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Judith Berk King
Miami Shores, Florida

Miami International University of Art and Design, Faculty

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Scientific specimens presented by museums in their glass cases and the artistic renderings of previous eras have always fascinated me. The displays and drawings enabled me to enter a place where strange objects, transformed by preservation and dissection, were brought into the light of day.  

As an artist, I focus on the creation and display of curious zoological and botanical structures. The objects constructed may live somewhere in the present or may exist in the future. The style of the work may be contemporary or recall the work of scientific illustrators of the past, transcending time. Through re-imagination and distortion, I invite the viewer to examine and interpret the ambiguous and sometimes disquieting forms that inhabit these works.






Miami International University of Art & Design, MFA, 2006
University of Miami, BA, 1970

selected awards/honors

First Place Award: The Pastel Journal, 11th Annual 'Pastel 100' Competition; Abstract & Non-Objective Category, 2010
Jurors Choice Award: Narrative Animal Imagery, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, California, 2010

selected publications

Pottery Making Illustrated, "Split Personality", Pages 17-20 plus illustrations, July/August 2012
A Witness in Exile, Brian Spears, Louisiana Literature press, book cover and acknowledgements, 2011

selected solo or two-person exhibits

cadence, Adaptation, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2013
ArtCenter/South Florida, Richard Shack Gallery, Quantum Shift, Miami Beach, Florida, 2012
Palm Beach State College, Memento Mori, Palm Beach, Florida, 2010
Atlantic Center for the Arts, Harris House Gallery, Specimen or Souvenir, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 2009

selected group shows

The Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, National Juried Exhibition, Delray Beach, Florida, 2014
The von Liebig Art Center, National Art Encounter, Naples, Florida, 2013
Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Fables of the Eco Future, Rabun Gap, Georgia, 2013
Hill Country Arts Foundation, Hard Ware 2013, Ingram, Texas, 2013

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