Judith Joseph

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Judith Joseph is a printmaker, painter and calligrapher in Hebrew and English.  Based in Chicago, she has a B.S. in Art from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

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), the Milwaukee Public Museum (Milwaukee, Wisconsin); KAM-Isaiah Israel Congregation, Chicago; Hillel-Milwaukee (Wisconsin); North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, Illinois; Westmoor School, Northbrook, Illinois; and Sunset Ridge School, Northfield, Illinois.  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 Golda Meir Library; Hillel-Milwaukee; Zack Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Kraft Gallery, Columbia University, New York; ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois;  Illinois Arts Council Gallery, Chicago, Illinois and The Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Spertus Museum, Chicago, Illinois; Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; USC Hillel, Los Angeles, California; 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 Managing Director of the Jewish Artists Collective-Chicago, a group of professional artists who exhibit together.

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