Judith Berk King
Judith Berk King lives and works in Miami, Florida. She studied fine art at Kensington and Chelsea College in London, England, and received her MFA from Miami International University of Art & Design, Miami, Florida. Her work has been exhibited in London, New York, Los Angeles and South Florida as well as a number of other national and international venues. Judith is a recipient of Artist Enhancement and Artist Access Grants, is a Fellow of the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences and has been a resident at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. She is currently full-time faculty at the Miami International University of Art & Design, Miami, Florida.
"Scientific specimens presented by museums in their glass cases and the artistic renderings of previous eras have always fascinated me. The displays and drawings enabled me to enter a place where strange objects, transformed by preservation and dissection, were brought into the light of day.
As an artist, I focus on the creation and display of curious zoological and botanical structures. The objects constructed may live somewhere in the present or may exist in the future. The style of the work may be contemporary or recall the work of scientific illustrators of the past, transcending time. Through re-imagination and distortion, I invite the viewer to examine and interpret the ambiguous and sometimes disquieting forms that inhabit these works."