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
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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
  • 2001: “Horses On Parade", two-week residency demonstration, The Children's School, Rochester, NY


Teaching residency Projects

  • 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

  • 2017: Lecture, "Taking Tea", Turchin Center, Appalachian St. U., Boone, NC
  • 2015: Lecture, "Taking Tea", Burchfield Penney Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
  • 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

  • 2017-'18: "Taking Tea", Installation, Turchin Center, Appalachian St. U., Boone, NC
  • 2014-'15: "Taking Tea", 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, N
  • 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 Fredoni
  • 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