Stuart Sandford received his BA Fine Art, with Honours, in 2006. He has exhibited his photographic, video, sculpture, and installation works in solo and group exhibitions in New York, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Basel, Rotterdam, Rome, Madrid, Cape Town, and Vienna, amongst others. In 2010 he curated the group show HUNG and co-curated Boy BANG Boy, both of which took place in London. His work has been featured extensively in publications both online and in print, including i-D, Dazed & Confused, BUTT, GT, Maenner, Kaiserin, attitude, Hyperallergic, and Objektiv, the Norwegian journal of contemporary photography. His work appears in numerous private collections including the Sir Elton John Photography collection and in private collections in the UK, USA, Europe, South America and Asia. Sandford is currently based in Los Angeles.

Born Sheffield, UK, 1978, lives and works in Los Angeles

Education

2006
B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Solo and Two Person Presentations

2019
Eres lo que amas, Artspace Mexico, CDMX, Mexico (forthcoming)

2018

Pictures, Queer/Bar, Seattle, USA

2015
Looking: Patrick Angus & Stuart Sandford, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, USA

2014
Teen Dreams, Invisible Line Gallery, London, UK

2011
Stuart Sandford: New and Recent Work, Wessel Snyman, Cape Town, South Africa

2010
Twink, Gallery Daeppen, Basel, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibitions And Fairs

2018

Model and Muse, Child's Gallery, Boston, USA (forthcoming)

Secret Gay Box, Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, USA (forthcoming)

Boys! Boys! Boys!, The Hospital Club, London, UK (forthcoming)

My Gay Eye, Ballery Gallery, Berlin

The Violators, Studio UZI, New York, USA

Queer Biennial III, various locations, Los Angeles, USA

Tom House, MOCAD, Detroit, USA

LA Art Show, Bert Green Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA

Spring Break Art Fair, John Wolf Curatorial, NY, USA

2017
Baño de Oro, Mexico City, Mexico

HE, Last Projects, Los Angeles, USA

2016
Human Condition, The Hospital, Los Angeles, USA

Cruising the Dog Days of Summer, Gladd Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Queer Biennial II, various locations, Los Angeles, USA

2015
Art on Paper, Pier 36, New York, USA

2014
Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA

Remove Clothes, Piasa, Paris, France

Porn This Way, Schwule Museum, Berlin, Germany

Tom of Finland Art Fair, TOM House, Los Angeles, USA

2013
MAN, In the Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
In My Blue, Blue, Blue Jeans, Kontor Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

RATEDaRT, Ono Contemporenea, Bologna, Italy

PH10, Wallrod, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2010
HUNG, The Horse Hospital, London, UK

Boy BANG Boy, East Gallery, London, UK

Rough and Dandy, 10 Gales, London, UK

This Time, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009
Instant, Robert Goff Gallery, New York, USA

Art Trunk Show, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, USA

Born To Be Punk, Gallery Deappen, Basel, Switzerland

Art Trunk Show, Room 2515, Boston, USA

2008
Berliner Kunstsalon, Humboldt, Berlin, Germany

Vienna Biennale, K’haus, Vienna, Italy

Quali Corpi Quale Carne, Rialtosantambrogio, Rome, Italy

Bloc Billboard, Bloc Studios, Sheffield, UK

Cumfaces, Café Miesje, Krakow, Poland

Films (as writer unless otherwise stated)

2018
Antinous (short, pre-production, as writer, producer, and director)

2015
XVWE (short, post-production, as writer and co-producer)

2003
What If... (short, as writer and co-producer) Fade Out (short)

Screenings

2016
TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, Seattle, USA

2013
Straight to Hell, Fringe Film Festival, London, UK

2010
White Night, Lighthouse, Brighton, UK
Festival of In(appropriation), Los Angeles Film Forum, LA, USA

2009
OTK Discipline!, Starr Space, New York, USA
24 Hour Day Off, Envoy Gallery, New York, USA

2008
5 Porn Film Festival, Berlin Germany Kaleidoscope, Madrid, Spain
The Bigger Screen Picture Project, Sheffield, UK

Curatorial Projects

2018
Queer Biennial III (co-curator)

2016
Queer Biennial II (co-curator)

2011
CUM, VZ Gallery, London

2010
HUNG @ The Horse Hospital, London, UK

Boy BANG Boy, East Gallery, London, UK (co-curated)

Publications

2018
Mein Schwules Auge 14/15, Konkursbuchverlag Claudia Gehrke, Germany

2017
Polaroids, 2017, artist book, edition of 150

2015
1421 Laveta Terrace, Edward Cella, USA

2014
Brent, artist book, edition of 150

2012
Cumfaces, artist book, edition of 250

2011
Stuart Sandford, artist book, edition of 1000

2010
Untitled, artist book, edition of 250

2009
BUTT 2010 Calendar, Bruill, Netherlands
Mein Schwules Auge 6, Konkursbuchverlag Claudia Gehrke, Germany

Luc, artist book, edition of 150
Smut Vol. 2, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, USA

2007
Cumfaces, artist book, edition 150
Smut, Twin Palms Publishing, New York, USA

Collections

Private collections including The Sir Elton John Photography Collection and collections in the UK, USA, Europe, and Asia.

All images and text on this site are Copyright © 2004-2018 Stuart Sandford and their respective authors.