Archive of Author | Judith Modrak

Judith Modrak

Grants and Awards

2015   Linda H. Orfield Memorial Award

2014   The Nicholas Buhalis Award for Artistic Excellence in Abstract/ Figurative or Figurative Work

2013   N.A.W.A. 124th Medal of Honor and Margo Liebes Harris Memorial Award for Sculpture

2013   chashama/NEA support grant

2012   N.A.W.A. 123rd Medal of Honor and Margo Liebes Harris Memorial Award for Sculpture

2012   2nd Prize, A Different Point of View

 

Solo, Two and Three Person Exhibitions

2016    Fundamental Filaments, Solo Exhibition, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, October 7-30.

2013    Imprints, Solo Exhibition, Chashama 461 Harlem Gallery, New York, NY, September 19-October 2.

2012    3, Three Person Exhibition, Midday Gallery, Englewood, NJ. October 27-  Nov. 17.

1990    Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, March.

 

Group Exhibitions

2016    Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, New York, September 3-25.

Rise Up, Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, Maryland, September 10- November 6.

Art New York, New York, New York, May 3-8.

2015    Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach, Florida, December 2-6.

35th Annual Faber Birren National Color Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT, October 4-November 5.

126th N.A.W.A. Annual Exhibition, Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, New York, New York, August 28-September 24.

New York Select Art Fair, New York, New York, August 28-September 24.

Portraits: Interior and Exterior, The Arts Club of Washington D.C., Washington, D.C., April 3-April 25.

2014    MinArture, Midday Gallery, Englewood, NJ, November 15-December 3.

34th Annual Faber Birren National Color Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT, October 5-November 6.

Who’s Your Mama, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, September 21-November 2.

124th N.A.W.A. Annual Exhibition, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY, August 27-September 28.

Far and Wide, Woodstock Artist Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY, May 10-June 8.

Visions and Revelations, Lawrence Hall Gallery at Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 28-May 18.

2013    124th N.A.W.A. Annual Exhibition, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY, August 27-September 28.

21st Annual Group Show, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, July 23-August 17.

I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours, ABC No Rio, New York, NY, June 20-27.

Morphogenesis, 310 Art Gallery at Riverview Station, Asheville, NC, April 1-30.

2012    123rd N.A.W.A. Annual Exhibition, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY, September 4-September 29.

Rejoice, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, July 17-August 11.

Spring, Midday Gallery, Englewood, NJ, May 4-May 28.

Ellarslie Open Invitational, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, May 5-19.

Ev(e)olution, The Riverside Public Library, New York, NY, March 1-March 31.

A Different Point of View, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA. March 23-May 31.

2011    Vernissages Des Femmes Artistes, The Art Armory Center, West Palm Beach, FL, November 18-January 7.

2011 Member’s Exhibition, N.A.W.A.Gallery, New York, NY, November 9-30.

54th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY, June 26- July 14.

N.A.W.A. Annual Exhibition, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY, May 3-May 31.

Ellarslie Open XXIX, Trenton City Museum, Artworks, Trenton, NJ, April 22-June 12.

Benefit Auction for ABC No Rio, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY, May 3rd.

2010    YAC Invitational, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, June.

Ides of March VII Invitational, ABC No Rio, HIVE Permanent Installation, New York, NY, March.

2009    Organization of Independent Artists Salon Show, New York, NY.

2008    Seed Gallery Invitational, Winston-Salem, NC,

Organization of Independent Artists Salon Show, New York, NY.

2007    Organization of Independent Artists Salon Show, New York, NY.

2006    Ides of March V Invitational, ABC No Rio, HIVE Permanent Installation, New York, NY, March.

2004    Ides of March VI Invitational, ABC No Rio, HIVE Permanent Installation, New York, NY.

2000    Ides of March II Invitational, ABC No Rio, HIVE Permanent Installation, New York, NY, March.

1992    Issues of Choice, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, July 7  August 8.

 

Publications

2015    Jantzen, Ellen, “Judith Modrak: Hidden Footprints,” ASCI, September Issue.

Buntaine, Julia, “Straight Talk with Judith Modrak,” SciArt in America, June/July Issue.

2014    Atkinson, Karen, “Ace Your Next Art Show,” Professional Artist Magazine, December Issue.

“Verge Art NYC,” Sculpture Magazine, May Issue.

Shaw, Kurt, “Exhibit offers unique ‘Visions’ from women artists,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 5.

McCaffrey, Lara, “Facing uncertainty, a New York artist stands strong,”    Columbia Journalist, January 23.

2012    Shaw, Kurt, “From a Different Point of View,” Pittsburgh Tribune- Review, April 23.

 

Interviews

2014    Judith Modrak interviewed as part of Verge Art Fair in SoHo by Michael   Workman, Verge Founder, May.

2013    Judith Modrak interviewed by Marie Hines Cowan, President of The National Association of Women Artists, in conjunction with winning the Medal of Honor, September.

Judith Modrak interviewed as part of The Hive documentary, November.

 

Press Releases

2014    “MinArture,” Midday Gallery, November 2.

2013    “Imprints,” Chashama 461 Harlem Gallery, November 17.

“Morphogenesis,” DBA River’s Edge Studio, March 26.

2012    “Three Artists: Three Mediums,” Midday Gallery, October 17.

 

Education

BFA in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.

BA in Studio Art, Cum Laude, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.

Articles with Judith Modrak


Dendrites and Memories

“My work is indebted to science and the observation of the physical and natural world, though differs from scientific inquiry in that it provides a three-dimensional, personal, emotional interpretation of phenomena and experience. From the beginning, humans have sought ways to record their experience in tangible form and leave testimony that their lives mattered……….Collectively, we understand what’s happening in our brains in a way that we never did before.”

In this exclusive interview, Judith Modrak discusses her work focused on memory and inspired by brain cells, emotions and psychological states.