2009 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen

Exhibition Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Reception
Saturday | May 9 | 6 to 9pm

The Master of Fine Arts Exhibition returns to the OSU Urban Arts Space with Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen. This year's exhibition presents the work of all graduating MFA students in the OSU Department of Art.  Showcasing research work in art + technology, ceramics, glass, painting + drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, this exhibition celebrates nineteen emerging artists.

Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen is organized by Jennifer Wulffson Bedford, independent art historian and former senior editor of the Bibliography of the History of Art at the Getty Research Institute, with Christopher Bedford, Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Artists
Scott Aigner
Jessica Brandl
Justin Braun
Molly Jo Burke
Ryan Estep
Jason Gallegos
Nicole Gibbs
Bethany Haeseler
Daniel F. Hoffman
Nicole Langille
Larissa Mellor
Anna Laurie Mackay
Edward Ostrander
Derek Reese
Talia Shabtay
Paul Simmons
Willard Tucker
Jessi Walker
Laura Weiser

Exhibition Organizers
Jennifer Wulffson Bedford is an independent art historian and the former senior editor of the Bibliography of the History of Art (Getty Research Institute). She continues to contribute to the International Bibliography of Art (formerly BHA) and she occasionally writes for such publications as the Sculpture Journal and X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly. She is a co-curator (with Christopher Bedford and Kristina Newhouse) of the exhibition Superficiality and Superexcrescence (opening June 2009) and is the co-recipient of a Fellows of Contemporary Art curatorial grant. She and Christopher Bedford are editing a volume of essays on art in response to 9/11 for Duke University Press. Jennifer Wulffson Bedford received her BA in Art History and English from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MA in Art History from George Washington University. She is working on a PhD dissertation (University of Bristol) on the topic of Henry Moore, under the advisorship of Stephen Bann.
 
Formerly Assistant Curator in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as of November 2008 Christopher Bedford is Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University.  Current curatorial projects include a retrospective of Chris Burden, a mid-career survey of LA-based artist Mark Bradford's work, Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports (a touring exhibition organized for Independent Curators International), Hardware: Machine Aesthetics in the Digital Age, and Silvia Kolbowski: an inadequate history. Along with co-curators Jennifer Wulffson and Kristina Newhouse, Bedford was the recipient of the 2008 Fellows of Contemporary Art Curators' Award for the traveling exhibition, Superficiality and Superexcrescence: Surface and Identity in Recent California Art.  He holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College and is a PhD candidate in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where he is writing his dissertation on Chris Burden's early performance work with Dr. Mignon Nixon.  Christopher has published essays, book reviews, editorials and exhibition reviews in The Burlington Magazine, Artforum, Artforum.com, Art in America, Tema Celeste, the Sculpture Journal, Frieze, The Art Book, Afterall, October and caa.reviews.  He is currently working on edited volumes for Duke University Press and the Sculpture Journal.  Bedford is on the editorial board of the Los Angeles-based journal, X-TRA.

Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Colleges of the Arts and Humanities; funded by a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund, and supported by the John Fergus Family Fund.


Image: Provided by Luke Snailham