American, born 1946, lives in Kingston, New York
Judy Pfaff was born in London, England, and moved to the United States when she was thirteen. She went on to art school, earning her BFA from Washington University in Saint Louis (1971) and her MFA from Yale University (1973). Pfaff is known for her sculpture, drawing, and printmaking, and in 1983 she was awarded a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship. Her solo exhibitions include the Bienal São Paulo (1998), where she was the United States representative, and major shows at the Denver Art Museum (1994) and the National Museum of Women in the Arts (1988). Pfaff’s 1991 exhibition at the FW+M was presented collaboratively with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Among her significant public art projects is Cirque (1994), a permanent installation said to be the largest suspended sculpture in the world, commissioned by the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.