"Art is spirit made visible." C.M. Judge
Fitchburg artist, C. M. Judge has been making art for twenty years.
Her award-winning drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations
and videos have been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan.
Ms. Judge's early training focussed on painting from observation
in a traditional manner. Shortly after graduating from UMass Lowell
with a B.A. in Art, her interest shifted to sculpture, installation,
public art and collaborative artmaking. She pursued these interests
at MIT where she earned a Master of Science in Visual Studies.
Creating meditative, uplifting works of art that celebrate the
human spirit has been central to Ms. Judge's work as an artist and
arts educator. Her educational mission is to empower children and
teens to understand and use creative process to express their spirited
common goodness through art by creating public art for their community.
She works in public and private schools as a visiting artist and
is currently on the artist-in-education roster of the Massachusetts
Cultural Council and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.
Ms. Judge has taught at Saint Anselm and Plymouth State Colleges
in New Hampshire, UMass Lowell and the Fitchburg Art Museum. Ms.
Judge has facilitated over fifty large-scale public art projects
with students of all ages.
Her most recent public art project here in the U.S. is a mural
titled "Peace We Seek" installed last April on Main Street
in Fitchburg, MA. The painting celebrates the human desire for inner
peace and the hope that striving for inner peace will lead to peace
in our communities, nation and world. Catherine has a 17 year artistic
collaboration with Japanese video artist, Atsushi Ogata. Their most
recent project was a site-specific video installation titled "Step
In/Step Out" commissioned for the 2003 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial
in Japan. Transforming a traditional Japanese house into a work
of art, the artists integrated twenty-one videos depicting area
residents' feet touching the earth as they walked, cast sculptures
of feet, donated old shoes, soba hulls and photographic gels into
their installation (www.echigo-tsumari.jp)
Catherine is the founding President of the Central Massachusetts
Women's Caucus for Art and currently teaches at the Shackelton School
in Ashby, MA.
View C.M. Judge's work here