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School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

Josephine Halvorson

Visiting Artist Lecture


Monday, April 20, 2020, 11:00 am 

Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144
WCSU, Westside Campus

Free & Open to the Public
Limited Seating Available

Josephine Halvorson makes paintings on-site, face to face with an object in its environment. The result is an intimate portrait of an object, capturing both a natural likeness as well as the often overlooked character of her chosen subject.

Josephine’s work has been in many exhibitions throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and widely reviewed in The New York Times, Artnews, The New Yorker, and Hyperallergic. She has been the subject of several ART21 episodes “New York Close Up” on PBS. Last year she created a body of work in Matanzas, Cuba, which was then shown in the Havana Biennial. In 2016, she exhibited large scale sculptures at Storm King Art Center and, in 2015, had her first museum survey exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC. Her work is represented by Sikkema Jenkins and Co. in NYC, where her solo exhibit “On the Ground “ will open later this month on 1/23, on view through 2/29.

Josephine holds a BA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from Columbia University. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Vienna, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and a fellowship at the French Academy in Rome. This past fall, her work was on view at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston as part of The James and Audrey Foster Prize Exhibition. She has taught at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Yale University School of Art. She is currently Professor of Art and Chair of Graduate Studies in Painting at Boston University.


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