Virtual Program: Art and Nature: Josephine Halvorson and Marie Lorenz in Conversation

Thursday, July 15, 2021
6:00pm — 7:00pm

Side-by-side portrait photos of Josephione Halvorson and Marie Lorenz

Please join us for a virtual conversation with artists Josephine Halvorson and Marie Lorenz.

This program is part of the Art and Nature series, which was launched on the occasion of Storm King’s 60th Anniversary. It is now a monthly virtual program in which artists and special guests come together to discuss the power of art in nature.

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Live captioning (CART) is available for this program. ASL interpretation is available upon request with ten business days advance notice. Requests made with less notice will be accommodated whenever possible. Contact info@stormkingartcenter.org to make a request.

About the Presenters:
Josephine Halvorson (she/her) makes art that foregrounds firsthand experience and takes the form of painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Born in Brewster, Massachusetts, she studied at The Cooper Union (BFA 2003), Yale Norfolk (2002), and Columbia University (MFA 2007). 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 (2003-4), the Harriet Hale Woolley at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France (2007-8), and was the first American pensionnaire at the French Academy in Rome at the Villa Medici (2014-15). Her work has been exhibited internationally and is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY, and Peter Freeman, Paris. Selected exhibitions include SECCA (2015), Storm King Art Center (2016), the ICA Boston Foster Prize Exhibition (2019-20), and Ríos Intermitentes, a group exhibition curated by Magdalena Campos-Pons as part of the Havana Biennial (2019). In 2021 she will have a solo exhibition at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM, where she was an artist in residence. Halvorson’s work and practice have been written about extensively and she is a subject of Art21’s documentary series New York Close Up. She is Professor of Art and Chair of Graduate Studies in Painting at Boston University and lives in western Massachusetts.

Marie Lorenz (b. 1973, lives and works in New York City) roots her work in navigation and narrative. In her ongoing project, ‘The Tide and Current Taxi’ Lorenz takes participants through New York waterways in boats that she designs and builds, using tidal current to propel the boat. Recent solo exhibitions include Waterways at the Susanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College in Vermont, Ash Heap / Landfill at the Lupin Foundation Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, Georgia, Ezekia at Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, Flow Pool at Recess Activities in New York, The Valley of Dry Bones at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York, Wanderlust at High Line Art, and Erie Canal at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, an exhibition about her month-long journey down the Erie Canal. Recent group shows include The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn at The Contemporary, in Austin, Texas, The Commuter Biennial produced with a grant from the Knight Foundation, in Miami, Florida, Providence, at Musee International des Arts Modestes, in Sete, France, Future Nature at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York, Public Works: Artists’ Interventions 1970s – Now at Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California, Arcadia: Thoughts on the Contemporary Pastoral curated by Steve Locke at Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Residencies include International Artist-In-Residence at Artpace, San Antonio, Texas, and John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In 2008 she was awarded the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for the American Academy in Rome. Lorenz received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Yale and is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery in New York.

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