"Beauty is just kind of an accident. Beauty is just a happenstance. Beauty is the remainders of being a painter."
Josephine Halvorson (b. 1981, Brewster, Massachusetts) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She attended the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art (2002), and earned a BFA from The Cooper Union (2003) and an MFA from Columbia University (2007). Honors include a Fulbright Fellowship in Painting to Vienna, Austria (2003-4); awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2010) and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (2010); and residencies at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program (2009); Harriet Hale Woolley Artist Residency, Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris (2007-08), and the Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, Connecticut (2005). Her work has been included in the exhibitions STILL, Frith Street Gallery, London (2012); What Looks Back, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York (2011); Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York (2011); Precarity and the Butter Tower, CTRL, Houston (2010); Americanana, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York (2010); Between the Picture and Viewer: The Image in Contemporary Painting, School of Visual Arts, New York (2010); Perceiving Place, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University (2010); Clockwise from Window, Monya Rowe, New York (2009); The Open, Deitch Projects, Long Island City (2009); Subverted Genres, Sue Scott Gallery, New York (2009); Close To Home, Cuchifritos, New York (2009); Party At Chris's House, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn (2009); Peintures de Patience, Fondation des États-Unis, Paris (2008); A Friend Indeed: Contemporary Art And The Academy, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington D.C. (2008), and Special Collection, The New York Public Library (2005).