ABOUT


Judith Pratt holds an MFA in Painting from American University, and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History from Christie's Education, New York. She also served as a curatorial assistant in the Modern and Contemporary Drawing and Prints Department at New York’s Morgan Library and Museum. Her work has recently been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Hillyer Art Space, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The American Institute of Architects Headquarters, Brentwood Arts Exchange, and The Alexandria Commission for the Arts, City of Alexandria, among others. 


The Jewish Museum in New York recently announced that Pratt's thesis on American Modernist artist Florine Stettheimer will be included as a source for the Stettheimer retrospective scheduled to open at the Museum in May 2017. The thesis, titled Orphée des Quat'z' Arts: A Personal Passage into American Modernism, supports Stettheimer’s performance and sculptural work as pivotal in the rise of performance art during the postmodern era.  


Pratt was awarded a VCCA-France Fellowship in October 2014 to Auvillar, France. In September 2014, Pratt and thirteen Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellows exhibited their multidisciplinary work in an exhibition titled AXIS at D.C. area’s Brentwood Arts Exchange. The Alexandria Commission for the Arts, City of Alexandria Virginia, also selected Pratt's work for two solo exhibitions in 2012 and 2013. Pratt received a Purchase Award for her work juried by Olga Hirshhorn for Abramson & Associates, Washington, D.C.


During the summer of 2013, she was selected to join a group of international artists in the inaugural Art Lab Residency Program sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station, with emphasis on combining the visual arts and science in a mutually experimental inquiry. Her work has also been featured in four editions of the literary journal Raritan: A Quarterly Review, published by Rutgers University in 2013.


Pratt's work has been reviewed in Artnews, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times. She has lectured at Christie's Education, New York, taught at Trinity College and American University in Washington, D.C., and lectured at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She participates as a mentor for emerging artists at the College Art Association's Annual Conference. She serves as a panel member for the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities for artists’ grant awards. Pratt lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area.

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