Judith Hugentobler


Judith Hugentobler

Judith is an arts educator and ceramic sculptor who received a MFA Degree in Sculpture from the SUNY at Albany.  Ms. Hugentobler studied sculpture and site specific art internationally 1989 at the Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria and set design in 1982 at the Kunst Akademie Dusseldorf, Germany.  Judith has worked on large scale props fabrication for Theater, Stop Motion Film and Children's Television. 
Concentrating on ceramic production since 1997 she completed artist residencies in sculpture on the East Coast, at Byrdcliffe AIR and the Woman's Studio Workshop in New York, Watershed Center for the Arts in Maine, as well as I-Park in CT.  Currently Judith works as an Adjunct Professor, teaching introductory courses in 2D and 3 Dimensional Design and Digital Imaging at LIM College.  She has also offered programs within the community at large, in Ceramic Sculpture and hand building, at the Sirovich Senior Center on 12th Street, sponsored by a 2010 Space for Art Grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She received a SuCasa Grant from LMCC in 2016 to work with the Senior Center on the Square, in Manhattan.  Since 2013 she has maintained a studio space at TIArt Studios in Red Hook, Brooklyn.


Through ceramic slip casting and hand building techniques, I create naturalistic forms, by the replication of a combination of found objects and natural objects.  My work involves mold making to slump forms and then fabrication with slabs or slip.  The pieces newer are Stoneware.  After a bisque firing I often wood fire each section to achieve a random surface coloration. 
At the core of my work is a concern for the coastal ecosystem, especially in the New York City area, which over development has threatened.  I observe park sites with wetlands as a means to understand habitat loss and wetlands conservation.  The science behind the ecology is also what informs my imagery. 


b. 1957, Staten Island, New York
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

  • 2013Fashion Institute of Technology, Certificate
  • 1996SUNY at Albany, MFA
  • 1981University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BFA
  • 2009Primordial Debris, Wagner College Gallery, Staten Island, NY
  • 2008Inside the Pond: Glass Mosaic, Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island, NY
  • 2006Portraits in Black and White, Staten Island Hotel Art in Public Spaces, Staten Island, NY
  • 2015Divining Line, Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015Urban Narratives, SIABC Gallery, Staten Island, NY
  • 2015ReCycle, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015Ecology The Difference Perception Makes, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2014Dealing with Trauma through Art Making, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2014Burnt Offerings, Greene County Council of the Arts, Catskill, NY
  • 2014Nature Beauty and Destruction, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 201435th Annual Juried Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Old Bridge Township, NJ
  • 201314th Annual Tokyo New York Friendship Ceramic Competition, Nippon Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2013Adorn: The Female Figure in Folklore and Myth, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
  • 2012Distress(ed), Le Galerita de Arte Boricua College, New York, NY
  • 2011Maximus / Minimus, Art at Bay through the SICC, Staten Island, NY
  • 2010Here and There: 2 Degrees of Separation, Burnes Atrium Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2009Art by the Ferry, Staten Island Creative Community and COAHSI, New York, NY
  • 2009HUGEunHUGE , Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art , Staten Island, NY
  • 2008Petal Pushers, Kirkorian Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts , Worcester, MA
  • 20082nd Annual Student Exhibition UrbanGlass, Robert Lehman Gallery , Brooklyn, NY
  • 2005Adirondack State of Mind , Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, Glens Falls, NY
  • 2004Reinventing Nature Art in Public Places, Saratoga Springs Train Station Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2004The Persistence of Becoming , The Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • 2004Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region , The Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY
  • 2004Faculty Select Students , The Arts Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY
  • 2003Winter Solstice , The Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga County Arts Council, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2003Brand New Art , Foundation Gallery Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson, NY
  • 200240 Artists / 40 Miles , The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
  • 2001New Directions '01 , The Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 2001The Human Factor , The Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY
  • 1999Ornament and Memory, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
  • 1999Judith Hugentobler, Betsy Krebbs, Dan Yolan , The Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 1999Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition , The Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
  • 2007Annual Benefit and Live Auction, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA
  • 2013Byrdcliffe Residency, Pollack Krasner Foundation / NYFA
  • 2010Space for Art Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • 2007Premier Grant, Staten Island Arts NY
  • 2006Individual Artist's Grant, New York State Council of the Arts
  • 2006Collaborative Education Grant, Puffin Foundation Ltd.
  • 2004Special Opportunity Stipend, National Council of the Arts
  • 2004Ceramic Fellowship, Perkins Art Center, NJ
  • 2000Special Opportunity Stipend, National Council of the Arts
  • 1997Change Inc., Andy Warhol Foundation
  • 2013Byrdcliffe AIR Program Ceramic Residency, Woodstock, NY
  • 2009Haystack Mountain School for Crafts, Maine, United States
  • 2005Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Newcastle, Maine, United States
  • 2004Women's Studio Workshop Ceramic Residency, Rosendale, NY, United States
  • 2004Art Complex Museum Residency, Duxbury, MA, United States
  • 2003I-Park Artist’s Enclave , East Haddam, CT, United States
  • 2000Vermont Studio Center Sculpture Residency, Johnson, VT
183 Lorraine Street 3rd Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Contact by email : hugentobler.j@gmail.com work email jhugentobler@limcollege.edu