acrylic on canvas
signed, dated 89
54 ins x 78 ins; 137.2 cms x 198.1 cms
Judy Garfin was born August 30, 1945, in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Jasper, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Literature in 1967 from the University of British Columbia and her Master of Fine Arts in 1973 from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Hoffberger School of Painting, under the direction of abstract expressionist painter, Grace Hartigan. Upon graduation, she won the Walters Art Museum Traveling Fellowship, awarded to only one graduating MFA candidate annually. In 1998, Garfin had a twenty-five year survey exhibition, Natural Disguise/Déguisement naturel, which toured nationally and was accompanied by the publication of Judy Garfin: Natural Disguise/Déguisement naturel, a hard-bound edition with 80 color plates. Garfin has exhibited across North America, and her works are found in prominent collections in both Canada and the United States.
Judy Garfin lives in Montreal, where she paints in her studio and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Print Media, as a tenured associate professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Concordia University.