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Visiting Artist Lecture – Josephine Halvorson, Painter
November 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE – JOSEPHINE HALVORSON, PAINTER: Lecture at 11 a.m. in the Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144. Free & Open to the Public. Limited Seating Available. RSVP required.
Josephine Halvorson makes art that foregrounds firsthand experience and takes the form of painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Born in Brewster, Massachusetts, she received her BFA at The Cooper Union and her MFA at Columbia University, with additional studies at Yale Norfolk. She is Professor of Art and Chair of Graduate Studies in Painting at Boston University and lives in western Massachusetts.
In 2021, Josephine was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She is also the recipient of international residencies and fellowships, including the U.S. Fulbright to Vienna, Austria, and the Harriet Hale Woolley at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France. In 2014-15, she was the first American pensionnaire at the French Academy in Rome at the Villa Medici.
Josephine’s work has been exhibited internationally and is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY, and Peter Freeman, Paris. Selected recent exhibitions include: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, North Carolina; Storm King Art Center, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Foster Prize Exhibition; and Ríos Intermitentes, a group exhibition part of the 2019 Havana Biennial. In 2021-22 she had a solo exhibition at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM, where she was the inaugural artist in residence. Halvorson’s work and practice have been written about extensively, and she is a subject of Art21’s documentary series New York Close Up.