BIO

John Judge, based near Boston, MA, explores contemporary social and political issues in his pop-art-inspired paintings and drawings. His works, distinguished by thick lines, cross-hatching, and bold colors, often depict recurring symbols such as body parts and political motifs. His primary media are acrylic on wood panel as well as ink and acrylic on paper; he also creates digital art.

 

Throughout his career, John’s art has been featured in galleries across the country in cities such as Boston, Chicago, New York, Baltimore, and New Haven. He is a member of the Gorse Mill Studios artist co-op in Needham, MA, where his art is displayed year-round, and he teaches after-school art classes.

 

John holds a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a Bachelor of Arts in American History from Columbia University. He currently resides with his family in Massachusetts.

RÉSUMÉ

EDUCATION
  • Master of Fine Arts in Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, School of Visual Arts, New York City

  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Columbia University, New York City

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

  • Gorse Mill Gallery, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA

2018

  • Tenacre Gallery, Tenacre School, Wellesley, MA

2017

  • “On the Grid,” Thayer Art Gallery, Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA

2010

  • "Story Lines," Artspace, New Haven, CT 

  • “More Story Lines,” Gorse Mill Gallery, Needham, MA

2007 

  • “Fill it in,” Boston Drawing Project/Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston

2001

  • “Social Insecurities,” Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

  • “31st National Drawing & Print Competitive Competitive Exhibition,” Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore

2018

  • “Drawn to Print,” (SCENE) Metrospace, Michigan State University, E. Lansing

2017

  • “Fictive Selves of Color,” Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman

2015

  • “A Feast for the Eyes,” Gorse Mill Gallery, Needham, MA

2011

  • “Inspiration,” Gorse Mill Gallery, Needham, MA

2009

  • "10th Anniversary, Boston Drawing Project," Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, MA 

2008

  • “Reforming U.S. Immigration through Art,” Crown Center Gallery of Art, Loyola University, Chicago 

  • "Ameri-Dreaming: Art & American Culture," Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky 

2006

  • “Hand Harvested,” Tojo Gallery, Chicago

2004

  • “150 x 150 Mad Dash!” Gallery at Green Street, Boston

2001

  • “Winter Paper,” Catherine Moore Fine Art, New York City

2000 

  • Chicago Artists 2000/”The Summer Show,” Gallery 312, Chicago 

1998

  • “Sunday Afternoon,” Wiggle Room, Chicago

  • “All of This, None of That, and More,” Fire King Gallery, Los Angeles

1996

  • “Jane Benson, Megan Cump, Scott Dietrich, and John Judge” Gallery 2, Chicago

  • Nippon Steel Exhibition, Nippon Steel American Headquarters, Chicago

1993

  • “National Juried Exhibition,” Phoenix Gallery, New York City; Curator: Carlos Gutierrez-Solana

  • “National Juried Exhibition,” Gallery 84, New York City; Curator: Donald Kuspit

AWARDS

  • 1998 City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program Grant

  • Nippon Steel/SAIC Art Appreciation Award

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Hank Hoffman, "What's the Big Idea? A new batch of exhibits are a breath of fresh air at Artspace," New Haven Advocate, January 27, 2010

  • Fred Camper, “The Summer Show, Gallery 312,” Chicago Reader, July 28, 2000