Revised Zaha Haid artwork

Revised Zaha Haid artwork

Monarch Series

Zaha Hadid the Iraqi architect and also known as the Queen of Architecture was one of my greatest inspirations for most of my work. Hadid's death had an impact on me instantly as I was hoping to one day meet her. This artwork is tribute that incorporates some of the elements of her own building designs including her 1000 Museum building to be completed in Miami 2018.

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Artist Gives Historical Women Of Color The Glorious Crowns They Deserve. HUFFPOST arts and Culture Interview

Interview with HUFF POST ARTS AND CULTURE

Nicaraguan artist Ivette Cabrera’s delicate drawings, women real and imagined elaborate headdresses. The black, white and red crowns transcend fashion trends and sovereign traditions, resembling weightless, geometric diagrams ― part botanical, part architectural ― that allude to the endless, blossoming potential of its wearers. They are material and immaterial, regal and boundless. 

Cabrera first began contemplating the series while researching the Sandinista National Liberation Front, the democratic socialist party in Nicaragua that overthrew the country’s president in 1979, establishing a revolutionary government in its place. Women played a vital role in the revolution, serving in government, enacting social programs and joining the ranks of the local guerrilla groups. While delving into the Nicaraguan history that propelled her mother to migrate to the United States, Cabrera discovered a photograph that grabbed her attention. 

The photo depicted a Sandinista woman wearing a rifle slung around her shoulder while breastfeeding a child. “The image made me realize,” Cabrera explained to The Huffington Post, “that women are both warriors and creators, fighters and powerful yet fragile enough to care for human life.”

Latest artwork "The Martyr of Orleans" aka Joan of Arc completed

Monarch Series
Archival ink, marker, charcoal and gold leaf on paper


Just finished my latest drawing based off the historical Joan of Arc. She is also known as The Maid of Orleans, but she was a warrior who led an army so we'll give her a proper title "The Martyr of Orleans".
Joan of Arc was burned at the stake after leading an army of men to fight her to recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission. .

"The subjects for my work are women from various cultures. My research has led me to find important women who changed the course of history, sometimes by creating rituals to glorify certain women or by breaking all cultural barriers in a society that devalued their worth. As a woman, I feel that its important to represent and tell their story. In visual art, it is both important to convey powerful messages to the viewer and to represent a beauty which entices the viewer to search deeper. The subjects of my work are beautiful women. But what makes them beautiful is how we see the power of their presence reflected back at us". (woven tale press article here)

My work is a continuous rebellion against what society wants us to be vs. who we actually are.
The battle has just begun.

Kumari: The young living goddess of Patan

Kumari: The young living goddess of Patan

My latest inspiration comes from the young goddess women on Patan in Nepal. The tradition is based on the ideal that pre-pubescent girls considered to be the earthly manifestations of divine female energy, incarnations of the goddess known as Taleju, the Nepalese name for Durga.2 Selected as children, they live in temples, are carried in chariots during festivals and are worshipped by thousands of Hindus and Buddhists.

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Into the Light to be exhibited at Yellowstone Art Museum Silent Art Auction 49

The exhibition culminates in our annual Art Auction which consists of a silent auction, a live auction, a “Quick Draw,” and cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, all within the beautiful background created by the museum’s spacious galleries. The auction begins Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. and features a catered dinner and dessert buffet. The Live Auction bidding begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include a raffle drawing.  Advance tickets to the Art Auction event last year was $95 per person and $105 at the door.

49th Annual Art Auction event will be held on March 4th, 2017

Art Auction 49 exhibition will be on view:
January 19, 2017 – March 4, 2017


Artwork to be auctioned off is called Into the Light

Into the Light

10" x 19"

Archival ink, marker, graphite, and charcoal on toned paper.

Sacred Spring Series

Exhibited at Baker Museum in Naples Florida 2014. Currently at Silent Art Auction 49 for Yellowstone Art Museum on March 4, 2017.

“Into the Light” was inspired by the independent film Nena, directed by my friend Christi Arce. The movie follows a young girl who is molested by her father until she finally breaks free and moves on to a brighter future. My piece explores the concept of moving forward in life despite past circumstances. In the drawing, the woman faces the sun—the light. Her headdress is taller than before because she overcame the trials and tribulations of something young girls have experienced throughout the world. It was crucial to show her resilience—how resilient all women can be—so while the gesture of her head is strong, her face is gentle and at peace.

Created November 2013

Opening BID $2,500


Women artists to look out for during Miami Art Week feature on Miami.com

If you want to find women that are doing big things in the art world, keep an eye out for these artists in Miami during Art Week.

Women struggle to get ahead in every industry, and the art world is no different. But this year's Miami Art Week offers a showcase of up and coming feminine talent that should be on your radar right now. Whether you’re an ardent feminist or simply someone looking to discover important art, follow our guide on the women to watch for at this year’s Art Basel and Miami Art Week.

Viophilia, an art collective and gallery started by three local women artists (Ivette Cabrera, Francy Freixas, and Natalia Molina), will be open and exhibiting works by their residents (many of which are also women) during Art Basel. The studio will also be working with Viu Gallery on a special exhibition Friday, Dec. 2nd from 9-10 p.m. Ms. Cabrera (one of Viophilia’s directors) will also be showcasing some of her work at the Art Beat Miami Satellite Fair.

Article can be found here

Mount Gay Rum United in Craft commercial spotlighting my art coming soon!

The last few weeks have been great! Not only have I moved my studio but I have been creating a new mural and shooting a commercial with Mount Gay Rum. Mount Gay Rum reached out to my partner and I for a national rum marketing campaign that focuses on my artwork and our murals for their #unitedincraft series. Their NYC and LA team came down to meet with us and their production team Stadium for a  2 day shoot. They treated us to a great storied supper at The Raleigh Hotel where they showed us how they perfect the craft of making their rum.

 

Im very excited to see the final edit which will be released in 3 weeks. Here's some behind the scenes pictures of the production team filming and the mural located in Wynwood which I created with Amir Shakir for our team Color Dreamers . I will be posting the link to video once it airs. 

Mural Design accepted for Little Haiti Mural Project in Miami

During the next coming weeks I will be executing this mural in Little Haiti Arts District in Miami. I will post updates of progress work. Expected completion September 10, 2016

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Adaptation a curated show by Ivette Cabrera

Adaptation "A portfolio of Biological Futursim"
A solo exhibition of the drawings of artist Judith Berk King curated by Ivette Cabrera.
Opening Reception May 5, 2016 | 7pm-11pm
Exhibition Dates May 5-20, 2016
RSVP: viophilia@gmail.com

Viophilia is pleased to present Adaptation : A Portfolio of Biological Futurism, a solo exhibition of new works by artist Judith Berk King. Translated from the Journal of Biological Discovery, many years in the future: For millions of years, the earth has been undergoing a series of ‘extinctions’ as unsuccessful species have died out, their niches overwhelmed by successful contenders. We are currently undergoing a Sixth Extinction, and animals and plants will have to evolve quickly in order to survive. The drawings here represent a sample of species that might develop in response to our rapidly evolving ecosystems, or that might be created by deliberate hybridization and forced mutation.

"Scientific specimens presented by museums in their glass cases and the artistic renderings of previous eras have always fascinated me. The displays and drawings enabled me to enter a place where strange objects, transformed by preservation and dissection, were brought into the light of day. As an artist, I focus on the creation and display of curious zoological and botanical structures. The objects constructed may live somewhere in the present or may exist in the future. The style of the work may be contemporary or recall the work of scientific illustrators of the past, transcending time. Through re-imagination and distortion, I invite the viewer to examine and interpret the ambiguous and sometimes disquieting forms that inhabit these works."

About the Artist: Judith Berk King lives and works in Miami, Florida. She studied fine art at Kensington and Chelsea College in London, England and received her MFA from Miami International University of Art & Design. She has attended residencies at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Her drawings and ceramic work has been published in books and periodicals, and she been exhibited in London, New York, Los Angeles and Fuping, China, as well as a number of other national and international venues.

We invite you to take a special journey to a time in the future where we explore the past mutations of biological creatures that existed on this planetlong ago and have now become extinct.