Jude Lang


Contact Information

jude.lang@verizon.net

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Painting/Drawing

Some people discard their childhoods, worn out and out-worn. Others fold them away on a shelf and take them out occasionally, to look at. I wear mine all the time, a coat that defines and protects. I guess it depends on who you were and who you are and perhaps, who you are about to become.

Sometimes a doll is a doll; sometimes a baby is a baby, sometimes not.

My images explore hidden narratives, emotions and perspectives imbued within the objects and beings of our memories. They are from communal as well as personal stories, distilled and frozen out of their narratives. They embody, for me, the whole even though they are essentially residue, tucked into a pocket of memory. Resonant not only because of shared cultural narratives but because extracted and apart they carry a strange energy in their awkwardness.

Artist's Biography

Jude Lang holds an MFA and a Post-Baccalaureate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has a BA from SUNY/Stony Brook. Born and raised in in New York City, she has lived in and worked as an Art Director/Graphic Designer in New York City, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. She is currently is balancing her studio work with an on-going design practice and exploring how they nourish and sustain each other.

Selected Exhibitions

2015
Voices: An Artist’s Perspective, NAWA Gallery, NY, NY

The Crow Show, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

2014
#selfieshow, Yell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Connections, Holy Family University Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Current Climate, Gallery 105, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Stories We Tell, Women's Caucus for Art Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

America the Beautiful, Liz Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Contexture, Crane 102 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
MFA Thesis/110th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Group Exhibition, 9th Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Group Exhibition, Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Group Exhibition, 9th Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Reproductive Justice Arts Extravaganza, AxD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Group Exhibition, Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Contemporary Voices: 69th Annual Exhibition, Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Group Exhibition, Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Puppies are Biodegradable, The F.U.E.L. Collection, Philadelphia, PA

67th Annual Exhibition, Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Group Exhibition, Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Group Exhibition, School Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Education

2011
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA

2009
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Post Baccalaureate

1985
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY