my evolution

Exploring the human condition, our stories and how we treat each other is my continual theme. I want my art to have an impact on the world. To inform, reflect and evoke strong emotions. I believe in the power of art. That a work of art can make a positive change in the world.

When I paint, it's not a physical reality I'm after but an expressive and emotional one. The people in my paintings are depicted at a particular moment in their lives. I want people to look at the men and women in my paintings and wonder where they came from and where will they end up. Showing just enough of the story to spark a discussion.

For many years I was an actor. But then I realized that I had my own ideas and worlds I needed to express so I expanded into writing and directing. The realization that a painting doesn’t need to be seen, read or heard for any required stretch of time started pulling me. Now I feel like I'm writing and directing frantically with paint. One glance and there you have it, an instantaneous experience.


education

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Candid Arts Trust, London
The Art Students League of New York
Point Park University, PA.  BA in Theatre Arts
New York University.  Certificate in Filmmaking


professional organizations

National Association of Women Artists


publications/awards

Kindness Matters was featured in Sarasota Magazines article on the 2017 Embracing Our Differences exhibit. April 25, 2017

Fugue, Marty, Herald-Tribune. "Artists share heartfelt sorties in 2017 Embracing Our Differences Exhibition. Interview with Judith Carlin and two other artists.  http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170414/artists-share-heartfelt-stories-in-2017-embracing-our-differences-exhibition  April 14, 2017

“Kindness Matters” was featured in the 2017 Embracing Our Differences catalogue.

Fugue, Marty, Herald-Tribune. “Embracing Our Differences Art Exhibit at Island Park” featured “Kindness Matters”. March 29, 2017 

“In The Red” is featured in ARTCOVER Magazine under THINGS WE LOVE, Issue 2, 2017

Costa, Roger, Brazilian Press featured the “SHELTER” exhibit and Judith Carlin’s painting “Searching For Home". December 2016

Look At Us - Were Beautiful" was featured in the National Association of Women Artists 2015 127th Annual Exhibition catalog.

"We Won't Shut Up" won second prize in the Breaking Ground exhibit at the Manninen Center for the Arts, Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery, in Beverly, MA. 2016

Broads, Will, Salem News featured Judith Carlin and her painting “We Won’t Shut Up”. July 2016

“We Won’t Shut Up” was featured in the Breaking Ground catalog, NAWA-MA at Edicott College, 2016

“Destruction” was featured on the front page of the Physicians For Social Responsibility website, August 2016.

“I Was Really Something” was featured in the 2016 Embracing Our Differences catalogue.

“I Was Really Something” was featured in Artcover Magazine, April 2016

Costa, Roger, Brazilian Press featured the “Only Human” exhibit with Judith Carlin, Anita Pearl and Istar Schwager. October 2015

“Golddiggers” was featured in the Fall 2015 Lines from the League

"Booby Trap" was featured in the National Association of Women Artists 2015 126th Annual 
Exhibition catalog.

We Won’t Shut Up” was featured in the 2015 Embracing Our Differences catalogue.

Fugue, Marty, Herald-Tribune. “Slideshow: Embracing Our Differences 2015.” featured Judith Carlin and her painting “We Won’t Shut Up.” April 1, 2015.

Lester, Rickie “Gail Is Serious About Her Taste Test” was featured in The Rickie Report, November 2013 

2014 recipient of the Joseph Bartnikowski Scholarship for Semi-Objective/Semi-Abstract painting.

For Sale" was featured in the National Association of Women Artists 2014, 125th Annual Exhibition catalog.

Lester, Rickie, “Interrogation was featured in The Rickie Report, December 2013

"Interrogation" was featured in the National Association of Women Artists 2013, 124th Annual Exhibition catalog.

"Freedom is Messy" was featured in the National Association of Women Artists 2012, 123rd Annual Exhibition catalog.

Boston Neighborhood Network “It’s All about Arts” interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLFzxHH_BqY  January 2012

"We Met Online" was selected for The Art Students League of New York 2011 - 2012 catalog.