This is me--Judith, 21 yrs old, raised in Skokie, Illinois. I draw and paint and print and build and think and touch and feel.
My practice is characterized by a process of gathering and accumulating—physical objects, textures, curiosities, etc. Coming from an extremely low income immigrant family necessitates a mindfulness of cost and the impact of my consumption; collecting and repurposing becomes a way to be resourceful.
These limitations prompt an openness to exploring new substances, surfaces, and processes, appropriating from my lived experiences.
From photographic moments and texts of curiosities adequately documented on my trusty iPhone 5s and drawings, I utilize different processes of stretching, magnifying, or sharpening to isolate and reimagine an image or representations of feelings in order to fully understand and integrate these curiosities into my reconciliation of the nuances as well as hostilities within the notions of familiarity, alien, migration, protection, and nesting.
I use layering, transparency, movement, and dimensional planes to develop spaces that imply the permeability of intentional placements, and to disrupt usual patterns of vision and understanding.
Feel free to message me for inquiries or if you have nice things to say! Constructive criticism is also appreciated.
2016 - present Grinnell College
B.A. in Studio Art (2020)
2016 IHSAE: Senior Scholarship Exhibition Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
2016 An Artistic Discovery: Illinois Congressional Art Awards Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL
2019 Bachelor of Arts Exhibition Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA
2019 Chautauqua School of Art Students and Emerging Artist Exhibition Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY
2018 Massive and Weightless Smith Gallery, Grinnell, IA
2017-present Faulconer Gallery Outreach intern, Grinnell, IA
2018-present Grinnell Theatre and Dance Dept Scene shop staff, Grinnell, IA
2018-present Grinnell Studio Art Dept Digital media lab student monitor, Grinnell, IA
2019 Chautauqua School of Art Emerging artist residency, Chautauqua, NY
2018 BRT Printshop Production Intern, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Studio Assistant Andrew C. Robinson- screenprinting (semi-automatic press), Brooklyn, NY
2018 Studio Assistant Lee Running- vinyl cutting, Grinnell, IA
Awards & Recognition
2016 Studio Art Departmental Award Outstanding artist award of Niles North High School's Studio Art Department
2016 Illinois Congressional Art Awards Placed 3rd for painting in juried show
2016 Art Institute of Chicago: ReImagine 24 One of the 100 chosen out of 500 applicants to participate in an overnight design competition held in the Art Institute of Chicago
2019 Outstanding 3rd Year Portfolio Awarded by Grinnell College Studio Art Department in the juried annual Bachelor of Arts Exhibition
2017 Visualizing Freedom & Abolition in the New World Developed and fabricated a permanent installation for Grinnell College’s Humanities and Social Studies Complex collaborating with Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié
2018 Just For You Developed a site specific performance/installation in collaboration with Riverbed Theatre performed in the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art in the spring of 2018
2017-present Ana-Cha Art Collective a collective dedicated to Ana Mendieta and Teresa Cha, a space for exploring the intersections of art and politics, and art as a resistance to patriarchal violence.