Judy Volkmann grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Painting and Art Education from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has received numerous awards, including the Ellen Batell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk, CT. It was during that summer, inspired by the abstract painters there, when she began to explore abstraction in her figurative work.
For over twenty years, Volkmann’s art has focused mainly on the human figure and expressionism. She enjoys painting commissioned portraits for her clients, and has had her work displayed in galleries throughout the Northeastern region of the U. S. Her art is in private collections in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, New Mexico and California.
After living and working in New York City for over ten years, Judy Volkmann recently relocated to Providence, Rhode Island. She is currently represented by ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI; Art 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH; and True Grit Art Gallery, Middleborough, MA.
Education BFA, Art Education, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA – 1992 BFA, Painting, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA – 1991
Awards Fellowship, Yale University, Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT – 1990
Collections Private Collections in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Florida, Idaho, California and New Mexico
Awards and Fellowships Award of Excellence, Celebrate the Healing Power of Art, Manhattan Arts Inter, NY 2013 First Place, Mid-Winter Blues, Alta Luna Gallery, Bristol, RI – 2013 Curators Choice Award, Nude of the Month, Barebrush, New York, NY – 2009 First Place Award, RIAE, Krause Gallery, Moses Brown School – 1999 First Place Award, RIAE, Krause Gallery, Moses Brown School – 1998 Second Place Award, RIAE, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design – 1994 Margot Neugebauer Award, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth – 1990 Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale University – 1990