Judy Rifka

American, Born 1945

Born in New York City, Judy Rifka attended Hunter College, Skowhegan School of Art, and the New York Studio School before receiving a BA from Empire State College and a Master’s degree from Adelphi University. Her early solo exhibitions in 1975 in New York were in galleries frequented by the Vogels—Artists Space and Bykert Gallery. That same year, Rifka was included in the Whitney Biennial and the first public exhibition of the Vogel Collection—Painting, Drawing and Sculpture of the ‘60s and ‘70s from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection—at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Rifka was a founding member of the artist collective, Collaborative Projects (known as Colab), and exhibited work in the New York nightclub, the Mudd Club. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions and is in the permanent collections of major national and international museums.

Delaware Art Museum, January 2010
All works by Judy Rifka
To Have It About You: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

Artist's website: http://www.judyrifka.com/

"Artists Space and Bykert Gallery Downtown, New York." Artforum (May 1975), p. 78.

"Bykert Gallery Downtown, New York." Artforum (April 1974), p. 70.

Carducci, Vincent. "Judy Rifka at Alley Culture." Art in America (January 1998), p. 104.

Kardon, Janet. Image Scavengers: Painting. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1983.

Masheck, Joseph. "Judy Rifka and "Postmodernism" in Architecture." Art in America (December 1984), p. 148-163.

Sollins, Susan. Point of View: Four Painters, with essay by Eric Gibson. New York: Independent Curators Incorporated, 1985.

Westmacott, Jean. Women Artists in the Vogel Collection, with essays by Ruth E. Fine and Molly Donovan. Gainesville, GA: Brenau University, 1998.