Saturday, Apr 7, 2018

Visiting Artist: Josephine Halvorson


Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome Josephine Halvorson to Fishers Island for the weekend of April 7, 2018 as part of our Visiting Artist Program.

In addition to conducting critical studio visits with our fellows, Josephine will be presenting her work at an artist talk which is open to the public. The talk will take place at Lighthouse Works which is located just west of Silver Eel Cove, where our ferry makes port, and north of the intersection of Hound Lane and Greenwood Road.

Josephine Halvorson grew up on Cape Cod, where she first studied art in Provincetown. She attended The Cooper Union School of Art (BFA, 2003), and continued her interdisciplinary education at Columbia University’s School of the Arts (MFA, 2007). Halvorson has been granted three year-long fellowships in Europe: the Fulbright to Vienna (2003-4), the Harriet Hale Woolley at the Fondation des États-Unis, Paris (2007-8), and the Rome Prize at the French Academy at the Villa Medici (2014-2015). She is the first American to receive the French award. Halvorson is also the recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2009) and a New York Foundation for the Arts award in Painting. Her first museum survey was in 2015 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC. Halvorson has had solo and group exhibitions in New York, London, Paris, Seoul, and Rome. She is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, and Peter Freeman, Inc. Josephine Halvorson was appointed Professor of Art and Chair of Graduate Studies in Painting at Boston University in 2016.

  • The Visiting Artist Program invites nationally recognized artists to Fishers Island to engage in a critical dialogue with our fellows and to present their work to our community. An invaluable resource to our fellows and community alike, the Visiting Artist Program seeks to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and writing.*