Harper’s is pleased to present Yarrow Pickers, a group exhibition curated by Brian Rochefort with works by Bianca Beck, Amy Bessone, Andrea Marie Breiling, Maja Ruznic, and Summer Wheat.
Bianca Beck (b. 1979, Columbus, OH) earned a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Yale University. Most recently she has participated in exhibitions at Rachel Uffner, New York (2018); Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Rüsselsheim, DE (2018); V1 Gallery, Copenhagen (2018); and White Columns, New York (2015). Beck lives and works in Brooklyn and is represented by Rachel Uffner.
Amy Bessone (b. 1970, New York) received a BFA from Parsons Paris. She has participated in numerous solo and group shows, including Harper’s, East Hampton (2019); Salon 94, New York (2019); The Pit, Glendale, CA (2019); National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. (2016); Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway (2014); and VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin (2014). Bessone's work is included in several public and permanent collections and has been reviewed in publications such as CULTURED, The Financial Times, New York Times, and Artforum. Bessone lives and works in Los Angeles and is represented by Salon 94, New York.
Andrea Marie Breiling (b. Phoenix, AZ) received a BFA from University of California, Irvine and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. Breiling's work has been presented at Broadway, New York (forthcoming); Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2020, 2018, 2017); Galerie Urbane, Dallas (2015); Sonce Alexander, Los Angeles (2015), and Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont (2015). Breiling lives and works in Los Angeles where she is represented by Night Gallery.
Maja Ruznic (b. 1983, Bosnia & Hercegovina) received a BFA from University of California, Berkeley in 2005 and received an MFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco in 2009. Most recently, her work has been presented at Conduit Gallery, Dallas (2020, 2018); Duplex100m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina (2017); CES Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco (2016); and others. Ruznic's work has been acquired by several public collections including Dallas Art Museum; The Rachofsky House, Dallas; and Jimenez-Colon Collection, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ruznic currently lives and works in Roswell, NM and is represented by Karma, New York.
Summer Wheat (b. 1977, Oklahoma City) received a BA from the 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, MA (2013); and Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (2013). Wheat’s work has been acquired by the permanent collections of Pérez Art Museum, Miami; the Dallas Museum of Art; de Young Museum, San Francisco; and the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. 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, NY.
Brian Rochefort (b. 1985, Los Angeles, CA) received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. 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 participated in numerous group exhibitions, such as Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento (2019); Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); and Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, NY (2015). He was awarded the Lillian Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Montana. Rochefort is currently based in Los Angeles.