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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: SOLO
2017 The Passions: Ecstasy, New Bedford Museum Art, New Bedford, MA
2016 Breathing The Everyday, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2010 The Body Remembered, O’Sullivan Art Center, Denver, CO
2009 Épure, Libby Art Gallery, Boulder, CO
2006 Fotowerks, Flatfile Galleries, Chicago, IL
2004 Femme, Shippley Gallery, Avery Point, CT
2003 Femme, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2002 Myths, Faerie Tales, & Queer Notions, Atrium Gallery, Storrs, CT
2000 Still Life, Tyler Photography Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1995 2Amended, Teaching Gallery, University of Colorado at Denver
1993 Self–Portrait, Auraria Library Art Gallery, Denver, CO
1992 Intimate Landscapes, Photography Gallery, Arkansas State University, State University, AR
1991 Intimate Landscapes, Photography Gallery, Regis College, Denver, CO
Requiem, Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, CO
1988 Intimate Landscapes, Ruth Ramberg Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
The Figure Addressed, Graham Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1987 Elegy Series, Ruth Ramberg Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: GROUP
2016 Work From The Same House, Munson Williams Proctor School of Art Gallery, Utica, NY
2014 Gestures + Figures - 3 Artists/3 Playwrights, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
In Praise of Trees, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
2013 Featured Artist, The 47th Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition, Benton Museum of Art, CT
2012 In Focus, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2011 Women Artists @ New Britain Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Swimming Upstream, ArtSpace Windham Gallery, Willimantic, CT
2009 Everywhere & Nowhere: Spiritual Temperament in Recent American Art, The American Center, New Delhi, India
2008 String of Pearls: Thirty Years of Upstairs Art, Tryon, NC
2007 Digital Atelier, Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs, CT
2006 Being in Body, Kimball Visual Arts Center, Ogden, Utah
Visions of America: 125 Years of American Masterpieces, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2005 Digital Atelier, Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs, CT
2004 International Fine Art Fair, Seventh Avenue Armory, New York, NY
Mirror Mirror: Self-Portrait, Self-Image, Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT
2003 Photo+5 @ UConn, Stamford and Wilbur Cross Galleries, Stamford and Storrs, CT
2001 CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Non-Matriculated Residencies, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2000 Contemporary Photography, Penrose Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1999 Bodies’ Edge, ArtForms Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1998 BodyWorks, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1997 Homo-Genius, Penrose Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1996 Family Matters, Edge Art Gallery, Denver, CO
1995 The Cultural Body, Fine Arts Gallery, Colorado College
1994 Telling...Stories, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993 2Much, UMC Fine Arts Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1992 PhotoBiographers, Atlanta Gallery of Photography, Atlanta, GA
Colorado Photographers: 10 x 10, Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
1990 Introductions 1990, Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, CO
1989 New Mexico Polaroids, Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York, NY
American Dreams, Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
1988 Development, Experimentation, and Interaction With The Polaroid 20 x 24 Camera, Graham Gallery, Albuquerque
Visions 1988, Fine Arts Gallery, New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, NM
Regional Realities, Invitational Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
1986 New Mexico Arts, Steinfield & Grey Gallery, Tinnie, NM
1985 Eros, Center/Gallery, Carrboro, NC
Contemporary Works, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston–Salem, NC
1984 The Body & Its Function, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Eight Colorado Photographers, Visual Studies Workshop Galleries, Rochester, NY
ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2016 Collaborative Artist Residency: Like A Whisper: Time on the Land and in the Museum, Chesterholm, Chester, Corbridge Museums, Northumberland, UK
2015 Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY
2014 Collaborative Artist Residency: Like A Whisper: Time on the Land, Vindolanda Roman Fort/Chesterholm Museum, Northumberland, UK
2013 Leighton Artist Colony, Banff Art Center, Alberta, Canada
2012 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
COLLECTIONS
New Britain Museum of American Art Contemporary Collection, New Britain, CT
Polaroid International Collection
Bunnen Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Colorado Collection, University of Colorado Art Galleries, Boulder
Hume Archive, Special Collections, Norlin Library, University of Colorado at Boulder
Ginny Williams Collection, Denver, CO
Jeremy Anderson and Michelle Hayworth, Bluedog Design, Chicago, IL
Thomas & Gail Bruhn, Mansfield, CT
REPRODUCTIONS
In Praise of Trees, PhotoPlace Gallery exhibition catalog, Middlebury, VT, 2014
10% Magazine: Faerie Tales, Spring 1993, San Francisco, CA
Artpapers: PhotoBiographers, May 1992, Atlanta, GA
San Francisco Camerawork Quarterly, Winter 1987
BOOK CITATIONS
WomenArtists@NewBritianMuseum, 2010, University Press of New England
Lesbian Art in America, Harmony Hammond, 2000, Rizzoli International Publications
REVIEWS
SouthCoastToday, Thorpe’s “Passions” always shrouded, while fully on display,” Don Wilkinson, June 29, 2017
Take Magazine, The Body Ritualized: Connecticut photographer Judith Thorpe on the female body, religious iconography and her life behind a camera, Rowen H. Gray, July 2017
The Hartford Courant, UConn Faculty Visions Showcased, Susan Dunne, October 10, 2013
The Hartford Courant, Women Artists On View at New Britain Museum, Roger Catlin, December 19, 2010
Hartford Advocate, Through A Lens, Darkly, August 21-27, 2003
New Britain Herald, Artist Uses Images to Question Bodily Images, August 4, 2003
UConn Advance, University of Connecticut, April 18, 2002
Hartford Advocate, April 18, 2002, Hartford, CT
ARTzine, University of Connecticut, Fall 2001
Philadelphia City Paper, September 3, 1998, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Inquirer, Provocative Images in Photo Exhibit, September 25, 1998, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia City Paper, Temple Gallery Exhibition, September 3, 1998, Philadelphia, PA
Gazette Telegraph, UCCS exhibit reflects diversity of Colorado Photographers, June 5, 1992, Colorado Springs, CO
The Cheyenne Edition, 10 x 10 a winner at Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, June 12, 1992, Colorado Springs, CO
Atlanta Journal/Atlanta Constitution: PhotoBiographers: Works by 15 Photographers, May 15, 1992, Atlanta, GA
Artpapers: PhotoBiographers, May/ June 1992, Atlanta, GA
Jonesboro Sun: Intimate Landscapes, March 1992, Jonesboro, AR
Tryon Daily Bulletin, March 1985, Tryon, NC
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, November 1984, Rochester, NY
The New Mexican, July 1977, Santa Fe, NM
CREATIVE WORK GRANTS
2016 School of Fine Arts Faculty Research Grant, University of Connecticut
2014 School of Fine Arts Faculty Research Grant, University of Connecticut
2013 Banff Creative Residency Grant
2012 REP Faculty Large Research Grant, University of Connecticut
2008 School of Fine Arts Faculty Research Grant, University of Connecticut
2005 Polaroid Corporation Grant, Lincoln, MA
2004 School of Fine Arts Faculty Research Grant, University of Connecticut
2002-03 Faculty Large Research Grant, University of Connecticut
1992-93 Faculty Research/Creative Activity Grant, University of Colorado at Denver
1991-93 Director’s Grant for Research/Creative Development, University of Colorado at Denver
1980 Polaroid Corporation Materials Grant, University of Colorado, Boulder
AWARDS
2012 Outstanding Faculty Award, School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut
1992 Teaching Excellence Award, School of the Arts, University of Colorado at Denver
EDUCATION – INSTITUTION DEGREE MAJOR
University of Colorado at Boulder MFA Photography
Regis College, Denver, Colorado BS Psychology
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, Certificate
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2013– Director, Master of Fine Arts Program, Department of Art and Art History, University of Connecticut
2001– Professor of Photography, Department of Art and Art History, University of Connecticut
2001-2012 Head, Department of Art and Art History, University of Connecticut
1996–2001 Associate Professor of Photography, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1993–1996 Associate Professor of Photography, Department of Fine Arts, University of Colorado at Denver
1991–1993 Assistant Professor of Photography, Department of Fine Arts, University of Colorado at Denver
1991–1996 Chairperson, Department of Fine Arts, University of Colorado at Denver
1986–1991 Executive Director, Society for Photographic Education, Albuquerque, NM & Boulder, CO