Visual Arts

About Judith Lungen

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, raised in upstate New York’s Borscht Belt, Judith studied water color painting with Robert Longo and learned set design during her apprenticeship at the Mountaindale Playhouse, Musical Summer Stock Repertory Theatre-in-the-Round.

Arriving in Israel in August 1972, Judith was commissioned by Kibbutz Hulda to design, create and execute a series of murals. She apprenticed under the tutelage of sculptor, Robbie Scarf and exhibited a series of watercolors and charcoals at the GALLERIA HA'YA'AR.

Judith received her B.A. from the American College of Jerusalem. After the Yom Kippur War she joined Garin Nirim, served in the IDF, (Nahal) and was a founding member of Kibbutz Samar located in the Arava along the Jordanian border.

With a series of watercolors inspired by the Arava and Jordanian mountains, Judith set off on her extensive travels. She exhibited her watercolors in Amsterdam, Montreal, New York, Paris and Brighton & Hove. She landed her first solo exhibitions in London’s Women’s Art Alliance and New York’s Catskill Art Society’s Sullivan County Museum, Beck Gallery.

Settling in London, her Jerusalem inspired watercolors were invited to participate in the “British Royal Society of Women Artists Exhibition," The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London.

Residing on her narrowboat in Little Venice, she prolifically sold and exhibited her watercolors. She was invited to work at the newly established children's books publishing company, Walker Books founded by the late Sebastian Walker.

Transitioning into Graphic Design at Walker Books, Judith credits award-winning Amelia Edwards, founding Art Director, as one of her greatest mentors.

Expanding into the world of film, Judith received a personal invitation from award-winning film maker, designer, writer and producer, Armondo Linus Acosta, to attend the 1990 Venice Film Festival World Premiere screening of his independently produced "Romeo.Juliet."

Created as a film-in-concert experience, "Romeo.Juliet" stars Sir John Hurt and the Oscar winning voice-over cast that includes Sir Ben Kingsley, Robert Powell, Dame Maggie Smith, Quentin Crisp and Vanessa Redgrave (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo.Juliet).

Judith joined Armondo Acosta's Hollywood based marketing and public relations team for the Academy Award Qualification and Nomination procedures.

She represented Mr. Acosta in negotiations with Jeff Berg, Ed Limato, Gary Concoff, Paula Wagner, Jonathan Weisgal, Barry Hirsch, representatives from ICM, CAA, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Disney Studios, Hollywood Bowl, Kirov Orchestra, Lincoln Center, ballet icon Rudolf Nureyev, and Maestros Valery Gergiev and Lalo Schifrin.

Returning to Israel, Judith worked alongside Lia van Leer at the Jerusalem Film Center. Among her responsibilities, Judith was the Jerusalem Film Festival Coordinator, Guest Coordinator and English language spokesperson.

Judith developed and wrote marketing and public relations materials for the Film Center, Israel Film Archive and Film Festival. She was responsible for publishing the first Arabic Festival Press Kits.

Recently returning to Israel, Judith delved into the world of Digital Art where she finds a sense of wonderment entering the 21st century of creativity.

Judith's digital artwork has been invited to and participated in an unprecedented 58 exhibitions, competitions and publications; recipient of 39 awards and citations between 2021 and 2022.

Judith is honored to be the sole Israeli representative in over 85% of these exhibits. She is also the sole Israeli in the CULTURALLY ARTS COLLECTIVE ‘ARTIST IN RESIDENCE’ PROGRAM.

FEATURED ARTIST:
"MODERN RENAISSANCE MAGAZINE"
"ARTMAGAZINEIUM, ART & CULTURE MAGAZINE"
"MONOGRAPH MAGAZINE ART JOURNAL, CALCUTTA
"GALLERIUM.ART FEMINA 2022
"TUBES ARTISTS MAGAZINE"
"ARTGALLERY 118"
"TEBBS CONTEMPORARY ART VIRTUAL GALLERY"

SELECTION OF INTERNATIONAL
JURIED COMPETITIONS, EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS:

CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY ONLINE, "All Women Artist"
ARTGALLERY 118, “When She Rises, We Rise”
LAS LAGUNA, “Women in Art”
HELVETART, “Open Theme”
ARTGALLERY 118, “Time & Tide”
PEOPLE & PAINTING GALLERY, (Alla ricerca della Bellezza)
GREY CUBE GALLERY, “Skies”
ART-FLUENT GALLERY, “Of The Earth”
GREY CUBE GALLERY, “Landscapes”
LAS LAGUNA GALLERY, “The Second Half”
REDARTBOX, “Rooftop Exhibition, Los Angeles”
HELVETART, “Inspiration”
MANCHESTER VR/2020 QUAY STREET GALLERY, “BritishArtsExhibitions”
LIGHTSPACETIME, “Summer Exhibition”
GALLERYRING, “Land Water Sky”
ART ROOM GALLERY, “Skies”
LIGHTSPACETIME, “11th Open”
BOOMER GALLERY, TOWER BRIDGE, “Contemporary Art”
THE CURATOR SALON, “Marks We Make”
CAPE COD CULTURAL CENTER, “Eye of the Beholder”
FUSION ART “5TH Annual Skies”
ART FLUENT, “Connection”
ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL, “Landscape 3”
GREYCUBE, “Blue”
CULTURALLYARTS, “Transfiguration”
HELVETART GALLERY, “Open Theme”
ARTGALLERY 118, “Featured Artist”
ART ROOM GALLERY, “1st Shades of Blue”
MIKIHASI ONLINE VIDEO/ART GALLERY, “The Memory”
PEOPLE & PAINTINGS, “Place and Presence”
HELVETART GALLERY, “Open Theme”
GREY CUBE GALLERY, “First Annual Yellow”
6CONTEST BLUE BLOOD GALLERY, “Harmony Of Art”
ART-FLUENT GALLERY, “True Blue”
CULTURALLY ART COLLECTIVE “Artist In Residence”
ARTISTTABLE INTERNATIONAL “All Means All”
LIGHTSPACETIME “11th All Women Artists”
ARTGALLERY 118, “Sky Above Clouds” (by invitation only)
DONCASTER ART FAIR, “DAF March/April 2022”
ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, “Still Life March/April 2022”
COLORS OF HUMANITY, "Yellow"
LIGHTSPACETIME "Summer 555 June/July 2022"
OPEN ART - THE ACADEMY GALLERY INAUGURAL EXHIBITION Nov/Dec 2022
GLOBAL PAINTING CONCLAVE - "Landscapes" November 2022


PARTIAL LIST OF AWARDS & CITATIONS:
SOCIAL CONSCIOUS AWARD – CAGO Gallery, “All Women Artists”
HONORABLE MENTION – Grey Cube Gallery, “Skies”
FINALIST AWARD – Art Show International, “Open Juried Competition”
FINALIST AWARD – Art Room Gallery, “Skies”
CRYSTAL AWARD – GalleryRing, “Land Water Sky”
SPECIAL RECOGNITION – LightSpaceTime, “Summer Exhibition”
HONORABLE MENTION /FINALIST – Mikihasa Gallery, “The Memory”
FINALIST AWARD – Art Room Gallery, “Shades of Blue”
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE – People & Paintings, “In Search of Beauty”
SPECIAL MERIT – LightSpaceTime, “11th Open Exhibition”
FINALIST AWARD – Art Room Gallery, “Artist’s Choice”
HONORABLE MENTION – 6Contest Blue Blood Gallery, “Harmony in Art”
HONORABLE MENTION – HelVetArt Gallery, “Open Theme”
2nd PLACE – CAGO Gallery, “Open Theme”
SPECIAL MERIT AWARD – LightSpaceTime, “11th All Women Artists”
BRONZE AWARD - Global Painting Conclave, "Landscapes"

THE FUTURE:
Two years ago Judith embarked on a major multi-media project entitled FATHER GIRI’S DIARY, A PILGRIM’S JOURNEY. After completing the narrative text she focused on creating THE DIARY artwork that so far has expanded into a collection of 65 digital paintings.

Father Giri is a young Catholic priest from India who in 1957 is sent to Jerusalem on Holy Pilgrimage. Born of a Hindu father and a Portuguese mother, Giri is a mystic who devotes himself to the Divine Mother.

By creating the fictitious Father Giri, Judith is free to explore and blend Hebraic, Hindu, Ethiopian, Catholic, Islamic and Yoruban imagery and themes.

While the digital paintings gracefully stand alone and continue to receive worldwide accolades and invitations, Judith’s goal is to mount a multi-media installation featuring the paintings with narrative text and video projection.

IN HER OWN WORDS:
“Transcending limitations, Art is the vehicle that transports the Observer and the Artist into the mystical realms of the seemingly impossible and unattainable.”

“FATHER GIRI’S DIARY breaks through old, stale, irrelevant beliefs. The Observer is given the rare opportunity to experience through ‘Art and Beauty’ mankind’s common quest to seek, find and experience love, healing, peace and goodness.”

“The true essence of Art is Grace and only through Grace can humanity dissolve discord, misunderstandings, religious conflict, wrong thinking and prejudice.”

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS:
Limited Editions are printed on 100% Cotton Fiber Archival Rag Paper. Each print is signed, dated numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

To receive a catalogue of Limited Edition Prints,
please send an email to [email protected]


HERE’S WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

…I’m almost speechless at how beautiful the paintings are in person…

…You created Beauty and we want it so much – everything else falls away!

...It’s irresistible Beauty…

…stunning, inspired art…they are absolutely gorgeous…breathtakingly beautiful…

…brings me such warmth and light in my heart, can’t thank you enough…

…the true gravity of them in person is just magical – wow!…



Judith Lungen

Visual Arts
Digital Art / Multimedia, Multimedia

Jerusalem, Israel

Artist Gallery

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