptualist Helena Almeida (1934 -2018), French writer and photographer Claude Cahun (1894-1954), Russian-American avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren (1917-1961), Indian minimalist Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990), and Brazilian artist Mira Schendel (1919 – 1988) among others. Wiggins’ study of artists Almeida, Mohamedi and Schendel took place in situ in Portugal, India and Brazil (respectively) while attending artist residencies in those countries. With this long-term project, Wiggins questions her own notions of self and identity in relationship to concepts of artistic territory, process and documentation as well as definitions of feminine space.

Exhibitions of her work include venues in China, Europe, India, 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. Wiggins is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, Colorado. She documents her intensive international research and practice on her blog: https://sherrywigginsblog.com/

You can also follow Sherry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sherrywigginsart/