Whitney Bedford

 
Lives and works in Los Angeles
 
2003
MFA, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1998-2000
Fulbright Visiting Artist under Professor Wolfgang Petrick, Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
1998
Art and Architecture of Rome at RISDE European Honors Program, Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy
1996
Pont-Aven School of Art, Pont-Aven, France
 
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
1994-1998
BA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
1993
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Solo Exhibitions

2018
"Numinous," Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL (link)
 
"Bohemia," Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2017
"The Left Coast," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
“Bardo Parade,” Art:Concept, Paris, France
2016
“East of Eden,” Carrie Secrist, Chicago, IL
 
“Lost and Found,” Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand
2015
"Night and Day," Taymour Grahne, New York, NY
 
"West of Eden," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2014
"Whitney Bedford," Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
"Love Letters," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2013
"This for That," Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand
2011
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2010
"Whitney Bedford (here and there)," Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand
2009
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2008
"Whitney Bedford," Art:Concept, Paris, France
2007
"Whitney Bedford: The Escape Artist Series," Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, USA
2006
Art:Concept, Paris, France
2005
DAmelio Terras, New York, NY
 
Cherrydelosreyes, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Art:Concept, Paris, France
2000
"Whitney Bedford," Hotel de Ville, Biot, France
1999
"Whitney Bedford," Fulbright-Kommission, Berlin, Germany
1998
"Whitney Bedford," BEB Gallery, Providence, RI
1997
"Whitney Bedford," Sokolofska #124 Space, Prague, Czech Republic

Group Exhibitions

2018
"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 (link)
 
"C'est Comme Vous Voulez - As You Like It," Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
2017
“Anniversary Show,” Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016
"A Verdant 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
2014
"Lovers," Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand
 
"Sargent's Daughters," Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY
2013
"Summer Group Show," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2012
"Facing the Sublime in Water, CA," Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2011
"Everything Must Go," A Project with Ceramica Suro Guadalajara, Mexico, organized by Jose Noe Suro and Eduardo Sarabia, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
2010
"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
2009
"This Is Killing Me," Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
2007
"PX - Snow Falls in the Mountains," curated by Jan Bryant, St Paul's Gallery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
 
"Poker," Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy
2006
"Melancholy in Contemporary Art," Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
 
"Step Into Liquid," Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
 
"Peindre des images," Galerie de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Quimper, France
2005
"CUT," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Evidence," Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
 
"The Third Peak," Art:Concept, Paris, France
 
"Rogue Wave," LA Louver, Venice, CA
 
"Wunderkammer 2," Nina Menocal, Mexico City, Mexico
 
"Sad Songs," University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
 
"Project Room: A Show Without Works," curated by Daniele Perra, Spazio Lima, Milan, Italy
2004
"summer group show," Cherry de los Reyes, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Carpet Bag and Cozyspace," Healing Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
 
"Rimbaud," Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2003
Black Dragon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 
"MFA Exhibitions Show #1," UCLA New Wight Gallery/Kinross, Los Angeles, CA
1998
"New England Connection," Lanning Gallery, Columbus, OH
 
"Woods-Gerry Invitational Exhibition," Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
1997
Inagurative Show, Space 1026 Space, Philadelphia, PA
1996
L'ecole Nouveau de Pont-Aven (The New Pont-Aven School Painters), Hotel de Ville, Pont-Aven, France
 
Salon de Refuses, Gallerie M, Pont-Aven, France
1995
"Common Threads," Rites and Reasons Gallery, Providence, RI

Bibliography

2018
Jean Black, Ezhra, "Refuge from the Inferno: L.A.’s Best Summer Group Shows," Artillery (web), August 8 (link)
 
Riechert, Elliot, "Art Top 5: June 2018," New City Art (web), May 30 (link)
 
Zarley, B. David, "Sand, Sea, and the Sublime: A Review of Whitney Bedford at Carrie Secrist Gallery," New City Art (web), June 15 (link)
2017
“Bardo Parade,” Art.World (web), February
 
“Whitney Bedford, Bardo Parade,” Daily Art Fair (web), February
 
“Whitney Bedford, Bardo Parade,” My Art Guides (web), February
 
“Whitney Bedford : Bardo Parade,” Art Hebdo Médias (web), February
 
“Whitney Bedford : Bardo Parade,” Connaissance des Arts (web), February
 
“Bardo Parade, 10 février – 1 avril 2017,” Paris Art (web), February 10
 
“Whitney Bedford, Bardo Parade at Galerie Art : Concept, Paris,” Artcatalyst, February 11
 
“Whitney Bedford, Bardo Parade,” Galleries Now (web), February 16
 
Benoit, Guillaume, “Whitney Bedford , galerie Art : Concept,” Slash Paris, February 18
 
“Whitney Bedford : Bardo Parade,” FigaroScope (web), February 20
 
De Santis, Sophie, “Le ‘La-La-Land’ de Whitney Bedford,” Figaroscope, February 22
 
“Whitney Bedford – Peinture,” Art Libres, March 1 – 7
 
“Whitney Bedford ‘Bardo Parade’ at Art : Concept, Paris,” Mousse Magazine (web), March
 
De Santis, Sophie, “Visite virtuelle de l’exposition Whitney Bedford à Paris,” Le Figaro (web), March 3
 
Gil, Virginia, “The must-see Art Basel Miami 2017 galleries,” Time Out Miami, November 20
 
"Sea, art & money,” Beaux Arts Magazine, December
 
“Travel: Hot tickets,” Net-A-Porter (web), December
 
Zevitas, Steven, “Making it to the Big Stage: New American Paintings Alumni on View at Art Basel Miami 2017,” New American Paintings, December
2016
Vallecorse, Victoria, “Alumna showcases art worldwide, stays in LA for dynamic environment,” Daily Bruin, February 26
 
Zarley, B. David, “Whitney Bedford: The Sinister Sublime,” New American Paintings (web), June 6 (link)
 
Rigou, Vasia, “Painting Raging Nature and the Powerful Sublime, Whitney Bedford in Profile,” NewCity Art (web), June 10 (link)
 
Yood, James. “Whitney Bedford: “East of Eden” at Carrie Secrist Gallery, art ltd., July/August
2015
Hess, Hugo, "Whitney Bedford," WideWalls, February 2
 
La Femme de trente ans, Contemporary Art Daily, July 21
 
Pick of the Week: Whitney Bedford, Artillery Magazine (web), December 17
2014
Karman, Tony, "An Unprecedented List of Cultural Exhibitions and Events in Chicago This September," September 16
 
"Preview the 2014 Expo Chicago Art Fair," ARTnews, September 15
2013
McNamara, T.J., "Colour Heightens Vivid Drama," The New Zealand Herald, April 20
2012
Mizota, Sharon, "Facing the Sublime in Water, CA delves deep," Los Angeles Times, December 20
2011
Goodrich, John, Five From L.A., City Arts, January 26
2009
Tran, Khanh T.L., Memo Pad: A Portrait of the Artist, Womens Wear Daily, Vol. 197, Iss. 49, p. 12, March 9
2007
Freeman, Tommy, Reviews, Artweek, December/January
 
Bedford, Christopher, Whitney Bedford at Cherry and Martin, Art In America, Vol. 95, Iss. 11, p. 168, December
 
Sonia Campagnola,
 
Mizota, Sharon, Whitney Bedford at Cherry and Martin, Art Ltd., November, p. 17
 
Wilder, Matthew, Critics Pick, Artforum, October
 
Myers, Holly, Gallery World: Making a Scene, Los Angeles Times, October 17
 
Brooks, Amra, Must See Art, LA Weekly, October 10
 
Knight, Christopher, Around the Galleris, Los Angeles Times, October 5
 
Wilder Matthew,
2006
Mendelsohn, Meredith, The New Romantics, ARTnews, February, pg. 123
2005
Freeman, Tommy, Art Review, December
 
Baldessari, John, 100 Future Greats: Whitney Bedford, Art Review, December
 
News & Features, Art Basel Miami: Theyre a Steal!, ARTINFO, December
 
Ollman, Leah,
 
Bennou, Kassiani, The risk of Art: Yorgos Tsibiridis Collection, Ozon, July/August
 
Rogue Wave 05, exhibition catalog, LA Louvre, Venice, CA
2004
Fertiles Textiles, Jalouse, November
 
Brochard, Yves, Mixed Paint: A Survey of Contemporary Painters, Flash Art, November
 
Dagan, Philippe, Le allusions fantomatiques de Whitney Bedford, Le Monde, October
 
Brochard, Yves, Whitney Bedford, Louise, September 11- November 6
 
Selbach, Gerard, Whitney Bedford, paris-art.com, September
 
Bedford, Whitney, Self Portrait, Tema Celeste, May/June, pg. 84-85
2000
Search for Art, catalog sponsored by Mandarina Duck
1999
Whitney Bedford, An Artist in Berlin, Connections
1996
New England Connection

Grants and Awards

2015
Pollock Krasner Award
2000-2003
UCLA Darcy Hayman Award
2001
UCLA Hammer Museum Drawing Biennial Winner
1998-2000
Fulbright Graduate Fellowship, Hoschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
1998-1999
Karl-Hoffer Gesellschaft Atelier, Kunstler Werkstatt Banhoff Westend
1997
Peggy Guggenheim Collection Studentship, Venice, Italy

Collections

 
Eric Decelle, Brussels, Belgium
 
Francois Pinault Collection, Paris, France
 
Ginette Moulin and Guillaume Houzé Contemporary Art Collection, Paris, France
 
Hammer Museum, Hammer Contemporary Collection, 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
 
The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Teaching

2018
Guest Lecturer, Chapman University
 
Visiting Artist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 
Guest Lecturer, University of California, Riverside
2017
Guest Lecturer, University of California, San Diego
2016
Visiting Artist, Otis College of Design
 
Guest Lecturer, University of California San Diego
2014
Visiting Artist, University of California, Los Angeles
2012
Visiting Artist, Art Center College of Design