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Judith Ornstein


Judith Ornstein is an artist known for her abstract imagery and use of unusual materials like mylar, styrofoam, homesite and corrugate. Her work spans a range of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing and collage. She graduated with an MFA from Yale University and BFA from Philadlephia College of Art.

Ornstein first exhibited at Willard Gallery in a 2 person show with Susan Rothenberg, followed by several solo shows at Willard over the next few years. She has also had solo exhibitions at Vibeke Levy Fine Art (NYC), 718 Gallery (Brooklyn), Cirrus Gallery (LA, curated by Richard Armstrong) and Douglas College Art Gallery (Rutgers NJ). Ornstein has been included in group shows at Willard Gallery, The Hall BK (Exchanging Visions), NYC We Create, Baskerville & Watson, H.F. Manes Gallery (NYC), Antoinette Torrens Gallery (NYC), Amos Eno Gallery, Kavanaugh Gallery, Las Laguna Gallery, BWAC (BK), WO Art and more. She’s the feature artist at EcoArt blog in 2021.

Judith has interviews in the September 2021 issues of Art Reveal Magazine and Alkali Art Magazine. Her work was on the cover of the Paris Review and reviewed in Artforum, Arts Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, GQ, Village Voice, Vast Art Magazine and more. She received numerous awards including 2 NEAs, a Tiffany Foundation Award, Creative Arts Public Service Award and a Ford Foundation Grant. She’s represented in various museum like the Albright Knox, Vassar College Museum and the Cooper Hewitt and several private collections.

1975 MFA Yale University School of Art
1972Wimbledon School of Art, London
1973 BFA Philadelphia College of Art

2003 Gallery 718, Brooklyn, NY
1984 Vibeke Levy Fine Art, NY, NY
1983 Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Willard Gallery, NY, NY
1980 Douglass College Art Gallery, Rutgers University, NJ
1979 Willard Gallery, NY, NY
1977 Willard Gallery, NY, NY
1975 Yale Art Gallery, New Haven CT

2018 Redhook Open Studios
2016 Gowanas Open Studios


May-July 2023, LBIF Exhibitions, Long Beach NJ

May-June 2023, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn,NY

Cafritz Gallery, Washington DC
March 2022 Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn
October 2022 Revelation Gallery, NYC
September 2022 Haus-A-Rest, online
May 2022 We Create NYC, NYC, “100 Small Works of Hope”
April. 2021 WO Art, online, “Monochromatic”
Nov. 2021 The Hall BK, Brooklyn, NY, “Exchanging Visions”
Oct. 2021 BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 2020 Kavanaugh Gallery, St. Ives, IL
Oct. – Nov. 2020 Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Sept. 2020 MvVo Occulus Show NYC
Sept.- Oct. 2019 Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019 Art Room, Fort Worth, TX
1994 Amos Eno Gallery, NY, NY
1988 Antoinette Torrens Gallery, NY, NY
1987 QCC Gallery, Queens, NY
1985 Baskerville & Watson Gallery, NY, NY
1984 H. F. Manes Gallery, NY, NY
1983 Baskerville & Watson Gallery, NY, NY
1982 Bell Laboratories, NJ
1981 Walt Whitman Center, New Brunswick, NJ
1981 Willard Gallery, NY, NY
1981 Mason Gross School of Art, New Brunswick, NJ
1981 Proctor Art Center, Bard College, Annadale-on Hudson, NY
1981 Queens College, Queens, NY
1981 Audrey Stroll Gallery, Memphis, TN
1981 J & E Lowe Gallery, Syracuse, NY
1980 Willard Gallery, NY, NY
1979 SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY
1979 Willard Gallery, NY, NY
1979 QCC Gallery, Queens, NY
1978 Willard Gallery, NY, NY
1977 Willard Gallery,

1984 National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship
1983 National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship
1980 Tiffany Foundation Award
1979 Creative Arts Public Service Program, Fellowship
1978 National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship
1975 Ford Foundation Grant

Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo,
NY Vassar College Museum, Poughkeepsie, NY

Cooper Hewitt Museum, NY, NY

HAUS-A-REST,June 2022, Feature Artist
ECO ART BLOG,Dec. 2021, Feature Artist
ALKALI ART MAGAZINE,Oct. 2021, Interview
ART REVEAL MAGAZINE,Sept. 2021, Interview
BEOND WORDS,September 2020
VAST ART MAGAZINE,Artist to watch,Summer 2020
IMAGES AND IDEAS,September 1983
LOS ANGELES TIMES,June 24,Review of Cirrus Gallery Show 1983 By W. Wilson
IN LINE, Syracuse University Publication,November 1980
D’ARS MAGAZINE,January 1980 (Italian Publication) By Jonathan Crary
GQ MAGAZINE,October 1978, BY H.H. Sloane
ARTFORUM, February 1978, BY Leo Rubenfine
PARIS REVIEW, Cover, Winter 1977
ARTS MAGAZINE,December 1977, By Jonathan
VILLAGE VOICE, December 14, 1977, By P. Frank


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