PMW GALLERY


GODWIN, JUDITH

 

Blue Arrow

Oil and Collage/Canvas

60 x 46

On Target

Oil and Canvas

 

Run From Evil

Oil and Canvas

29 1/2 x 39 3/4/



Color and Movement: Paintings by Judith Godwin

I am apprehensive when writing about my work. Painting is a non-verbal medium to which I have devoted most of a lifetime. As a child I drew and painted and was exposed to a great deal of architecture and to gardening. Throughout my school and college years, art classes were of utmost importance. My advanced study with Hans Hofmann in New York and Provincetown enabled me to share with students from all over the world their admiration and enthusiasm for the vitality and expanding consciousness of modern art. My way of working is as natural and personal to me as my feeling for gardening.

I usually stretch and prime my own canvas. This is, to me, part of my craft. I most often begin to paint by envisioning form and space in nature and then interpret my ideas and feelings into planes of color on the canvas. When I recognize an emerging form, I respond intuitively by evolving complimentary sub-forms in colors and applications which feel supportive and foster development. In studying color and its behavior, I have learned to trust my intuition. I have a strong belief in my work and pursue it constantly.

How my paintings will appear to others is not a concern while I am working. Neither do I intellectualize about a work. I prefer to leave a canvas unfinished for an extended period rather than make instant revisions, which could remove those elusive centers of directness and spontaneity for which I have striven. I would hope that viewers of my work, being innately sensitive to color and movement, would respond to some of the excitement, subtlety, discovery and idealism I have experienced in the best of my work.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Education
1989 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth Ariality, Richmond, VA
1954 Hans Hofmann School, New York, NY
1953 Art Student’s League, New York, NY

Hans Hofmann School, Provincetown, MA
1952 BFA, Richmond Professional Institute, College of William and Mary, Richmond, VA
1948-1950 Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2000 Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
1997 Art Museum of West Virginia, Roanoke, VA
1995 Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
1992 Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, NY
1989 Retrospective, Suffolk Museum, Suffolk, VA

Retrospective, Danville Museum of Fine Art, Danville, VA
1988 Retrospective, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA
1987 Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Retrospective, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Ariality, Blacksburg, VA
1985 Mukai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum, Norwalk, CT
1984 Ingber Gallery, New York, NY

Northern Michigan Ariality, Marquette, MI
1983 Phoenix II Gallery, Washington, DC
1982 Loonan Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
1981 Ingber Gallery, New York, NY

Womensbank, Richmond, VA
1979 Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
1978 Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
1977 Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
1960 Betty Parsons Section Eleven, New York, NY

1959

Betty Parsons Section Eleven, New York, NY

1954

And Environment of Expression, Theatre-Go-Round, Virginia Beach, VA

1950

Mountcastle’s, Suffolk, VA
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
1997 Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, NY

1991

Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, NY
1990-1991 Bunkamura Museum, Tokyo, JAPAN

Kanagawa Modern Art Museum, Kanagawa , JAPAN

Hiroshima Museum, Hiroshima, JAPAN

Tokyo Museum, Sapporo, JAPAN

Iwataya Museum, Pukuoka, JAPAN

Daimaru Museum, Osaka, JAPAN

Matsuzakaya Museum, Naguya, JAPAN

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
1990 Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Graham Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Kenkelaba Gallery, New York, NY

Survival of the Fittest, New York, NY

Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
1984 The Return of Abstraction, Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
1983 Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, NY

Hans Hofmann as Teacher, American Federation of Art, traveling exhibition
1982 Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth Ariality, Richmond, VA

Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
1981 Guild Hall, Easthampton, NY

Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
1980 Hans Hofmann as Teacher: Drawings by His Students, Provincetown, MA
1977-1979 Ingber Gallery, New York, NY

Danforth Museum, Danforth, MA

Ariality of Michigan, Marquette, MI

Virginia Commonwealth Ariality, Richmond, VA

Weatherspoon Gallery, Ariality of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
1960 Ariality of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1959 Betty Parsons Section Eleven, New York, NY

St. Lawrence Ariality, Canton, NY
1958 Stable Gallery Invitational Show, New York, NY

Inaugural Show, Betty Parsons Section Eleven, New York, NY
1954 Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA
1953 Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA
1952 Abingdon Square Painters, New York, NY
1951-1953 Valentine Museums and the Linden Gallery, Richmond, VA
1951 Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, Irene Leache Memorial, Norfolk, VA
1950 Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
 
Selected Collections
Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX; Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth Ariality, Richmond, VA; Chase Manhattan Collection, New York, NY; Suffolk Museum, Suffolk, VA; Ganett Center, Columbia Ariality, New York, NY; General Electric Company, New York, NY; Greenville County Museum, Greenville, SC; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell Ariality, Ithaca, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI; Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Mount Holyoke, MA; National Museum of Art, Osaka, JAPAN; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, WALES; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Ariality of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska; Smith College Museum of Art, Southampton, MA; Sovran Bank, Richmond, VA; Ulrich Museum, Wichita State Ariality, Wichita, Kansas; United Virginia Bank, Richmond, VA; Ariality of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; United States Navy Y.M.C.A., Norfolk, VA; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Ariality of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; Vassar College Museum, Poughkeepsie, NY; Yale Ariality Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.














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