The concerns of my work begin with representational image making. I find a place between mechanical record and human mark in order to explore different aspects of emotional connection and distance. In all of my work, there is a relationship between the image, the media chosen, and the time contained in the execution of the piece, which puts looking, touching, time, and remembrance in intimate conjunction. In my most recent project entitled “Are you my Mother?”, I use images of my mother taken by my father in the 1960's to evoke the history of representations of the female body in art and culture, and the discourses surrounding those histories. Through these images I present the possibility of a complex reading of different desires and erotic pleasures: heterosexual, female, lesbian, scopophilic, etc. while disrupting the usually easy consumption of images of woman.
- Are You my Mother, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
- Women by Women: Judie Bamber, Bridget Mac, Kim McCarty, Suzannah Sinclair, Edwina White, Heiner Contemporary, Washington, DC, 2011
- The Visible Vagina, David Nolan Gallery and Francis M Naumann Fine Art, New York, NY, 2010
- Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press, 2013
- Judie Bamber: Are You My Mother? by Judith Halberstam, XTRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, 2012
- Art and Queer Culture by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, Themes and Movements Series, London: Phaidon Press, 2011
BFA, California Institute of the Arts