CV

Biography

Born in 1946 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA.
 
Lives and works in New York, USA.

Education

1964 – 1968
Bachelor degree in Art education, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1968 – 1970
Master degree in Photography, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Grants and Awards

2017
Lucie Awards for Achievement in Portraiture, New York
2000
Anonymous Was A Woman Award
1998
Andrea Frank Foundation Award
1993
Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Pennsylvania
1992
Charles Pratt Memorial Award, The George Fund Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
1988
Felloship, City of Easton / Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Pennsylvania
1986
Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1985
Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022
Judith Joy Ross. Photographs 1978-2015, Le Bal, Paris, France
 
Judith Joy Ross. Portraits, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
2021 – 2022
Judith Joy Ross. Photographs 1978-2015, MAPFRE Fundación, Madrid, Spain
2017
Judith Joy Ross. Some Americans, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
2013
Judith Joy Ross. The Devil Today and Reading to Dogs, Fondation Stichting A, Brussels, Belgium
2011 – 2012
Judith Joy Ross. Photographien seit 1982, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany; Kunstmuseum Kloster unserer lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany and Fondation Stichting A, Brussels, Belgium
2009
Judith Joy Ross. Living with War, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
 
and Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig, Germany
2008
Judith Joy Ross. Photographs, Davison Art Center, Middletown, Connecticut
 
Judith Joy Ross. Living with War, C/O Berlin, Berlin; Quadrat Bottrop, Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop
 
and Galerie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany
 
Judith Joy Ross, The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
2006
Judith Joy Ross: Stories, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
2003
Judith Joy Ross, Quadrat Bottrop, Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany
1997
Judith Joy Ross. Retrospective, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
1996
Judith Joy Ross. Portraits, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
 
Portraits from the Hazleton Public Schools: 1992-1994, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
 
and James Danziger Gallery, New York
1993
New Work. Photographies by Judith Joy Ross, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
1988
Judith Joy Ross. Easton Portrait, Young Women’s Christian Association, Easton, Pennsylvania
1987
Judith Joy Ross. Portrait of the United States Congress, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
 
and Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1985
Photographs by Judith Joy Ross. Eurana Park Series, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
Menschen auf der Straße, Märkisches Museum, Witten, Germany
2020
Emotion and Structure, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
 
Uniform: Into the Work / Out of the Work, Fondazione MAST, Bologna, Italy
2019
Re-Visions, Pinakothek der Moderne, Sammlung Moderne Kunst, Munich, Germany
2017
The American Dream - American Realism 1945-2017, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany and Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands
2016
Blick in die Sammlung, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany
2012
Walker Evans & The American Social Landscape Photographers, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
 
Der Mensch und seine Objekte, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2011
Portraits in Serie. Fotografien eines Jahrhunderts, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
2010
American Documents, FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
 
Pictures by Women, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2009
Süsser Vogel Jugend, Neue Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
 
Das Porträt. Fotografie als Bühne, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
 
Face of Our Time, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
2008
day by day, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, Germany
 
Standort Alltag. Everyday Ideologies, Kunstmuseum Kloster unserer lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
2007
Girls on the Verge: Portraits of Adolescence, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
 
Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
 
SECOND VIEW – Amerikanische Fotografie, Kunstmuseum Kloster unserer lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
2006
Click Double Click, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
 
Portrait und Menschenbild, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany
2005
Poetic Dialogue Project 2005, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
 
Bilanz in zwei Akten – Sammlung Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, Germany
 
Portrait / Photography: Lee Friedlander, Nicholas Nixon, Judith Joy Ross & Thomas Ruff, Sammlung Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung, Berlin, Germany
2004
best of – Blick in die Sammlung 'Die Photographische Sammlung', SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany
 
Je t’envisage – La disparition du portrait, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland and Hayward Gallery, London, UK
2003
Affinities… Now and Then, H&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2002
A City Seen, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
 
Erwerbungen seit 1995, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2000
How you look at it, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
 
The Persistence of Photography in American Portraiture, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
 
Open Ends: Innocence and Experience, Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
Modern Starts: Warm, Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
Walker Evans & Company, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1995
War Works: Women, Photography and the Art of Way, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
 
American Politicians: Photographs from 1843-1993, Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francicso, California and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1994
The American Portrait, The Art Compley Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts
1993
Photographs form the Real World, Lillehammer Art Museum, Lillehammer, Norway
1992
Representatives: Women Photography from the Permament Collection, Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon, Arizona
1990
Photography Until Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
The Indomitable Spirit: Photographers And Artists Respond In The Time of Aids, International Center of Photography, New York
1988
Real Faces, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1987
Twelve Photographers Look at US, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1985
New Photography: Zeke Bermann, Tony Mendoza, Judith Joy Ross, Michael Spano, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1983
Pennsyvlania Photographers III, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
1981
Pennsyvlania Photographers II, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
1979
Intentions & Techniques 1979, Photographs from the Lehigh University Collection, Lehigh University Art Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Selected Bibliography

2021
Judith Joy Ross, exhibition catalogue, with essays by Joshua Chuang and Svetlana Alpers, Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid-Spain.
2011
Conrath-Scholl, Gabriele / Schubert, Claudia: Judith Joy Ross. Photographien seit 1982, Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Schirmer/Mosel Verlag, Munich, Germany
2009
Judith Joy Ross. Photographs, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, MIddleton, Wisconsin
2008
Liesbrock, Heinz: Judith Joy Ross. Living with War – Portraits, Josef Albers Museum Quadrat, Bottrop and Steidl Publishers, Göttingen, Germany
2007
Szegedy-Masak, Andrew: Judith Joy Ross. Protest the War, Steidl Publishers, Göttingen, Germany and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
2006
Reynolds, Jack: Judith Joy Ross. Portraits of the Hazleton Public Schools, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 1992-1994, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut & London, UK
1996
Weski, Thomas: Judith Joy Ross, In: Portraits. Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
1995
Kismaric, Susan: Judith Joy Ross, In: Harry N. Abrams: Contemporaries. A Photography Series, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1993
New Work, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
1992
Judith Joy Ross. Annual Report 1992, The George Gund Foundation, West Cleveland, Ohio

Public Collections

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Australia
 
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
 
Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany
 
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
 
Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
 
Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung, Hanover, Germany
 
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
 
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
 
Birmingham Museum of Fine Arts, Birmingham, Alabama
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
 
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut