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Whitney Bedford

Whitney Bedford Studio, 2021, Los Angeles, CA

WHITNEY BEDFORD (b. 1976 in Baltimore, MD) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California in Los Angeles, CA.

Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming); Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL (forthcoming); Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand (forthcoming); “Reflections on the Anthropocene,” Vielmetter, Los Angeles, CA; “Numinous,” Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL; “Bohemia,” Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand; “The Left Coast,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; “Bardo Parade,” Art: Concept, Paris, France; “East of Eden,” Carrie Secrist, Chicago, IL; “Lost and Found,” Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand; “Night and Day,”Taymour Grahne, New York, NY, and “West of Eden,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA.

Recent group exhibitions include “Do You Think it Needs a Cloud,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Shall we go, you and I while we can,” Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL; “Kaleidescope,” Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; “How They Ran,” Over the Influence, Los Angeles, CA; “Evolver,” LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA; “New on the Wall (N.O.W.),” Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; “C’est Comme Vous Voulez -As You Like It,” Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France; “Anniversary Show,” Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL; “AVerdant Summer,” Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY; “Painting: A Transitive Space,” ST PAUL ST Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand 2015; “La femme de trente ans,” Art: Concept, Paris France; “Lovers,” Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand; “Sargent’s Daughters,” Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY; “Summer Group Show,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; “Facing the Sublime in Water, CA,” Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; “Everything Must Go,” A Project with Ceramica Suro Guadalajara, Mexico, organized by Jose Noe Suro and Eduardo Sarabia, Casey Kaplan, NewYork, NY; “The Gleaners: Works from the Sarah and Jim Taylor Collection,” Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, CO; “Five from LA,” Galerie Lelong, New York, NY; “Bagna Cauda,” Gallerie Art Concept, Paris, France; “Houdini: Art and Magic, 1919-1949,” The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI; “This Is Killing Me,” Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, and “PX - Snow Falls in the Mountains” (curated by Jan Bryant), St Paul’s Gallery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Her work is included in select collections including Eric Decelle, Brussels, Belgium; Francois Pinault Collection, Paris, France; Ginette Moulin and Guillaume HouzeĢ Contemporary Art Collection, Paris, France; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico; Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Pizutti Collection, Columbus, OH; Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, Miami, FL and The Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

She is the recipient of awards including the Pollock Krasner Award; UCLA Darcy Hayman Award; UCLA Hammer Museum Drawing Biennial Winner; Fulbright Graduate Fellowship, Hoschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany; Karl-Hoffer Gesellschaft Atelier, Kunstler Werkstatt Banhoff Westend, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Studentship,Venice, Italy

Bedford lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.