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b. 1976, USA

Whitney Bedford Biography

Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. Whitney Bedford received her MFA at the University of California Los Angeles in 2003. She was the winner of the 2001 UCLA Hammer Museum Drawing Biennial and received a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship from the Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany.

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Bedford explores the emotional potential of the landscape by charging up ocean paintings that are historically more often connected with themes of war or expanding frontiers. By projecting her personal fears and anxieties onto the landscape, Bedford creates an intense juxtaposition of restrained drawing technique and gestural bursts of paint that add an explosive tension to the work.

Recent exhibitions include "Houdini: Art and Magic, 1919-1949" at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY; "This Is Killing Me", at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; "X - Snow Falls in the Mountains", St Paul's St Gallery, University of Auckland, New Zealand; "The Triumph of Painting, part 5, Which Reality?", The Saatchi Gallery, London; "Step Into Liquid", Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, among others. Whitney Bedford has had exhibitions at D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, Galerie Lelong, New York, Art:Concept, Paris, France, and at Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand. 

Whitney Bedford Featured Artworks

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Veduta (Rousseau Spring) by Whitney Bedford contemporary artwork painting
Whitney BedfordVeduta (Rousseau Spring), 2021Ink and oil on linen on hybrid panel
78.7 x 124.5 cm
Miles McEnery Gallery Enquire
Veduta (Munch Field) by Whitney Bedford contemporary artwork painting
Whitney BedfordVeduta (Munch Field), 2021Ink and oil on linen on hybrid panel
66 x 88.9 cm
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Veduta (Friedrich Summer) by Whitney Bedford contemporary artwork painting
Whitney BedfordVeduta (Friedrich Summer), 2021Ink and oil on linen on hybrid panel
182.9 x 304.8 cm
Miles McEnery Gallery Enquire
Veduta (Avery/Tree) by Whitney Bedford contemporary artwork painting
Whitney BedfordVeduta (Avery/Tree), 2020Ink and oil on panel
61.9 x 80 cm
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Veduta (Gainsborough) by Whitney Bedford contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Whitney BedfordVeduta (Gainsborough), 2019Ink and oil on panel
18 x 24 x 2 inches
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Veduta (Turner Rigi) by Whitney Bedford contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Whitney BedfordVeduta (Turner Rigi), 2020Ink and oil on panel
15 x 18 inches
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Yet unnamed bronze and yellow shipwreck by Whitney Bedford contemporary artwork painting
Whitney BedfordYet unnamed bronze and yellow shipwreck, 2018Ink and oil on linen on panel
18 x 24 inches
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Pink and White Terraces (study through the night) by Whitney Bedford contemporary artwork painting
Whitney BedfordPink and White Terraces (study through the night), 2018Ink and oil on linen on panel
18 x 24 inches
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Whitney Bedford Recent Exhibitions

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Whitney Bedford Represented By

Starkwhite contemporary art gallery in Auckland, New Zealand Starkwhite Auckland

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