Born in Nashville, Tennessee (French mother/American father, raised bilingual, transatlantic childhood), Josephine Haden came to Washington, DC after living abroad in Paris, France.
Josephine Haden's paintings are included in private, public, and corporate collections in the United States and France, including the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. Recently, Ms. Haden was awarded a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship for 2008-09 (juror: Jeffrey Grove, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta). Her paintings were selected twice for publication in the New American Paintings, Juried Exhibition-in-Print competition: in 2008 by Jenelle Porter, Associate Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania; and in 2006 by Alex Baker, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Ms. Haden was Grand Prize winner of the 1999 Binney & Smith LIQUITEX Excellence in Art competion. In 1989, she was invited to show her paintings at the Grimaldi Château-Musée in Haut-de-Cagnes, France.
She has participated in numerous exhibitions in the United States and abroad. These include: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (2009 solo exhibition); Hirschl & Adler MODERN, NY (2006); Denise Bibro Fine Art, NY (2009, 2008, and 2006); the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida (2003); ARTSPACE/Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida (2010, 2003, and 2002); Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (2003); and Gallery K, Washington, DC (2001, 1996, and 1993 solos). Ms. Haden's work has also been shown at U.S. Embassies in Bogotá, Colombia (1989), and Yaoundé, Cameroon (1990); in Naples, Florida at Longstreth-Goldberg ART (2005); in New Orleans at the Sylvia Schmidt Gallery (2002) and the Marguerite Oestreicher Gallery (1993); in Virginia at the Richmond International Airport (2009), Reynolds Galler, Richmond (2009), Marymount University (2011 and 1996 solos), Cox Communications (2002), CapitalOne Art Gallery (2003 solo), and the McLean Project for the Arts (2010, 2007 solo, and 2005); in DC at the National Academy of Sciences (1997), the Corcoran Museum of Art (1997), the Washington Project for the Arts (1995 and 1992), Arnold & Porter (1991 solo); George Washington University (1990) and Georgetown University.