Judith Tummino

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Judith Tummino • Profile

 

Judith Tummino

To capture the essence of a moment before it changes and hold that moment is Judith Tummino's desire in her landscape oil paintings. The softness and simplicity of the images she captures reveal a bittersweet nostalgia for the moment that changes so quickly. "I like direct response from nature. I respond from nature. I respond to painting on location and the direct still-life in front of me." Tummino paints many of her works 'pleinair', or on location, while completing others, mainly larger works, in the studio. She deftly achieves a tonal quality in her work and uses light and shadows to reflect the subtle changes in the landscape.

She loves oil paint for the contrast and texture, and is influenced by the works of the Italian, Morandi, for one, because of the deceptive simplicity.

"I like the fact that what I put down stays without fading, etc."


Judith Tummino • Statement

In my work I attempt to capture the essence of the moment in terms of tonal shapes and planes while seeking to find their relationship to one another in the landscape.

In so doing my work often evolves from the observation of and elimination of detail as I attempt to find the most important elements of the observed phenomenae.

I find that the beauty of the moment becomes evasive, first with the change of light which in turn continuously alters the perceived motif and next with my application of paint which constantly changes the painting on the canvas.

As I work I enjoy the visually tactile elements of both the landscape that I am attempting to hold onto as well as the tonal color of the paint used to capture that landscape.

I find feelings both of anticipation and joy as well as bittersweet nostalgia in being so attuned to the moment that will never be quite the same again, either in the chosen landscape or the resulting painting.

This search leads me on to the next painting wherein a new experience will put me through the same desire to search for the metaphor which reflects an aspect of life so meaningful for me.


Judith Tummino • Biography

EDUCATION

1999-2003, 2006 
International School of Art, Umbria, Italy

1993-1998
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1992-1994 
OxBow/School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, Michigan

1974-1977
Master of Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

1963-1967
Bachelor of Arts, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016
"sELECTED Works", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"ArtPrize Eight", Women's City Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Toast", LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

"Everyone in the Pool", LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

"Collective Alchemy", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Grand Valley Artists Gallery", Two Person Exhibition, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2015
"Let's Get Started", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Toast", LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

"Everyone in The Pool", LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

"Lookie Here", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Regional Show, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Two person exhibition, Saint Cecilia Music Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Artprize", Cathedral Square, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Artprize Artists Invitational, Frames Unlimited, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2014
LaFontsee Galleries, “Annual Fall Celebration”, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Hop Skip & a Jump”, Douglas, Michigan

45th Anniversary Exhibition, Viridian Artists, New York, New York

"Artprize", Cathedral Square, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Out of the Polar Vortex", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"A Second Glance", Lowell Arts, Lowell, Michigan

2013   
“Go Figure”, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes", Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan

"Group Exhibition", LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan


2012  
“25 Year Gala”, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“LG-Group”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

“Color Context”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

“Power of Pattern”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

“Fresh Squeezed and Locally Grown”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

“Act II”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

2011   
“Come Out and Play”, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Fall at The Lakeshore”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

“Summer Fun”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

“Opening Celebration”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, Michigan

"Shipped and Shaped", Andrews Gallery, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

2010
"Recent Paintings: Solo Exhibition", Jadite Galleries, New York, New York

"Artprize", Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Group Exhibition", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2009
"Sojourn, paintings from Italy and the Chesapeake Bay, Solo Exhibition", Viridian Artists, New York, New York

"All the Best", Viridian Artists, New York, New York

"Group Exhibition", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2008
"All The Best", Viridian Artists, New York, New York

"Manhattanville College Art Gallery", Viridian Artists, New York, New York

"Putting Our Heads Together For 20 Years", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2007
"Phillip Pearlstein Selects National Juried Exhibition", Prince Street Gallery, New York, New York

"New Art for New Collectors", Viridian Artists, New York, New York

"Celebration", Viridian Artists, New York, New York

"Odd Coupling", Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, Michigan

"2007-C", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Miniature Works", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2006
"Lowell's Passport to Europe," Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, Michigan

"Group Exhibition", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2005
"TWO," LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Landscapes," Blue Heron Gallery, Elk Rapids, Michigan

2004
"Outlook," LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Muskegon Museum of Art Regional", Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan

2003
"Group Exhibition", Galleria, Montecastello di Vibia, Umbria, Italy

"Group Exhibition", Keeler Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Conservancy Show," Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2002
Two-Person Exhibition, Montecasetello di Vibia, Italy

Muskegon Museum of Art, "Muskegon Museum of Art Regional," Muskegon, Michigan

2001
Galleria, Group Exhibition, Montecastello di Vibia, Umbria, Italy 

2000
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, "Death Matters," Invitational, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Susannah Keith Gallery, "Art 2000," Dexter, Michigan

1999
Galleria, Group Exhibition, Montecastello di Vibia, Umbria, Italy 

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, "New Spaces, New Faces," Grand Rapids, Michigan

Gallery Arcadia, Three-Person Exhibition, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

First United Methodist Church, "Celebration," Grand Rapids, Michigan

Muskegon Museum of Art, "Muskegon Museum of Art Regional," Muskegon, Michigan

1994
First United Methodist Church, "Celebration," Grand Rapids, Michigan

1989
Hackley Museum, Juried Competition, Muskegon, Michigan

1988
Lowell Area Arts Council, Solo Exhibition, Lowell, Michigan

1982
Court Galleries, Solo Exhibition, Cincinnati, Ohio

1978
Ludeke Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Cincinnati, Ohio

1977
Western Michigan University, Solo Exhibition, Kalamazoo, Michigan

COLLECTIONS

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Chestnut Cabin and Museum, Port Republic, Maryland

Dennos Museum Center, Traverse Citiy, Michigan

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

CW Mills Paper, Grandville, Michigan

Fifth Third Bank, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mt. Sinai Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

St. Luke Hospital, Toledo, Ohio