Sandy Skoglund is an American photographer and installation artist known for her Surrealist, brightly colored images. Often featuring elaborate tableaux of animals and posed human actors, one of her most famous work is 1980s Radioactive Cats, which depicts neon-green cats—painstakingly crafted out of chicken wire and plaster—stalking an otherwise drab gray kitchen. She was born on September 11, 1946 in Quincy, MA and graduated from Smith College in 1968 with a degree in art history and studio art. She went on to study at the Sorbonne and École du Louvre in Paris, as well as the University of Iowa. From 1973 to 1976, she worked as a professor of art at the University of Hartford, and then began teaching at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her works are held in several museum collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio.