It is liberating and life-affirming to have a voice in the centuries-old conversation of image making.
With limitless possibilities in a culture of exponential growth and discovery, I remain open to experiment and embrace all tools and delivery systems for creating.
Born in Melrose, MA, Mary V Judge earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History at the University of Massachusetts/Boston having spent a year abroad in Paris with concentrations on French and Art History. She studied portraiture and painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and abstract and mixed media at deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln MA and The New Art Center, Newtonville MA. Her instructors have included: historian Paul Hayes Tucker, portrait instructor, Patrick Carter, representational and figurative painting, Jill Pottle and Micheal B Wilson, still life realism, Abbey Ryan, and John Murray who opened Judge up to abstraction and experimentation with materials including polymer acrylic gels for image transfers. Through these mentorships Judge was juried into group shows and won Best in Show for her earliest portrait. She is a member of The Winchester Artists' Network; NAWA, The National Association of Women Artists, Inc., and it's Massachusetts chapter, NAWAMA.
Professionally, Judge worked in the health care industry as a AVID editor, volunteered in the US Peace Corps utilizing her video, photoshop and desktop publishing skills. For over ten years she painted commissioned portraits and volunteered at local Boston schools as an art instructor and art project coordinator.
Much of Judge's current work focus on a gynocentric theme that connects neolithic markings and carvings of the goddess culture of Old Europe to vintage and contemporary imagery that speak to Judge’s feminist ideologies. Archeologist Marija Gimbutas, Judge’s medical professional family, travels domestically and abroad to countless museums and galleries, urban explorations of abandoned America with her son and most recently the peaceful protests she has attended are all inspirations that she draws upon to create her visual narratives.