Judith Joseph

Woodblock prints, egg tempera paintings, multi-media works by artist Judith Joseph

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            B.S. Art, University of Wisconsin‑Madison


2015 Selected participant for Midwest Jewish Artists Lab, Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL

2004 Illinois Arts Council Artists’ Fellowship Award

1998  Illinois Arts Council Artists’ Fellowship Award

2001 Illinois Arts Council Artists’ Finalist Award


Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Illinois

Respect And Tolerance Foundation, Lostice, Czech Republic

Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Westmoor School, Northbrook, Illinois

Family Service of Oak Park/River Forest, Illinois

Jewish Women's Foundation, Chicago, Illinois

North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, Illinois

Congregation Anshe Emet, Chicago, Illinois

Congregation Hakafa, Glencoe, Illinois

North American Academy of Liturgy

Downtown Highland Park Alliance Public Art Display Project


Over 500 commissioned illuminated manuscripts and paintings.


           2018  Ovation/ Chai Point, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

           2017  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library

           2017   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Hillel Center

  2016  The Art Center, Highland Park, with Luis De La Torre

            2015  Zack Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, with Alina Smolyansky

            2013   Kraft Center, Columbia University, New York, New York

            2012   PerficalSense Gallery, Evanston, Illinois

            2011    Congregation Solel, Highland Park, Illinois

            2011   The Art Center, Highland Park,Illinois

            2011   Beth Emet Congregation, Evanston, Illinois

            2010   ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

            2010   Northbrook Village Hall, Northbrook, Illinois

            2003   Anatomically Correct Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

            1992   Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston, Illinois

            1986   Skokie Public Library, Skokie, Illinois

            1983   Illinois Arts Council Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


2017  Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery:  The Golem in Brooklyn, juried exhibit

2017  Koehnline Museum, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois:  Women And Anger, juried exhibit

2017  Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois:  Far From The Front Lines, juried exhibit

2017  Gold Wing Gallery, Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation, New York, New York: In Celebration of HTC's 11th Year, invitational exhibit

2017 Gallery at St. Luke's, Metuchen, New Jersey:  Beautiful, Powerful Statements, juried exhibit

2016 Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York:  Passover And The Consequences Of Freedom, juried exhibit

2016 Spertus Institute, Chicago, Illinois: Voices of Wisdom, invitational exhibit

2016  USC Hillel, Los Angeles, California:  Dimensions of Spirituality, juried exhibit

2016  Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois:  faculty exhibit

2015, 2010 Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois: Explorations, juried exhibit

2015-16 Arthur Feldman Gallery, Highland Park, IL:  Artists' Beit Midrash, also at NSS Beth El, 2016

2014 Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia: juried exhibit

2014 ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL: Fractured Yet Rising, juried exhibit

2014 Arthur Feldman Gallery, Highland Park, IL: Artists Interpret Purim Marks, invitational

2010-16 The Art Center, Highland Park, In-View, Annual Faculty and Members Exhibit

2014 Fused Art Israel, San Diego, California: international juried online exhibit

2013 110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: Ritual Book Show, juried exhibit

2012 Kol Ami Museum, N.S. Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, Illinois:  juried exhibit

2012 Decatur Arts Council, Decatur, Illinois:  Jewish Culture, invitational exhibit

2012 South Shore Arts Center, Munster, Indiana:  An Exploration of Words and Letters, juried

2010-12  The Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois; Voices And Visions, annual juried exhibit

2012 The Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois:  Sacred Spaces, juried exhibit

2011 Jewish Art Salon, Global/Local, digitally projected at 200 locations in 40 countries,  juried

2011 Northbrook Originals, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, Illinois

2010 Heller Nature Center, Highland Park, Ill.: Coming To Fruition: Painting with Judith Joseph

2010 Perfical Sense Studio, Evanston, Illinois: All Things That Bloom

2010 Red Tape Theatre, Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Fringe Artists Networking Night

2009 Dayton Peace Museum, Dayton, Ohio: The Art Of Peace, international juried exhibit

2009 ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois:  Collaboration

2009 The Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois: As The Spirit Moves You

2009 The Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois: The Healing Power of Art

2009 New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, Wisconsin:  The Healing Power of Art


           2016  Transcendence of Loss, live painting accompaniment to recital performance by vocalist Chelsea Betz with ensemble, Northwestern University

           1999  Mass Ensemble, live drawing accompaniment to concert and dance performance, Pilsen, Chicago, Illinois

           1995  Live drawing accompaniment to story-telling performance by Rives Collins, Assoc. Prof., Northwestern University Theater Dept., at Northside Catholic Academy, Chicago


2014, 2012 Magic Garden Project, Highland Park, Illinois

2011 Project Butterfly, Highland Park, Illinois

2010 Chicago Center For Green Technology, painted rain barrels, Chicago, Illinois

2009 Green Town Chicago Conference, painted rain barrels, Chicago, Illinois

2009 Rain Barrel Project, Chicago Botanic Garden at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

2009 Rain Barrel Project, City of Chicago water conservation awareness project

2009 Landfill Art Project (international)


Wisconsin Artists: A Celebration of Jewish Presence, Carter and Reusch,, Marquette U., 1994

Harvest of Freedom, Louise Dunn Yochim, Am. References, Inc., 1989

Hours Of Devotion, ed. by Dinah Berland, 2007, Shocken Books


2005 North Shore Art League Documentary Film, directed by Mark Siska


Yamim Noramim (zine), ed. by Tamar Nachmany, 2016

The Journal of the Sumi-e Society of America, Vol. 253, Spring, 2013

Conney Conference on Jewish Art, 2013, University of Wisconsin, illustrated lecture (video)

Shma Journal, featured artist, May, 2013

Queens College Journal of Jewish Studies, Spring, 2012

East On Central visual/literary magazine, 2010, ed. Judith Kaufman Tepfer, painting and photograph.

Proceedings of the 2009 Conney Conference On Jewish Arts, illustrated essay, ed. Prof. Douglas Rosenberg, U. of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, 2009.

Zeek at Forward, featured artist, November, 2009.

Zeek at Jewcy, Rethinking Jewish Spirituality, (web) by Jay Michaelson, illustrations, May 20, 2009

Hours Of Devotion, book website designed by Zumwinkle.com, 2008

Letter Arts Review, Annual Juried Issue (print), 2007

The Passover Celebration, (book), Rabbi Leon Klenecki, ed., Liturgical Training Publications of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, 2001

Letter Arts Review, Wedding Issue (print), Summer 2005

Cleveland Jewish News, cover illustration (print), Spring, 2005

Marketing News, cover illustration (print), June 1, 2004

JUF News, illustration (print) for interview of Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Elie Wiesel, 1996

Heresies #13, Feminism and Ecology, art, Winter Issue, 1981


Oakland Press, Michigan, Jewish Artists Collective of Chicago exhibits at Janice Charach Gallery, 5-28-18

Jewish Independent, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Art Shares Esthetic, Stories, 4-24-15

North Shore Weekend West, 1-19-14

Trib Local: Congregation Solel Pays Tribute to the Freedom Riders on the 50th Anniversary of Their Historic Bus Rides (10-10-11)

Sun-Times Media, "New Art Commission Head Ready For Studio Tour," 10-4-11

Chicago Trib Local, "Butterflies Take Flight in Downtown", 5-11, Sun-Times Media, "Artist Creates Ketubah for Second Generation of Patrons", 11-10

WBEZ Eight Forty Eight: "New Exhibition Explores Our Financial, Emotional and Spiritual Debts", 8-3-10

Spotlight On The Arts, Northbrook Community Television feature program, October 2010

Chicago Reader, 7-22-10

Chicago Tribune Local, 6-10

North Shore Magazine, 5/09

Ageless North Shore, 5/09

Pioneer Press 7/08

Chicago Jewish News, 5/2/08

Pioneer Press, 9/07

Northbrook Star, 1/07

Milwaukee Journal, 4/94, 5/94, 8/94

New Art Examiner, 11/83


2014-15 Artists’ Beit Midrash, Arthur Feldman Gallery and NSS Beth El, Highland Park, IL

2011 The Ties That Bind, article and curated online exhibit by Judith Joseph, Jewish Art Now

2010 Coming To Fruition: Painting with Judith Joseph, Heller Nature Center, Highland Park, Illinois

2009 The Healing Power of Art, The Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois and New Visions Gallery, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin


2012 and 2010 Annual Exhibition, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, Illinois

2010 Chicago Calligraphy Collective, Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

2010-15 Cuneo Gardens, Deerfield, Northbrook, Yorktown and Glenview, Illinois art fairs

2009 Illinois Wesleyan U., Deerfield, and Cuneo Gardens, Illinois art fairs

2008 Annual Juried Exhibition, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, Illinois

2008 Northbrook, Glenview Art League and Highwood, Illinois art fairs


2002- present, Painting Faculty, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois 2013, 2009

2003- present, Painting Faculty, The Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois

2015  Artist-In-Residence, Westmoor Elementary School, Northbrook, Illinois

2009, 2013 Presenter, Conney Conference On Jewish Arts, University of Wisconsin

2014-15 Artists’ Beit Midrash, NSSBE, Highland Park, Illinois

2013 Guest Speaker, Sumi-E Society of the Midwest, Glencoe, Illinois

2010 Guest Speaker, Lake Forest College

2010-11 Workshops, PerficalSense Studio, Evanston, Illinois

2010 Workshops, Whispering Woodlands, Paoli, Wisconsin

2010 Artist-In-Residence, Beth Emet Congregation, Evanston, Illinois

2000-2007 North Shore Art League, painting instructor

1996-98 Artist Demonstrations, The Art Institute Of Chicago

1995- 2005 Northside Catholic Academy, art teacher

1994- 2005 Art Encounter, Evanston, illinois, facilitator of gallery and museum tours

2002-15 Adult Study Coordinator, Congregation Hakafa, Glencoe, IL


The Society of Tempera Painters

Chicago Calligraphy Collective

Jewish Art Salon

Jewish Artists Collective/ Chicago

Global Alliance of Artists