Judith Simonian lives and works in New York City. She was born in Los Angeles, California and received her M.A. and B.A. from California State University, Northridge. She was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2014.
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Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York, NY
Catalogue, dialogue with Jennifer Coates and David Humphrey, "Foreign Bodies", Edward Thorp Gallery, NY, NY
Catalogue, essay by Stephen Maine, "What Belongs Where", Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Solo Exhibitions
2015 Edward Thorp Gallery, "Foreign Bodies", New York, NY (catalogue, dialogue with Jennifer Coates
and David Humphrey)
2014 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2013 Edward Thorp Gallery, New Painting, New York, NY
2012 J.C. Flowers & Co., Paintings, New York, NY
2011 Edward Thorp Gallery, "What Belongs Where", New York, NY (catalogue with essay by Stephen Maine)
2006 Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, "Chronic Civilization", Brooklyn, NY
2003 Eyewash@Girdle Factory, "Web of The Map", Williamsburg, NY
2001 Sloan Art Gallery, "Wet", Colchester, VT
2000 Sideshow, Collage/Painting Portraits, Williamsburg, NY
  Kai Hilgerman Gallery, "Wall to Wall Eros", Berlin, Germany
1998-90 Spensieri Contemporary Art, "Selected Paintings From The Last Decade", San Francisco, CA
  NY Kunsthalle, "Between Wuthering Heights", Video Hybrid Installation, New York, NY
  Sloan Gallery, Paintings from Residency, Colchester, VT
  Ovsey Gallery, "Repainting Balthus", Los Angeles, CA
  Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Jayne Baum, New York, NY
1988 Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984 Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Leila Taghinia-Milani, New York, NY
1982 Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions (2000–present)
2016 1285 Ave of the Americas Art Gallery (formerly UBS gallery) "Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze", New York, NY
Noyes Museum, "Grand Vista", Atlantic City, New Jersey
2015 Adriaan Van Der Plas, "Domestic Arrangements", Lower East Side, NY
Manny Cantor Center "All/Together/Different", curated by Linda Griggs, Lower East Side, NY
2014 Valentine Gallery with Tom Burckhardt, Jennifer Coates and Michael Chandler, Bushwick, NYC
Life on Mars "Never Mind the Bullocks", Bushwick, NY
John Davis Gallery, Carriage House, Hudson, NY
Edward Thorp Gallery, Gallery Artist Summer Selections, Chelsea, NY
2013 BCB Art, "Nocturnal", Hudson, NY
  Janet Kurnatowsky Gallery, "Paparazzi 2", Williamsburg, NY
  Edward Thorp Gallery, "Gallery Artists: A Survey", New York, NY
  John Davis Gallery, Window Exhibit, Hudson, NY
2012 BRIK gallery, "Cowgirls", Catskills, NY
  Edward Thorp Gallery, "Long and the Short of It". New York, NY
  Janet Kurnatowsky Gallery, "Paparazzi", Williamsburg, NY
  The Center for Contemporary Art, "Humus Redux", curated by Jeffrey Williams, Bedminster, NJ
2011 Lipscomb University, "Humus", with Gary Stephan and Wes Sherman, Nashville, TN
  Cuchifritos, "Intuitive Realities", Working Space 11, AAI Residency Artists curated by Jeanne Brasile, New York, NY
  Abrazo Interno Gallery, "Find and Combine", curated by Linda Griggs, New York, NY
  Alix Sloan Gallery, "Single Fare2: Please Swipe Again", New York, NY
  Janet Kurnatowsky, "Paper 2011", Brooklyn, NY
  Sideshow Gallery, "It's all Good!!! (Apocalypse Now)", Williamsburg, NY
2010 Edward Thorp Gallery, "Talk Show", New York, NY
  Sideshow Gallery, "It's a Wonderful 10th", Williamsburg, NY
2009 Truman University, "American Race", Kirksville, MO
  Sideshow Gallery, "It's A Wonderful Life", Williamsburg, NY
2008 Sideshow Gallery, "It's A Wonderful Life", Williamsburg, NY
  Kerrigan & Campbell, "Art Projects", New York, NY
  ABC N0 Rio, "BROADTHINKING: Cosmological Map", curated by Peggy Ciphers & Chris Twomey, New York, NY
2007 Antique, "Art Crimes", New York, NY
  Crunch, "The Healthy Show", New York, NY
  Sideshow, "The War is Over, Again", Williamsburg, NY
  Weatherspoon Art Museum "Art On Paper, Biennial", Greensboro, NC (catalogue)
  Venice Printmaking Studio, Italy
  Phatory Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Islip Museum, "The Nature of Things", Long Island, NY
  Anita S. Wooten Gallery, "Intimate Abstraction", Orlando, FL (catalogue)
  Islip Museum, "Drawing Conclusions", East Islip, NY
  Kerrigan Campbell Gallery, ""Home Economix", New York, NY
  www.TheTateChelsea.com W I N T E R V I E W
2004 PS 122 at Capitol, "RAVE REVIEW", New York, NY
  BOOG CITY, imges published, David A. Kirschenbaum editor/publisher
2003 Galerie LeLong, "Postcards From The Edge", New York, NY
2002 Sperone Westwater, "Postcards From The Edge", New York, NY
  Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison, NY
  Barbara Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NY
  Cooper Union, Grand Hall Gallery, New York, NY
2001 The Church of S. Maria Ausiliartrice, Venice Biennale, Italy, "Re:Duchamp": "NY/Arts Magazine Collection", Traveling Exhibition
  Sideshow Gallery, "21st Suffragettes", Williamsburg, NY
  Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison, NY
2000 Side Street Projects, Los Angeles, CA
  Margaret Bodell Gallery, "Facts and Figures", New York, NY
Commissioned Installations
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 L.I.C., NY
1986 Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, "Secret Speak", Palm Springs, CA
1985 MacArthur Park, MacArthur Park Public Art Program, "Talking Pyramids", Los Angeles, 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
1981 Washington Project for The Arts (WPA), "Streetworks", Washington, D.C.
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", CA (site alteration) (catalog)
Fellowships & Awards
2015 Dora Maar House, Menerbes, France, (residency fellowship)
2014 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
2012 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY (residency fellowship)
2011 Artists Alliance Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program, New York, NY (6 month residency)
2009 MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (residency fellowship)
  Leon Levy Foundation Grant
2008 Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY (residency fellowship)
2006 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
2004 Virginia Center for The Creative Arts (residency fellowship)
2004 Fundacion Valparciso, Mojacar, Spain (artists' and writers' residency fellowship)
2000 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
1999 Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mt. Lake, NY (artists' and writers' residency fellowship)
1998 Cummington Art Residency, Cummington, MA
1996 St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT (3 month residency fellowships)
1990 Altos De Chavon, Artist-in-Residence program, Dominican Republic (3 month residency)
1987 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
1983 California Confederation of the Arts
Selected Public Collections
University of Southern California, Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
UCLA/Hammer Museum, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Los Angeles, CA
The Broad Art Foundation, Paris, France
The Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
University of Southern California, Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, CA
St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT
Carnation Company, Glendale, CA
Chemical Bank, New York, NY
Robert Egelston, Capitol Group , Los Angeles, CA
Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, "Secret Speak", Palm Springs, CA (site installation)
Los Angeles City Art Collection, MacArthur Park Public Art Program, "'Talking Pyramids" (sculpture)
Pfizer Inc., New York, NY
Elise and Stanley Grinstein - Gemini GEL Los Angeles, CA
Prudential Insurance Co. of America , Newark, NJ
Security Pacific Bank , Los Angeles, CA
Security Pacific Bank , New York, NY
YMCA, Honolulu, HI
Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno, CA
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), Madison, WI
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BOOG CITY, Images published in literary Publication, David A. Kirschenbaum, Editor and Publisher 2004
Bowman, Susan, publication design, "An exchange with Sol Lewitt", Cabinet/Mass Moca 2011
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