Judy Gelles

I Know What's Best for You

I Know What's Best for You

4 x 45 inches / 10 x 114 cm, plexiglass, edition 1/7, 2014

Stand Up Straight

Stand Up Straight

7 x 36 inches / 18 x 91 cm, plexiglass, edition 1/7, 2014

Never Go Out Without Lipstick

Never Go Out Without Lipstick

3 x 28 inches / 7.5 x 71 cm, plexiglass, edition 1/7, 2014

Don't Argue With Me

Don't Argue With Me

3 x 36 inches / 7.5 x 91 cm, plexiglass, edition 1/7, 2014

Always Look Good For Your Husband

Always Look Good For Your Husband

1.75 x 40 inches / 4.5 x 102 cm, plexiglass, edition 1/7, 2014

Sunrise Sunset 5

Sunrise Sunset 5

18 x 16 inches / 46 x 41 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 2015

Sunrise Sunset 7

Sunrise Sunset 7

18 x 16 inches / 46 x 41 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 2015

Sunrise Sunset 22

Sunrise Sunset 22

18 x 16 inches / 46 x 41 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 2015

Sunrise Sunset 54

Sunrise Sunset 54

18 x 16 inches / 46 x 41 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 2015

Sunrise Sunset 56

Sunrise Sunset 56

18 x 16 inches / 46 x 41 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 2015

Dock

Dock

Golf Course

Golf Course

15 x 15 inches / 38 x 38 cm, Fuji crystal archive print, edition of 10, 2001-2006

Gas Station

Gas Station

15 x 15 inches / 38 x 38 cm, Fuji crystal archive print, edition of 10, 2001-2006

Mobile Home #9

Mobile Home #9

15 x 15 inches / 38 x 38 cm, Fuji crystal archive print, edition of 10, 2001-2006

Mobile Home #13

Mobile Home #13

15 x 15 inches / 38 x 38 cm, Fuji crystal archive print, edition of 10, 2001-2006

Beach Box #60

Beach Box #60

20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 15, 2003

Beach Box #59

Beach Box #59

20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 15, 2003

Beach Box Purple

Beach Box Purple

20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 15, 2003

Beach Box #71

Beach Box #71

20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 15, 2003

Beach Box #64

Beach Box #64

20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 15, 2003

China: School for Migrant Workers' Children (Girl)

China: School for Migrant Workers' Children (Girl)

40 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2012

St. Lucia: Public School (Girl)

St. Lucia: Public School (Girl)

40 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2012

USA: Urban Public School (Boy)

USA: Urban Public School (Boy)

40 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2012

Italy: Public School (Girl)

Italy: Public School (Girl)

40 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2012

USA: Jewish Day School (Boy)

USA: Jewish Day School (Boy)

40 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2012

4 x 45 inches / 10 x 114 cm, plexiglass, edition 1/7, 20147 x 36 inches / 18 x 91 cm, plexiglass, edition 1/7, 20143 x 28 inches / 7.5 x 71 cm, plexiglass, edition 1/7, 20143 x 36 inches / 7.5 x 91 cm, plexiglass, edition 1/7, 20141.75 x 40 inches / 4.5 x 102 cm, plexiglass, edition 1/7, 201418 x 16 inches / 46 x 41 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 201518 x 16 inches / 46 x 41 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 201518 x 16 inches / 46 x 41 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 201518 x 16 inches / 46 x 41 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 201518 x 16 inches / 46 x 41 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 2015Dock15 x 15 inches / 38 x 38 cm, Fuji crystal archive print, edition of 10, 2001-200615 x 15 inches / 38 x 38 cm, Fuji crystal archive print, edition of 10, 2001-200615 x 15 inches / 38 x 38 cm, Fuji crystal archive print, edition of 10, 2001-200615 x 15 inches / 38 x 38 cm, Fuji crystal archive print, edition of 10, 2001-200620 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 15, 200320 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 15, 200320 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 15, 200320 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 15, 200320 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm, archival pigment print, edition of 15, 200340 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201240 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201240 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201240 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 201240 x 30 inches / 101.6 x 76.2 cm, archival pigment print, edition 1/3, 2012

 

“Sunrise Sunset” Series, JUDY GELLES first encountered the beach boxes while traveling in the United Kingdom. In one of the most colorful painting projects undertaken in the UK, Sadolin Superdec has been used to deliver inspirational shades capturing the essence of the color spectrum from sunrise to sunset at 75 traditionally styled, wooden beach huts in Bournemouth. passed down for generations, have distinct compositions and colors identifying ownership . This is for a simple shed with no electricity, water, or any features at all other than proximity to sand and water. Only locals are allowed to acquire them and they are immensely prized possessions.

“Trailer Park” (Melbourne, FL) another series of work, spawned from her father’s decision to buy a mobile home in Melbourne Beach, FL, to escape the icy New Hampshire winters. Her technique illuminates this community, embodying the dream of retirement, but for many, is actually the end of the road.

“Beach Box” Series (Melbourne, Australia), that depicts simple sheds with no electricity, water, or any features at all other than proximity to sand and water. Located in Melbourne, Australia, these beach boxes provide an artful character to the beaches.  The vivid colors assigned to these sheds, and Gelles’ photographic talent, enhances the value these beach boxes possess.

“Fourth Grade Project”, Judy Gelles has come to realize children today are living in social silos, cut off from diverse cultural and economic groups. She has made it her priority to visit public inner city schools, along with private schools to shed light on the clear differences and challenges these children face. By asking 140 fourth graders from schools in the U.S., China, and India, the exact same questions, she allows their answers to become part of her art, coupled by her intriguing photographs.

Judy Gelles has received her MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. Gelles has exhibited her work at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA; Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA. She has been rewarded by the William Penn Foundation Grant, Philadelphia, PA (2010); the Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA (2011) and the Fleisher Challenge Artist (2007). Her most recent sponsorship comes from the Lomax Family Foundation Grant (2012). Judy Gelles is also in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; Harvard University Fine Arts Library, Cambridge, MA; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; among many others.