Judy Pfaff

British-American, b. 1946

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Judy Pfaff

British-American, b. 1946

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Judy Pfaff is known for working in large scale, creating exuberant site-specific installations that incorporate diverse materials like wire, string, lights, plastic tubing, sheets of metal, and fabric. In the 1970s, when other artists were creating serial Minimalist work, Pfaff, along with like-minded artists Gordon Matta-Clark, Lynda Benglis, and Richard Tuttle, made gutsy, chaotic installations full of color and life. According to Pfaff, installation projects allow her “to plunge into that spacey void and edit the chaos into a dramatic and sensual environment.” Pfaff was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Judy Pfaff is known for working in large scale, creating exuberant site-specific installations that incorporate diverse materials like wire, string, lights, plastic tubing, sheets of metal, and fabric. In the 1970s, when other artists were creating serial Minimalist work, Pfaff, along with like-minded artists Gordon Matta-Clark, Lynda Benglis, and Richard Tuttle, made gutsy, chaotic installations full of color and life. According to Pfaff, installation projects allow her “to plunge into that spacey void and edit the chaos into a dramatic and sensual environment.” Pfaff was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
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