Janet Biggs
American, born 1959
Selected exhibitions
Cristin Tierney at Art Toronto 2017,
Cristin Tierney
Janet Biggs: within touching distance,
Cristin Tierney
BEYOND SANDY on view at Phillips, New York,
La Napoule Art Foundation

In film, photography, and performance, Janet Biggs orchestrates and captures extreme acts of physical endurance, risk, or expertise: motorcycles speeding across salt flats, horses galloping on treadmills, or kayaks moving in synchrony through arctic waters, as in Fade to White, 2010. By capturing these events on film, Biggs herself does something extraordinary; it has been said that her subjects are “as difficult to film as they are to perform.”

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