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Judy Rifka

Born in 1945 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Judy Rifka was born in 1945 and she became known in New York thanks to her painting practice and her videos.

She studied art at the Hunter College in Manhattan and pursued her studies at the Studio School in New-York and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Together with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Rene Ricard, John Ahearn, Richard
Mock, Bruce Nauman, Elizabeth Murray, Jenny Holzer, Cookie Mueller, Richard Prince, Kiki Smith, she was a part of the counter-culture artistic scene in the ?70s. Rifka was also a major figure of the No Wave movement.

Her work has been constant throughout her career; it is tense and agitated,
with vertiginous, wild lines.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS


2011
art6 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia (USA)

2001
Gallery X, Harlem, New York (USA)

1997
Alley Culture Gallery, Detroit, Michigan (USA)

1996
Hofstra University, Collins Gallery, New York (USA)

1992
Bistro 100, NationsBank Building Building, Charlotte, North Carolina (USA)

1989
Executive Reception Area, Madison Square Garden, New York (USA)

1988
Union Square Cafe, New York, New York (USA)
Galerie Tobias Hischmann, Frankfurt (Germany)
Galerie Ninety-Nine, Miami, Florida (USA)

1987
Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, California (USA)

1986
Anna Friebe Galerie, Cologne (Germany)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California (USA)

1984
Judy Rifka: Major Works 1981-84: Knight Gallery (USA)
Charlotte; traveled to Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth (USA)
University, Richmond, Virginia (USA)
Galerie de France, Paris (France)

1983
Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London (UK)
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, California (USA)

1981
Museum (Sub) Kulture, Berlin and Hamburg (Germany)

1978
Jean Paul Najar, Paris (France)

1977
Franklin Furnace, New York, New York (USA)

1976
Susan Caldwell, New York, New York (USA)

1975
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, California (USA)

1974
John Doyle Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (USA)

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