Judie Bamber’s meticulously rendered drawings and paintings explore issues of gender representation and personal biography through a photo-realistic visual language. Her recent body of work is based on Polaroid snapshots of her mother taken by her father in the 1960s, including nudes and images inspired by fashion magazines.
A graduate of CalArts, Bamber has shown her work throughout the United States, and has been included in exhibitions such as The Visible Vagina, David Nolan Gallery and Francis M Naumann Fine Art, New York; Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party in Feminist Art History, UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; and In a Different Light, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. She was awarded a California Community Foundation Fellowship in 2008 and a City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship in 2007. Bamber is also a recipient of the Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship and leading a course at SFAI this semester.
The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is funded by the generosity of the family of Richard Diebenkorn.