3 Questions with Judith Braun – and Big Congrats on Her Fantastic Mural at Bloomberg Philanthr…

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Judith’s mural at Bloomberg Philanthropies

I’ve known Judith for at least 20 years – as an artist, a neighbor, a reality TV star (Bravo’s Work Of Art, first season 2010), a cancer survivor.  Judy is an inspiration to anyone wondering how they can create fulfilling 2nd or 3rd chapters in their lives. Not only has she, in her 60’s, re-created an enormously important art career, she is absolutely thriving.

Most recently, Judy has been doing large on-site finger-painting murals that are just drop-dead gorgeous.  The most recent one was for Bloomberg Philanthropies. I’ve included images of some of her other murals below the break. She is represented by Joe Sheftel Gallery on the Lower East Side and will have her next one-woman show at his gallery in October 2015.

Judy also did a design residency at Burton Snowboards in 2013 for their Feelgood Series.  It was not until the Sochi Olympics women’s snowboarding event that she realized her design had been selected by US Bronze Medalist Kelly Clark. Her snowboards are now in stores and have been in the window at the Burton Store in Soho since this past fall.

Read on below the break for Judy’s sources of inspiration (super interesting!!) as well as some of her favorite spots in the neighborhood.  Also links here to her website and here for her “My Five Minute Life” youtube video.

3 FAVORITE SOURCES FOR ART INSPIRATION:

Quantum Mechanics

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Quantum Mechanics

Kaleidoscopes

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Kaleidoscopes

The Wheel

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The Wheel

 

3 BRANDS/ STORES/ SERVICES YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT

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Whole Foods Delivery

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Staples Delivery

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On my corner of Rivington and Chrystie

 

WHAT’S IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT YOU RECOMMEND WE CHECK OUT

JoeSheftel_OpeningNight

About 100 Lower East Side galleries – especially Joe Sheftel!

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Upstairs at Freemans

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Fanelli’s (the sheen of the old)

MORE EXAMPLES OF JUDY’S WORK – art and design plus links to reviews from the New York Times and Hypoallergic

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Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virgina 2012

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Off the Wall at New Mexico State University. Note the colored balls were what the students did in this Sol LeWitt homage exhibition.

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Judy’s Burton Snowboard

Link here for NY Times Review of her last show at Joe Sheftel.

Link to Hyperallergic for Burton Snowboard article.

 

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