Judy Fox

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Judy Fox
Born 1955
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Nationality American
Education Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Yale University, New York University
Known for Sculpture
  • For the American photographer and writer, see Judith Fox
Courtesan by Judy Fox, 1995, Honolulu Museum of Art

Judy Fox is an American sculptor who was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1957. She studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1976, earned a BA from Yale University in 1978, studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris, France in 1979, and received an MFA from New York University in 1983. She was an art student at the time when figurative art was submerged by abstraction, and took that as a challenge. In 2006, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship. Fox is a faculty member at the New York Academy of Art. Judy Fox lives and works in New York City.[1]

She is best known for her fired clay miniature figures of nude women and children that are realistically painted with casein paint. Her sculptures of children address child sexuality, and her meticulously detailed adult nudes reflect her interest in feminist issues. Courtesan from 1995, in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art, is an example of the artist's miniature terracotta nudes. The Essl Museum (Klosterneuburg, Austria), the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, North Carolina), and the Museum Moderner Kunst (Vienna) are among the public collections holding works by Judy Fox.

"She is represented by PPOW gallery in New York, and at GalerieThaddaeus Ropac in Europe."[2]

Sources and notes[edit]

  1. ^ New York Academy of Design
  2. ^ judyfox.net Judy Fox’s website
  • Diehl, Carol, Judy Fox, Figures in Limbo, Art in America, November, 2000.
  • Nadelman, Cynthia, Middle Aged Gods and Giant Babies, ARTnews, December, 2004.