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15JudyPfaffWalterGropiusMasterArtistSeriesPresentsArtistBackgroundInternationallyrecognizedforhercomplexlarge-scaleinstal-lationsJudyPfaffpioneeredinstallationartinthe1970sandremainsoneofthemovementx19smostinfluentialartistsrenownedforherabilitytomanipulatespace.Balancingtheintenseplanningofanengineerwiththeimprovisationaldecision-makingofanartistPfaffsynthesizessculpturepaintingandarchitectureintodynamicnewsite-specificenvironments.Althoughcarefullyorganizedinadvancethesesprawlinginstallationsdevelopon-sitethroughaworkingprocessthatishighlyintuitiveandphysicalthefinalcompositiongrowsorganicallywithinthespaceassheaccumulatessubtractsandrefinestheelements.OverthecourseofherprolificcareerPfaffhasworkedwithawideandunusualrangeofeverydayorganicandindustrialmaterialsandincorporatesmanydifferentmediainherwork.Whileknownprimarilyasasculptorherpaintingsandprintsareequallypowerfulandhaveaflowingthree-dimensionalpresence.AccordingtoPfaffherworkthrivesonthecomplexityoflifeandthefluidityofthecreativeprocess.JudyPfaffwasborninLondonin1946andsettledinAmericaattheageof13.ShereceivedherB.F.A.fromWashingtonUniversitySt.LouisMOandherM.F.A.fromYaleUniversityNewHavenConn.HerinnovativeworkhasgarneredwideacclaimfromgalleriesandmuseumsthroughouttheUnitedStatesEuropeandtheFarEastandisfoundinsuchprestigiouscollectionsastheDetroitInstituteofArtDetroitMich.TheMuseumofModernArtNewYorkN.Y.theWhitneyMuseumofAmericanArtNewYorkN.Y.andthePhiladelphiaMuseumofArtPhiladelphiaPenn.PfaffhasreceivedmanyawardsmostnotablyaJohnD.andCatherineT.MacArthurFoundationAward2004aBessieAward1984andfellowshipsfromtheJohnSimonGuggenheimMemorialFoundation1983andtheNationalEndowmentfortheArts1986.Shehashadmorethan100majorsoloinstallationsatsuchvenuesasElvehjemMuseumofArtUniversityofWisconsinMadison2002DenverArtMuseumDenverColo.1994St.LouisArtMuseumSt.LouisMo.1989andAlbright-KnoxArtGalleryBuffaloN.Y.1982.SherepresentedtheUnitedStatesinthe1998BienaldeSoPaulo.PfaffistheRichardB.FisherProfessorintheArtsandCo-ChairoftheStudioArtsProgramatBardCollegeAnnandale-on-HudsonN.Y.andcurrentlylivesandworksinKingstonandTivoliN.Y.ExhibitionJune16-August262012PublicLectureJune162012at6p.m.duringtheopeningreceptionforVisitingInspiration20YearsofWalterGropiusMasterArtists.Areceptionfollows.Admissionisfree.WorkshopForworkshopinformationcontactBradBostonat304529-2701Ext.311.JudyPfaffNeitherHereNorThere1.Installation2003.Imagecourtesyoftheartist.