Judith Godwin
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JUDITH GODWIN

CHRONOLOGY

 

Born in Suffolk, Virginia.

1948-1950
Attended Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.

1950
Met Martha Graham, who performed at Mary Baldwin College. 

First solo exhibition, Mountcastle’s, Suffolk, Virginia.

1951
Included in group exhibition at Norfolk Museum of Art and Sciences, Irene Leache Memorial, Norfolk, Virginia.  Received Most Popular in Show Award.

1951-1952
Attended Richmond Professional Institute, College of William and Mary.

1951-1953
Included in group exhibitions at the Valentine Museum and the Linden Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.

1952
Included in group exhibition at Abington Square Painters, New York. 

Graduated Richmond Professional Institute, College of William and Mary, BFA, Richmond, Virginia.

1953
Began long-term friendship with Martha Graham.

Attended the Art Students League, New York.  Studied with Will Barnet, Harry Sternberg, and Vaclav Vytlacil.  Attended Hans Hofmann School, Provincetown, Massachusetts.  Included in group exhibition at Provincetown Art Association.  Attended Hans Hofmann School, New York.  Met Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, James Brooks, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Marcel Duchamp, and Kenzo Okada.

1954
Solo exhibition, “An Environment of Expression,” at the Theater-Go-Round, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Included in group exhibition Chase Manhattan Collection, Hong Kong and group exhibition at Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia.

1957-1958
Lived and painted in Water Mill, Long Island, New York.

1958
Included in the Stable Gallery Invitational Show, New York, and the Inaugural Show, Betty Parsons Section Eleven (with David Budd, Agnes Martin, and Sidney Wolfson), New York.

1959
Included in group exhibition at Betty Parsons Section Eleven.  Solo exhibition at Betty Parsons.  Included in group exhibition at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York.

1960
Solo exhibition, Betty Parsons Section Eleven, New York.  Included in group exhibition, University of Colorado, Boulder.

1963
Purchased brownstone in Greenwich Village previously owned by Franz Kline.

1964
Traveled around the world for four months, visited England, France, Spain, Italy, Iran, Egypt, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan.  Acquired studio in Connecticut.  Became involved with design, architecture, and restoration and became member of A.S.I.D.

Created environmental Pond Piece, Warren, Connecticut.

1970
Apprenticed to Polish plasterer and carpenter for four months.  Apprenticed to an Italian mason for two months.

1972-1973
“Timbers No.1” and “Timbers No. 2,” environmental sculpture in Sucer Brook, Warren, Connecticut.

1974
Portfolio of drawings, Bicentennial Commission, Suffolk, Virginia.

1975
“Painters Themes,” BloomCraft Fabrics, New York.

1976
Solo exhibition, Ingber Gallery, New York.

1977-1979
Included in group exhibitions at Ingber Gallery, New York; Danforth Museum, Danforth, Massachusetts; University of Michigan, Marquette; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

1978
Solo exhibition at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.

1979
Solo exhibition at Ingber Gallery, New York.

1980
Included in group exhibition at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, “Hans Hofmann as Teacher:  Drawings by his Students,” Provincetown, Massachusetts.

1981
Solo exhibitions at Ingber Gallery, New York, and Womensbank, Richmond, Virginia.  Included in group exhibitions at Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York, Ingber Gallery, New York , and in “Found Objects,” at Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York.

1982
Solo exhibitions at Ingber Gallery, New York, and Loonan Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York.
Included in group exhibitions at Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, and Ingber Gallery, New York.

1983
Included in group exhibitions at Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York, and the American Federation of the Arts, “Hans Hofmann as Teacher,” traveling exhibition.  Solo exhibition at Phoenix II Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1984
Solo exhibitions at Ingber Gallery, New York, and Northern Michigan University, Marquette.  Included in group exhibition at Ingber Gallery, “The Return of Abstraction.” Included in group exhibition at Randolph Macon College, Lynchburg, Virginia.

1985
Solo exhibitions at Mukai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, and Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum, Norwalk, Connecticut.  Included in group exhibitions at Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, and Ingber Gallery, “Survival of the Fittest.”

1986
Retrospective exhibition at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg. Included in group exhibition at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.

1987
Solo exhibition at Ingber Gallery, New York.  Group exhibitions at Graham Gallery, New York, and PMW Gallery, Stanford, Connecticut.

1988
Retrospective exhibition at Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria.

1989
Retrospective exhibition at Danville Museum of Fine Art, Danville, Virginia.  Retrospective exhibition at Suffolk Museum, Suffolk, Virginia. 

Awarded Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

1990
Included in group exhibition at Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York.

1990-1991
Included in group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Binaural Museum, Japan; Kanagawa Modern Art Museum, Kanagawa, Japan; Tokyo Museum, Sapporo, Japan; Iwataya Museum, Pukuoka, Japan; Daimaru Museum, Osaka, Japan; Hiroshima Museum, Hiroshima, Japan; Matsuzakaya Museum, Naguyak, Japan.

1991
Included in group exhibition at Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York.

1992
Solo exhibition, “Judith Godwin Paintings, 1953-1992,” at Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York.

1993-1994
Included in group exhibition at Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York.

1995
Solo exhibition at Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, Texas.

1996
Included in group exhibition at Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York. Included in group exhibition at Marisa Del Re Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.

1997
Included in group exhibition at Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York.  Retrospective exhibition, “Judith Godwin, Style and Grace,” at Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke.

1999
Panelist for “Hans Hofmann as Artist and Teacher” symposium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

2000
Retrospective, “Judith Godwin, Style and Grace,” Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia.

2001
Solo exhibition, “Judith Godwin, Color and Movement,” The Mary H. Dana Woman Artists Series, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

2002
Career achievement award, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.

Solo exhibition, ”Judith Godwin: Paintings,” Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware.

2003
Solo exhibition, “Judith Godwin: Paintings,” Holtzman Gallery, Towson University, Towson, Maryland.

Awarded Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.

2004
Included in the National Academy of Design’s Annual Invitational Exhibition, New York, New York.

2005
Included in group exhibition, “Betty Parsons and The Women,” Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York,
New York. Included in group exhibition, “The Sage Colleges,” Opalka Gallery, Albany, New York.

Professional Achievement Alumni Award, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

2006
Inclu
ded in three-person show, “The Persistence of Memory,” Old Dominion University Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia.

2008
Solo exhibition, "Judith Godwin: Early Abstractions," McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas.

2009
Included in group exhibition, "Recent Acquisitions: Modern and Contemporary Art," McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas.

2010
Solo exhibition, "Judith Godwin: Paintings 1954-2002," Spanierman Modern, New York, New York.

Included in group exhibition, "Neither Model nor Muse: Women as Artists," McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas.

2011
Solo exhibition, "Judith Godwin: Early Abstractions," Telfair Museum, Jepson Center, Savannah, Georgia.

2012
Solo exhibtion, "Judith Godwin: Early Abstractions,"  Anderson Gallery,  Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

Solo exhibtion, "Judith Godwin and Abstract Expressionism," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.

"In Conversation: Judith Godwin with VCUarts Dean Joe Seipel & René Paul Barilleaux," Grace Street Theater, September 6, 2012.

2013
Group exhibition, "Ab-Ex/Re-Con," Nassau County Museum of Art," Roslyn, New York.

 

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