American, b. 1981 in Brewster, MA, based in Brooklyn, NY.
Josephine Halvorson renews traditional genres, such as still life and plain air painting, using subjects such as doors, walls, window panels or old furniture. Often no more than an arm’s length away, she detects variations in texture, light, and temperature, transcribing these perceptions through the medium of paint. The results are intimate portraits of the objects, capturing, as well as their natural likeness, their often unseen or overlooked characters.
Halvorson holds a BFA from The Cooper Union (2003) and a MFA from Columbia University (2007). She currently serves as a Senior Critic in the Printing and Printmaking Department of the Yale School of Art.
Selected recent exhibitions
Outlooks, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, USA, 2016
Slow Burn, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, USA, 2015
Facings, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, USA, 2014
À Moly Sabata, Angle Art Contemporain, St-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, France, 2014
Side By Side, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France, 2012
Main illustration: Josephine Halvorson, Porte Bleue, Câble, 2014 / oil on linen / 160 x 91,4 cm (63 x 36 inches). © Josephine Halvorson, Courtesy Josephine Halvorson & Peter Freeman, Inc. Paris. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn.