b. Los Angeles, CA 1965

Ron Jude was born in Los Angeles in 1965 but was raised in rural Idaho.  If geographical happenstance influences or even determines sensibility, then this American duality, between the urban and the rural, between the land of images and the landscape of a mythic individualism, permeates Ron Jude’s imagery.  He makes no direct proclamations with his work; the cumulative power is subtle and observant, befitting a sensitive kid growing up among car guys and fur trappers.  Proving that these are not mutually exclusive attitudes, his approach to photography is democratic and nuanced, utilizing found photographs, landscapes, portraits, and even pictures he took as a teenager.

—Mark Alice Durant, from an interview on Saint Lucy.

Education


1992 Master of Fine Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
1991 American Photography Institute—National Graduate Seminar, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York
1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Lago, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
Lick Creek Line, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
2015 Lick Creek Line, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Lick Creek Line, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
2014 Lick Creek Line, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
2011 emmett, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
2009 Other Nature, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
2006 Alpine Star, George Eastman House Project Space, Rochester, NY
2004 Landscapes (for Antoine), Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
2003 Amore e  Fantasmi, Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA
2001 Ron Jude: 45th Parallel, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Ron Jude: 45th Parallel, Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
2000 Ron Jude: 45th Parallel, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
1996 Selections From Vitreous China, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1995 Ron Jude: Executive Model, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Ron Jude: Executive Model, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Executive Model: An Installation by Ron Jude, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
1993 Typology, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Ron Jude: Nausea (Ferguson Award), The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
1992 Nausea, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
1992 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Foster Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
1988 Family Gathering, Art Attack Gallery, Boise, ID

Selected Group Exhibitions


2016 Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2014 The Photographer’s Playspace, Aperture Foundation Gallery, NYC

Unseen, Foam Magazine Photo Fair (with Robert Morat Galerie), Amsterdam, Netherlands

Soft Target, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Backstory: La Toya Ruby Frazier, Rond Jude and Guillaume Simoneau, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago
Off the Grid…, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
2012 Repositioned Personal, Daegu Beinnale, South Korea
B-Sides, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR
It Startled the Natives, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Of the Ordinary, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, PA
2011 Threefold: Selections from the Indie Photobook Library, Photographic Resourse Center, Boston, MA
Stone Canoe Exhibition, XL Projects Gallery, Syracuse, NY
2010 Meer, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium
Light Work Grant Winners Exhibition, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
Icons & Allegories, curated by Mark McKnight, Sight Space, Oakland, CA
2009 MOCA GA Collects: The Photographic Image, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA
Blind Spot Exhibition, Project X, New York, NY
2008 Blind Spot Exhibition, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Now is the Winter, Proekt_Fabrika, Moscow, Russia
2007 Stubborn Things: Recent Work by Ron Jude & Nick Muellner, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College
2006 What We’re Collecting Now, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
2004 The Carlson Collection of American Landscape Photography, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Figure Eight, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
#13: Pictures With People, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
So Atlanta, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2003 Object Lessons: Additions to the Collection, 1997-2002, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
2002 A Thousand Hounds, Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York, NY
Faculty Art Show, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
2001 Picture Postcard: Ron Jude & John Johnston, College of Visual Arts Orbit Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Grant Recipients Exhibition, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
In Italy, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA
A Priori: Photography Faculty Show, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
2000 Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
James D. Phelan Award Exhibition, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Considering the West, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
Earth/Sky, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
10 Years Forward/10 Years Back, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
1999 Ron Jude/Mark Heitoff, Roth/Horowitz, New York, NY
Photography Today, Tomorrow, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Color Theory, College of Visual Arts Gallery, St. Paul, MN
As Far As The Eye Can See, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1998 Blind Spot Exhibition, Soho Triad Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Selections, Vaknin/Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1997 Winter, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
1996 Never Walk Alone, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
100 Years of Photography, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
1995 Five Years of New Acquisitions, 1990-1995: Works on Paper and Photographs, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Summer Salon II (Pictures We Like), Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
1994 The 1994 Atlanta Biennial, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1993 The Art of Photography, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
1992 New Southern Photography, New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
1991 Distance: Photographs by Ron Jude & Deanna Dikeman, SCP Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1990 Photowork ‘90, The New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1987 5th Idaho Biennial, Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, ID

Bibliography – Monographs and Artist’s Books

Fires. © 2013 RAM/MoCP, Santa Monica/Chicago)
Executive Model. © 2012 Libraryman, Stockholm/London
Lick Creek Line. © 2012 MACK, London© 2010 The Ice Plant, Los Angeles, CA
Other Nature. © 2008 The Ice Plant, Los Angeles, CA
Ron Jude: Postcards. © 2006 A-Jump Books, Ithaca, NY.
Ron Jude. Alpine Star. © 2006 A-Jump Books, Ithaca, NY.

Bibliography – Books, Catalogues, Reviews, Interviews

Mark McKnight, Icons & Allegories. Exhibition Catalog. Sight Space, Oakland, CA, 2010.
Therese Mulligan and Debora Ryan, Framing Sight. Exhibition Catalogue. Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY 2004.
Tom Piché and Nicholas Muellner. Ron Jude: Landscapes (for Antoine). Exhibition Catalogue. Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY 2004.
Heather A. Ferrell. Ron Jude: 45th Parallel. Exhibition Brochure. Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, 2000.
Chris Scoates/Debra Wilbur. As Far As The Eye Can See.Exhibition Catalogue. Atlanta College of Art/City Gallery at Chastain, 1999: illus.—pp. 5 & 7.
Ellen Dugan. Executive Model: An Installation by Ron Jude. Exhibition Brochure. Atlanta: High Museum of Art, 1995.
Julia A. Fenton. The 1994 Atlanta Biennial.Exhibition Brochure. Atlanta: Nexus Contemporary Arts Center.
John Szarkowski. 1992 New Orleans Triennial. Exhibition Catalogue. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1992.
Kirby Pilcher, “Ron Jude: Alpine Star.” AfterImage. (January/February 2006) p. 32.
Maika Pollack. "#13: Pictures with People." Flash Art International, (October 2004) p. 79.
Katherine Rushworth. "Landscapes as Landscapes." Syracuse Post-Standard. (May 16, 2004) p. Stars 25.
Jennifer Amie. “Picture Postcard.” Art Papers Magazine. (Jan/Feb, 2002) p. 50.
Derek Guthrie, Executive Producer. “The Artclub”,CNN International. (Television interview, aired five times throughout Europe and Asia in Mid-November, 2000.
Dana Oland. “The Blending of Past and Present.” The Idaho Statesman. (July 29, 2000) pp. 1E-2E.
Catherine Fox. “A Hard Look at Atlanta.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (Sept. 27, 1996) p. P10.
Richard McClure. “Mean Streets.” British Journal of Photography.Vol. 143, No. 7079(June 5, 1996) pp. 25-26; illus. p 25.
Jerry Cullum. “Ron Jude: Executive Model.”Art Papers.Vol. 19 No. 4 (July/August, 1995) pp. 44-45.
George Edmondson. “Grab Shots.” Camera & Darkroom.(June, 1995): p. 70.
Vince Aletti. “The Short List–-Photo.” The Village Voice. Vol. XL No. 31 (August 1, 1995): p. 10.
Jerry Cullum. “1994 Atlanta Biennial.”Art Papers.Vol. 18 No. 4 (July/August, 1994): pp. 50-51.
Sarah Farsad/Jennifer Pearson (Cheryl Younger, ed.). 1994 Proceedings Journal of the American Photography Institute—National Graduate Seminar.New York. New York University, 1994. pp. 174-175.
Michael Read. “Ferguson Award: Ron Jude.” Newsletter of the Friends of Photography.16, No. 2 (March/April, 1993) p. 9.
Jeanette Ross. “Deconstructing Nostalgia.” Artweek. No. 38 (12 November, 1988) p. 10.
Corey Presha, “Emmett, by Ron Jude.” Photography, etc http://coreypresha.wordpress.com/2010/11/19/ron-jude-emmett/ (December 2010)
Doug Rickard, “Ron Jude: Emmett.” American Suburb X http://www.americansuburbx.com/2010/10/ron-jude-emmett-2010.html (October 2010)
Christopher Gianunzio, “In Review: Alpine Star.” Philadelphia Photo Arts Center http://philaphotoartsblog.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/book-review-alpine-star/ (August 4, 2010)
Daniel Augschöll and Anya Jasbär, “Interview with: Ron Jude.” Ahorn Magazine http://www.ahornmagazine.com/interview_jude.html (September 1, 2009)
Michael Werner, “Interview: Ron Jude.” Two Way Lens. http://2waylens.blogspot.com/search?q=ron+jude (February 1, 2009)
Jeffrey Ladd, “Ron Jude: Other Nature.” 5B4. http://5b4.blogspot.com/ (December 11, 2008)
Chris McCall, “Other Nature: Top Books of 2008,” Photography in Print. http://www.photographyinprint.com/?cat=17 (November 26, 2008)
Melanie McWhorter, “Other Nature by Ron Jude,” Fraction Magazine. http://fractionmag.com/ (November 1, 2008)
Julie Fishkin, “A Conversation With Ron Jude,” Humble Arts Foundation. http://humbleartsfoundation.org/soloshow/pastshows/ronjude/index.html (September 10, 2008)
“Ron Jude On Press with The Ice Plant in Korea,” Photo-Eye Magazine.http://www.photoeye.com/magazine/ (September 2, 2008)

Selected Public Collections

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Georgia Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA
Light Work, Syracuse, NY
LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

Awards and Honors

2010 Light Work Photography Grant, Syracuse, NY
2006 Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts 2006-2007 Artist’s Grant
2000 Light Work Photography Grant, Syracuse, New York
2000 James D. Phelan Award in Photography, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
1994 Aaron Siskind Foundation Photographer’s Fellowship, New York
1992 Ferguson Award, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
1991 American Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar Fellowship, New York University, NY