Josephine Halvorson


Josephine Halvorson makes art from observation in relation to a particular object and place. Transcribing her perceptions in real time, Halvorson connects with the world around her through the medium of paint. Through describing the appearance of a subject at-hand, she expresses what is invisible but nonetheless felt: locale, time, history, emotion. Halvorson’s artistic practice foregrounds attention and experience, taking the form of painting and also sculpture, printmaking and drawing.

Halvorson grew up on Cape Cod and studied at the Cooper Union School of Art (BFA, 2003), Yale Norfolk (2002) and Columbia University (MFA, 2007). She has been granted three yearlong fellowships in Europe: the United States Fulbright to Vienna, Austria (2003-4), the Harriet Hale Woolley at the Fondation des États-Unis, Paris, France (2007-8), and was the first American to receive the Rome Prize at the French Academy at the Villa Medici, Rome, Italy (2014-2015). Halvorson has been the recipient of several awards and artist residencies including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2009); a New York Foundation for the Arts award in Painting (2010); the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, Brooklyn, NY (2009-2010); Moly-Sabata in Sablons, France (2014, 2017); and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, Florida (2016).

Halvorson’s work is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, and Peter Freeman, Inc., Paris. In 2015 she presented her first museum survey exhibition, Slow Burn, at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, curated by Cora Fisher. In 2016 she exhibited large-scale painted sculptures at Storm King Art Center, as part of the Outlooks series curated by Nora Lawrence. Her work has been written about in various publications and she is one of the subjects of Art21's documentary series, New York Close Up.

Josephine Halvorson has taught at The Cooper Union, Princeton University, the University of Tennessee Knoxville and Columbia University. From 2010 to 2016 she served as Critic and Senior Critic at Yale School of Art's MFA program in Painting. In 2016 Halvorson joined Boston University as Professor of Art and Chair of Graduate Studies in Painting. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Dave Hardy (A '04)


Dave Hardy is an artist who lives and works in New York. Hardy received a BA from Brown University in 1992, where he took studio art classes at Rhode Island School of Design. He holds an MFA from Yale School of Art and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004. Hardy’s work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally. Solo shows include Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris (2017); Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles (2017); Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Brussels (2016); Wentrup Gallery, Berlin (2014); Churner and Churner, NYC (2014); Regina Rex, NYC (2013) and Art in General, NYC (2009). Selected group shows include Tibor De Nagy (2016), Invisible Exports (2015), Bortolami (2014) and Jack Shainman Gallery (2008) in NYC. His work was included in the Queens International at the the Queens Museum (2016), Greater New York 2005 at PS1/MoMA and Make It Now at Sculpture Center in NYC (2005). He received an Emerging Artist Fellowship from Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC in 2005 and received a NYFA Fellowship in 2011 and 2017. He has taught at such institutions as New York University, Sarah Lawrence College and Pratt Institute.  His work has been written about in Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal… and has been articulated as performative, nasty, elegant, depersonalized, corporal, abject, vulnerable, improvisational.

Henry Taylor


Henry Taylor received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts and has had solo exhibitions at MOMA PS1, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Blum & Poe and Studio Museum in Harlem. His work has been in numerous group exhibitions, including 2013 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art; Blues for Smoke, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Whitney Museum of American Art; Made in LA, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Body Language, Saatchi Gallery, London, England. Taylor is included in the Saatchi Collection; Rubell Family Collection; MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; MoMA, New York, NY. Recently, Henry Taylor exhibited as part of the 2017 Whitney Biennial, 2017 FIAC and had a solo show at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zürich, Switzerland.

Simon Leung


Simon Leung was born in Hong Kong. His projects in various media include an opera set in Griffith Park; a live/video performance addressing AIDS in the figure of the glory hole; a trilogy on “the residual space of the Vietnam War;” an extended proposal of Duchamp’s oeuvre as a discourse in ethics; a meditation on the site/non-site dialectic by way of Edgar Allan Poe; context-specific works centering on the squatting body as a heuristic cipher; and a twenty-year plus collaboration with the writer and art world figure Warren Niesłuchowski. Leung’s most recently completed work is ACTIONS! / ADJUCNTS!, an “art workers’ theater” project on the intersection of art and labor. Although not collected under any mediumistic or stylistic rubric, at the heart of all of Leung’s work is the meditation of the ethical challenge, broadly defined, as proposition and possibility. He is co-editor of the anthology Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985 and Professor and Associate Chair of graduate studies in the Department of Art at the University of California, Irvine. Leung was a recipient of the Art Journal Award for his essay “The Look of Law;” a scholar in residence at the Clark Art Institute; and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fellows of Contemporary Art, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, City of Los Angeles, California Community Foundation and Art Matters. Internationally, his work has been presented at the Venice Biennale (2003), the Guangzhou Triennial (2008), the Anren Biennale (2017), Generali Foundation (Vienna), 1A Space (Hong Kong), the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (Berlin), Sala Mendoza (Caracas), the National Museum of Contemporary Art (South Korea), and the Inside-Out Art Museum (Beijing). In the US, his work has been shown at the Whitney Biennial (1993); the Museum of Modern Art; The New Museum; Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Kitchen, MOCA, Hammer Museum, and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. 

Jeanine Oleson (A '00)


Jeanine Oleson is an interdisciplinary artist working with images, materiality and language, which she forms into complex and humorous objects, instruments, images, videos and performances. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rutgers University. Oleson has exhibited and performed at: Hammer Museum, LA (2017); Commonwealth & Council, LA (2017); Coreana Museum, Seoul (2017); Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta (2016); SculptureCenter, NY (2016); New Museum, NY (2014); Exit Art, NY(2012); MoMA/P.S.1, NY (2011)Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2012); X-Initiative, NY (2010); Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO (2009); Socrates Sculpture Park, NY (2009); Diverseworks, Houston, TX (2009). Oleson has received a Rema Hort Mann Artist Community Engagement Grant (2016), Creative Capital Artist Grant (2015), Franklin Furnace Fellowship and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant (2009); and has been in residence at Macdowell Colony, Hammer Museum, New Museum, Smack Mellon Studio Program, NY and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Oleson is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.