Judith Belzer employs the rich visual lexicon that paint on canvas offers to explore her long-standing interest in the relationship between nature and culture, most recently looking at man-made landscapes where these two forces meet—often in uncomfortable ways.
Born in Chicago, Belzer studied at Bennington College and then went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College with a degree in English in 1979. She studied at The New York Studio School from 1981-83, which granted her a summer term at the Yale School of Art and Music in Norfolk. Ct. Belzer lived and worked for many years on the East Coast, first in New York City and then in New England before moving to Berkeley California in 2003. Belzer was awarded a residency at the Yaddo Foundation in 2007 and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2014. Her work has been shown regularly throughout the United States in museums and galleries and is included in many private and public collections.
Image: Judith Belzer, Leviathan #9, Panama Project, 2016. Oil on canvas. 30 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist and George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco.