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MFA Photography, Rhode Island School of Design 1991
MEd Counseling, University of Miami 1968
Bachelor of Science, Boston University 1965
IN THE COLLECTION OF:
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Artist Book Collection, Brooklyn, NY
Comcast Center, Philadelphia, PA
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Dayton Museum of Art, Dayton, OH
Harvard University Fine Arts Library, Cambridge, MA
Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Hebrew Home, Riverdale, NY
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Artist Book Collection, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, Artist Book Collection, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
Oberlin University Fine Arts Library, Oberlin, OH
Philadelphia Free Library, Print and Picture Collection, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
Sprint Art Collections, Overland Park, KS
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Fourth Grade Project, Granary Arts Center, Ephraim, UT
Front-stage / Backstage, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Sunrise / Sunset, DeSoto Gallery, Venice, CA
Fourth Grade Project, The Open Lens Gallery at the Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA
Fourth Grade Project, The Gallery at 543, Urban Outfitters Inc. at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
I Want to Grow Up Fast, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Fourth Grade Project, Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Hopes and Fears Revisited, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania,
Word Portraits, Fleisher Challenge Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
Family Ties: Three Generations, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Beach Boxes, Lyonswier Gallery, New York, NY
A Family Portrait, Philadelphia International Airport Terminal F, Philadelphia, PA
Trailer Park, Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, FL
A Soldier’s Story: Intimate Artifacts of WWII, National Museum of Jewish American History,
Gatehouse Gallery, Mount Vernon College, Washington D.C.
Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA
Bradley University, Peoria, IL
E.J. Belloq GAllery, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
New Works Gallery, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
Global Perspectives: CENTER’s International Photographic Award Winners, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Berlin Foto Biennale, Palazzo Italia, Berlin, Germany
Galleries at the Chamber Opening, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA
Summer Currents, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Irreversible Magazine's Featured Winners Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, FL
Sights for When the Sun Arrives, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Night and Day, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Centennial Juried Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Man as Object, Reversing the Gaze, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Out of the Darkroom, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
What I Did Last Summer, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Exposed: Critical Mass 2009, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA
A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art, Rutgers University Camden,
Camden, NJ. Traveled to: Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA; Towson University,
Towson, MD; Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA; Carleton College, Northfield, MN;
University of South California, Los Angeles, CA
Etherton Invites, Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Emerging to Established: Twenty-Five Yeas of CFEVA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Encapsulated Time, The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Artists Against the War, Peace Museum, Chicago, IL
Maternal Metaphors II, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH
Heartfelt, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Inaugural Exhibition, Cohen Amador Gallery, New York, NY
Really True! Photography and the Promise of Reality, Ruhrlandmuseum Essen, Germany
Trailer Park, PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY
New Acquisitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Florida Fragments, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
Frontyard/Backyard, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
After Dark, Tatar Alexander Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Timekeepers, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
In and Around the Family, Coleman Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Images and Words: Women’s Voices, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Projected Narratives, NYC International Fringe Festival, New York, NY
Women and Photography, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Invisible Lines, Donna Beam Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
The Visual Diary, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Reimaging Masculinity, WORKS Gallery, San Jose, CA
Women Photographers, Governors State University, University Park, IL
Baby Pictures, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
For Kid’s Sake, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
Family: Tradition/Transition, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
GRANTS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES:
Curators Choice Award, CENTER, Santa Fe, NM
CFEVA Alumni Travel Grant, Philadelphia, PA
Prix de la Photgraphie Paris, First Prize
Lomax Family Foundation Grant, Philadelphia, PA
Main Line Art Center Selected Artist: Create, Connect, Collect, Haverford, PA
William Penn Foundation Grant, Philadelphia, PA
The Welcome House: A 24 Hour Artist Residency in Love Park, Philadelphia, PA
Critical Mass 2009: Top 50 Photographers
2007-2008 Fleisher Challenge Artist, Philadelphia, PA
Atlantic Center for the Arts, Artist Residency, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts SOS Grant
WYBE Public Television, Philadelphia Stories 4 New Program Grant
Visual Studies Workshop, Artist in Residence, Rochester, NY
Venture Fund Faculty Grant, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Grant, Artist As Catalyst 2001, Baltimore, MD
Independence Foundation Fellowship In The Arts, Philadelphia, PA,
Leeway Foundation, Window of Opportunity Award, Philadelphia, PA
MacDowell Colony Fellow, Artist Residency, Peterborough, NH
Visual Studies Workshop, Artist Residency, Rochester, NY
Individual Artist Grant, Rhode Island State Council On The Arts
Gelles, Judy, Beach Boxes, One Picture Book Number 24, Nazraeli Press, 2004, Artist Book
Gelles, Judy, Florida Family Portrait, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, 2002, Artist Book
Gelles, Judy, When We Were Ten, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, 1997, Artist Book
Pittman, Taylor, 'These Photos Capture What It’s Like To Be A Fourth-Grader Around The World', Huffington Post, November 30, 2016.
Akman, Terri, 'Judy Gelles of the Fourth Grade Project lands in the National Portrait Gallery', Philadelphia Inquirer, November 11, 2016.
'Moving Forward,' RISD Magazine, Spring/Summer 2016.
Nys Dambrot, Shana, 'The Best Free L.A. Art Parties This Week,' L.A. Weekly, July 9, 2015.
Berger, Eric, 'Synagogue Volunteer Project Goes Back to School,' Jewish Exponent, December 23, 2014.
Narwan, Gurpreet, 'Snapshot: 'Trailer Park' (2004), by Judy Gelles,' Financial Times, May 16, 2014.
Finkbiner, Nicole, ‘Kids’ Dreams, Fears the Focus of “I Want to Grow Up Fast,’
Philadelphia Weekly, February 13, 2013.
Leong, Jeanne, 'Wisdom of Fourth-Graders on Display at Burrison Gallery,' Penn Current,
October 11, 2012.
Brooks, Haley, 'Penn Community Expresses ‘Hopes and Fears’ in Annenberg Exhibit,'
The Daily Pennsylvanian, November 2, 2011.
‘Hopes and Fears Revisited’ at Annenberg School’s Forum, University of Pennsylvania Almanac,
November 1, 2011.
DiSanto, Jill, ‘Hopes and Fears Revisited,’ Penn News, October 24, 2011.
Guthrie, Margaret, Main Line Art Center Connects Creators with Collectors Flying Kite,
January 25, 2011.
Robinson, George, "From Philadelphia to the Front Review," The Jewish Week, January 20, 2006.
Peters, Marsha, 'Portrait of a Family by a Young Mother is Penetrating,' Providence Journal, 1979.