Organizer: School of Art
Venue: Center for Creative Photography
Start Time: 5:30pm

The School of Art Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series is proud to host Judy Pfaff, a pioneer of installation art and contributor to the Pattern and Decoration Movement. Pfaff has created work that spans disciplines from painting to printmaking and sculpture to installation.

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This lecture is free and open to the public. Sitting is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the CCP Lecture Hall.

Pfaff will trace her process and career from early mentorship at Yale University under Art Held and its infancy in the downtown NYC art scene of the early 1970s, to her contemporary multi-disciplinary approach carried out in the creatively fertile rural expanse of her upstate compound in the Hudson Valley.

Born in London in 1946, Pfaff received a BFA from Washington University Saint Louis (1971) and an MFA from Yale University (1973) where she studied with Al Held. She exhibited work in the Whitney Biennials of 1975, 1981, and 1987, and represented the United States in the 1998 Sao Paulo Bienal. Her pieces reside in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum of Art, Tate Gallery, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Detroit Institute of Arts, among others.

She is the recipient of many awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center (2014), the MacArthur Foundation Award (2004), and the Guggenhiem Fellowship (1983). Pfaff lives and works in Tivoli, New York.

School of Art | Visiting Artists and Scholars Lectures | Artist Website

Portrait of Judy Pfaff by Peter Aaron/OTTO
Portrait of Judy Pfaff by Peter Aaron/OTTO

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