Judy Jensen

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Judy Jensen (born 1953) is an American artist who resides in Austin, Texas. She was born in Lamesa, Texas. She does primarily glass work, although she incorporates other mixed media into her glass pieces.

Jensen has exhibited widely. Solo venues include: eight exhibits with New York’s Heller Gallery, the Galveston Arts Center, and the Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts. Group exhibitions include Gerald Peters Gallery in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Atlanta’s High Museum, the New Delhi Biennale, Chicago’s Navy Pier, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan.

An NEA Fellowship Grant recipient, her works are in numerous public and private collections, including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, McDonald’s Corporate Art Collection, and the Washington Art Consortium. For eight years, Judy Jensen worked almost exclusively on commissions.

Jensen is involved in a project replacing glass paintings, destroyed in an earthquake, in a 19th-century Buddhist temple in northwestern Thailand. These will depict the Vessantara and Siddhartha incarnations of Buddha. She was awarded a grant from the James H.W. Thompson Foundation in Bangkok in support of the project.

Museum and public collections[edit]

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
The David Jacob Chodorkoff Collection, promised gift to
Detroit Institute of Arts
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, Texas
City of Austin Art in Public Places Offices, Austin, Texas
McDonald's Corporate Collection, Chicago, Illinois
SAFECO Corporate Collection, Seattle, Washington

Selected publications[edit]

Judy Jensen: Feverish, 2002, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. OCLC Number: 51951219
Sculpture, Glass, and American Museums, Martha Drexler Lynn, p. 166, University of Pennsylvania Press,2005. ISBN 0-8122-3896-6, ISBN 978-0-8122-3896-9
International Glass Art, Richard Yelle, pp. 161–162, Schiffer, 2003. ISBN 0-7643-1834-9, ISBN 978-0-7643-1834-4
Women Working in Glass, Lucartha Kohler, pp. 161–162. Schiffer Pub., 2003. ISBN 0-7643-1807-1, ISBN 978-0-7643-1807-8
Glass Art from UrbanGlass, Richard Yelle, p. 109, Schiffer Pub., 2000. ISBN 0-7643-1116-6, ISBN 978-0-7643-1116-1
Contemporary Glass, Susanne Frantz, p. 28, H.N. Abrams, 1989. ISBN 0-8109-1038-1, ISBN 978-0-8109-1038-6
"Judy Jensen: Tableaux in Reverse", American Craft, p. 42-45, cover illustration, Oct/Nov '93
"The Glass Canvas", Glass Art, Volume 4, # 6, pp. 4–7, cover illustration, 1989
"Judy Jensen: Dream Spaces", D. Cutler, New Work, #34, pp. 12–17, cover illustration, 1989

Awards and honors[edit]

James H.W. Thompson Foundation Grant, 2013 (Thai foundation)
Represented Austin/Bergstrom International Airport in MSN.com “Airports with the Best Art”, 2009
Curator’s Award, Galveston Arts Center, 2007
Best of Show, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
John H. Hauberg Fellowship Residency, Pilchuck Glass School, 2002
Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship nominee, San Francisco Art Institute, 2000
Most Original Austin Artist, Michael Barnes, Arts Editor, Austin American-Statesman, 1997
Juror, Art Kauai, The Kauai Museum of Art, Hawaii, 1996
Juror’s Award, Austin Museum of Art, Texas, 1996
Louis Comfort Tiffany Award nominee, 1993
National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship Grant, 1986
Juror’s Award, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, 1985
New Glass Reviews 19, 11, 8, 7, 6, & 5, annual competition documenting the 100 most innovative objects made in glass each year

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