Judi Tavill( NJ) creates biomorphic abstraction coupling sculpture with drawing that references the complicated experience of connection and entanglement.
After receiving her BFA from Washington University in Saint Louis, Tavill began her creative career as a fashion and textile print designer, culminating as the head designer/director for Lilly Pulitzer. Motherhood allowed for a shift in her journey and upon discovering clay, she went on to become an accomplished fine craft ceramic artist. Her ceramic work has been shown in a variety of venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, the Grand Gallery, City Hall, Las Vegas, multiple national competitions and is in the permanent collection of the Flint Institute of Art Museum.
Pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate degree through the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2020 served as a catalyst to pivot the focus of Tavill’s practice toward abstract contemporary art. This has led to inclusion of her new work in the New Jersey Arts Annual 2022 as well as the Education Gallery at Grounds for Sculpture.
Tavill finds her circuitous path as a creative artist to be an ongoing adventure in investigation, discovery and awareness.