Judith Page was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied art at the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University. Early influences were her father, an amateur historian, photographer, and raconteur, who instilled in her a love and respect for history and the creative process, and writers such as Flannery O’Connor and Carson McCullers who provided her with many potent visual images. Other early influences include the Roman historian Tacitus and the politician Cassius Clay. Page says that her “art emerges from a Gothic sensibility, a place where horror and beauty exist in close proximity, where innocence encounters depravity, where the spirit is consumed and revived from moment to moment.”
Page lived and worked in Florida until relocating to New York City in 1992, and currently lives in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. She received individual artist grants from the Gottlieb Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the State of FL. Exhibitions include Pop Surrealism and The Photograph as Canvas, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Disarming Beauty: The Venus de Milo in 20th Century Art, Dali Museum, and solo exhibitions at Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY; Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; Massry Center for the Arts, Albany, NY; Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY and Stetson University, DeLand, FL.
Known for her inventive use of materials and stimulating social commentary, Page’s numerous exhibitions and installation projects were written about in Art Papers, Sculpture, The New York Times, Art on Paper, and Art in America. Page’s art is represented in numerous public collections including Vanderbilt University; FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee; University of KY Art Museum; Mint Museum of Art; University of TN; University of Iowa Museum of Art; and Orlando Museum of Art, FL. She was on the General Fine Arts faculty of MICA from 2004-2011 and on the faculty of the MFA Fine Arts program at SVA from 2010-2016. Her website is www.judithpage.com.