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judith Simonian
updated: 05/19/2009
website: JudithSimonian.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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Dining Room
Urban Bathroom
Dining In
Kitchen Renovation
Jeff's Jersey Shore
Long  L.A.View
Pink and Gray Empire
A Manly Place
Orange Temple
Spanish Library
Vanity
Ascetic
Valparaiso Dining
Amaganset
Pink Burka
 
Portfolio Keywords:  urban, architecture, domestic, gestural, memory, psychological, surreal, collage, figurative
 
 
Dining Room by judith Simonian
Dining Room
gouache on paper
2009
11 " x  15 " 
Urban Bathroom by judith Simonian
Urban Bathroom
gouache on paper
2008
11 " x  15 " 
Dining In by judith Simonian
Dining In
gouache on paper
2008
15" x  11" 
Kitchen Renovation by judith Simonian
Kitchen Renovation
gouache on paper
2007
11"" x  15"" 
Jeff's Jersey Shore by judith Simonian
Jeff's Jersey Shore
gouache on paper
2008
11"" x  15"" 
Long  L.A.View by judith Simonian
Long L.A.View
gouache on paper
2008
11"" x  15"" 
Pink and Gray Empire by judith Simonian
Pink and Gray Empire
gouache on paper
2008
15" " x  11"" 
A Manly Place by judith Simonian
A Manly Place
gouache on paper
2008
15" " x  11"" 
Orange Temple by judith Simonian
Orange Temple
gouache on paper
2008
11"" x  15"" 
Spanish Library by judith Simonian
Spanish Library
gouache on paper
2008
11"" x  15"" 
Vanity by judith Simonian
Vanity
gouache on paper
2008
15" " x  11"" 
Ascetic by judith Simonian
Ascetic
gouache on paper
2008
11"" x  15"" 
Valparaiso Dining by judith Simonian
Valparaiso Dining
gouache on paper
2008
15" " x  11"" 
Amaganset by judith Simonian
Amaganset
gouache on paper
2008
11"" x  15"" 
Pink Burka by judith Simonian
Pink Burka
gouache on paper
2008
15" " x  11"" 

Artist Statement

The architectural interiors function as stage sets; indeterminate, unreliable and where fundamental changes happen in plain sight. Unexpected light sources and moments when spaces turn inside out, merge or collide, and where what should be separate becomes simultaneous suggests the imprecision of memory and dream logic. At times I underscore this shifting terrain, by use of collage elements of painted paper, newspaper, digital images or giclee details from my prior work (used as much for texture and color as for subject matter). Often the collage is only simulated but either way it is a useful strategy for keeping the image in a precarious state of near collapse.

My immersion into the realms represented in these works on paper is immediate, personal, portable and could function as prelimary sketches for larger work on canvas. As I work on them I never regard them as anything other than ends in themselves. But often at the conclusion I find I want to explore that place and sensation again so they become the guide for large scale paintings on canvas.

Artist Bio / CV

 

Judith Simonian was born in Los Angeles where she received a BA and MA from California State University, Northridge. She lives in New York City and was a recent recipient of Adolph and Esther Gottlied Foundation Grant and MacDowell Residency Fellowship

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS  

Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, “Chronic Civilization”, Brooklyn, NY 2006
Eyewash@Girdle Factory, curated by larry Walzack "Web of The Map" Williamsburg, New York 2004
Sloan Art Gallery, Colchester, VT “Wet” 2001
Kai Hilgerman Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2000
Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY ,  2000
Spensieri Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA “Selected Paintings From The Last Decade” 2000
NY Kunsthalle, NYC, “Between Wuthering Heights”, Video Hybrid Installation 1996

SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITS
Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY “It’s Wonderful Life” 2009
ABC N0 Rio, “BROADTHINKING:Cosmological Map” curated by Peggy Ciphers & Chris Twomey 2008
 Antique, NYC, “Art Crimes”2007
Sideshow, “The war is Over, Again” Williamsburg, NY 2006
 Weatherspoon Art Museum “Art on Paper, Biennial ” Greensboro, NC (catalogue)2006
Phatory Gallery, NYC, NY
 Islip Museum, Long Island, NY "The Nature of Things" (catalogue) 2005

Anita S. Wooten Gallery, Orlando, Florida "Intimate Abstraction (catalogue)2004

Islip Museum, "Drawing Conclusions", East Islip, NY (catalogie)2004
Kerrigan Campbell, “Home Economix” , NY, NY
PS 122 at Capitol, "RAVE REVIEW", NYC, NY
TheTateChelsea.com" www.TheTateChelsea.com, W I N T E R V I E W

SELECTED REVIEWS
Garwood, Deborah, ArtCritical.com., Jan.17, 2006 (archived)
Mc Adams, Shane, Brooklyn Rail, Dec. 2005-Jan. 2006
Graham, Ruth, New York Sun, Jan. 26, 2005
BOOG CITY, Images published in literary Publication, David A. Kirschenbaum, Editor and Publisher 2004
Cotter, Holland, Weekend,“For Hikers Seeking Art, Brooklyn Is a Left Bank” NewYork Times, Dec. 15, 2000