Fascinated by world-building exemplified in Science Fiction written and film-based works, Cecilia Judge creates sculptures that appear to be from the universe next-door; while there are signals or icons that are recognizable, the compositions and the juxtaposition of materials and icons are unusual enough to imply that the viewer is witnessing something completely foreign.

Cecilia works intuitively with materials that are unexpected in SciFi based works or discussions, such as fabric and yarn, to create works that reflect various human themes that SciFi narratives often incorporate such as, artificial, organic, and apparently organic matter, as well as themes of identity, violence, and control. Each work is crafted to elicit both comfort and discomfort. The specific theme of extra-dimensional beings using lures to bait humans, attributed to the writer Philip K Dick, is extrapolated on with eye-catching objects suspended by fish hooks, that can be unsettling when further examined. The use of gold subtly implies a sense of divinity or celestial energy that these ambiguous forces could be interpreted as. While the inspiration for these works come from narratives, Cecilia focuses more on emotive responses, by characters and readers, alike. These works feature icons of the luxurious, comforting, and romantic contrasting against sharp icons and implied violence in a way that is a step removed from reality and in that way, easier to digest as the question of comfort becomes one of desire, and how comfort as a sense of security can be a trap.

 

Exhibitions

Soft Trope,  Solo Show, Self Curated, Klapper Gallery, 2020

Virtual Topologies, Group Show, Field Projects Gallery, 2020 

A Fresh Civility, Group Show, Plaxall Gallery, 2018 

Exquisite Cadaver, Group Show, Klapper Gallery, 2017

Ice Breaker, Group Show, Klapper Gallery, 2017

Best in Typography in the Graphic Arts Awards Show, Group Show, School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, 2017

Print Power!, Travelling Show, Hosted by Brian Reeves and Damir Porobic, 2016-2017           

Invisible Cities, The Howard Art Project, Group Show, 2012

Grand Opening, Wildfish Restaurant, Solo Show, 2012

Collected Works

The Museum of Fine Art, Feedback, Boston, Library, 2017

The Museum of Fine Art, Spice of Life, Boston, Library, 2016

The Museum of Fine Art, Tech Zine, Boston, Library, 2013

The Museum of Fine Art, Zine, Boston, Library, 2012

 

Related Experience

Friends Academy, Locust Valley - Art Department Full-Time Administrative Leave Coverage​, Sep 2020 – Oct 2020

Friends Academy, Locust Valley - Art Department Substitute Teacher, 2020

CONNECTED Boston - Member of Graphic Design Team, 2017

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston - Advanced Production Lab Monitor, 2015

Baja Man Screen-Printing, Baldwin - Project Assistant, May 2013 - August 2013

 

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Queens College, City University of New York, 2020

Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, 2017