Judith Austin first showed her work at age 4 in the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The Washington Post noted that some visitors thought that Judith’s work, “A Happy Man Admiring Pansies in his Rock Garden”, heralded a new era in American art…others said they hoped not….!
Judith received her B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.After graduating, years of teaching elementary art enhanced her natural sense of wonder and developed a whimsy that is evident in much of her work.
Judith is an innovator. Her sculptures define and enliven space. Her “Mama Dolls” touch people on a very deep level. She combines a variety of materials, in unorthodox ways, to interpret highly original design concepts. “Imagination is my best tool”, states Austin, “it is the quality which distinguishes my work”.
Judith’s one of a kind work has been shown in numerous galleries across the country. She has created commissioned work for many prestigious corporations, theater companies and private collections.
Judith makes her home in the northern Rockies where she lives and works with her two cats “Pops” and “Ice Cream Sandwich.”
- American Craft Council
- National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
- 1984–Member, United States Textile Delegation to People’s Republic of China
- 1985–American Institute of Architects and Interiors Magazine: “Best Use of Product in a Showroom”
- 2002–First Degree Black Belt in Hwardo
- 2003–Mardie Murie Memorial Basket
References available on request