Judith Peck's sculptures are in approximately eighty public and private collections, including the American Art Collection of the Yale University Gallery, the Ghetto Fighters Museum in Israel, West Palm Beach Florida Library, Teaneck New Jersey Public Library, Tenafly New Jersey High School, Ridgewood, New Jersey Train Station and cultural and religious institutions in New York, Maryland and Israel.
Her work has been exhibited at the International Biennial of Art in Malta, the National Academy Galleries in New York, the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Pennsylvania Academy, the Detroit Institute, the New Jersey State Museum, and at numerous universities including Yale, Columbia, Fordham, Adelphi, Montclair, and Rutgers.
Recently, Judith Peck's "Ladies of Steel," four over-life size sculptures, were on display at Dag Hammerskjold Plaza in New York City, sponsored by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and a major exhibition of sixteen large sculptures was installed on the Robert Moses Plaza of Fordham University, Lincoln Center in New York. Several large works are currently on view in the Art Park at Clifton City Hall, NJ and the Erika and David Boyd Sculpture Garden in Leonia, NJ. Recent invitational exhibitions include Adelphi University, Garden City, NY and the Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.
Invited commission proposals include, among others, models for the Rutgers Law Library, Camden, NJ; New City Jail, NY; Somerset Financial Center, NJ; North Palm Beach Library, FL; the Teaneck Centennial; and the Saddle River Millennium, NJ.
Judith Peck is full professor of Art at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah. She is author of the text, Sculpture as Experience: Working with Clay, Wire, Wax, Plaster, and Found Objects (Krause Publications), and four other books on creative processes: Leap to the Sun: Learning through Dynamic Play (Prentice-Hall), Art & Interaction (Ramapo College of New Jersey), Art Activities for Mind and Imagination, and Artistic Crafts (Imagination Arts Publications). Peck is referenced in Who's Who in American Art, the World's Who's Who of Women, and the Smithsonian Institute's publication, "Designing Public Art," published in conjunction with The National Museum of American Art, 1996. She has twice been named Featured Artist by Santa Fe Art World, most recently this month, September 2013
Judith holds a doctoral degree from New York University and two masters degrees in sculpture and art education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
"Judith Peck sculpts as the wind wills—from carefully wrought beauty to wayward mischief."
The Record, New Jersey
Judith Peck’s sculptures assert a dynamic and uplifting human presence, posed against midtown’s soaring glass towers.” Gallery & Studio, New York
My sculpture is about people: how they look, how they act, how they endure hardship and celebrate joy. The landscape of people is a dramatic terrain of vitality, humor, pathos and intriguing change. I change too, as I try to make sense of it all.