From the CCNY website:
“In a quest to be ‘extremely obvious’ photographer Judy Linn gathers images from her world hoping to create two-dimensional arrangements of shapes on paper that are as lively and interesting as the three-dimensional world trapped inside. Described as ‘modest, quirky, and offhandedly shrewd’ Linn’s pictures ask us to take a good, hard look at the increasingly visual world around us.
Of her photography Linn writes, ‘I want a photograph that makes me aware of what is physically in front of me, a photograph that gives me the pleasure of getting lost. It is like asking yourself a joke: not really knowing what the answer is, giving up, and then seeing the punch line and really laughing.’
Judy Linn has been working as a photographer for over 30 years. She is perhaps best known for pictures made of her friends and colleagues Patti Smith (above) and Robert Mapplethorpe, among others. Her photos have been included in group and solo shows throughout the world including exhibitions at PS1, White Columns, and at the 1995 Whitney Biennial. Linn is represented by Feature Inc. who held a critically acclaimed exhibition of her work in 2007. A graduate of Pratt Institute, she has taught at SVA, NYU,-Tisch School of the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and is currently on the faculty of the Vassar College, Department of Art.
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