Mary Judge is an artist known for her complex and reductive works on paper, cast concrete sculptures, and paintings. She was raised in rural New Jersey and attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, (BFA), Skowhegan School of Painting and Scultpure, Maine and Tyler School of Art (MFA) graduating from the Rome campus.
Her artistic development was deeply affected by formative experiences in and frequent travels to Italy. There, she built a deep relationship to contemporary Italian art and to the local artisans of the Umbria region, working for several years with the Grazia factory in Deruta, painting for the design market while maintaining her fine art studio practice. Her first pivotal show in New York was in the “Selections ‘97” show at The Drawing Center where she presented her unique “spolvero” drawings, based on a technique used to transfer drawings to another surface such as in fresco painting or in the decoration of traditional Italian ceramics.
Judge’s work is process driven and could be considered “post minimal”. Her works are formally organized yet sensual; they suggest hidden geometries and casual effects resulting from her utilization of indirect processes.
The artist’s works are included in the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fogg Art Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The British Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Cassino, Italy.
Mary Judge currently divides her time between Bushwick, Brooklyn, where she is Owner/Director of Schema Projects, a gallery dedicated to art on paper, and St Louis, MO where she maintains her studio. Her relationship with Italy continues and she maintains a vacation home in the city of Nardó, a small baroque town on the Ionian Sea of the Puglia region.
Lives and works in St. Louis, MO and Brooklyn, NY.
1978 MFA Tyler School of Art Philadelphia PA & Rome Italy
1975 BFA Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1974 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
American Embassy, Sanaa, Yemen
The Allen Memorial Museum of Art, Oberlin, OH
The British Museum, London, England
Cantor Fitzgerald, New York, NY
Cassino Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Cassino, Italy
Columbus Museum, Columbus, OH
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Island of Samsoe, Denmark
Lagone Womens Hospital, New York, NY
Neuburger Bauman Collection, American Embassy, Kazakhstan
The Palmer Museum, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art ,Philadelphia, PA
Progressive Insurance Corporation, OH
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England