Judy Pfaff



London, England. Currently lives in New York , NY.



Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
1968 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
1971 Washington University, St. Louis, MO (BFA)
1973 Yale University, New Haven, CT (MFA)

Solo Exhibitions


Webb & Parsons Gallery, Bedford, NY
1975 "J.A.S.O.N./J.A.S.O.N.," Artists Space, NY
1977 "The World is Flat," Theater Gallery, University of South Florida at Tampa, FL
1978 "Prototypes," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Gallery, CA
1979 "10 Artists/Artists Space," Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
1980 "Deep Water," Holly Solomon Gallery, NY
1981 "Rorscharch," John and Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL
1982 "Boa," University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA
"Four Minute Mile," Bennington College, Bennington, VT
"Collages and Constructions," Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
"Rock/Paper/Scissors," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Artavise La Giudecca, Viennice Bienniale, Venice, Italy
1983 "3-D," Holly Solomon Gallery, NY
Set design for "Wind Devil," a dance choreographed by Nina
Weiner, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
1986 "Apples & Oranges," Holly Solomon Gallery, NY
"Autonomous Objects," Knight Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1987 "Judy Pfaff," Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1988 "10,000 Things," Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
"Judy Pfaff," Carnegie-Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
"Six of One...," Crown Point Press, San Francisco & New York
1988-89 "Forefront," National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1990 "Judy Pfaff: Prints & Drawings" CSR Art Gallery, Albany, NY
"Judy Pfaff/Equinox," Max Protetch Gallery, NY
"Judy Pfaff," Dana Art Center, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
"Judy Pfaff: Dessins," Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA
"Judy Pfaff: Sculpture and Works on Paper," Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
1991 "The Fabric Workshop Exhibition," Morris Gallery of the Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
"Judy Pfaff," Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1992 "Judy Pfaff: A New Work," Max Protetch Gallery, NY
"Judy Pfaff/Ursula von Rydingsvard: Life after Postmodernism,"
The Cultural Space/The Laboratory, NY
1993 Rotunda Gallery, New York, NY
1995 "Cirque. Cirque." Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
2000 Judy Pfaff: Notes on Light and Color, Dartmouth College
Judy Pfaff: Recent Prints, Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2002 Judy Pfaff: Squares of Savannah, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2003 "Neither Here Nor There," Ameringer Fine Art, New York, NY
2004 Judy Pfaff: Installations, Prints & Drawings, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Judy Pfaff: Recent Work, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Judy Pfaff Ramp Project, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2005-06 "Recent Works on Paper", Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2006 "Judy Pfaff: Buckets of Rain", installation, Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, New York, NY
2009 Judy Pfaff, Paper - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York City, NY
2010 Judy Pfaff, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY

Group Exhibitions


The Razor Gallery, NY
1975 112 Greene Street, NY
John Doyle Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Whitney Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1976 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
"Recent Works," MIddlebury College, Middlebury, VT
"Approaching Painting," Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY
"Scale," Fine Arts Building, New York, NY
"New York/New York: City of Angels," California State University at Los Angeles, CA
1977 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
"14 Women," Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
"Spacewindow," Woods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
"Faculty Exhibition," California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1978 Artists Space, New York, NY
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI
"Prototypes," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
1979 "Two Decades of Abstraction," Tampa Bay Art Center, Tampa, FL
Eugenia Cucalon Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
"Sculptural Perspective," UCSB Art Museum, University of
California at Santa Barbara, CA
"Pfaff Provisor Stikes Wells," Holly Solomon Gallery, NY
"Food/Frameworks," Holly Solomon Gallery, NY
"Canal Street," Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NY
"Small Works," Art Latitude Gallery, NY
"Reinventing the Wheel," Neuberger Art Gallery, State University of
New York at Purchase, NY
1980 "Walls!" Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
"Other Media," Visual Arts Gallery, Florida International University, Miami, FL
"Drawings: The Pluralist Decade," United States Pavilion, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
"Drawings: The Pluralist Decade," Kunstgoreningen Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark; Henie Onstad Museum, Onstad, Norway; Biblioteca
Nacional, Madrid, Spain; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
"Penthouse Exhibition," The Museum of Modern Art, NY
"Extensions: Jennifer Bartlett, Lyda Bengils, Robert Longo, Judy Pfaff,"
Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
1981 "Whitney Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"Directions 1981," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
"New Directions: Contemporary Art from the Commodities
Corporation Collection," Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK; Santa Barbara
Museum of Art, CA; Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI; Madison Art
Center, WI; Montgomery Museum of Art, AL; Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
"Ziggurat," Stadt Koln, Cologne, Germany
"Works on Paper," University Art Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
"New Work in Black and White," Art Lending Service, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
"Variants: Drawings by Contemporary Sculptors," Sewall Art Museum, Rice University, Houston, TX
"Art for ERA," Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
"Post-Modernist Metaphors," The Alternative Museum, NY
"Contemporary Drawings in Search of an Image," University Art Museum, UCSB Santa Barbara, CA
"Aspects of Post-Modernism," The Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ
"Body Language: Figurative Aspects of Recent Art," Hayden Gallery, M.I.T. Cambridge, MA
"35 Artists Return to Artists Space: A Benefit Exhibition," Artists Space, New York NY
1982 "Gallery Group Show," Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
"Energie New York," ELAC Centre d'Exchanges, Lyons, France
"Dynamix," The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
"Guy Goodwin, Bill Jensen, Louise Fishman, Judy Pfaff," Usdan
Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
"Quilts and Collages," Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, VA
"Aspects of Post-Modernism," Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
"Artventure-Aperto," Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
"The Americans: The Collage," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
"New York Now," Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover,Germany;
Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland;
Kunstverein fir die Rhienlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
"Cuts," University of Missouri Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Carol Getz Gallery, Miami, FL
"," Sarah Lawrence College Art Gallery, Bronxville, NY
1983 "Back to the USA," Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland, Rheinische Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany; Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Austria
"A Contemporary Collection on Loan from the Rothchild Bank,"La Jolla Museum of Art, CA
"Three-Dimensional Photographs," Castelli Graphics, New York NY
"The Sixth Day-A Survey of Recent Developments in Figurative Sculpture," The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, IL
"The Next Wave: BAM," Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
"New Art," The Tate Gallery, London, England
"An Historical Overview," Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Hallwalls," Buffalo, NY
1984 "Maximalism," Tweed Gallery, Plainfield, NJ
1986 Public and Private: American Prints Today," The Brooklyn Museum, NY
"Homeworks/Public Works," Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
"Group Show," Baskerville & Watson, New York, NY
"Wall Works," John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
"Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture," El Bohio, New York, NY
"Recent Acquisitions," Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
1987 "Figuration," The American Express Company and the Art Advisory Service of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
"Whitney Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"Sculptors on Paper," Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
"For 25 Years: Crown Point Press," Museum of Modern Art, NY
1988 "Aspects of Abstraction," Holly Solomon Gallery, NY
"Sculptors on Paper: New Work," Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
"Serious Play: Experiments in Contemporary Printmaking" University Art Museum, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
"Contemporary Environment," General Electric, organized by the Museum of Modern Art Lending Service, New York, NY
1989 "American Rainbow," Galerie de Poche, Paris, France
"Point National Overview," Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
"Contemporary Environment," General Electric Company
"A Feast for the Eyes," Pfizer Inc., Art Advisory Service of Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Group Show, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
"Food for Thought," Lintas: New York, NY
"Prospects and Portfolios: The 25th National Print Exhibition," The Brooklyn Museum, New York
"Scatter," Group Artschwager, Fasnacht, Lipski. Pfaff, Torreano, Le Va, Shea & Beker, New York 1990
Bank of America Concourse Gallery, New York, NY
"Women's Work: Hidden Treasures," Gallery 44, Boulder, CO
1991 "Contemporary Woodblock Prints from Crown Point Press, The Leif E.
Johnson Memorial Exhibition," Edison Community College, Fort Myers, FL
"Masterworks of Contemporary Sculpture, Painting and Drawing: 1930-90, The Bellas Arte Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Group Show, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
1992 "Important Contemporary Prints," Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD
"44th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition," American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
"Color Block Prints of the 20th Century," American Associated New York, NY
1993 "Works on Paper," Max Protetch, New York, NY
"Flusso e Riflusso," Joseloff Gallery; University of Hartford, Hartford
Art School, Hartford, CT
2005 Judy Pfaff, Jane Rosen, Braunstein/Quay gallery, San Francisco, CA



Creative Artist Public Services, Sculpture
1979 National Endowment for the Arts, Sculpture
1983 Guggenheim Fellowship, Sculpture
1984 Bessie Award, Set design for BAM production
1985 Wacoal Commission, Japan
1986 National Endowment for the Arts

Prints in Public Collections

The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
University Art Gallery, UMASS at Amherst, MA
The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Stadtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim Museum, Mannheim, Germany
Youngstown State University Art Gallery, Youngstown, OH

Selected Bibliography


Moore, Alan. Artforum, December.
1980 Saunders, Wade. "Judy Pfaff at Holly Solomon," Art in America, November.
1981 Morgan, Stuart. "animal House: The Whitney Biennial," Artscribe (London) No.20.
1982 Caldwell, John. "Talking with Judy Pfaff," The New York Times, January 3.
Tucker, Marcia. "An Iconography of Recent Figurative Painting, Sex, Death, Violence and the Apocalypse," ArtForum, September.
1983 Honnef, Klaus. "New York Aktuelle," Kunstforum International, May.
Barrilli, Renato. "Il Microcosmo Decorato," Domus, May.
1984 Levin, Kim. "Art Review," The Village Voice, July 3.
1986 Yau, John. "On Location," ArtForum, Summer.
Gil, Susan. "Beyond the Perimeters: The Eccentric Humanism of Judy Pfaff," Arts Magazine, October.
Karafel, Lorraine. "Judy Pfaff: The New York Reviews," ArtNews, October.
1988 Tallman, Susan. "Six of One...A Half Dozen Woodcuts by Judy Pfaff," Arts Magazine, November
Rosen, Carol. "10,000 Things I Know About Her: Judy Pfaff's Recent Work," Arts, March.
1989 Review, ArtForum, March 1989.
Rosen, Carl. "10,000 Things I Know About Her: Judy Pfaff's Recent Work," Arts Magazine, March 1989, p.30.
Cyphers, Peggy. "Pop 'N' Soul," Cover, January 1988, p.15.
1992 Floss, Michael M. and Anastasia D. Shartin. "Embracing Ambiguity," Artweek, July, 9, 1992.