Valerie Jaudon: White

April 12 – July 2, 2011
Artist’s Reception:
Thursday, April 14, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Valerie Jaudon was born in Greenville, Mississippi, on August 6, 1945. She studied at the Memphis Academy of Art, Memphis, in 1965, as well as at the University of the Americas in Mexico City (1966-67) and at St. Martins School of Art, London (1968-69). She has been the recipient of several grants, including a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, (1999), a Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Alabama Chapter, (1994), and a Painting Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts (1992).

Jaudon has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. Her work has recently been featured at the Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany (Valerie Jaudon: Paintings and Drawings, 1980-1999), and at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson (Abstraction at Work: Drawings by Valerie Jaudon 1973-1999). She has completed various public art commission, such as Long Division, for the MTA Lexington Avenue Subway, 23rd Street, New York City (1988), Reunion, at the Police Plaza / Municipal Building, New York, NY (1989), and Free Style, at the Equitable Building, New York, (1989).

Jaudon is represented in numerous museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, and the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA. She has been invited to numerous public panels, such at the DIA Center for the Arts, New York, and The Art Institute of Chicago.

Jaudon lives and works in New York City.

The artwork of Valerie Jaudon is classified as Post-Minimalist Abstraction, meaning the work takes a very formal, pure approach. Valerie Jaudon: White represents Jaudon’s most recent body of work and is the culmination of decades of work.

Jaudon will be a visiting artist sponsored by the Vassar Bishop Lecture Series.

The exhibition is further enhanced by the publication of an 80-page exhibit catalog, which will be available at the museum store. In addition to images from paintings and drawings in the exhibition, the catalog contains an interview between the museum director and the artist, and is an important part of the exhibition.

Artist biography courtesy Von Lintel Gallery