Glass: Realism to Abstraction
Glass: Realism to Abstraction is an ongoing project that allows me to control light plus composition to create art that is not otherwise apparent in real life. This project started with the death of my only child and my desire to avoid the holidays. A cruise in 2007 allowed me to explore the book “Light, Science and Magic” and I was enthralled with the explosion of creativity that followed. I could conceive, construct and capture images of inanimate objects of various shapes, colors and textures either semi-solid or translucent with their reflections that together represented my private vision.
Photographing glass and its reflections, creating abstractions from simplicity to pure indulgence in subject matter, while adhering to the principle that light illuminates and shadows define, led me to this metaphysical exploration of reality.
Judith Monteferrante is fine art photographer living on Cape Ann. As a retired cardiologist, her skills at imaging the heart were transferred to the study of nature’s intimate places. Her main focus is on fine art photography of flowers, often interacting with water, seascapes and still life. She believes that the years of witnessing and helping those who are ill and dying have sharpened her sensitivity, broadened her vision and allow her to see the beauty in the world with meticulous precision and her personal stamp.
While working as a cardiologist full time, Monteferrante took weekend courses, seminars and workshops in all aspects in photography and then completed a Master’s degree in Photographic Studies with honors (MPS) at the School of Visual Arts, in NYC in 2009.
Monteferrante was awarded Copley Artist status with the Copley Society of Art in Boston, is a Moab Master photographer (by Legion Paper), serves as an artistic advisor to SeArts and was the former Artistic Director of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. She has gallery representation in Massachusetts, New York and Arizona.
Monteferrante recently had two solo shows at the Rockport Art Association and Marblehead Art Association in MA. She has been accepted into thirteen juried shows in 2014-15 as well as two invitational exhibits. Monteferrante has won numerous awards, most recently First Place in the juried SeArts: Art @Bass Rocks yearlong exhibition in Gloucester, MA. She was published as a Silver Award winner in “Color” magazine in 2011 and won the Haystack Residency Scholarship Deer Isle, ME from the Copley Society of Art in 2010. Monteferrante’s work is in many private and corporate collections.
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