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Judy Rushin-Knopf

Published August 10, 2015


Department of Art

Curriculum Vitae


Office: ATL – Left



Comma Box


Judy Rushin-Knopf’s work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, front yards, and other alternative
viewing environments across the US. Recent exhibitions include The Ringling Museum of Art,
The Ulrich Museum, The Orlando Museum of Art, Alexander Brest Museum, Terrain Projects,
and Flashpoint Gallery. Her projects vvvvv and Comma are in eleven collections including
Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconson, Miami University, MassArt, Baylor University,
University of Washington, University of Southern California, Cal Poly University, and University
of Utah. She has been featured in Burnaway, Modern Art Notes, The Washington Post, and has
completed residencies at MASS MoCA, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Hambidge

Seven Convictions:

  1. Repetitive work like drilling, pouring, sanding, and measuring are the labors of industry and art-making is an industrious job.
  2. It is possible that repetitive honing by hand may imbue a work with more humanity than a large painterly gesture.
  3. You can build something big from small parts (or cover large distances by taking small steps).
  4. Color is delightful and beautiful.
  5. Connecting walls with Zip Ties and hobby brackets is not stable… but not unstable either because in a gallery the work has its own force field.
  6. I am committed to the idea of mutual generosity between the artist and viewer.
  7. Just as language inelegantly morphs and adapts when necessary, so does art, and my work is happily and awkwardly adrift.


  • MFA Georgia State University, 2005
  • BFA University of Georgia, 1981

Research & Teaching Areas of Interests & Expertise

  • Painting and Drawing Area Head
  • Co-Director, Facility for Arts Research
  • Intermediate and Advanced Painting
  • Experimental Painting
  • Seminars and Critiques at the Graduate Level