Judy Pfaff
British-American, born 1946
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Belief In Giants,
Miles McEnery Gallery
Matisse and American Art,
Montclair Art Museum
.....all of the above,
Rice University Art Gallery

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.