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 at Yellowstone Art Museum on March 4th, 2017

The exhibition culminates in our annual Fine 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.

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

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.



Sitting here writing my blog post at about 6:21am not because I am up that early but because I sleep that late. The pursuit is endless and I cannot find the end to this path I am on. I search for the answers in my dreams hoping that they will reveal some memory as to why I cannot sleep. 

I imagine I was cursed at a young age to stay restless. So here we are once again chasing dreams hoping that once my eyes close I'll find that infinite paradise somewhere between the REM and the morning light.

The sacred paradise that haunts our ambitions and holds on to tight to our waking life. When we will ever reach success when the day never meets the night. That late night that serenades thoughts of a passionate youth when time never seemed to fade away, now we find ourselves chasing light into the smokey distance with no end in sight.

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My pieces take a long time to create as I use a magnifying glass to work on the intricate details. This is my latest piece called Oracle which I've been working on in my studio. I sometimes battle between showing works in progress or not. I like to show completed works as I feel that the outcome has a better effect then seeing missing pieces that have yet to be completed. Even when I have studio visits I don't allow any photography of works in progress but today I'm feeling really good about the progress of Oracle so I decided to show a preview. This piece here is about 18" x 24" so its quite big. The hours put in so far are about over 50.

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From realism to abstraction and everything in between, Florida Contemporary features local photographers, painters, sculptors and graphic artists who have spent a lifetime at their craft, alongside an exciting array of new artists. This exhibition provides an intriguing look at the innovative images, subject matter, techniques and mediums that exemplify art being created throughout Florida today. January 31 — April 26.



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