Tom Judd was born in New Jersey but grew up in Salt Lake City Utah. He graduated in 1975 from the University of Philadelphia with a BFA in Painting. Judd first exhibited his art work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1979, where at 25 he was included in a survey show entitled "Contemporary Drawing: Philadelphia" curated by Ann Percy and Frank Goodyear. The museum purchased a work from that exhibit for their permanent collection. His first solo exhibit opened in 1980 at the Erik Makler Gallery in Philadelphia. In 2009, Judd joined forces with curator and gallery owner Allen Sheppard to produce "Evidence of a Collected Past". This exhibition was staged at the Globe Dye Works - an alternative art space in Philadelphia - and consisted of a 20 year retrospective of Judd's works.

Judd has also participated in many public art projects including a billboard next to an interstate 76 in Philadelphia in 1994 and a seventy foot chalk drawing in Salt Lake City in 1997. That same year, he was curator and organizer of an exhibition in New York City with twelve invited artists entitled "The Chalk board Chronicles", which is being made into a documentary film. More recently his work has branched out into installation work, including a collaboration with Omar Pimienta to produce "Tijuana Weekend" at Scott White Contemporary in San Diego. The show consisted of a Mexican shack made of found materials imitating the housing found south of the border as well as a series of portraits of Mexican women.



2017 | "For The Love of Farnsworth"
2016 | "For The Love of Farnsworth"

Photograph courtesy of the artist

Photograph courtesy of the artist