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 thirty 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, Illinois, Florida, Kansas, Idaho, New Mexico and California.
Judy Volkmann lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. She is currently represented by Art 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH; Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Portraits North, Lexington, MA; Norton Framing & Gallery, South Dartmouth, MA; Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, Provincetown, MA; and True Grit Art Gallery, Middleboro, MA.
Literary Mama Blog, From the Editor, September 2017
“I think that’s why I was struck by Judy Volkmann’s art and in particular, the series she titled Faces of Humanity. In this ten-part series, Judy uses a single face to capture emotion and what it means to be human. I was especially moved by the stark blacks and whites of “Face Value,” shown here, because it seems to issue some of the same challenges we make to our writers: “Dig deep. Go beneath the surface so the reader can see what you’re seeing and feel what you’re feeling.”
– Karna Converse, Literary Mama, blog
Click on the following link to read more: http://www.literarymama.com/blog/archives/2017/09/from-the-editor-september-2017.htmly
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
BFA, Art Education, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA – 1992
BFA, Painting, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA – 1991
Fellowship, Yale University, Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT – 1990
Head Space, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – 2018
Emotional Reflections, BankRI North Kingstown Gallery, North Kingstown, RI – 2017
Natural Rhythms, DeBlois Gallery, Middletown, RI – 2017
Figuratively Speaking, The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery,
Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA – 2017
Face-Off, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – 2016
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
Distractions, Art 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH – 2019
Through the Artist’s Eyes, Art 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH – 2018
11th Annual Pawtucket Foundation Prize, Juried,
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Mill Gallery, Pawtucket, RI – 2018
True Grit Art Gallery, Middleboro, MA – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
The Mint Gallery, Bristol, RI – 2017, 2018
Artists for the Bay, Save the Bay Center, Providence, RI – 2018
6th Annual Art Tour of America Artists Invitational,
Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA – 2017
Figure & Form, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – 2017
Les Petites Oeuvres en Été, Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI – 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
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
Color Sense, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – 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
Private Collections in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Florida, Idaho, California and New Mexico
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.
“30 Years of Women’s History, University of Rhode Island Providence Campus Gallery,” Artscope, March/April 2017 Issue.
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