The UNLV department of art welcomes Whitney Bedford to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, for the fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Bedford, who lives and works in Los Angeles, got her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. She was awarded a Krasner Pollock Grant in 2015 and was the winner of the 2001 UCLA Hammer Museum Illustration Biennale. She also got a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship from Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin in 1999. She has been included in group exhibits at the Jewish Museum, New York; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Bedford’s work is included in the Jumex Collection, Mexico City; the De La Cruz Collection, Miami; the Saatchi Collection, London; the Francois Pinault Collection, Paris; the Eric Decelle Collection, Brussels; the Collection Ginette Moulin/Guillaume Houze, Paris; the Art in Embassies Program (Saudi Arabia and Brussels/NATO headquarters); and the Marciano Foundation Art Collection, Los Angeles.
The UNLV Checking Out Artist Lecture Series includes a varied selection of a few of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both developed and emerging artists to go to the campus and discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an indispensable resource for UNLV trainees and the public alike. The primary mission of the UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire, and promote a greater understanding and appreciation of modern art through visual presentations and discourse.