Judy

Artist Statement

Balancing concept and form in artwork that is equal parts message and memorable visuals has been Judith Olson Gregory's objective throughout her career. Whether creating individual pieces, a themed series or site-specific installations, her work has been inspired by everything from words and text to found objects.

Positions as a commercial artist, teaching artist and arts advocate have complemented and contributed to her professional studio output.

Winter: (704) 896-3010
Summer: (716) 357-5811
www.juditholsongregory.com
[email protected]

Work Experience

1980 - present: Self-employed studio artist and teaching artist
1999-2001: President, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY
1991 - 1996: Teaching artist, Aesthetic Education Institute, Rochester, NY
1986 - 1990: Presentation Print series coordinator for Upstate NY investment firm
Prior to 1980: Commercial artist specializing in illustration/ layout work for major U.S. shoe companies, St. Louis, MO

Education

1968: Bachelor of Fine Art, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Fellowships/Residencies

1991, 1992: YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY
1987: ARTPARK, Lewiston, NY

Selected Awards

2004: University of Rochester (NY) Lillian Fairchild Award
2002: New York Foundation for the Arts, SOS Grant
1997: The Chautauqua Institution Award, “Chautauqua (NY) National Exhibition of American Art"
1991: Empire State Crafts Alliance, NY State Artist's Grant
1991: Howell Co. Award, Arnot Art Museum Regional, Elmira, NY
1990: Funded for “Art in the Streets" project, through Arts Council for Chautauqua County (NY) and Chautauqua Art Assoc. Galleries
1989: NYSCA-Monroe County LIFT Grant, through “ The Window Project," Rochester, NY
1988: Richard F. Brush Award for Excellence in Sculpture, Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

Selected Organizations

2005-2008: Co-chair, Chautauqua Institution Annual Fund, Chautauqua, NY
2004-2008: Trustee, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
1999-2005: Board of Directors, Arts and Lectures, Rochester, NY
1998-2001: Board of Directors, Aesthetic Education Institute, Rochester, NY
1997-2004: Board of Directors, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY
1994-1998: Trustee, Alfred University
1994-1997: Board of Directors, Coalition for Downtown, Rochester, NY
1988-1991: Founder and Coordinator “Artists' Breakfast Group", Rochester, NY
1987-1991: Rochester (NY) Arts and Cultural Council Board Member: Vice President for Artists' Issues/Chair Artists' Committee (1989-1991)
1983-2006: Tempo Group (invitational), Rochester, NY...Chair, '99/2000

Selected Reviews and Articles

2014: "Tea Time", review by Jack Foran, ARTVOICE, Buffalo, NY
2013: Inclusion in Legendary Locals of the Chautauqua Lake Region by Kathleen Crocker and Jane Currie
2013: "The Art of Tea Bags", Brenda Bargar, (February 28) DavidsonNews.com
2013: "Friends to the Very End - and Beyond", David Zinman, (March) AARP Bulletin
2012: "A Unique Experience", review by Scott Shelters, Jamestown Post Journal, Jamestown, NY
2011: "A Strong Presence In Rockefeller Gallery", review by Jessica Yu, Fredonia Leader, Fredonia, NY
2011: "Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down", editorial column, The Post Journal, Jamestown, NY
2011: "Sunday Inspiration", Dryadart's Weblog
2006: TheApron Book, by EllynAnne Geisel, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, MO
2005: “Aprons…Expressions of Hope and Grace", article by Jeanne Raffer Beck, Spring issue, Surface Design magazine, Sebastopol, CA
2004: “Angels and Adventurers", review by Stuart Low, Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY
2002: “Simply Amazing", review by N.C. Lavis, Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY
2001: “Journey", article by Lisa Hutchurson, Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY
2001: “Horses On Parade", book by Dixon Schwabl Advertising, Rochester, NY
1999: “Artist Enlists 300 Women; Creates Tunic", by S. Feeser, Chautauquan Daily, Chautauqua, NY
1998: “At Schweinfurth: a Provacative, Excellent Show", by Ron Netsky, City Newspaper, Rochester, NY
1998: “Works to Savor", review by Sherry Chayat, Herald American, Syracuse, NY
1998: “Chain Mail", feature by Stuart Low, Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY
1997: “Clay, Fiber, Metal and Wood", review by WM. Jaeger, Times Union, Albany, NY
1997: “Brushmarks", review by Peg Churchill Wright, The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY
1996: “Ancient Structures", review by Wm. Jaeger, Times Union, Albany, NY
1996: “New Works/Judith Olson Gregory", Jan/Feb issue, FIBERARTS magazine, Asheville, NC
1995: “Another View....", review by Tran Turner, Times Union/Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY
1993: “Beyond Feminine", review by John Worden, Times Union/Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY
1993: “Magnifying Her Work“, review by Diane Macchiavelli, Times Union/Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY
1993: “Grain of Sand", review by Judith Reynolds, City Newspaper, Rochester, NY
1991: “Diverse Approach to Art at Gallery", review by Reginald Darling,Chautauquan Daily, Chautauqua, NY
1990: “Public Funding for the Arts", round table discussion participant, sponsored and published by Rochester Business Journal, Rochester, NY
1990: “Three Dimensional Fantasy", review by Ron Netsky, Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY
1989: “Conservatory of Sculptural Art", review by Ron Netsky, Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY
1989: “Gems among the Greenery", review by Sebby Jacobson, Times Union, Rochester, NY
1987: “Judith Olson Gregory", article written by Pat Hooley, Wolfe Publications, Rochester, NY
1986: “Gregory's Whimsy - With an Edge", review by Susan Dodge Peters, City Newspaper, Rochester, NY
1986: “When A House is not a Home", review by Ron Netsky, Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY
1986: “The Critical Eye", article by Robert Plyler, Jamestown Post Journal, Jamestown, NY

Publications

2005-2008: CHAUTAUQUAN, articles for the Chautauqua Fund
2001: THREADS, cover design and illustrations for a book by Ross Mackenzie

Teaching residency Projects

2001: “Horses On Parade", two-week residency demonstration, The Children's School, Rochester, NY
2000, '01: “Writing on the Wall", presentations, workshops, and exhibition through Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University, Lewiston-Porter (NY) High School
1999/2000: “What Women Wear", Gender Studies Workshops, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
1996,'97: Slide presentations, workshops, School of Art, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1996: Slide presentation, mixed media workshops, College of Art & Design, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
1992: “Building Bridges", presentation/workshop, Norman Howard School, Rochester, NY
1991- 1996: Presentations, workshops for public school students, teachers and school administrators through the Aesthetic Education Institute, Rochester, NY, for Monroe and surrounding counties

Selected Presentations

2011: Lecture, "Presence", State University of New York at Fredonia
2009: Gallery talk "Interpreting Wabi Sabi", Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2007: Slide lecture, Chautauqua Women's Club, Chautauqua, NY
2006: Book review, “The Lost Masterpiece", Rochester, NY, Public Library
2005: “Paper Trails" lecture series, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2004: “Rochester Biennial" Artist's Lecture, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2004: Docent presentation, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2004: Discussion, presentation, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
2003: Slide presentation, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2002,'03: Slide presentations, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY
2002: Slide presentation, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, NY
2002: “Anchee Min", presentation for Rochester Arts & Lectures, Barnes & Noble, Rochester, NY
2000: “Maya Lin", presentation for Rochester Arts & Lectures, Barnes & Noble, Rochester, NY
1999: “Paint & Pasta", Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester (NY), featured artist
1998: Slide presentation, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
1998: “Viewpoints Lecture", Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
1995: “Sound Bites" lecture series, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
1992,'93: “Artist Speaks" lecture series, CAA Galleries , Chautauqua, NY
1991: Docent presentation, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
1991: Installation presentation, CAA Galleries, Chautauqua, NY
1991: Sculpture presentation, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

Selected Exhibitions


2014-'15: "Taking Tea", invitational solo installation, Burchfield Penney Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
2014: "Intersections/Conversations Between Form and Plane", invitational, Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34, Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, NY
2013: "Chautauqua Exhibition of Contemporary Art", juror Janne Siren, VACI Galleries, Chautauqua, NY
2012: DNC Exhibition, invitational, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2012: "Home Work: Domestic Narratives in Contemporary Art", invitational, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC
2012: "Recycle Reuse Reinvent", invitational, VACI Galleries, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
2012: "Material / Etherial Constructs", two-person exhibit, Weeks Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY
2011: Featured artist, The Gallery Store, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2011: “Presence", solo retrospective exhibit, Rockefeller Arts Center Gallery, State University of New York at Fredonia
2011: Selected participant, Mint Condition Gala, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
2009: "Interpreting Wabi-Sabi", invitational exhibition, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2008: The Afterwords Cafe, solo exhibit, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
2007: "Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art", Chautauqua, NY
2005: “Paper Trails", invitational, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2004: First “Rochester Biennial Exhibition", Invitational, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2003: “ISC @ GFS", Juried, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
2003: “Domestic Rituals", Invitational, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY
2002: “Politics of Identity", five-person exhibit, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
2002: “Grace", solo room-sized installation, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, NY
2002: “The Journey", six-person exhibit, Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY
2002: “Chapters", one-person exhibit, Art & Music Library, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
2001: “Fiber", four-person exhibit, Adam's Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY
2001: Artist, “Horses on Parade", community-wide project, Rochester, NY
1999: “Random/Deliberate; Chance/Choice", Solo Installation, CCVA Galleries, Chautauqua (Institution), NY
1998,'99, 2001: “Chain Mail", solo installation, St. John Fisher & Nazareth Colleges, Rochester, NY; CCVA Galleries, Chautauqua, NY; Adams Gallery, Dunkirk, NY
1998: “Upstate Invitational", group, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
1998: “Open Door Studio", V. Massaro collaborative installation, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
1998,2000: “Adam's Apple", Margolis video collaboration, Little Theater, Rochester, NY
1998: “(un)natural occurrence", two-person exhibit, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1998: “Rock, Scissors, Paper", five-woman exhibit, Tower Gallery, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
1997: “Clay, Fiber, Metal and Wood", group Invitational, Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
1997: Two-person exhibition, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, Elmira, NY
1997: “Forms of Abstraction", group Invitational, Center at High Falls, Rochester, NY
1997: “Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art", juried group, Chautauqua, NY
1996: “Artists'Scrapbooks", group Invitational, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY
1996: 'Regional Review", Six-person invitational, Forum Gallery, Jamestown (NY) Community College
1996: “Ancient Structures", group Invitational, Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY
1996: “Made In New York", Juried, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
1995: “Into The Studio....Work By And About Women", Director/Curatorial invitational, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
1994: “Chautauqua International For Fiber Art", juried, Adams Gallery, Dunkirk, NY
1994: “AIR Show '94", group Invitational, Adams Gallery, Dunkirk, NY
1994: “Visions and Voices", 171Cedar Arts Center, four-person exhibit, Corning, NY
1993: Dawson Gallery, solo exhibition, Rochester, NY
1993: CAA Galleries, three- person exhibit, Chautauqua, NY
1993: “Dimensional Women/A Women Sculptors Invitational Exhibition" Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo
1993: Olean Public Gallery, solo exhibition, Olean, NY
1993: “X Sighting", group Invitational, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1993: “Fibrous Extremities", group Invitational, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY
1992: Craft Art from Western New York 1992", juried group, Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo NY
1990, '91, '92: “The Seventh Generation", solo Installation, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY; CAA Galleries, Chautauqua, NY; Olean (NY) Public Gallery
1989, '91, '92: “Arnot Art Museum Regional Exhibit", juried group, Elmira, NY
1991: “Personal Territory", group Invitational travelling exhibit, Centre Gallery, Olean, NY; Forum Gallery, Jamestown, NY; Burchfield Center, Buffalo, NY; Rice Gallery, Albany, NY
1990: “Three Rivers Arts Festival", Sculpture exhibition (juror: Faith Ringgold), PPG Wintergarden, Pittsburgh,PA
1989-1990: “The Window Project", solo Installation, Rundell Public Library, Rochester, NY
1987-1990: Dawson Gallery Invitationals and Lamberton Conservatory Sculpture Shows, Rochester,NY
1988: “Judith Gregory - Cast Paper Sculpture", solo, Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY
1988: “3D X 3", Key Corp Tower, three-person exhibit, Albany, NY
1987: “Invitational Fine Art Show", group, Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology
1987: “Tenth Anniversary Invitational Exhibit", group, Atrium Gallery, Rochester, NY
1987-1991: “Tales in Tall Trees", group Invitational, Staten Island Children's Museum, Staten Island,NY, travelled to Children's Museum of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Canada
1986,'88,'92,'93,'94,'95,'99,'03: "Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition", juried group, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, NY
1985, '86, '87: Village Gate Art Center, invitational exhibitions, Rochester, NY
1986: “Housework", The Little Gallery, Nazareth College, solo exhibition, Rochester, NY
1985: “Images of Jazz", group invitational, Wilson Arts Center, Rochester, NY
1984: “Introspectives", national exhibition of autobiographical works by women artists, (jurors: Alice Neel, Lynn Gumbert), Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY
1984: “Made in Rochester", group, Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, Cobleskill, NY
1983: “Works on Paper", four-person exhibit, Elmira College, Elmira, NY

Selected Collections/Commissions

St. Ann's Home, Rochester, NY
Nixon, Peabody, L.L.P., Attorneys at Law, Rochester, NY
QCI Asset Management, Rochester, NY
Matthew Bender Corp., Albany, NY
Key Bank New York, Albany, NY
Corning Natural Gas, Corning, NY
Architectura, Rochester, NY
Four Winds Hospital, Saratoga, NY
SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
Numerous Private Collections

UPCOMING

2017: Installation, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC