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Chicago artist Judith Joseph’s art tells stories. She uses folklore, history and mythology to explore issues of social justice and moral crises we face today.
Joseph has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Chicago Public Library, Respect and Tolerance Foundation (Czech Republic), Musee de la Poste (Paris, France), The Islip Art Museum (East Islip, New York), The Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation (Chicago, Illinois) and many more. She has created hundreds of works as commissions, including Ketubot, calligraphic works and paintings.
Judith Joseph received Illinois Artists’ Fellowship Awards in 1998 and 2004. Her art has been reviewed and profiled in numerous books, magazines and web publications, including: Wisconsin Artists: A Celebration of Jewish Presence (Marquette University Press, 1994), Hours of Devotion (D. Berland, Schocken Books, 2007) The Passover Celebration (illustrations, LTP, 2001); Harvest of Freedom (American References, 1984), the New Art Examiner, Shma Journal, Zeek at Forward, Jewish Art Now, Letter Arts Review and WBEZ-FM.
Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Zack Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Kraft Gallery, Columbia University, New York; ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Illinois Arts Council Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Hillel-Milwaukee and The Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois.
Selected Group Exhibitions
International Printmaking Biennial, Douro, Portugal; Institut fur Alles Mogliche, Berlin, Germany; Oranjekerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York; USC Hillel, Los Angeles, California; Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois; Spertus Museum, Chicago, Illinois; Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois; Gold Wing Gallery, Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation, New York, New York; Gallery at St. Luke’s, Metuchen, New Jersey; Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois; Arthur Feldman Gallery, Highland Park, Illinois; Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia; Deerfield Arts Bank, S. Deerfield, Massachusetts; Dayton Peace Museum, Dayton, Ohio.
Activities To Advance Jewish Artists
Joseph is co-teacher with Dr. Jane Shapiro of the Artists’ Beit Midrash, Chicago, since 2014. She curates an annual art exhibit of works generated in the ABM. She is also Coordinator of the Jewish Artists Collective-Chicago, a group of professional artists who exhibit together.
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