I fell in love with mosaics after finding a discarded book of crafts and seeing a mosaicked chair. After attending the Mosaic School in Ravenna, Italy, my commitment was solidified. Previously I'd worked in acrylic and oil paints, collages and etchings. Mosaicking was a natural progression since I was already incorporating jewels, textures, wooden pieces, and metal into works on handmade paper.
Exhibitions include galleries in Soho, on 57th St, and internationally (Cadaques, Spain; Malmo, Sweden; Paris, France). I had a one-woman show at the Lillian Heidenberg Gallery, and at Loeb Center, NYU (a seminal version of "Fragments of an Imaginary Civilization").
Shows I've curated: a print show at Rockland Center for the Arts and "Hanging Loose at the Port Authority" at the Port Authority of NY and NJ. I've participated in many group shows, to name a few: William Paterson College, The Smithsonian Museum (and accompanying travel exhibit), Louis Abron Center for the Arts, Kathryn Markel Gallery, Just Above Midtown.
I studied painting with Jacob Lawrence, drawing with Mary Frank, and etching at Blackburn's and Le Main D'Or (Paris). I also taught art at the Cloisters, the Museum of the American Indian, the Jumel Mansion, and am currently teaching workshops at the Newark Museum.
visit Judy's web site: www.JudyNegron.com