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Photograph of Judith Heep. Image courtesy of the artist.

"My current work consists of abstract, cast handmade paper pieces. These works are frequently colored with oil sticks, oil pastels and gouache. Often photographic images are collaged into the work. It is fascinating to combine abstract shapes, colors and textures with very ordinary, representational, photographic imagery."
-Judith Heep

Judith Heep's work combines the abstract with the seemingly real, such as animals or people with fields of color, in a mixed-media format. She begins by casting her own paper from molds, achieving a different texture and color each time, and creating unique "prints" embellished with painting, drawing, stitching, and collage. A resident of Doylestown, Judy Heep has exhibited in regional and national shows. Her work is in many private and public collections, and she is a founding member of the Muse Gallery in Philadelphia.

Heep was represented in the 2005 exhibition, The Contemporary Eye at the Michener Art Museum in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Photograph of Judith Heep. Image courtesy of the artist.

Education & Community

Education and Training
Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, New York, 1952-1957
B.A., Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, 1962
M.A.T., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967
M.F.A., Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1977

Connection to Bucks County
Judith Heep is a resident of Doylestown, Bucks County. She has taught in the Centennial School District at William Tennent High School and in the New Hope-Solebury School District.


Major Group Exhibitions
Phillips' Mill Annual Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA, 1988, 2002
Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY, 1990
Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA, 1990, 1998, 2002
Paperworks, Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, Columbus, OH, 1993
Abstract Views, Station Gallery, Wilmington, DE, 1994
Hera Cooperative Gallery, By Special Request, Wakefield, RI, 1994
Guild of Papermakers, Artforms Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1995
Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, 1995
Station Gallery, Wilmington, DE, 1996
Chuck Levitan Gallery, NY, 1996
Artists Equity, Villanova, PA, 1997
Abington Art Center, Abington, PA, 1998
Artist Equity 50th Anniversary, Berman Museum, Collegeville, PA, 1999
Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, 2000
Tenth Annual Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition, New Hope, PA, 2002
Tenth Annual Photographic Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, City Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2002
Expanding Boundaries: Muse at 25, Atrium Gallery at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
Ninth Annual National Juried Show at Prallsville Mills, Stockton, NJ, 2003
J.B. Kline and Son Art Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, 2004
Artsbridge Second Open Photography Show, Lambertville, NJ, 2004
BARC Fine Art Show, Tinicum Barn, Erwinna, PA, 2004
The Contemporary Eye, Michener Art Museum, New Hope, PA, 2005
The Art of Printmaking, American Color Print Society, Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, Rhode Island, 2006
Small Works, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006
71st Annual Members' Exhibition, Main Line Center for the Arts, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 2008
5th Annual Photography Exhibition, JB Kline & Son Gallery, Lambertvilile, New Jersey, 2008
14th Annual Juried Exhibition, Artsbridge, Riverrun Gallery, 2008
Show of Hands, 18th Annual Exhibition Manna, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008
Works on Paper 2009, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009
12th Annual National Juried Show, Gallery West, Alexandria, Virginia, 2009
Irresistible, Capitol Arts Network, Bethesda, Maryland, 2009
American Color Print Society 69th Members Exhibition, Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009

Major Solo Exhibitions
Twentieth Century Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1983
Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1984
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, 1985
Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1990
West Chester University, West Chester, PA, 1991

Awards & Appointments

Teaching and Professional Appointments
Adjunct Faculty, Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College), 1981-present
Art Instructor, Centennial School District, 1990-present
Board of Advisors, Muse Gallery, 1996-present

Major Awards
Claire Breheme Memorial Award, 1991
First Prize, Artists Equity, 1997
Award for Painting, Phillip's Mill Annual Art Exhibition, 2002
James A. Michener Purchase Prize, 2003
2nd Place Award, Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2006
Mr. and Mrs. John Gillian Award, Main Line Center for the Arts 71st Annual Member's Exhibition, 2008

Affiliations and Memberships
College Art Association
The Print Club
Artists Equity
Women's Caucus for Art
American Color Print Society

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