Judy Fox is an American sculptor who was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1976, earned a B.A. from Yale University in 1978, studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris, France in 1979, and received an M.F.A. from New York University in 1983. She was an art student at the time when figurative art was submerged by abstraction, and took that as a challenge. In 2006, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship. Fox is a faculty member at the New York Academy of Art and lives and works in New York.
She is best known for her fired clay life size figures of nude women and children that are realistically painted with casein paint. Her sculptures of children address gender roles, and her meticulously detailed adult nudes reflect her interest in feminist issues. Courtesan from 1995, in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art, is an example of the artist's life size terracotta nudes of small children. The Essl Museum [de] (in Klosterneuburg, Austria), the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, North Carolina), and the Museum Moderner Kunst (Vienna) are among the public collections holding works by Fox.
She is represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York.