Yarrow Pickers | Harper's Apartment

January 23, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Thursday, January 23: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bianca Beck
Amy Bessone
Andrea Marie Breiling
Maja Ruznic
Summer Wheat

curated by Brian Rochefort

Bianca Beck (b. 1979, Columbus) earned a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Yale University. She has participated in exhibitions at Rachel Uffner, New York (2018); Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Rüsselsheim, Germany (2018); V1 Gallery, Copenhagen (2018); White Columns, New York (2015); and Cheim & Read, New York (2010); among others. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Helen Winternitz Award for Excellence in Painting at Yale University; The Ox-Bow School of Art Fellowship Program, Saugatuck; and Artist-in-Residence at Complimenta, Ithaca. Beck lives and works in Brooklyn and is represented by Rachel Uffner.

Amy Bessone (b. 1970, New York) received her BFA from Parsons Paris and also studied at De Ateliers, Amsterdam, and Barnard College, New York. She has participated in numerous solo and group shows, including Harper’s Books, East Hampton (2019); Salon 94, New York (2019); The Pit, Los Angeles (2019); National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. (2016); Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway (2014); and VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin (2014). Her work is included in several public and institutional collections, and has been written about widely in publications such as CULTURED, The Financial Times, The New York Times, and Artforum. Bessone lives and works in Los Angeles and is represented by Salon 94.

Andrea Marie Breiling (b. Phoenix) received her BFA in Studio Art & Gender Studies from UC Irvine and her MFA in Studio Art from Claremont Graduate University. Breiling has had solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); Galerie Urbane, Dallas(2015); Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles (2015), and Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont (2015). She has also participated in multiple group exhibitions, including Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); ltd los angeles (2017); Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); and many others. Breiling lives and works in Los Angeles and is represented by Night Gallery.
Maja Ruznic (b. 1983, Bosnia) studied Psychology and Art at UC Berkeley and received her MFA from the California College of the Arts. She has exhibited nationally as well as internationally and has solo exhibitions at Conduit Gallery, Dallas(2018); CES Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco (2016); and others. Ruznic has participated in many group shows, including Galerie DYS, Brussels (2019); Roswell Museum and Art Center (2018); and ACME, Los Angeles (2017); among others. Her painting The Mother of All Evil was featured on the cover of New American Paintings in 2011 (Pacific Coast Section, Number 97). Ruznic currently lives and works in Roswell and is represented by Karma.

Summer Wheat (b. 1977, Oklahoma City) holds a BA from University of Central Oklahoma and an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. Recent solo exhibitions include Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles(2018); Smack Mellon, New York (2018); Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington (2017); and Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City(2016). Her work has been featured in recent museum exhibitions, including KMAC Museum, Louisville (2020); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston(2013–14); deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln (2013); andTorrance Art Museum (2013). Wheat’s work is also in the permanent collections of Pérez Art Museum, Miami; the Dallas Museum of Art; de Young Museum, San Francisco; The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington; and The Mint Museum, Charlotte. She is the recipient of the 2016 New York NADA Artadia Award and the 2019 Northern Trust Purchase Prize at EXPO Chicago. Wheat lives and works in Brooklyn.

Brian Rochefort (b. 1985, Los Angeles) earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and participated in the Lillian Fellowship Residency at the Archie Bray Foundation. He has been featured in several solo exhibitions, including Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara (2019); Massimo De Carlo, London (2019); Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels(2018); and Lefebvre & Fils, Paris (2016). Rochefort has been a part of numerous group exhibitions, such as Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento(2019); Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles(2017); and Retrospective Gallery, Hudson (2015); among many others. He was awarded the Lillian Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Montana. Rochefort lives and works in Los Angeles.