Mid-Career Artist Residency
Hexagon Special Projects Fellowship Residency Recipient
Alison Judd’s practice is rooted in printmaking at the intersection of print, sculpture and language. She uses earthly phenomena to ruminate on transience, impermanence, and loss, as well as the slow accumulation and distillation of knowledge.
A ‘fact’ is a thing that is known, or proved to be true,
a ‘fracture’ is the act or process of breaking or the state of being broken,
and ‘facture’ is the manner in which something is made.
During the Hexagon Fellowship Residency, Judd will work with these definitions as concept, materials and process. She will create a series of works where scientific texts and geological descriptions are mined for poetry and pair this with letterpress, relief and etching processes. Judd is interested in the discrepancy between logical language and the ineffable and how we struggle to find and express meaning. She is particularly compelled by how such representations can strip away emotional and relational complexity, how metaphor and materiality can restore a nuanced understanding to what is and is not.
Judd holds a diploma from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, a BFA in Printmaking from Concordia University, Montreal, and completed her Masters of Fine Art in Print Media at York University. She has exhibited work nationally and internationally and has been awarded residencies at the Kloster Bentlage Cultural Centre, (Rheine, Germany), the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, (Dawson City, YK), the Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, AB) and the Druckwerk Printmaking Studio (Basel, Switzerland). She is Assistant Professor in Printmaking at OCAD University in Toronto.