Judy Richardson received a BFA in sculpture from the University of California in Berkeley and the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri and an MFA in sculpture from the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Judy Richardson's sculptures are built, assembled, and cast with familiar materials like wood, wire, metal, wax, and cloth. Her work is composed of elements that speak of the wonders of the everyday and depicts her interest in objects that have been used by people. Taking objects apart, keeping the most emblematic detail of those objects, using those parts as raw material, and reconstructing them into something new is how Richardson creates pieces that take on a theatrical, prop-like character that have their own narrative. The works become statements about political situations, emotional forces, and human follies and obsessions. Richardson states, “I work with urgency and humor, and feel that the intensity of our lives is shown in the things we make because we have to and need to make them. I believe in the mark of the human hand, and the beauty of human error.”
Richardson’s recent awards include the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Artist in Residence at Sustainable Bolivia in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and the Willowtail Residency in Mancos, Colorado. Her pieces are in the permanent collections of the DiRosa Art and Nature Preserve in Napa, California, the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell, New Mexico, and the private collection of Ivan Karp. Richardson’s work has been reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle by Kenneth Baker, the New York Times by Pepe Karmel and Helen Harrison, Review Art by Matt Freedman, and many other publications. Richardson lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
June 28 - July 19, 2018
On the Way