Judith Schaechter

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Judith Schaechter
Nationality American
Education Rhode Island School of Design
Known for Stained glass
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

Judith Schaechter is a Philadelphia-based artist known for her work in the medium of stained glass. Her pieces often exhibit elements of parable, and her distorted faces and figures, along with her own self-professed atheism ironically clash with her medium's religious tradition.

Biography[edit]

Schaechter has served on the faculty of numerous art schools, such as the Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Crafts Department at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Adjunct Faculty at the New York Academy of Art in New York, New York.

She illustrated the cover for musician Andy Prieboy's 1991 album Montezuma Was a Man of Faith. Her work has been exhibited in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Schaechter's Bigtop Flophouse Bedspins appeared in the 2002 Whitney Biennial.

Solo exhibitions[edit]

2010

  • "Beauty and the Beef", Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, New York
  • "Judith Schaechter: A Relentless Pursuit of Perfection", Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile Alabama

2009

  • "Judith Schaechter: A Relentless Pursuit of Perfection" Taubman Museum, Roanoke Virginia

2008

  • "New Parables in Glass" Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, New York

2007

  • "Burning Inside", Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, New York

2005

  • "Seeing is Believing", Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, New York
  • "Judith Schaechter: Selected Works 1988-2003", Arnot Museum, Elmira, New York
  • "Judith Schaechter: Selected Works 1988-2003", Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
  • "Stained" Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

2003

  • "Extra Virgin", Claire Oliver Fine Art, New York, New York
  • "Judith Schaechter: Selected Works 1988-2003", Bass Museum, Miami Beach, Florida, December 4, 2003 – March 7, 2004

2002

  • Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2001

  • Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

2000

  • Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 1–30
  • Smalands Museum, Vaxjo Sweden

1999

  • Agni Fine Arts, The Hague, Netherlands

1998

  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Morris Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1997

  • Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1996

  • Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

1995

  • "Judith Schaechter: Heart Attacks", Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 3-April 16
  • John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

1994

  • Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1993

  • Helander Gallery, New York, New York
  • Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

1992

  • "Virtue Triumphs", La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1991

  • Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1990

  • Challenge Show, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1988

  • "Beckoning Graves", Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1986

  • Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1984

  • Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Awards[edit]

  • 2008 United States Artists, Rockefeller Fellowship in Crafts
  • 2005 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 2003 Hauberg Fellowship. The Pilchuck Glass School
  • 2000 Innovation in a Technique, UrbanGlass
  • 1999 Leeway Foundation Award, crafts
  • 1995 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
  • 1992 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, crafts
  • 1990 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, fellowship in crafts
  • 1989 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
  • 1988 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), fellowship in crafts
  • 1986 National Endowment for the Arts, fellowship in crafts
  • 1985 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, fellowship in crafts

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Moody, Judith Tannenbaum ; with essays by Rick; Porges, Maria (1995). Judith Schaechter : heart attacks. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. ISBN 0884540804. 
  • Judith Schaechter: 1 September-30, 2000, Snyderman Gallery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Snyderman Gallery. 2000. 
  • Judith Schaechter: Selected Works: 1988-2003. New York: COFA. c. 2003. 
  • Schaecter, Judith. "Solder and Cremora". Glass Art Society Journal (2004): 44–45. 
  • Schaechter, Judith. "Beauty and the Beef". Glass Art Society Journal (2010): 73–76, 89. 
  • Page, Andrew; Butler, Jim; Schaechter, Judith; Zimmerman, Walter. "Panel: Should the Term 'Glass Art' be Abolished". Glass Art Society Journal (2010): 137–138. 

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