Judy in the studio with Enlightenment painting

Painter Judy Volkmann in her Providence, Rhode Island studio.

Judy Volkmann grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Painting and Art Education from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has received numerous awards, including the Ellen Batell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk, CT. It was during that summer, inspired by the abstract painters there, when she began to explore abstraction in her figurative work.

For over twenty years, Volkmann’s art has focused mainly on the human figure and expressionism. She enjoys painting commissioned portraits for her clients, and has had her work displayed in galleries throughout the Northeastern region of the U. S. Her art is in private collections in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Idaho and California.

After living and working in New York City for over ten years, Judy Volkmann recently relocated to Providence, Rhode Island. She is currently represented by ArtProv Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

Press release featured in Gallery Night Providence

Judy Volkmann at BankRI Turks Head Gallery 

“Confrontational, emotive, sculptural, explosive – these words accurately describe the paintings of Judy Volkmann. Larger than life, bleeding with color, the portraits depict raw emotions and are not meant to represent specific people.
That these powerhouse paintings come from a petite and optimistic brown-haired 48-year old woman who lives off of Hope Street in Providence takes some explanation.”
~ Paula Martiesian, BankRI Gallery

Click on the following link to read more: Judy Volkmann At BankRI Turks Head GalleryPosted on March 2, 2016 by gallerynightguy
 

Education

BFA, Art Education, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA – 1992
BFA, Painting, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA – 1991

Awards

Fellowship, Yale University, Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT – 1990

Solo/Two-Person Exhibitions

Emotional Reflections, BankRI North Kingstown Gallery, North Kingstown, RI – 2017
Emotional Reflections, BankRI Turks Head Gallery, Providence, RI – 2016 (Two locations)
Recent Works by Volkmann and Andreozzi, Pop-Up Gallery, Seekonk, MA – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Expressive Portraits, Reis Open Studios, LIC Arts Festival, Long Island City, NY – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Recent Works by Volkmann and Andreozzi, The Central Gallery, Providence, RI – 2012
New Paintings and Sculptures, Reis Open Studios, Long Island City, NY – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Connections, Dartmouth Gallery, North Dartmouth, MA – 2001
Judith Volkmann, Riverside Art Gallery, Somerset, MA – 1994
Beyond a Mirror Image, Jackson Arts Center, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA – 1993
In Nature, Greater Fall River Art Association, Fall River, MA – 1993

Group Exhibitions

6th Annual Art Tour of America Artists Invitational, Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA – 2017
Figure & Form, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – 2017
Natural Rhythms, DeBlois Gallery, Middletown, RI – 2017
Les Petites Oeuvres en Été, Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI – 2017
The Mint Gallery, Bristol, RI- 2017
True Grit Art Gallery, Middleboro, MA – 2017, 2016
Figuratively Speaking, The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA – 2017
30 Years of Women’s History, URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery, Providence, RI – 2017
8th Anniversary, Judith Klein Art Gallery, New Bedford, MA – 2017
This & That, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – 2017
Face-Off, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – 2016
30th Annual RI Open, Juried, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI – 2016
Gallery Night Providence 20th Anniversary, URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery, Providence, RI – 2016
Summer, Judith Klein Art Gallery, New Bedford, MA – 2016
Holiday Show, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – 2015
Spectrum Miami, ArtProv Gallery, Miami, FL – 2015
Color Sense, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – 2014
Fresh Paint, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – 2014
Artexpo New York, ArtProv Gallery, New York, NY – 2014
Rebirth and Awakening, Alta Luna Gallery, Bristol, RI – 2013
Mid-Winter Blues, Alta Luna Gallery, Bristol, RI – 2013
Featured Artists – Open House, Trescott Street Gallery, Taunton, MA – 2012
Paint the Downtown, Downtown Taunton Foundation, Taunton, MA – 2012
LREI Art Auction, Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery, New York, NY – 2012
10×10, Reis Art Plus Gallery, Long Island City, NY – 2012
Barebrush, Rogue Space, New York, NY – 2011
Figurative Drawing and Painting, National Juried, Lore Degenstein Gallery,
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA – 2009
LREI Art Auction, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY – 2008
LREI Art Auction, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY – 2007
Recent Paintings, Studio 37 Open Studios, New York, NY – 2006
Face It, DeBlois Gallery, Newport, RI – 2002
Alumni, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA – 2001
National Juried, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI – 2000
RIAE, Krause Gallery, Moses Brown, Providence, RI – 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Spirits of Art, Invitational, Facets Gallery, Fall River, MA – 1996
RIAE, Art Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI – 1994, 1995
Open Studios Invitational, Facets Gallery, Fall River, MA – 1993
Graduate Students, Art Gallery, UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA – 1991
Fellowship Students, Art Gallery, Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT – 1990

Collections

Private Collections in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Florida, Idaho and California

Bibliography

Karna Converse, “From the Editor, September 2017,” Literary Mama, blog, September 20, 2017, http://www.literarymama.com/blog/archives/2017/09/from-the-editor-september-2017.html.

Paula Martiesian, “Emotional Reflections: Paintings by Judy Volkmann,” Arts Now RI, March 2016.”Judy Volkmann at BankRI Turks Head Gallery,” March 2, 2016. Providence Gallery Night, Art News Blog.

Volkmann, Judy Araujo. “Depicting Humanity with Passion and Tenacity.” Interview by Renee Phillips. Manhattan Arts International, New York: 20 Aug. 2013. Renee Phillips, Art News Blog.

J. Fatima Martins, “Alta Luna’s Soulful Blues,” Artscope, March/April 2013 Issue.

DCTV, “Judith Araujo-Volkmann at Dartmouth Gallery,” Dartmouth Community Television, October 2001.

David B. Boyce, “Variety a virtue at BCC exhibit, Art program alumni demonstrate gamut of styles, and mediums, Art Review,” The New Bedford Standard-Times, June 11, 2001.

Marion Wilner, “Facets shows holiday ‘Spirits’,” The Fall River Herald News, December 22, 1995.

Marc Munroe Dion, “Woman’s paintings go ‘Beyond Mirror Image’,” Fall River Herald News, April 6, 1993.

Awards and Fellowships

Award of Excellence, Celebrate the Healing Power of Art, Manhattan Arts International, NY – 2013
First Place, Mid-Winter Blues, Alta Luna Gallery, Bristol, RI – 2013
Curators Choice Award, Nude of the Month, Barebrush, New York, NY – 2009
First Place Award, RIAE, Krause Gallery, Moses Brown School – 1999
First Place Award, RIAE, Krause Gallery, Moses Brown School – 1998
Second Place Award, RIAE, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design – 1994
Margot Neugebauer Award, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth – 1990
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale University – 1990