Judith Simonian, ‘Bloom’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Judith Simonian, ‘Bloom’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Judith Simonian, ‘Bloom’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Judith Simonian, ‘Bloom’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Judith Simonian, ‘Bloom’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

Judith Simonian was born in Los Angeles, California where she received an MA and BA from California State University, Northridge. She lives and works in New York City and teaches at Cooper Union. She is a recent recipient of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
“Foreign Bodies - Recent Paintings”, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York City, NY (catalog dialogue - David Humphrey with Jennifer Coates)
2014
John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2013
“New Paintings”, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York , NY
2012
“Recent Paintings”, J.C. Flowers & Co., New York, NY
2011
"What Belongs Where”, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue with essay by Stephen Maine)
2006
“Chronic Civilization”, Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
2003
“Web of The Map”, curated by Larry Wazack, Eyewash@Girdle Factory,
Williamsburg, New York
2001
“Wet”, Sloan Art Gallery, Colchester, VT
2000
“Wall to Wall Eros”, Kai Hilgerman Gallery, Berlin, Germany

“Collage/Painting Portraits”, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY,
1998-9
“Selected Paintings From The Last Decade”, Spensieri Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
1996
“Between Wuthering Heights”, Video Hybrid Installation, New York Kunsthalle, New York, NY
1995
Sloan Gallery, Colchester, VT
1994
“Repainting Balthus”, Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991
Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990
Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989
Jayne Baum, New York, NY
1988
Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
1984
Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017

#FriendsWithBoats, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
“To the Point” Edward Thorp Gallery, NYC,
“New Work, New York” Edward Thorp Gallery, NYC,
Fred Giampietro, New Haven CT, with Elisa Lendvay and Becky Yazdan

2016
"Drishti: A concentrated Gaze" 1285 Avenue of the America's (formerly UBS Gallery)

VIMEO Gorky's Granddaughter Nov. 2016
http://www.gorkysgranddaughter.com/2016/11/judith-simonian-nov-2016.html

Gerald Peters Gallery,NYC
“Representing Rainbows” curated by Lisa Corinne Davis

Edward Thorp Gallery, Group show inaugurating new gallery

Noyes Museum of Art
Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
“Grand Vista: 21st Century Landscapes 5 artist”
2015
"Domestic Arrangements”, Adriaan van der Plas, Lower East Side, NYC

“All/Together/Different”, curated by Linda Griggs, Manny Cantor Center Lower East Side, NYC

2014
Valentine Gallery, with Tom Burckhardt, Jennifer Coates and Michael Chandler, Bushwick, NYC

“Never Mind The Bullocks”, Life on Mars, Bushwick, NY

John Davis, Carriage House, Hudson, NY

“Gallery Artists Summer Selections”, Edward Thorp, Chelsea, NY

2013
"Nocturnal", BCB Art, Hudson, NY

"Paparazzi 2”, Janet Kurnatowsky Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

"Gallery Artists: A Survey", Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

“Season Review”, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

“Henri Michaux: Selected Works/Group Show: Paintings, Drawings, & Sculpture”, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2012
"Cowgirls", BRIK gallery, Catskills, NY

"Long and the Short of It", Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

“Gallery Artists: A Survey”, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

"Paparazzi", Janet Kurnatowsky Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

"Humus Redux" curated by Jeffrey Williams, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ

“Mic: Check”, Sideshow, Williamsburg, NY

2011
Edward Thorp Gallery, “A Review”, New York, NY

"Intuitive Realities" curated by Jeanne Brasile, Working Space 11, AAI Residency Artists, Cuchifritos, New York, NY

"Humus" with Gary Stephan and Wes Sherman, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

“Find and Combine” curated by Linda Griggs, Abrazo Inferno Gallery, New York, NY

“Single Fare2: Please Swipe Again”, Alix Sloan Gallery, New York, NY

“An Exchange with Sol LeWitt” curated by Cabinet magazine, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

“Paper 2011”, Janet Kurnatowsky, Brooklyn, NY

2010
“Paper 2010”, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY

"It's a Wonderful 10th", Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

2009
“American Race”, Truman University, Missouri

2008
Kerrigan & Cambell, Art Projects, NYC, NY

“BROADTHINKING: Cosmological Map” curated by Peggy Ciphers & Chris Twomey, ABC N0 Rio, New York, NY

2007
“Art Crimes”, Antique, New York, NY

Venice Printmaking Studio, Italy

2006
“Art on Paper, Biennial”, Weatherspoon Art Museum Greensboro, NC (catalogue)

Phatory Gallery, NYC, NY

2005
"The Nature of Things", Islip Museum, Long Island, NY (catalogue)

"Intimate Abstraction”, Anita S. Wooten Gallery, Orlando, Florida (catalogue)

"Drawing Conclusions", Islip Museum, East Islip, NY

“Home Economix”, Kerrigan Campbell, New York, NY

www.TheTateChelsea.com, W I N T E R V I E W

2004
"RAVE REVIEW", PS 122 at Capitol, New York, NY

BOOG CITY, images published, David A. Kirschenbaum editor and publisher
2002
Germaine Keller, Garrison, NY

Barbara Levy Gallery, Fire Island, New York
Cooper Union, Grand Hall Gallery, New York, NY

2001
“Re:Duchamp, Traveling Exhibition”, curated by NY/Arts Magazine, The Church of S. Maria Ausiliartrice, Venice Biennale, Italy

“21st Suffragettes”, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY,

Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison, NY
2000
Side Street Projects, Los Angeles, CA

“Facts and Figures”, Margaret Bodell Gallery, New York, N

London Biennale, International Festival of the Arts, London, UK, organized by David Medalla

“Imaging The Wonderboard”, Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, London, UK

“Re:Duchamp, Traveling Exhibition”, curated by NY/Arts Magazine, Artists’ Museum, Lodz, Poland; Emmanuel Heller Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; Kulture Bahnhof, Bremen, Germany

1999
“Out of Y2k”, im n Il, Greenpoint, NY

“The Passion/Passions of Art”, Richard Anderson, New York, NY

1998
“Pay Per It”, Sideshow 195, Williamsburg, NY

Scott Pfaffman, NY, NY, “Color Pictures”

1997
Pierogi, Williamsburg, NY “Flatfiles” (1997-2000)

1996
FAO Gallery, NYC, NY, “If the Shoe Fits”

1994
“Lower East Side Artists Re-Think Neighborhood Spaces”, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

1992
“The Art Mall” (Drawings and Plans for “Two Dressing Rooms”), The New Museum, New York, NY

“Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
1991
“Group Exhibition”, Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, NY

“American Art Today: The City”, The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL

“Selections from Chemical Bank Collection”, Montclair Art Museum, NJ

1988
“Reconciling Modes”, Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, NY

“Heads”, Mokotoff Gallery, New York, NY
1987
“Passages: A Survey of California Women Artists”, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

“MovieTone Muse”, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY
“Dis’Place”, Stamp, Williamsburg, NY

1986
“A California Collection” Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Landscape Elements“, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1985
“Sixteen x Twenty-Six Landscapes”, Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA

Leila Taghinia Milani New York, NY

1984
“First Newport Biennial-Los Angeles”, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport, CA

“Boston, New York, Los Angeles”, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Between the Freeways”, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA

“Fresh Paint”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

ONLINE GALLERIES and REGISTRIES
AMICO Library (Art Museum Image Consortium)
The Drawing Center Viewing Program
Saatchi on Line

SITE SPECIFIC PROJECTS and COMMISSIONS
1996
Long Island University, "Six Sculptors" (Sculpture Center, NY), "Talkin Trash", Brooklyn, NY
1992
Carl Kay historical landmark building, "Antique Carpet", Hollywood, CA
1988
Creative Time "Art on the Beach", "Villa San Itta", Hunter's Point/Long Island City, NY
1986
Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, "Secret Speak", Palm Springs, CA
1985
MacArthur Park, MacArthur Park Public Art Program, "Talking Pyramids", LA, CA 1984
PS1 Contemporary Art Center/Museum of Modern Art, "Modern Excavation", Long Island City, NY (wall alteration)
1983
Construction site for the Century Freeway, "Transitional Use" (sponsored by FAR/Foundation for Art Resources, Inc.), "Freeway Vessel", Lynwood, CA
1982
Exile Gallery, “Women in Exile”, Los Angeles, CA (site installation)
1981
Washington Project for The Arts (WPA), “Streetworks”, Washington, D.C.,
(site installation)
Madison Art Center, "The New Art of Downtown Los Angeles", "Carpet-Tar Pit", Madison WI, (catalog)
1980
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, "Downtown L.A. in Santa Barbara", California (site alteration) (catalog)

FELLOWSHIPS and AWARDS
2018
Residency fellowship, Loft Note Bene, Cadaques, Spain
2017
Tree of Life Grant
2014-2015
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Dora Maar House, Menerbes, France, Residency Fellowship
Visiting Artist at Vermont Studio Center
2012
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, Residency Fellowship
2011
Artists Alliance Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program
2009
MacDowell Colony Residency Fellowship
2008
Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mt. Lake, NY, Residency Fellowship
2006
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Support Grant
2004
Virginia Center for The Creative Arts, Residency Fellowship
2003
Fundacion Valparaiso, Almeria, Spain, Residency Fellowship
2000
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Support Grant
1999
Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mt. Lake, NY, Residency Fellowship
1998
Cummington Art Residency, Cummington, MA
1996
St. Michaels College, Colchester, VT, Residency Fellowship
1990
Altos De Chavon, Artist-in-Residence program, Dominican Republic
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
1978
“Art in Public Places,” California Confederation of The Arts, CETA grant

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SELECTED COLLECTIONS
UCLA/Hammer Museum, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Los Angeles, CA
The Broad Art Foundation, Paris, France
New York University, Fales Library, New York, NY
The Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Pfizer Inc., New York, NY
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, CA
St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT
Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna, CA
Carnation Company, Glendale, CA
Chemical Bank, New York, NY
Prudential Insurance Co. of America, Newark, NJ
Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Security Pacific Bank, New York, NY
YMCA, Honolulu, HI
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), Madison, WI
Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, "Secret Speak", Palm Springs, CA (site installation)
University of Southern California, Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

About Judith Simonian

American, Los Angeles, CA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States

Solo Shows

2015
Edward Thorp Gallery, 
new,
Foreign Bodies - Recent Paintings
2013
Edward Thorp Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
New Paintings
2011
Edward Thorp Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
What Belongs Where

Group Shows

2013
Edward Thorp Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
Henri Michaux: Selected Works/Group Show: Paintings, Drawings, & Sculpture
2013
Edward Thorp Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
Gallery Artisits: A Survey
2012
Edward Thorp Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
Long and the Short of It
2012
Edward Thorp Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
Gallery Artisits: A Survey
2011
Edward Thorp Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
A Review