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.
After receiving her B.F.A. from the American College of Jerusalem, Judith made Aliyah and served in the IDF (Nahal). Finishing her army service Judith apprenticed with Israeli sculptor, Robbi Scharf and was commissioned to create and execute a series of murals for Kibbutz Hulda. Working in watercolors, charcoals and acrylics Judith held her first exhibitions at “Galleria Ha’Ya’ar” in Central Israel.
Judith set off on her extensive travels and exhibited her watercolors in Amsterdam, Montreal, New York and Brighton & Hove. She landed solo exhibitions in London’s Women’s Art Alliance and New York’s Catskill Art Society’s Sullivan County Museum, Beck Gallery.
She subsequently participated in the “British Royal Society of Women Artists Exhibition” at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London.
Settling in London and residing on her narrowboat in Little Venice, Judith prolifically sold and exhibited her watercolors. She received an invitation to work at the newly established Walker Books, a children’s book publishing company. Transitioning into Graphic Design, Judith credits award winning Amelia Edwards, founding Art Director, as one of her greatest mentors.
Judith was Art Director/Graphic Designer for several Israeli and American based companies including, “Piccolo Productions,” “Jerusalem Film Center,” “Jerusalem Film Festival,” “World Tolerance Center” and “Chapeau Noir, An Original Musical.”
Expanding into the world of film, Judith was invited to screen her short videos at the 2016 and 2017 Academy of Film and the Arts Exhibitions in Ghent, Belgium.
Delving into Digital Art after a successful career in Water Colors, Judith found a sense of belonging and wonderment entering the 21st century of creative media.
Judith ended 2021 with an unprecedented 41 exhibitions since March, recipient of 30 awards and citations. She begins 2022 as a Featured Artist at the Tebbs Contemporary Art Virtual Gallery in February.
41 EXHIBITIONS SINCE MARCH 2021 RECIPIENT OF 30 AWARDS & CITATIONS
Judith is honored to be the sole representative from Israel in 36 out of 41 international juried competitions and exhibitions.
LIST OF INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITIONS & EXHIBITIONS
CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY ONLINE “All Women Artists”
ARTGALLERY 118 “When She Rises, We Rise”
LAS LAGUNA “Women in Art”
HELVETART “Open Theme”
ARTGALLERY 118 “Time & Tide”
PEOPLE & PAINTING GALLERY “In Search of Beauty” (Alla ricerca della Bellezza)
GREY CUBE GALLERY “Skies”
ART-FLUENT GALLERY “Of The Earth”
ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL “2nd Open Juried Competition”
GREY CUBE GALLERY “Landscapes”
LAS LAGUNA GALLERY Los ANGELES “The Second Half”
REDARTBOX “Rooftop Exhibition, Los Angeles”
MANCHESTER VR/2020 QUAY STREET GALLERY. “BritishArtsExhibitions”
LIGHTSPACETIME “555 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 ROOM GALLERY “Artist’s Choice”
ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL “Landscape 3”
CULTURALLYARTS “Transfiguration: Growth & Identity from Global Perspectives”
HELVETART GALLERY “Open Theme”
ARTGALLERY 118 “Featured Artist”
ART ROOM GALLERY “1st Shades of Blue”
ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL “Open Theme”
CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY ONLINE “8th Open Theme”
MIKIHASI ONLINE VIDEO/ART GALLERY “The Memory”
PEOPLE & PAINTINGS “Place and Presence”
HELVETART GALLERY “November 2021 Open Theme”
GREY CUBE GALLERY “First Annual Yellow”
6CONTEST BLUE BLOOD GALLERY. “Harmony Of Art”
ART FLUENT “True Blue”
ART ROOM GALLERY “2nd Trees & Fields”
HELVETART “December 2021 Open Theme”
ART SHOW INTERNATIONAL “Landscape 4#
To view Judith’s full interview at CulturallyArts click on the link: https://www.culturallyarts.com/indiv-interviews-21/judith-lungen
To view Judith’s status as Featured Artist click on the link: https://www.artgallery118.com/judith-lungen
SELECTION OF AWARDS & CITATIONS
SOCIAL CONSCIOUS AWARD – CAGO Gallery “All Women Artists”
HONORABLE MENTION – Grey Cube Gallery “Skies”
HONORABLE MENTIONS – Art Show International “2nd Open Juried Competition”
FINALIST AWARD – Art Show International “2nd Open Juried Competition”
FINALIST AWARD – Art Room Gallery “Skies”
CRYSTAL AWARD – GalleryRing “Land Water Sky”
SPECIAL RECOGNITION – LightSpaceTime “555 Summer Exhibition”
HONORABLE MENTION – Art Show International “2nd Open Juried Competition”
FINALIST AWARD – Art Show International “2nd Open Juried Competition”
FINALIST AWARD – Grey Cube Gallery “Landscapes”
HONORABLE MENTION /FINALIST – Mikihasa Gallery “The Memory”
HONORABLE MENTIONS – Art Show International “Landscapes”
FINALIST AWARD – Art Room Gallery “1st Shades of Blue”
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE – People & Paintings “In Search of Beauty”
HONORABLE MENTION – Art Show International “Open Theme”
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”
HONORABLE MENTION – Art Show International “Landscape 4”
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 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 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.”
“As we all breathe the same air, live on the same planet, we all come from that same source of Divine Creation for all is born through the Divine Mother.”
LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
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Limited Editions are printed on 100% cotton fiber Canson Archival Rag Paper and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed, dated and numbered.