JUDITH SINGER
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My artworks reflect the many worlds I inhabit, from the streets of New York City to the mountains of the Catskills, from the interior world of the psyche to the trees and hills and rocks of the outdoors, from the logical linearity of the left brain to the free-flowing fantasies of the right brain. Although I sometimes paint, photograph, or work with textiles, my primary medium is assemblages of found and purchased objects and images. I frequent yard sales and thrift shops and even scrap heaps and have accumulated a large stash of "stuff" that I organize and store for possible future use. When I create an assemblage, I may start first with an idea, and then look for just the right image or object, or I might rummage through my drawers and boxes, looking for something that inspires the beginnings of an idea. Then scraps of wood and paper, household gadgets, toys and even garbage, are carefully chosen and arranged to create something that is both visually pleasing and mentally stimulating. In the tradition of surrealism, commonplace items and cultural icons are provocatively juxtaposed or altered, in the hope of surprising viewers into fresh insights. I have a few favorite themes: the role that chance plays in determining our lives, the weird and wonderful ways in which the human mind works, the need to dream big, and the belief that there may be many paths to the same goal. Some motifs occur over and over again: the brain and the heart, angels and rockets, feathers and grids. Left brain and right brain, dreams and reality, cherubs and skeletons, all part of the fascinating mix that is life. I am entirely self-taught as an artist, but I have been engaged in some form of creative endeavor my entire life, and I have studied art on my own visiting galleries and museums and poring through books. For most of my adult life, I lived in New York City and practiced law at a large Manhattan law firm, but Chronic Fatigue Syndrome forced my early retirement. I now live on a mountainside near Phoenicia, a tiny village in the Catskill Mountains of New York. In addition to creating my own art, I help other artists in the area promote their own work.

-JS

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BS, MIT, 1974; MPA, Princeton University, 1977; JD, Columbia Law, 1978
  current & upcoming shows  

May 2006    "Two Friends in Red and Black", two-person show, Farfetched Gallery, Kingston, NY
May 2006    "Art by, for and about Women", Women’s Health Expo, Kingston, NY
May 2006    The Arts Upstairs Gallery, Phoenicia, NY
  recent shows  
Jan 2005 -
May 2006
numerous shows, The Arts Upstairs, Phoenicia, NY
March 2006    NYC ArtExpo, organizer and participant in Kingston Area Artists booth
Feb 2006    "Owning It: Our Feminine Divine", Varga Gallery, Woodstock, NY
Dec 2005    Members show, Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY
Oct 2005    "The Colors of Fall", Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY (juried show)
Oct 2005    "Found Objects", Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY
Sep 2005    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 511 W 25th St., New York, NY
Sep 2005    "The Beat Goes On", Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY (juried show)
May 2005    Varga Gallery, Woodstock, NY
May 2005    Farfetched Gallery, Kingston, NY
Mar 2005    Kingston Area Artists, International ArtExpo, New York, NY
Apr - May 2005    Women Artists of the Hudson Valley (juried show)
The Arts Alliance of the Lower Hudson Valley, Newburgh, NY
Nov - Dec 2004    The Arts Upstairs, Phoenicia, NY
Nov - Dec 2004 The Spirit of the Hudson Valley (juried show)
Arts Alliance of the Lower Hudson Valley, Cornwall, NY
Sep 2004    Featured Artist, Skybox Gallery, Kingston, NY
Jul 2004    Ulster County Democratic Festival, Kingston, NY
Jun 2004    Arts Alliance Mixed Media Show (juried show), Cornwall, NY
Jun 2004    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 511 W. 25th St., New York, NY
Feb 2004    Kingston Area Artists, International ArtExpo, New York, NY
2003 - 2004    Skybox Gallery, Kingston, NY
Jul 2003    Inside the Box (juried show)
Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY
Jun 2003    Art on Campus, Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY
  memberships  

Arts Society of Kingston (Board Member)
Woodstock Artists’ Association
The Arts Alliance of the Lower Hudson Valley
  contact  

5541 Route 28, Phoenicia, NY 12464    (845) 688-9861
  jsinger@jsingerart.com      www.jsingerart.com   
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