Sound Art / Artist Spotlight:
Ed Osborn & Betsey Biggs


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Meet Ed Osborn (Palm House Transect) & Betsey Biggs (Sunken Gardens)

Ed Osborn. Photo by Shirin Adhami

Photo by Shirin Adhami

Ed Osborn

Ed Osborn works with many forms of electronic media including installation, video, sound, and performance. His pieces feature a tactile sense of space, movement, image, and aurality combined with a precise economy of materials. Osborn has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Creative Work Fund and Arts International, and been awarded residencies from the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Het Apollohuis (Eindhoven, Netherlands), STEIM (Amsterdam), and EMPAC (Troy, NY).

He has presented his work at SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA), the singuhr- hörgalerie (Berlin, Germany), the Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, CA), Artspace (Sydney, Australia), the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane, Australia), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), Kiasma (Helsinki, Finland), Mass- MOCA (North Adams, MA), the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT), and the Sonic Arts Research Centre (Belfast, Northern Ireland).

He has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), the California College of Arts (Oakland, CA), and the University of California at Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA). He is on the faculty of the Visual Arts Department at Brown University (Providence, RI), specializing in teaching sound and electronic media.




Betsey Biggs. Photo by Michael Sarff

Photo by Michael Sarff

Betsey Biggs

Betsey Biggs is a composer and interdisciplinary artist whose work in music, sound, video, and installation aims to expose the beautiful in the everyday, to actively engage the audience, and to transform place into creative interface through psychogeographic practice. The New Yorker’s Alex Ross has described her work as “psychologically complex, exposing how we orient ourselves with our ears.” She received her Ph.D. in Music Composition at Princeton University, writing about public sound art, held a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University, and is currently a Sawyer Fellow at Harvard University.


See their artworks in this week’s Featured Videos

Ed Osborn, Palm House Transect


Betsey Biggs, Sunken Gardens


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