J U D Y    O N O F R I O

J U D Y  O N O F R I O

 

PERSONAL DATA

 

Birthplace: New London, Connecticut
Education: Sullins College, Bristol, Virginia

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2005           McKnight Distinguished Artist Award, McKnight Foundation

2001           Minnesota Crafts Council Lifetime Achievement Award

2000           Rochester Art Center Lifetime Achievement Award

1999           Bush Artist Fellowship, 1998-1999

1995           McKnight Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts, 1994-1995

1994           Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Fellowship Grant, 1993-1994

1993           Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant

1983           YMCA Women of Achievement Award, Rochester, MN

1978           Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship Grant

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

2002           Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program Panel, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Served 1972-1974, 1979-1981, 1986-7, 2002-2004

                  Search Committee Member University of Minnesota

1997           Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places Site Selection Panel 1989-1999

1987           Visual Arts Panel, Minnesota State Arts Board, Minneapolis, MN, Served 1972,1974,1986,

1987           Visual Arts Panel, ARTPAPER, Served 1985-1987

1978           Chair, Visual Art Advisory Panel, S.E. Minnesota Arts Council, Rochester, MN Served 1976-1978

1977           Founding President, Minnesota Crafts Council, Served 1974-1977

1975           Editorial Board, Craft Connection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2014           Full Circle, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2013           Full Circle, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2012           Earthbound, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2011           Acts of Audacious Daring, The Circus World of Judy Onofrio,

                  The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2011           Judy Onofrio, University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse, WI.

2011           Work of the Moment, Swan Song Gallery, Maiden Rock, WI

2010           Stories of Reclining Women, Solo Exhibition, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2010           Judy Onofrio, University Center, Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester, MN

2010           Arabesque, Flaten Museum, Judy and Jennifer Onofrio,

                  St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

                  Reclining Women, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Mn

                  Judy Onofrio, Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, MN

2009           Jungle Dance, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2008           Ringmaster: Judy Onofrio, and the Art of the Circus, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin

                  Stories of Reclining Woman, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

                  SOFA: Sculpture Objects and Functional Art, Chicago, IL, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art,
Kansas City, MO 1995-2008

2007           Voila! Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.

2006           Come One, Come All, Traveling Exhibition 2005-2006

                                    Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

                                    Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK

                                    Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

                                    The North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

2004           New Sculpture, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2000           The Greatest Show on Earth, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

1995           Temptation, Gallery, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

                  New Sculpture, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

                  Judyland, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum, Saint Louis, MO

1993           Judyland, Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

                  Judyland, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

1992           Bejeweled Brooches and Shrines, MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA

                  Temple of Jewels, Gallery, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City

1991           Button Shrine Installation, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (continued)

 

1990           Recent Work, Eugene Johnson Gallery of Art, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN

                  Fire Performance: Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, MN

1988           Altered Planes, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

1987           J. Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin Stout, Menomonie, WI

1986           Fire Performance, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

1985           Clay Paintings, College Center Gallery, Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, MN

                  Fire Performance: North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

1984           Reconstructions, Peter M. David Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

                  Fire Performance: Drake University, Des Moines, IA

1983           Installation, Waterloo Municipal Galleries, Waterloo, lA

                  Fresh Paint, Callaway Galleries, Rochester, MN

1982           Installation, Conkling Memorial Art Gallery, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN

                  University Art Gallery, Wisconsin State University, Stevens Point, WI

1980           Talley Gallery, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN

1978           Catherine G Murphy Gallery, College of St. Catherine's, St. Paul, MN

1977           University Art Gallery, Winona State University, Winona, MN

1976           The University Center Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

                  Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin Stout, Menomonie, WI

1974           Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre, PA

                  Octagon Art Center, Ames, lA

                  University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

1973           Gallery 118: An Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1972           University Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI

                  Smith Park Gallery for Craftsmen, St. Paul, MN

1971           Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS            

 

2014           Make Garden, Instinct Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 

                  Made in Minnesota, Catherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2007           Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju City, Republic of Korea

2006           Folk Nouveau, Metro State University, St. Paul, MN

                  The Art of Whimsy, Olmsted County Historical Society, Rochester, MN

                  Evermore, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN

                  Tooth and Claw: Creatures Imaginary and Real, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Coninued)

                 

2006           Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Gallery, Kansas City, MO  

                  Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI  

2004           A View from America: Contemporary Jewelry Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology,
Melbourne Australia

                  Play Ball! Thomas Barry Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN

                  Art Form, West Palm Beach, FL, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2003           Greatest Show on Earth, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

                  Women On The Edge, Duane Reed Gallery St Louis, MO

2002           Of and About Clay, Gallery Hertz, Louisville, KY

                  Northern Clay Center, Two-Person Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN

2001           Minnesota with a Twist, Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

1999           The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, The Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

                  A Bountiful Beginning, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis

                  Woman in the Weisman, Collection: Spirit of Seneca Falls,

                  Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, and Minneapolis

                  Brooching it Diplomatically, a Tribute to Madeline Albright, International Traveling Exhibition

                  Attitude and Action North American Figurative Jewelry Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham, England

                  The Jewelry Gallery at DESIGN yard, Dublin, Ireland

                  Beadz! New Work by Contemporary Artists, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

                  Bright Bold & Beaded, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

                  Beads and Baubles, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

                  Pure Vision, Traveling Exhibition, 1995-1999

                                    Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

                                    Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL

                                    Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH

                                    Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

                                    Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR

                                    Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

                                    Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL

                                    Union Art Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

                                    Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

                                    Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1998           Narratives International Jewellery Art Exhibition, Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki Finland

                  Joyce Scott & Friends, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Continued)

                 

1998           Passionate Obsessions, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI

1997           In Full Bloom, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

                  Myths and Magical Fantasies, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA

                  American Art Today/The Garden, The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL

                  Birds, Thom Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

                  Embellished, National Surface Design Conference, The Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KA

                  Essentially Beads, Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ

1996           Schmuckszene 1996, Handwerkmesse, Munchen Germany

1995           McKnight Artists, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

                  Brilliant Stories, Arts America Program of the United States Information Agency

                  Touring 1992-1995, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, Pakistan, Egypt

1994           Holiday Exhibition, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

                  Boxes, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

1993           International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of Hawaii

                  A View from Australia, Gold Treasury Museum, Melbourne, Australia

1992           Day of the Dead, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  Language of Jewelry, Helen Williams Drutt Collection, Rohskka Museum of Arts and Design,
Goteborg, Sweden

                  Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki, Finland, Taideteollisuusmuseo

                  2nd Oregon Clay Invitational, Renshaw Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

1991           Collage/Assemblage, Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA

                  Slippery When Wet, Invitational, Olson-Larson Galleries, Des Moines, lA

                  Artist's Choice, Objects Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  Objects, Olson-Larson Galleries, West Des Moines, IA

1990           American Dreams/American Extremes, Museum Voor Hedendaagse Kunst Het Kruithuis,
Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

                  Provinciaal Museum Voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium

                  Two Person Exhibition, Peter M. David Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

                  Art for the Holidays, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

1989           Body and Soul, Three Person Exhibition, St. Steensland Gallery, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

                  New Art Forms, International Exposition, Chicago, IL, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art,
Kansas City, MO

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Continued)

 

1989           Vision and 3-D Representation, Coffman Memorial Union Gallery, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN

1988           Arresting Form, Love of Media, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

                  Two Person Exhibition, Peter Fractured Images, Two-Person Exhibition, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI M David Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1987           Constructed Images, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

                  Two Person Exhibition, Peter M David Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1984           Artists' Choice, Minnesota Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

                  Outdoor Art, Behind the Brewery Gallery, La Crosse, WI

                  Iowa Objects, Olson-Larson Galleries, Des Moines, lA

                  Signals for Territories and Secrets, Two Person Exhibition, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

1982           Sweet Hearts and Classical Geese, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

                  Temples of the Midwest, University Art Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, lA

                  Clay on the Walls, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

                  Three-person exhibition, University Art Gallery, Wisconsin State University, Stevens Point, WI

1980           Invitational, University Art Galleries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

1981           Two Person Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI

                  Arizona Clay AZ Art IV, Gallery of Art, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

                  National Clay Invitational, Hartford School of Art, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

                  Two Person Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Winona State University, Winona, MN

1979           Famous Finger Hall of Fame, Super Mud Conference, Visual Arts Gallery, Penn State University,
University Park, PA

                  Women Artists, National Invitational, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, IL

                  Ceramics Invitational, Macalester Galleries, Janet Wallace Fine Art Center, Macalester College,
St. Paul, MN

                  20th Midwestern Invitational Exhibition, Plains Museum, Moorhead, MN

1978           Women Artists, Fiber, Clay, Metal, Touring Exhibition78-80 Bronx Museum of Art, NY

                  Women in the Arts, University Art Gallery, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

                  Frog Hearts and Lima Beans, Two Person Exhibition, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, The College
of St. Catherines, St Paul, MN

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Continued)

 

1977           Birthday Celebration Invitational, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

                  Focus '77, National Crafts Invitational, Coffman Memorial Union Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

                  Two-Person Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St Paul, MN

                  Northwestern Exhibition, South Dakota Memorial Art Center, Brookings, SD

1976           Cornbelt Goes Country, College Art Gallery, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

                  Fibers Invitational, University Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI

                  Five Minnesota Ceramicists, College Art Gallery, North Hennepin Junior College, Minneapolis, MN

                  Two Person Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

                  Sweethearts and Classical Geese, Two-Person Exhibition, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

1975           State of the Arts: Art of the State, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

                  Extraordinary Vehicles, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

                  Art in America, Centennial Train Touring USA 1974-1976

                  36 Flavors, Invitational, Janet Wallace Fine Art Center, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

                  Foodstuff, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

                  Sculptural Directions, University Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse, WI

                   Two Person Exhibition, Johnson Gallery of Art, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN

1974           Six Artists/Two Nations, College Art Gallery, Moorhead State College, Moorhead, MN

                  Plastic Earth/National Ceramics Invitational, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

                  Soft to Hard, Priebe Gallery, Wisconsin State University, Oshkosh, WI

                  Warren Mackenzie and Some of His Friends, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

                  Group Show, Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  Women's Work, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, College of St. Catherine's, St. Paul, MN

1973           Women in Clay, National Invitational, University Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI

                  Crafts Invitational, Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

                  First Annual December Mystery Show, 118:An Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

                  Group Exhibition, College Art Gallery, Carlton College, Northfield, MN

                  See, Touch, Feel Invitational, Rochester, Art Center, Rochester, MN

                  Women's Erotic Art Show, Guild of Performing Arts, Minneapolis, MN

1972           Craft Exhibition, Invitational, Jewish Community Center, Minneapolis, MN

                  Christmas Plate Invitational, L'Atelier Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Continued)

 

1972           Ceramics Invitational, Eppley Fine Arts Building, Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

                  Wisconsin Crafts Invitational, L'Atelier Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

1970           Craft Commitment, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

 

 

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

 

Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Instinct Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS                                  

 

Australia                       The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Canada                         Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada

Finland                         Arabia Museum, Helsinki, Finland

Germany                       Die Neue Sammiung, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Netherlands                   Museum of Contemporary Art, Voor Hedendaagsa Kunst Het Kruithuis,                                        Hertogenbosch

United States                The Renwick Gallery, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C

                                    Daphne Farago Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

                                    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

                                    Helen Williams Drutt Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

                                    Frederick R. Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

                                    The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

                                    North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

                                    The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

                                    Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum, St. Louis, MO

                                    McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

                                    Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

                                    Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

                                    Hallmark, Kansas City, MO

                                    Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY

                                    Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AK

                                    Greenville County Museum, Greenville, NC

                                    Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS (continued)

National Endowment, National Council on the Arts, Washington, DC

                                    North Hennepin Junior College, Minneapolis, MN

                                    Norwest Bank, Rochester, MN

                                    Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, MN

                                    State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Art in Public Places, Hawaii

                                    University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse, WI

                                    University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI

                                    Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN