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Judith Brotman
updated: 09/30/2012
website: www.judithbrotman.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail)
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Installation view)
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail)
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail)
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail)
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail)
Loose Connections: A Love Story (installation view)
Loose Connections: A Love Story (detail of installation)
Captive Audience
Captive Audience
Captive Audience
Captive Audience
Flying Machines, Golems, & Other Transformations
Flying Machines, Golems, & Other Transformations
Flying Machines, Golems, & Other Transformations
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, abstract, conceptual, memory, process, collage, mapping, psychological
 
 
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail) by Judith Brotman
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail)
paper, thread, wire, modeling compound, packing tape
2012
Dimensions variable
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Installation view)  by Judith Brotman
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Installation view)
paper, thread, wire, modeling compound, packing tape
2012
Dimensions variable
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail) by Judith Brotman
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail)
paper, thread, wire, modeling compound, packing tape
2012
Dimensions variable
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail) by Judith Brotman
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail)
paper, thread, wire, modeling compound, packing tape
2012
Dimensions variable
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail) by Judith Brotman
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail)
paper, thread, wire, modeling compound, packing tape
2012
Dimensions variable
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail) by Judith Brotman
I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (Detail)
paper, thread, wire, modeling compound, packing tape
2012
Dimensions variable
Loose Connections: A Love Story (installation view)  by Judith Brotman
Loose Connections: A Love Story (installation view)
p
2011
Dimensions variable
Loose Connections: A Love Story (detail of installation) by Judith Brotman
Loose Connections: A Love Story (detail of installation)
Paper, thread
2011
Dimensions variable
Captive Audience by Judith Brotman
Captive Audience
Mixed media (Industrial felt, paper, mesh, plastic, wire, thread)
2009
Dimensions variable
Captive Audience by Judith Brotman
Captive Audience
Mixed media (Industrial felt, paper, mesh, plastic, wire, thread)
2009
Dimensions variable
Captive Audience by Judith Brotman
Captive Audience
Mixed media (Industrial felt, paper, mesh, plastic, wire, thread)
2009
Dimensions variable
Captive Audience by Judith Brotman
Captive Audience
Mixed media (Industrial felt, paper, mesh, plastic, wire, thread)
2009
Dimensions variable
Flying Machines, Golems, & Other Transformations by Judith Brotman
Flying Machines, Golems, & Other Transformations
paper, thread, wire, modeling compound, packing tape
2012
Dimensions variable
Flying Machines, Golems, & Other Transformations by Judith Brotman
Flying Machines, Golems, & Other Transformations
paper, thread, wire, modeling compound, packing tape
2012
Dimensions variable
Flying Machines, Golems, & Other Transformations by Judith Brotman
Flying Machines, Golems, & Other Transformations
paper, thread, wire, modeling compound, packing tape
2012
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

My installations are inspired by an interest in a wide range of love stories, from Othello to Frankenstein to the daytime soap opera, All My Children. The pieces are installed in a manner that creates a sense of conversation between the works; multiple “conversations” occur and are often echoed throughout the entire installation. I am particularly interested in pivotal moments--those occurrences in a narrative that allow for the possibility, but not the assurance, of a transformation. Moments of slight and more theatrical drama occur in a variety of ways within my installations. There is an embedded drama in the material transformations that occur within specific objects----a thread line which shifts to one of wire or the moment of conjoining in an object that changes from soft crumpled paper to hard/crumbling modeling compound. These moments also exist in the relationship or tension between objects and, with increasing frequency, in the complex interaction between the objects and the installation space.

Artist Bio / CV

jbrotman@saic.edu  

Education: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA-1989    MFA 1994

Teaching:

2004-Present

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Contemporary Practices

1996-1999- University of Chicago

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012

Fine Arts Center Gallery; Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

"Flying Machines, Golems, & Other Transformations"

The Bike Room, Chicago, IL

"I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed"

2011

Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, MA

Unfinished Business 

DeVos Art Museum/Northern Michigan University

"Loose Connections: A Love Story"

Marquette, MI 

2010

Northern Illinois University

Natural Selections 

2009

Threewalls, Chicago, IL

Captive Audience

2007

Chicago Cultural Center , Chicago, Il

“White lies, Delicate Matters”

2005 

MN Gallery , Chicago, Il

“ReCollecting”

2002 

Artemisia Gallery Chicago, Il

“Ellipses

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012 Beverly Arts Center/Molar Productions, Chicago, IL

"B.A.D."

2011 Herron Gallery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana

Multiple Propositions

2010 u-turn art space, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Mechanics of Joy

2008

 Illinois State Museum, Chicago

“The leaf and the Page”

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Il

"With a Twist of Thread"

2007

 Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Il

“Impossible Violence”

2006

 Evanston Art Center Evanston, Il

“Connecting Threads”

Track House

“Stray Show/Art Chicago”

Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Il

“POP!”

2005

Gallery 400, Chicago, Il

“Experiment 400/5”

2003

Betty Rymer Gallery

School of the Art Institute

“Big Picture Show”

The Society of Arts and Crafts
Boston, MA

“Words*Text*Stories

2002 

SOFA Chicago/Mobilia Gallery

Chicago, Il

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Boston, MA

“Threads on the Edge”

2000

Gallery Northwest, Indiana Univ.  Gary, Ind.

“An Abstraction of Images”

1997 

Smart Museum of Art   Chicago, Il

“Then & Now”

Public Collections:

Joan Flasch Artists’ Book  Collection, John Flaxman library,

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Il