Judy Garb Weiss is a Boston born, Harvard educated, Australia trained artist. She completed her Fine Arts degree at the National Art School in Sydney, where she resides and has her studio.
Judy’s practice is a confluence of the metaphysical and the surreal. At their core, her works explore the essence of things. When she applies her own internal prism, seemingly mundane subjects take on an unexpected, often ambiguous cast.
Within this framework, each of her collections is the exploration of a central idea realized through a unifying aesthetic. After several iterations of charcoal, graphite and ink drawings, Judy creates intimate, easel-size oil paintings to be contemplated at close range.
Since she began exhibiting in 2007, Judy has been in three solo and two group exhibitions and has been selected as a finalist in four national competitions. She has been represented by two longstanding Sydney art galleries, Charles Hewitt and Eva Breuer, until their owners retired. Her work is held in major Australian collections, as well as by private collectors in the U.S, Britain and France.
BFA, National Art School, Sydney, Australia (Painting), 2005
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, B.A. (Hons.); MBA
2015 Berrima Art Space, group exhibition
2013 Eva Breuer Gallery, And This Too, solo exhibition
2010 Charles Hewitt Gallery , Things As They Are, solo exhibition
2009 Charles Hewitt Gallery, group exhibition
2008 Charles Hewitt Gallery, group exhibition
2008 Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Chrysalis, group exhibition
2008 National Art School, Darlinghurst, “Drawcard 08” group exhibition
2007 United States Consulate Residence , solo exhibition
2006 National Art School, Darlinghurst, “Drawcard 06” group exhibition
2005 National Art School, Degree Show, Cell Block Gallery (juried)
2003 Global Gallery, Paddington, group exhibition
Macquarie Bank Ltd.
The late Margaret Olley Collection (now dispersed)
Private Collections in Australia, UK, France, United States
Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, 2012
Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, 2010
Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, 2009 (acquired by Margaret Olley)
Finalist, EMSLA (Eutick Memorial Still Life Award), 2008
Art History & Theory Prize, National Art School, 2005