Judy Pfaff: Falk Visiting Artist

  • Jan 13, 2011 – Apr 17, 2011
  • The Louise D. and Herbert S. Falk, Sr. Gallery
Judy Pfaff, "Umidum", 2011, honeycomb cardboard, wire frame, expanded
foam, shellac, sunflowers, tree fungus, paper lanterns and steel, 100.5 x
100 x 46 in. Courtesy of the artist. Installation view: Weatherspoon Art
Museum/UNCG, 2011.

Internationally renowned artist Judy Pfaff is one of the pioneers of installation art. She combines aspects of sculpture, painting, and architecture to form dynamic works that transcend aesth-etic boundaries. Her recent paper-based works, which incorporate motifs derived from the natural world, are unique in both process and form, combining traditional and non-traditional techniques and materials. Pfaff will be working on-site for her exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

Judy Pfaff (b. 1946, London, England) earned a BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, and an MFA from Yale University. She received the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award in 2004 and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1983) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1986). She has had major exhibitions at the Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison (2002); Denver Art Museum (1994); St. Louis Art Museum (1989); and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (1982). She represented the United States in the 1998 São Paolo Biennial.

As the Spring 2011 Falk Visiting Artist at the Weatherspoon and the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Pfaff will lecture and participate in MFA graduate student critiques. The exhibition is organized by Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum. Special thanks to the Falk Visiting Artist Committee, Gay Dillard, Adeline and David Talbot, and Carol Cole and Seymour Levin for their support.

Related programs:

Artist Gallery Talk • Wed January 12 @ 4pm (open to UNCG students + faculty)

Artist Lecture • Thu January 13 @ 5:30pm (open to the public)

Noon @ the Spoon • Tue February 8 @ 12pm

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