Judith Montminy

HONORS & EXHIBITIONS

Provocative architectural scenes continue to command my attention and compel me to photograph their soothing abstract and geometric qualities.

My goal was to look beyond the obvious characteristics of these strong graphic settings to embrace their elusive hints at story snippets caught midstream. Wanting to expose their emotional core, I focused on diffused light, shadows, and color along with the reflections they help to shape.

But in March 2020, everything changed. The pandemic cut me off from the creative urban energy that had powered my art during regular visits with family and friends in Dublin and cities along the East Coast.

Then the virus infected my 94-year-old mother; in early April she died. As I ached from the rawness of those profound losses, photography offered little solace.

Yet in the spring, abstract patterns partially hidden outdoors around my home unexpectedly caught my attention. Experiments with a close-up filter heightened their attraction and helped nudge my photography in a new direction – one that examines the interaction between water and a variety of elements, including air, glass, acrylic ink, food coloring, and oil.

The unpredictability of these un-choreographed dances and the intrigue they foster has shed light on a liberating photographic path forward, even within the confines of a still uncertain future.

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JURIED ARTIST MEMBER

National Association of Women Artists [NAWA] - NY & MA Chapters
Cambridge Art Association Cambridge MA
South Shore Art Center Cohasset MA
Plymouth Guild Russell Gallery Plymouth MA

EXHIBITIONS & HONORS - A SAMPLING

2021
Photography Atelier 33 Exhibit Dancing Alone - Griffin Museum of Photography
CURATOR: Meg Birnbaum
Favorite Photo Exhibit 2020, Part Two - Lenscratch Online Gallery - CURATOR: Aline Smithson
2020
Postcards from the Pandemic - Beard & Weill Galleries, Norton
Tipping Point National Juried Show - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset
JUROR: Jerry Bergstein
Some Like It Hot Grand Opening Exhibit - NAWA Museum of Art, A Virtual Experience Museum
Floating Dreams - Canvas Fine Arts, Boston
JUROR: Suzanne Schultz, Gallery Director
Spring Juried Art Exhibition - HONORABLE MENTION - James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell
JUROR: Andrea Dabrila, Gallery Naga
Corona: It's All About the Light - Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester
CURATOR: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director
Lust After - Fountain Street Gallery, Boston
JUROR: Marie Craig, Gallery Director
Colorblind - Helen Bumpus Gallery, Duxbury
CURATOR: Myrna Walsh, Duxbury Camera Club Black & White Focus Group
2019
Winter Solstice Exhibit - Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester
Photography (Light & Lens) - NAWA Gallery, NYC - Natl Assn Women Artists
5th Annual Group Show – Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY
JUROR: Paula Tognarelli, Exec. Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
New England Collective X - Galatea Fine Art, Boston
JUROR: Katherine French, Gallery Director, Catamount Arts
2019 National Juried Exhibition: OPPOSITES - Attleboro Arts Museum
JUROR: Caitee Hoglund, Director, 13FOREST Gallery
One Shot Street Photography – HONORABLE MENTION International Photography Awards
Primary Source - Lafayette Center Gallery, Boston
JUROR: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
The Fine Art of Photography 2019 - Plymouth Center for the Arts
JURORS: David DeChemin, Karin Rosenthal, Paula Tognarelli
Order/Chaos National Juried Show - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset
JUROR: Kate Kostopoulos, Director, Chase Young Gallery, Boston
Monochrome Awards International - HONORABLE MENTION Fine Art
Real Time National Assn of Women Artists MA Chapter - Piano Craft Gallery, Boston
JUROR: Eric Grau, Exhibition Coordinator http://www.pianocraftgallery.com/real-time-jan-4-27-2019/
2018
Abstraction Attraction - Lafayette Center Gallery, Boston
JUROR: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
24th Annual Juried Exhibition - Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester
JUROR: Richard McCabe, Ogden Museum New Orleans
Quien? Que? Donde? - Lafayette Center, Boston
JUROR: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
Black & White Photography National Juried Show - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset
JUROR: Arlette Kayafas, Gallery Kayafas Boston
Courting the Uncontrollable - AWARD OF MERIT Nat'l Assn Women Artists - Galatea Fine Art, Boston
JUROR: Marsha Odabashian, Boston Women's Caucus of Art
Winter Juried Show - Art Complex Museum, Duxbury
JUROR: Cindy Vallino, Focus Gallery Chatham
The Fine Art of Photography 2018 - Plymouth Center for the Arts
JURORS: Mark Chester, Suzanne Revy, Bob Singer
Photography Atelier 28 Exhibit - Griffin Museum of Photography - CURATOR: Meg Birnbaum
2017
Behind the Lens: Women in Photography - Providence Center for Photographic Arts
CURATORS: Rosemary Marchetta & Shari Weschler Rubeck
Video Interview
Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) - HONORABLE MENTION Deconstructed Construction
Monochrome National Juried Show - HONORABLE MENTION - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset
JUROR: Beth Urdang, Urdang Gallery Boston
3rd Open Call Juried Show - THIRD PLACE Providence Center for Photographic Arts
JUROR: Paula Tognarelli, Exec. Director, Griffin Museum
With Eyes Open National Assn of Women Artists MA Chapter - Thompson Gallery, Weston
JUROR: Todd Bartel, Gallery Director
Playing With Perspective 6th Annual Natl Juried Show East End Arts, Riverhead NY
JUROR: Sara DeLuca, ILLE ARTS Amagansett NY
Moving Parts 6th Annual Juried Show - P.O. Gallery, North Truro
JUROR: Stephen Briscoe, Gallery Director
Treasure - Westport Art Group
JUROR: Karen Davis, Davis/Orton Gallery Hudson NY
Invaluable Guide to Buying Photography - COVER IMAGE
Entryways - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset
JUROR: Susan Nalband, 555 Gallery Boston
South Shore Photographers - Guest Curator South Shore Conservatory, Hingham
Patriot Ledger interview
2016
Red Biennial National Juried Show - Schultz Gallery, Cambridge
JUROR: Joseph D. Ketner II, Emerson College
15th National Prize Show - University Place Gallery, Cambridge
JUROR: Paul C. Ha, Director, MIT's LIST Visual Art Center
All Aboard! 5th Annual Juried Show - P.O. Gallery, North Truro
JUROR: Stephen Briscoe, Gallery Director
Winter Juried Show - Art Complex Museum, Duxbury
JURORS: Leigh Craven, Donna Green, Ed Nute & Abigail Ogilvy
Spring Photography Contest - THIRD PLACE People
JUROR: Sean Goss, Gallery Owner, Goss Photo, Hanover
Black & White Photography - Henning Gallery, Duxbury
CURATOR: Anne Henning, Gallery Owner
2015
Monochrome Awards International - HONORABLE MENTION Abstract
2nd International Juried Open - Miller Fine Art Photography Providence
JUROR: Paula Tognarelli, Exec. Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
Blue National Juried Show - University Place Gallery, Cambridge
JUROR: Katherine French, Director Emerita, Danforth Museum of Art
On The Edge: National Juried Show - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset
JUROR: Denise Marconish, Curator, MassMoCA North Adams
think small - Panopticon Gallery, Boston
JUROR: Jason Landry, Gallery Owner
1st International Juried Open - Miller Fine Art Photography Providence
JUROR: Rob Van Petten, Fashion Photographer
Eye on Black & White Photography - Henning Gallery, Duxbury
CURATOR: Anne Henning, Gallery Owner
Journeys - South Shore Art Center
JUROR: Zola Solamente, Arden Gallery Boston
2014
Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) - BRONZE AWARD Architecture
JURORS: Annenberg Space for Photography, New York Times, Paris Match, Popular Photography
International Photography Awards - HONORABLE MENTION Cityscapes
JURORS: Conde Nast Traveler, Phaidon Press, Saatchi & Saatchi, Victoria & Albert Museum
Best of Photography 2014 - published by Forum Magazine
The Fine Art of Photography - Plymouth Center for the Arts
JURORS: Erin Carey, William Franson, Amy Thiess
Winter Juried Show - Art Complex Museum, Duxbury
JUROR: Cindy Vallino, Focus Gallery Chatham
Made in America - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset
JUROR: Laura Montgomery, Fifield Art Gallery Boston
LOVE National Juried Exhibit - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset
JUROR: Eric Aho, Artist
SYNERGIES: New Gallery Artists Expo - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset
CURATOR: Kaitlin Thurlow
Art Complex Museum Gallery Talk - FEATURED ARTIST
2013
COOL National Juried Exhibit - AWARD OF MERIT - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset
JUROR: Joseph Carroll, Carroll & Sons Gallery Boston
Plymouth Guild Annual Juried Show - HONORABLE MENTION
JURORS: Roy Dawes, Rose Art Museum; Maureen Mills, NH Institute of Art
All By Myself - PHOTO REVIEW Special Web Exhibit
JUROR: Paul Roth, Director, Ryerson Image Centre Toronto
58th Annual Festival Juried Show - Cohasset Common
JURORS: Barbara Grad, Mass. College of Art; Jane Young, Chase Young Gallery
Photography Now! National Juried Show - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset
JUROR: Karin Rosenthal, Curator & Fine Art Photographer
The Fine Art of Photography - Plymouth Center for the Arts
JURORS: Francine Weiss & Peter Vanderwarker

EDUCATION
• Griffin Museum, Photography Atelier, Winchester MA
• Harvard University, Cambridge MA
• Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
• South Shore Art Center, Cohasset MA
• Street Photography Workshops led by Pulitzer Prize winner Essdras Suarez


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