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Judite Dos Santos
updated: 04/22/2008
website: www.juditedossantos.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Foot (Promessas)
Breast (Promessas)
Conversations with my father.1
Conversations with my father.3
Falling
Specter.1
Stacks.1
Mutants.2
Khajuraho (fragments)
Stones - Drawings
Tree-logs.1 (slide view of 1 log - finished work has multiples )
Navegar - Vessel 2 (partial view)
Promessas, instal. view/detail
Khajuraho (PS1 instal.)
White Newstacks
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, autobiographical, psychological, feminist, gender/sexuality, language, social criticism, identity, gestural, biomorphic
 
 
Foot (Promessas) by Judite Dos Santos
Foot (Promessas)
Graphite on paper
series in progress
24" x  18" 
Breast (Promessas) by Judite Dos Santos
Breast (Promessas)
Graphite on paper
series in progress
24" x  18" 
Conversations with my father.1 by Judite Dos Santos
Conversations with my father.1
Graphite & acrylic on paper
series in progress
30" x  41.1/2" 
Conversations with my father.3 by Judite Dos Santos
Conversations with my father.3
Graphite & acrylic on paper
series in progress
30" x  41.1/2" 
Falling by Judite Dos Santos
Falling
Graphite & acrylic on paper
1998
30" x  41.1/2" 
Specter.1 by Judite Dos Santos
Specter.1
Mixed media
2005
26" x  40" 
Stacks.1  by Judite Dos Santos
Stacks.1
Mixed media on paper
series in progress
22" x  30" 
Mutants.2 by Judite Dos Santos
Mutants.2
India ink on paper
2006
5" x  7" 
Khajuraho (fragments) by Judite Dos Santos
Khajuraho (fragments)
Mixed media on newspaper
series in progress
Dimensions variable
Stones - Drawings by Judite Dos Santos
Stones - Drawings
Mixed media on paper + 3D mixed media multiples
2000
Dimensions variable
Tree-logs.1 (slide view of 1 log - finished work has multiples ) by Judite Dos Santos
Tree-logs.1 (slide view of 1 log - finished work has multiples )
Acrylic on newspaper
work in progress
11" x  14"  x 70" 
Navegar - Vessel 2 (partial view) by Judite Dos Santos
Navegar - Vessel 2 (partial view)
Wire, newspaper and veils
2006
Dimensions variable
Promessas, instal. view/detail by Judite Dos Santos
Promessas, instal. view/detail
Color photography (8 images)
2001
24" x  30" 
Khajuraho (PS1 instal.) by Judite Dos Santos
Khajuraho (PS1 instal.)
Mixed media
1991
Dimensions variable
White Newstacks by Judite Dos Santos
White Newstacks
Newspaper, cord, wire & acrylic
1989
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

The "landscape" is the metaphor. The work is in progress and it points to a task that is never finished... The poet as citizen speaks and stands alone, assuming responsibility for that vision for better or worse. Since all works of art are autobiographical in some way, my history is inevitably integrated into my work whether it is evident or not. My body, mind and history are located in the work and that is only a trigger and a vehicle allowing me to share my concerns with others. My expectation is that the work reflects my struggle to make sense of life and the world. The artist is always naked in public, with no place to hide. Archaeology interests me greatly, as well as entropy, memory and transformation. My work is part of a process of change and continuity, within a context of time that is much larger than myself. I believe that true knowledge is a result of human experience. Observation and negotiation of daily experience in relation to memory and history is important in my work. I work with a multiplicity of materials and means, but paper, and particularly newspaper, has been important in many of my pieces, due to its source, the tree. Alive or dead, present or absent, the tree is significant in connection with human evolution and development. Stones are also important in my work. I have collaborated with an archeologist doing research for an ongoing project documenting megalithic stones in Portugal, while photographing women residing in areas surrounding the sites. Drawing for me is also 3dimensional and can incorporate various materials such as cloth or wire, either still or in motion, slicing through space. Many of my projects are developed over time, resulting in various series. Writing is also central to my work either as an integral part of the work or as a parallel process.

Artist Bio / CV

Judite dos Santos was born in Porto, Portugal, raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, lives and works in New York City. She received a BFA in painting from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, in 1984 and an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, NB, N.J. in 1986. She was a studio fellow at the Whitney Museum ISP Program in 1986 and the PS1 Program in 1987 in NYC. Judite continues her research in philosophy, critical theory and cultural studies. Parallel to her visual art projects, writing is very important and she has designed and published a number of small books and spreads, integrating her images and texts. Judite is a neo-conceptual interdisciplinary artist, has developed particular structures and means of expression while remaining unconstrained by any one tradition. She has used 3dimensional objects as well as paintings, drawings and photographic images as multiples, utilizing the grid as metaphor to create narrative structures. Architectural space, site specificity and context have been central to her pieces with space, materials, process and multiple elements integrated as concept. Judite has been awarded grants from NYFA, NJSCA, NEA-Mid Atlantic, Pollock/Krasner Foundation. and Gulbenkian Foundation. She has exhibited since 1984 in the U.S.A. and abroad, including the Whitney Museum; New Museum of Contemporary Art; Bronx Museum; PS1 Museum; Electronic Board at Times Square in NYC (Public Art Fund); Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon; Centro Portugues de Fotografia in Porto and Museu da Fotografia in Braga, Portugal.

Since 1989 Judite has taught at various universities in New York City and abroad.

For CV and more information:

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