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b. 1961 Detroit, MI
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Judie Bamber uses formal ideas related to drawing, painting, and photography in order to investigate what is coded in the image as well as what is evoked in the technical treatment that allows speculation about the subject beyond the image. Her work engages possibilities of female pleasure alongside political issues related to feminism,  gender, and sexuality.   

She received her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design and BFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She is represented by Gavlak Gallery in Los Angeles,  CA, and Palm Beach, FL. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States in  solo and group exhibitions, including The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Pomona  College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA; the Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago, Ill;

Carpenter Center, Cambridge, MA; University Art Museum, University of California,

Berkeley, CA; Krannert Art Museum, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,  Champaign, IL; and MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA. Ms. Bamber’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, the San  Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, and the Institute of Contemporary  Art, Los Angeles, CA. She is the recipient of numerous grants, fellowships, and artist residencies, including the Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, California  Community Foundation Grant, City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship, and Art  Matter Inc. Grant. Her work has most recently been published in Effects Journal,  Volume 3, Mimicries, Jan Tumlir, and Jeffrey Stuker editors; Vitamin D2: New

Perspectives in Drawing, 2013; Art and Queer Culture, by Catherine Lord and Richard  Meyer; and The Queer Art of Failure, by Jack Halberstam.   

Ms. Bamber is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate Fine Art  Department at Otis College of Art. She has been at Otis since 2001. She has taught at numerous institutions, including, Cooper Union and Bard College in New York, NY; Art  Center College of Design, UCLA, UC Irvine in California; Harvard University, and The  School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, MA.    



2014    MFA, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA

1983    BFA, Painting, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA


2011     Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006     Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005     Pomona College Museum of Art, Project 26, Claremont, CA; (catalogue)

2004     Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, NY

1996     Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1994     Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1992     Rubin/Spangle Gallery, New York, NY

1991     Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1990     Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1989     Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York, NY



2020    Nasty Women, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

2019    Inagural Exhibition, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

2017    Flaming June VII (Flaming Creatures), Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA  
Not I, We, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA
            DeWoody, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016    Sculpture from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, The Hammer Museum at
            UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2015    Ten Year Anniversary, Gavlak Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL; and Gavlak Gallery Los   
             Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2014    Blessed Oblivion, Gavlak Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
            Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
           Inaugural Exhibition, Gavlak Gallery Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
           Tony Greene: Amid Voluptuous Calm, The Hammer Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles,
           CA; (catalogue)

2013    ESSENTIAL: Selections from the Permanent Collection Celebrates
           UCR Sweeney Art Gallery’s 50th Anniversary
, Sweeney Art Gallery, Culver
           Center for the Arts, University of California, Riverside, CA

2012    Facing the Sublime in Water, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
            All I Want is a Picture of You, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011    Women by Women: Judie Bamber, Bridget Mac, Kim McCarty, Suzannah Sinclair,
            Edwina White
, Heiner  Contemporary, Washington, DC

2010    The Visible Vagina, David Nolan Gallery and Francis M Naumann Fine Art, New York,

2009    Mighty Daggers Do Small Paintings Throw, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008    COLA individual artist fellowships 2008, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall
            Park, Los Angeles, CA

2007   Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia,   CA

2005   Liquid Los Angeles: Contemporary Watercolor Painting in Los Angeles, Pasadena
           Museum of California Art,  Pasadena, CA
           New Works on Paper, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004    Faculty Exhibition, Carpenter Center, Cambridge, MA SPF, Angles Gallery, Santa
            Monica, CA

2003    The Distance Between My House and the Beach, Weingart Art Galleries, Occidental
            College, Los Angeles, CA
            Intimates, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2002    Judie Bamber, David Deutsch, Moira Dryer, Mariele Neudecker, Gorney Bravin + Lee,
            New York, NY

2001    Judie Bamber, Catherine Opie, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, NY

2000    Annual Drawing Show, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greenboro, NC

1999    Painting Pictures, Beaver College Art Gallery, Spruance Art Center, Beaver College,
           Glenside, PA

1998    Out Inside: UC Gay and Lesbian Visual Art Faculty, Sesnon Gallery, UC Santa Cruz,
            Santa Cruz, CA

1997    Judie Bamber, Kurt Kauper, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY
            Musee Imaginaire, Museum of Installation, London, England
            Dry, Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles CA

1996   Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party in Feminist Art History, UCLA at the
            Armand Hammer Museum of Art
            and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA. (catalogue)
            Drawn from LA, The Armory, Los Angeles, CA and
            Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)
            True. Bliss, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hollywood CA

1995    The Moderns, Feature, New York, NY
            In a Different Light, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA;
            Pervert, UC Irvine Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA; (catalogue)

1994    Bad Girls West, Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA;
           Drawings, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
           Faculty/Staff: New Work, UC Irvine Fine Arts Gallery, University of California Irvine,
           Art of Seduction, The Centre Gallery, Dade Community College, Miami, FL;

1993    Contemporary Identities: 23 Artists, The Phoenix Triennial, Phoenix Art Museum,
            Phoenix, AZ (catalogue)
            Paper Trails: The Eidetic Image, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at
            Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
            Sugar and Spice, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; (catalogue)
            Sensual Disturbance, Temple Gallery, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA
            Back Talk, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (catalogue)
            Regarding Masculinity, Arthur Rogers Gallery, New Orleans, LO
            Public and Private Pleasures, Nomadic Site, Newberry School of Beauty, Hollywood,
            CA; (curated by Lauren Lesko) (catalogue)

1992    In Pursuit of a Devoted Repulsion, Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
           The Underthings, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA

1991    LA Times, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho; (catalogue)
           Uprooted, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Someone or Somebody, Meyers Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1990     Not so Simple Pleasures, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; (catalogue)
            Faces, Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989    Climate 89, Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York, NY
           Thick and Thin, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
           Judie Bamber, Tony Greene, Carol Vena-Mondt, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
           Three Hundred Years of Still Life, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1988    LA Hot and Cool: Selections, Stux Gallery, New York, NY
           Recent Art from LA, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
           Lace Annuale, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
           Contention, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA



2016    Cite des Arts International

2012     Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship
            Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence

2008     California Community Foundation, Mid-Career Artist Grant

2007     City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship

1992     Art Matters Inc. Grant



2014    Bartholomae, David. Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers 10e,  (Reproduction)

2013    Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing, (Phaidon Press, 2013), 40-
            41. (reproduction)
            Lord, Catherine and Meyer, Richard. Art and Queer Culture,  (Themes and 
            Movements Series, London: Phaidon Press, 2013), 185, 376. (reproduction)

2011    Halberstam, Judith. The Queer Art of Failure, (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 
            2011), cover, 87-121. (reproduction)

2007     Halberstam, Judith. Notes On Failure, In The Power and Politics of  the Aesthetic in
             American Culture, edited by Klaus Benesch and Ulla Haselstein, (Heidelberg:
             Universitätsverlag, Publications of the Bavarian American     
             Academy, Volume 7, 2007), 82-89 (reproduction)

2005    Blake, Nayland. Judie Bamber: New Horizons, (Pomona, California: Pomona College
            Museum of Art, Project 26,  2005), 5-9. (reproduction)

2003    Thompson, Margo. Finding the Phallus in Female Body Imagery, n. paradoxa,
             volume 11, 2003, 49-60, 50 (reproduction)

2002    Cottingham, Laura. Seeing Through the Seventies: Essays on Feminism and Art, (Routledge Harwood, 2014),     
            Burgess Fuller, Diana., and Salvioni, Daniela. Eds. Art, Women, California 1950 2000: Parallels and Intersections,
            (University of California Press, 2002), 170,174.

2000    Hammond, Harmony. Lesbian Art in America: a Contemporary History, (New York: Rizzoli, 2000), 129, 130-32,
            132, 197n236. (reproduction)

1996    Jones, Amelia. Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Feminist Art History, (Los Angeles: University of
             California Press, (1996), 25, 37, 109, 188, 189, 190, 225, 256, (reproduction)
            Kane, Mitchell. Tahiti: Contemporary Art in an Age of Uncertainty, (Northbrook, Illinois: Hirsch Farm Project,   
             (1996),  (reproduction)
            Petry, Michael. Abstract Eroticism, Art & Design (London: Academy Group Ltd., 1996), 76. (reproduction)
            Smyth, Cherry. Damn Fine Art, (London: Cassell, 1996), 22, 25-27, 29.(reproduction)



2017     Pagel, David. “No wallflowers here: Sparks fly when art mingles on the walls of
            'Flaming June    
             VII',” Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2017

2012    Halberstam, Jack. Judie Bamber: Are You My Mother?,
            X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Volume 14, no. 4, (2012), 51-53. (reproductions:
            inside cover-1, 51-53)
            Frank, Peter. Haiku Reviews: From Vivaldi To Vivid Pop Art, The Huffington Post,
            January 1, 2012

2011    Relyea, Lane. Secondary Importance, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Volume
           14, no. 2, (2011), 39.
            Ollman, Leah. Mother’s touch from before, Los Angeles Times, December 9, 2011,

2008    Pagel, David. COLA review, Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2008, E4. (reproduction)

2006    Pagel, David. Painting mere moments in time, Los Angeles Times, March 17, 2006,

2005    Maine, Stephen. Judie Bamber at Gorney Bravin + Lee, Art in America, May
            2005,172. (reproduction)

2004    Frank, Peter. SPF, AGL, STAY INSIDE, LA Weekly, August 2004

2003    Pagel, David. Family, friends, other ‘intimates, Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2003,
            E18. (reproduction)

1999    New American Paintings, Number 44, 1999, (reproduction)
            Duncan, Michael. LA Portraiture: Post-Cool, Art in America, October 1999, 124-131.

1998    Harper’s, March 1998, p.32. (reproduction)
            Out, February 1998, p. 26. (reproduction)
            Cotter, Holland. review, Judie Bamber and Kurt Kauper, The New York Times,
            January 2, 1998, E41.

1997    Curtis, Cathy. Artists Who Teach, Los Angeles Times, Orange County, July 5, 1997,
            Pagel, David. 'Dry' Indeed, Los Angeles Times, August 29, 1997, 32.

1996    Kandel, Susan. Love and Loss, Los Angeles Times, September 12, 1996, F11.

1995    Knight, Christopher. Judie Bamber: Playmate of the Year, Art Issues,
            November/December 1995, 14-16. (cover & reproduction)
            Atkins, Robert. Lesbian and Gay wahtzis, The Village Voice, June 1995, 71-72.

1994    Duncan, Michael. LA. Rising, Art in America, December 1994, 81.
            Maschke, Kathy L. Art Papers, November and December 1994, 35-36. (reproduction)
            Duncan, Michael. Art in America, November 1994, 137. (reproduction)
            Jones, Amelia., Artforum, October 1994, 108-109. (reproduction)
            Greene, David. Nether Nether Land, Los Angeles Reader, June 17, 1994, 18.
            Pagel, David. Los Angeles Times, June 16, 1994, F9
            Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. Bad Girls, Los Angeles Times, Calendar 7.
            Knight, Christopher. Bad Girls: Feminism On the Wry,
            Los Angeles Times, February 8, 1994, F1& F8.

1993    Pagel, David. Public and Private Pleasures, Los Angeles Times, March 20, 1993,
            Snow, Shauna. Art Exhibition Altered After Criticism, Los Angeles Times, March 24,
            1993, F2.           
            Urban, Hope. Should Personal Desires be on Public Display, Los Angeles Reader,
            April 24, 1993, 13.

1992    Jones, Amelia. Feminism Incorporated, After Image, December 1992, 10.
            Kandel, Susan. LA. in Review, Arts Magazine, February 1992, 90. (reproduction)

1990    Gipe, Lawrence. The Aesthetics of Containment, Artspace, November/December
            1990, 56-57. (reproduction)
            Gerstler, Amy. Judie Bamber at Roy Boyd, 16 June- 21 July, Art Issues, October
            1990, 32. (reproduction)
            Kandel, Susan. LA. In Review, Arts Magazine, October 1990, 123. (reproduction)
            Svitil, Torene. Representing the Unrepresentable, Visions, summer 1990, 18-22.
            Clothier, Peter. Ten for the ‘90s, (Los Angeles), Art News, April 1990, 154
            Johnson, Ken. Judie Bamber at Laurie Rubin, Art in America, April 1990,p.268.

1989    Raczka, Robert. Art Issues, September/October 1989, 27. (reproduction)
            Gerstler, Amy. Artforum, September 1989, 154. (reproduction)
            Clearwater, Bonnie. Our Gang, Visions, Spring 1989, 8-12. (reproduction)



2011    Review, Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977 at Los Angeles County Museum of
, X-TRA Contemporary
            Art Quarterly, Volume 13, no. 4, (2011), 42-45.

2010    1 Image 1Minute, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Volume 12, no. 3, (2010), 64.



2014    Tony Greene: Room of Advances, with Monica Majoli, MAK Center for Art and
            Architecture, Los Angeles, CA



2015    Virginia Solomon, Tony Greene: Room of Advances,, 2015.

2014    Kate Wolf, Tony Greene at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Art in America,
            (October 2014): 182,183.
            Jonathan Griffin, Tony Greene, Art Review, (September 2014) 183.
            Shana Nys Dambrot, Tony Greene’s Posthumous Triple Feature, KCET, August 13, 2014.
            Carolina A. Miranda, The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death, Los Angeles
            Times, June 24, 2014.



2014    The Reemergence of Tony Greene, MAK Center for Arts and Architecture

2012    Q.E.D.: Authentic Objects, Les Figues Press, MAK Center for Arts and Architecture

2004    Queer Locations: Race, Space and Sexuality, University of California Humanities
            Research Institute, Irvine, CA



1996    Tahiti: Contemporary Art in an Age if Uncertainty, Hirsch Farm Project, Northbrook, IL



1991-93 Board of Directors, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
             Exhibitions Committee, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA



2015    Headlands Center for the Arts, Review Panel for 2016 Artist in Residence program
            for Painting/Printing and the Chiaro Award

1991-93  Board of Directors, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
               Exhibitions Committee, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

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