b. 1974, Hettinger, ND
James Halvorson has been an organizer, collaborator and studio artist with a dedicated studio practice since 2010. His paintings and mixed media work on paper have been featured in Studio Visit Magazine, Art Maze, and Fresh Paint. After receiving a MBA, James applied his knowledge in nonprofit management as a founding board member of the ZACC Community Arts Center in Missoula, MT and has collaborated on several gallery projects in Portland Oregon where he currently resides. As a student painter, Halvorson established the long held tradition of the Stillwell Des Refuses Annual Student Exhibition. His paintings are included in two collections and exhibits regionally. James received his BFA in painting from the University of South Dakota in 1998 and is a recipient of the USD Fine Arts Department Gunderson Scholarship.