Los Angeles, b.1984

Becky Kolsrud

Becky Kolsrud is a painter whose realistic works often depict people. Kolsrud received an MFA from University of California, Los Angeles in 2012 and a BA in studio art from New York University in 2006. Her work has been shown at JTT, The Hammer Museum, ACME, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Karma, ARTSPEAK, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, Luxemburg & Dayan, Cleopatra’s Berlin, Elephant Art, and Fireproof Gallery. She has been featured in Interview Magazine, Capital and Art Slant. She works and lives in Los Angeles.

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Biography

Becky Kolsrud is a painter whose realistic works often depict people. Kolsrud received an MFA from University of California, Los Angeles in 2012 and a BA in studio art from New York University in 2006. Her work has been shown at JTT, The Hammer Museum, ACME, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Karma, ARTSPEAK, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, Luxemburg & Dayan, Cleopatra’s Berlin, Elephant Art, and Fireproof Gallery. She has been featured in Interview Magazine, Capital and Art Slant. She works and lives in Los Angeles.

Artworks

Allegorical Nude (Horizon), 2018

Related Categories

21st Century Art / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Bold Composition / Bright Colors / Contemporary American Art / Face/Body (Human Figures) / Figurative Painting / Los Angeles / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Portrait of a Woman / Portrait Painting / United States / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2012

    M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2006

    B.S., New York University, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Allegorical Nudes, JTT, New York, NY

  • Heads and Gates, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2014

    We Alter and Repair, JTT, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    20/20, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

  • Out of this World, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

  • Scattered and Smothered, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

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Education

  • 2012

    M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2006

    B.S., New York University, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Allegorical Nudes, JTT, New York, NY

  • Heads and Gates, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2014

    We Alter and Repair, JTT, New York, NY

  • 2012

    Becky Kolsrud, JTT, New York, NY

  • Becky Kolsrud, Tif’s desk at Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2011

    Yackety Yack Girls, Karma, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    20/20, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

  • Out of this World, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

  • Scattered and Smothered, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

  • 2018

    Steadfastly Raise the Standards in Nonproductive Construction, Don Gallery, Shanghai, CN

  • LA Friends Part 1: Roger Herman, Becky Kolsrud, Friedrich Kunath, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY

  • Snarl of Twine, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

  • CONDO Mexico City, Tif Sigfrids, GA hosted by Galeria Mascota, MX

  • L.A. Dreams, CFHILL Art Space, Stockholm, SE

  • Strange Looks, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 2017

    Sister, Phil Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Stories Told, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

  • Fleeting Impressions and Abundance of Detail, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, CA

  • Marching to the Beat, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Kiss the Girls: Make Them Cry, Public Access Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Hotel Kalifornia, Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, FR

  • 2016

    Milk Of The Poppy, Capital, San Francisco, CA

  • LET LOVE BURN IN ALL THE LAMPS, Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA

  • I am Silver, Foxy Production, New York, NY

  • Remains of the Day, Hotel-art.us, Los Angeles, CA

  • Mal Maison, Maccarone, New York, NY

  • Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT

  • Whispering Eye, JTT, New York, NY. Two person exhibition with Gina Beavers

  • 2015

    On the Fence Finish Flag, Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York, NY

  • In The Matterhorn, Phil Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (with Sean Cassidy)

  • Mixed Doubles, Sometimes, New York, NY

  • I think I see..., The Property, Los Angeles, CA

  • Eagles II, Galería Marlborough, Madrid, ES

  • 2014

    Another Cat Show, 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA

  • The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington Street, New York, NY. Presented by Vito Schnabel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation

  • 2013

    Vienna for Art's Sake!, Luciano Benetton Collection, Treviso, IT

  • Back to the Door: Becky Kolsrud, Kalup Linzy, Elizabeth Milton, ARTSPEAK, Vancouver, BC

  • She, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY

  • 2012

    About Face, ACME, Los Angeles, CA

  • MFA Thesis #4, Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2011

    Karma, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO. Curated by Brendan Dugan

  • Grisaille, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY. Curated by Alison Gingeras

  • Fall MFA Group Exhibition, Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Sunkist, Cleopatra’s Berlin, Berlin, DE

  • 2010

    Be Here Now, Elephant Art, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Josh Mannis

  • Wight Biennial: Another Romance, Wight Gallery UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (co-curator)

  • 2009

    A Dry Run, Charlie Horse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2008

    Taking Candy from a Baby, Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2007

    Lost Horizon, Herter Gallery, Amherst, MA. Curated by David Gibson

  • Magical Mundane, BucketRider Gallery, Chicago, IL

Grants & Awards

  • 2013

    Rema Hort Mann YoYoYo Grant

  • 2012

    Resnick Scholarship

  • 2011

    Hoyt Scholarship

Collections

  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Bibliography

  • 2019

    Kazanjian, Dodie. Go Figure, Vogue. February 15.

  • 2018

    Cowan, Katy. Out of This World brings together female artists who are shaping the language of figuration, Creative Boom. December 14.

  • Kordic, Angie. An Intergeneration Approach to Contemporary Painting at Magenta Plains, Widewalls. June 22.

  • De Boever, Arne. Naked Painting (On the Work of Becky Kolsrud), b2o. April 26.

  • 2017

    Halle, Howard. The top five New York art shows this week. Time Out. December 4.

  • Pikaart, Hannah. Editors’ Picks: 12 Things to See in New York This Week. artnet. November 20.

  • Press, Clayton. Allegorical Nudes: Becky Kolsrud At JTT, New York. Forbes. November 13.

  • 11 Artists. Double Magazine. October.

  • de la Durantaye, Leland. Fleeting Impressions and Abundance of Detail. Artforum. October.

  • Becky Kolsrud at TIF SIGFRIDS. Contemporary Art Writing Daily. April 13.

  • Hotel Kalifornia. Wall Street International. April 12.

  • Wagley, Catherine. 5 Free Art Shows to See in L.A. This Week. L.A. Weekly. April 12.

  • 2016

    Goldstein, Andrew M. 10 of the Best Artworks of Art Basel Miami Beach 2016. Artspace. December 1.

  • Dafoe, Taylor. Fairly Curated. Art + Auction. December.

  • Williams, Maxwell. Becky Kolsrud: 30 under 35. Cultured Magazine. December.

  • Herriman, Kat. The Freshmen: Four Art Basel Miami First-Timers to Know. The New York Times Style Magazine. November 30.

  • Gutierrez-Jones, Jackie. The 15 must-see galleries at Art Basel Miami 2016. Time Out. November 2.

  • 30 Young Artists to Watch in 2017. Cultured Magazine. November.

  • Hawley, Anthony. Mal Maison. Modern Painters. October/November.

  • D’Avignon, Angella. Snap Reviews. carla. July 28.

  • Fateman, Johanna. Critics’ Picks: “I am Silver”, Foxy Production. Artforum. July.

  • Lesser, Casey. 15 New York Group Shows You Need to See This July. Artsy. June 28.

  • Lesser, Casey. These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Figurative Painting Forward. Artsy. June 10.

  • Steadman, Ryan. 10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before June 10. Observer. June 6.

  • Jovanovic, Rozalia. Editors’ Picks: 10 Art Events to See in New York This Week. artnet News. June 6.

  • Lesser, Casey. 15 New York Gallery Shows Where You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This June. Artsy. June 2.

  • "Imagine" and Paul Czerlitzki "So Far So Good" at Brand New Gallery, Milan. Mousse. March 16.

  • Michael and Susan Hort’s Shortlist of 8 Emerging Artists You Need to Know. Paddle 8. January 20.

  • 2015

    Cotter, Holland. An Art Fair Combines Less is More and Growth. The New York Times. Mar 6.

  • 2012

    Wolf, Kate. Office Art: Tif’s Desk @ Thomas Solomon Gallery. Art Slant. Online: October 2.

  • O’Reilly, Adam. Ladies of the Woods: Becky Kolsrud at JTT. Interview Magazine. Online: September 7.

  • Heinrich, Will. Fall Preview 2012: Art. Capital. Online: September 5.

  • Boodaghians, Lillian. MFA students’ solo projects culminate in final exhibition. Daily Bruin. May 7.