Josephine Halvorson Biography

Josephine Halvorson makes art that foregrounds firsthand experience and takes the form of painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

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Josephine Halvorson standing outside of the garage at O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch home. Photograph by Peter Buckley.

Born in Brewster, Massachusetts, she studied at The Cooper Union, Yale Norfolk, and Columbia University. In 2021, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Halvorson is the recipient of major international residencies and fellowships: The US Fulbright to Vienna, Austria, the Harriet Hale Woolley at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France, and was the first American pensionnaire at the French Academy in Rome at the Villa Medici. Her work has been exhibited internationally, selected exhibitions include SECCA, Storm King Art Center, the ICA Boston Foster Prize Exhibition, and the Havana Biennial in 2019. She is Professor of Art at Boston University.

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