Discipline: Visual Art

Tom Judd

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Philadelphia, PA
MacDowell fellowships: 2001

Tom Judd attended the University of Utah and the Philadelphia College of Art, with a brief period of travel in between. He graduated with a B.F.A. in painting in 1975. He first exhibited art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1979 and went on to exhibit his work in many distinguished commercial galleries. In 2009, Judd joined forces with curator and gallery owner Allen Sheppard to produce the exhibit Evidence of a Collected Past. He has also participated in many public art projects including a billboard next to interstate 76 in Philadelphia and a 70-foot chalk drawing in Salt Lake City. In 2000, he was commissioned to do an exterior mural for the city of Philadelphia's Fringe Festival through the mural arts program. In recent years, Judd has branched out into installation projects including The Hermit Project at Stremmel Gallery in Reno, and Tijuana Weekend, a collaboration with Mexican poet Omar Pimienta. The show consisted of a Mexican shack made of found materials imitating the housing found south of the border as well as a series of portraits of Mexican women.

Studios

Firth

Tom Judd worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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