Judith Pond Kudlow

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About the Artists:

Judith Pond Kudlow has been represented by the Anderson Fine Art Gallery on St Simons Island, GA for the past ten years.  One of the most talented artists and instructors, her teaching technique has been in the academic tradition of the old masters, that she applies to still life and figure paintings.  She continues to paint out of her studio loft in a century-old cabinet maker's building in East Harlem.  Judith Kudlow and Andera Smith, a Florence Academy graduate founded the Harlem Studio of Art that became the NYK Academy in 2002.

Biography:

Judith Kudlow, a Montana native, now resides in New York City, where she received her art training. Her working method is based on the nineteenth century academic tradition which emphasizes working from life to produce paintings based on precise drawing, careful modeling to produce the three-dimensional illusion, harmonious and accurate colors and values, and compositions based on time-honored rules. Her subjects include figures, portraits, still life, and landscape. Her interest in classical drapery studies has led her most recently to produce a series of paintings using contemporary draped subjects, primarily shirts. Her studio is a second-floor loft in a century-old cabinet maker’s building in East Harlem, which is also the location of her atelier, The Harlem Studio of Art: NYK Academy, opened in 2002 with Andrea Smith, a Florence Academy graduate.

Represented by

Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, Georgia

Somerville Manning, Greenville, Delaware

Principle Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

Solo Shows

Form, Outline, and Color, The Union League Club Gallery, NYC 2014

Classical Realism, Anderson Gallery, St.Simons Island, GA 2013

Judith Pond Kudlow, House and Garden, Anderson Gallery, St.Simons Island, GA 2008

Judith Pond Kudlow, Featured Artist, Pequot Library, Southport, Connecticut 2005

Judith Pond Kudlow: Landscapes, Figures, Still life, Arts Club of Washington, Washington D.C. 2003

Group Shows

Two-person show, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2014

Two-person show, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2013

Judith Pond Kudlow and Atelier Artists from the NYK Academy, Anderson Gallery, St.Simons Island, GA 2012

Holiday show, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2011

Four Seasons, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2010

Artists for Africa, Oakham Gallery, London, UK 2010

Gallery Artists, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2009

Trompe L’oeil, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE 2008

Realism IV - Judith Pond Kudlow/Harlem Studio, Anderson Gallery, St.Simons Island, GA 2006

Gallery Artists, Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2005

Contemporary Realism I, Celia Hirsch Gallery, Chappaqua, NY 2005

Realism, New York and Italy, Anderson Gallery, St.Simons Island, GA 2004

Contemporary New York Artists, Apex Gallery, Washington, D.C. 2004

Classical Realism, Union League Club, New York City 2004

Portraits and Figures, Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2003

The Harlem Studio, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2003

Trompe l’Oeil Expressions, Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2003

East Harlem Now, New York City, 2002 Gallery Artists, Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2001

Gallery Artists, Art Expressions Gallery, San Diego, CA 1996

National Academy Juried Show,Lincoln Center, New York City 1995, 1994

Figures in Oil, Sundance Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY 1994

Gallery Artists, Sundance Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY 1993

Bibliography

Austin R. Williams, American Artist Magazine (special Studios edition), Create an Intimate Atelier, August 2011

Roger Kimball, Wall Street Journal, Classical Realism: Antidote to ‘Novelty Art’, May 29, 2008

Stephen Doherty, American Artist Magazine, February 2007

Roger Kimball, The New Criterion, Bright Spots: The Harlem Studio of Art, May 10, 2006

American Art Collector, March 2006

Gary Shapiro, The New York Sun, From Homer to the Present, October 15, 2005

James Cooper, American Arts Quarterly, Exhibitions - Harlem Studio of Art, Spring 2004

Affiliations

Advisory Board, American Forum for Realism

President, Harlem Studio of Art

Director, NYK Academy, New York City

Artist Member, Salmagundi Club, New York City

Education

Harlem Studio of Art, New York City

Art Students League, New York City

National Academy of Fine Arts, New York City

School of Visual Arts, New York City

New York Academy, New York City

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

 

Résumé:

Solo Shows
Form, Outline, and Color, The Union League Club Gallery, NYC 2014
Classical Realism, Anderson Gallery, St.Simons Island, GA 2013
Judith Pond Kudlow, House and Garden, Anderson Gallery, St.Simons Island, GA 2008
Judith Pond Kudlow, Featured Artist, Pequot Library, Southport, Connecticut 2005
Judith Pond Kudlow: Landscapes, Figures, Still life, Arts Club of Washington, Washington D.C. 2003

Group Shows
Two-person show, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2014
Two-person show, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2013
Judith Pond Kudlow and Atelier Artists from the NYK Academy, Anderson Gallery, St.Simons Island, GA 2012
Holiday show, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2011
Four Seasons, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2010
Artists for Africa, Oakham Gallery, London, UK 2010
Gallery Artists, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2009
Trompe L’oeil, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE 2008
Realism IV - Judith Pond Kudlow/Harlem Studio, Anderson Gallery, St.Simons Island, GA 2006
Gallery Artists, Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2005
Contemporary Realism I, Celia Hirsch Gallery, Chappaqua, NY 2005
Realism, New York and Italy, Anderson Gallery, St.Simons Island, GA 2004
Contemporary New York Artists, Apex Gallery, Washington, D.C. 2004
Classical Realism, Union League Club, New York City 2004
Portraits and Figures, Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2003
The Harlem Studio, Anderson Gallery, Sea Island, GA 2003
Trompe l’Oeil Expressions, Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2003
East Harlem Now, New York City, 2002 Gallery Artists, Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2001
Gallery Artists, Art Expressions Gallery, San Diego, CA 1996
National Academy Juried Show,Lincoln Center, New York City 1995, 1994
Figures in Oil, Sundance Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY 1994
Gallery Artists, Sundance Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY 1993

Bibliography
Austin R. Williams, American Artist Magazine (special Studios edition), Create an Intimate Atelier, August 2011
Roger Kimball, Wall Street Journal, Classical Realism: Antidote to ‘Novelty Art’, May 29, 2008
Stephen Doherty, American Artist Magazine, February 2007
Roger Kimball, The New Criterion, Bright Spots: The Harlem Studio of Art, May 10, 2006
American Art Collector, March 2006
Gary Shapiro, The New York Sun, From Homer to the Present, October 15, 2005
James Cooper, American Arts Quarterly, Exhibitions - Harlem Studio of Art, Spring 2004

Affiliations
Advisory Board, American Forum for Realism
President, Harlem Studio of Art
Director, NYK Academy, New York City
Artist Member, Salmagundi Club, New York City

Education
Harlem Studio of Art, New York City
Art Students League, New York City
National Academy of Fine Arts, New York City
School of Visual Arts, New York City
New York Academy, New York City
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Statement:

The following DVD can be downloaded from the following website: http://www.judithpondkudlow.com

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an instructional DVD produced by American Artist Magazine and ArtistDaily.com

 

Review: "A bright spot on the cultural landscape" by Roger Kimball, February 16, 2013

Back in 2006, I wrote about a conspicuous, if quiet, bright spot on the troubled countenance of contemporary art: The Harlem Studio of Art, which was presided over by the artists Judith Pond Kudlow and Andrea Smith. “The school,” I wrote at the time, “offers students something almost unheard of today: rigorous training in modeling, one-point perspective, cast drawing, and all the other technical aspects of art that, based in Renaissance practice, one used to assume would be part of an artist’s training but, for at least the last five or six decades, have gone the way of good manners and other accoutrements of civilization.”

In the intervening years, school has evolved, taking over more of the building it occupies on 117th Street in Spanish Harlem. It has also changed its name to The NYK Academy and has, in a modest way, gone global, with an establishment in Rome called the Atelier Canova. Ms. Kudlow looks after the New York establishment, Ms. Smith the Roman outpost.

I had occasion to think about the efforts of these talented and intrepid artists last night when I visited the NYK Academy for its annual open-house party. It will be a bit of a trek for most New Yorkers, but it’s worth it. Stepping into the studio is like stumbling upon an oasis after a long trek through the desert. Last night was a buzzing hive of conviviality, but it was impossible not to sense the seriousness artistic pursuits that unfold within. The walls were festooned with paintings large and small, student work cheek-by-jowl with the masterly productions of the school’s teachers.

Everywhere one looked was evidence of painstaking technical labor, of the mastery of technique and absorption of the lessons of traditional practice.

It was a jolly evening enlivened by a constant flow of friends. Even more gratifying, however, was the recognition that institutions like the NYK Academy still exist. If all you read were trendy salon-establishment publications like The New York Times, if the only art you saw was in galleries approved by today’s tastemakers, then you might think that the rootless parody of cultural life represented by today’s pseudo avant garde was all that was left of the once great current of Western artistic practice.

Fortunately, institutions like the NYK Academy exist to remind us that all is not lost, not quite. It’s a cheering realization.

Originally posted at PJ Media