Judy Glantzman was born in in 1956 in New York and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1978.
Shown in New York since 1983, Glantzman is distinguished particularly by her early shows in the East Village with Gracie Mansion and subsequently at Blum Helman and Hirschl & Adler Modern.
Glantzman creates vividly highlighted canvases of faces, hands and feet captured in individual moments of emotional expression or action. The imagery is built up in thick layers of oil paint through a process of addition and subtraction: "A cacophony of voices desired to be heard, these paintings can be seen as the inside of my head made visible."
Her work also includes sculptures that reveal her interest in psychology, physiognomy and the multiplicity of personality
In addition to numerous solo shows, Glantzman's paintings have been included in several group exhibitions such as East Village USA at the Museum of Contemporary Art in New York or Site and Insight at P.S. 1 in Long Island City.
Judy Glantzman received several awards such as the Silver Medal from the Royal Society of the Arts in 1978, London, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in 1992, New York, ann the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2001.The artist’s work can be seen in numerous public collections, including the Whitney Art Museum, New York, NY; Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY; the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; The Progressive Collection, Cleveland, OH; and the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL.