Judith Hooks (1959 - )

Birth date: 1959 Death date:  
Birth location: Milwaukee, WI Death location:  
Media: Drawing , Painting , Printmaking Web site:
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Biographical Brief

1982, Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
1983, Exhibitor-Exhibition 62, WP&S 62nd Exhibition of Wisconsin Art.

Selected Exhibitions

Present- Regular exhibit works at Gallery 218 for 30 years

1990-2020 Monthly exhibitions at Gallery 218, an artist-run cooperative gallery of the Walker’s Point Artists association, inc.  at 207 E. Buffalo St., #218 Milwaukee WI. Director and curator. Oversee all exhibits, events, social media, newsletters, membership.

2001 Eight Counties Triennial. John Michael Kohler Center for the Arts.     Sheboygan, WI. “Blue Velvet” painting. 

2000 Alchemical Investigations: Two person show. Gallery 218, 218 S. 2nd St       Milwaukee, WI. 

            Paul Klein Selects for Gallery 218. 10th Anniversary. Painting. 

1999 9th Anniversary Juried. Gallery 218. Juried by Susan Modder, Charles Allis   Art Museum, director. 2nd award. Painting.

1998 Ivan Karp Selects for Pleiades gallery. New York. Painting.

         218 at St. John’s Gallery. Invitational. Milwaukee. 

         8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery 218. Juror: Sarah Krejewski, curator of exhibitions, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI. Paintings. 

         33rd  Watertown Art Association Art Fair. Juried. Paintings. 

1997 7th Annual Juried Membership Show, Gallery 218. Juror Michael Lord,          Michael Lord Gallery. First award.

1996  6th Annual Juried Membership Show, Gallery 218. Juror Geoffrey Hayes,     UWM dept of Art History. 

1995 Art Show 18. UWM Alumni Association. UW-Milwaukee Fine Arts Gallery.    Juried. Painting. 

         Fire and Ice. Anderson Art Center. Kenosha, WI. Painting. 

         5th Annual Juried Membership Show. Gallery 218. Juror: Curtis Carter,                     Haggerty Art Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee. First Award.

         Group Invitational. Galleria Del Conte. Milwaukee.Paintings.  

1994 4th Annual Juried Membership Show. Gallery 218. Juror: Janet Tracey,         MAM. First Award. 

1993 3rd Annual Juried Membership Show, Gallery 218. Juror: John Colt, artist,    Professor, UW- Milwaukee. 

1992 American Contemporary Artists. Premier Gallery, Minneapolis MN. 

          2nd Annual Juried Membership Show, Gallery 218. Juror: Cissie Peltz.

         Gallery 218/WPAA group show at Union Art Gallery, UW-Madison, WI

Hooks, J.

1991 Art Show 16. Juried, UWM Alumni Association, UWM Fine Arts Gallery. 

         Ideas and Images. Cudahy Gallery of Wisconsin Art at the Milwaukee Art     Museum. Jurors: Frances Myers and John Colt. Painting.

         Three Women Painters, A Space Gallery. Madison, WI.

1990 The Critical Edge, Multiple Choice. Cudahy Gallery, MAM. Juried.     Paintings.

1987: Shows at Survival Graphics and Matrix Gallery, Madison, WI. UW-Madison Fine     Arts Gallery, Juried. 

1981-1985, and 1987:   

            Watercolor Wisconsin, Juried. The Charles Wustum Museum of                              Fine Art, Racine, WI. 

1982-1985 Ten on Eight: Group Installation in Parking Structure, New York.

            Response 84 Wisconsin Women in the Arts, and Women Creating Beyond             the Sexual. National Juried Shows. UW-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery. 

            Exhibition 62: Wisconsin Painters and Sculptures. Juror: Sam Gilliam.                    UW- Milwaukee Fine Arts Gallery. Paintings.           

            Wisconsin Today and Wisconsin Impressions, Cudahy Gallery, MAM.                     Juried. Paintings.

Selected Collections:

Private collector: Monotype, Untitled

Private collector: Tangerine Dream, Painting on paper

Private collector: Bushel, Painting on paper

Russ Jankowski: Arrow and the Moon, Painting on canvas

Madison Technical College: Harmonium, Painting on paper

Sheila and Harvey Held: Painting on panel

Rondie Rice: Prima Materia, Painting on panel

Salon Systems (Aveda) corp. office: Painting on paper

White: Painting on paper

Catherine Gill, Cynthia Frankoviak: Watercolors

Jim Chism, watercolor- (Resold 2012), Evelyn Patricia Terry, watercolor. Johann Rausch, Rebecca Silverman, Dick Osterling, Monotypes. Richard Waswo, Painting (Resold, 2010)

 Teaching Positions

Holton Youth Center: Design Comic Book Furniture Summer program. 

Milwaukee Youth Theatre: Adult drawing, Children’s drawing, Summer Comic Book Theatre.

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts: Instructor, Hands On after school program, and Education Coordinator


·       Walker’s Point Artists Association, Inc., Gallery 218, President, Founding Member, Director, 30 years, current location: Gallery 218, 207 E Buffalo St #218, Milw.,WI. Run all aspects of art gallery and membership. 

·       Historic Third Ward Association- member

·       Wisconsin Chamber LGBQT- member

·       LULAC- member

·       MARN- part of a group of originators, started the Milwaukee Artists Round Table with Gary Gresl and others

·       Art fair coordinater with Karen Royster, ESHAC.

 ·       Juror for several art fairs including MAM Lake Front Festival of the Arts – college show, juried student show at UW- Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee

 Employment- current

2011, July-Present: Part- time, The Harley-Davidson Museum®, Milwaukee, 

LEAD VEA, Group Tour Sales

LEAD VEA-Operations. Membership and Programs. Membership development with Tamela Greene. Special Dream Experience tour experiences for internationals, Museum Programs planning and execution, Event Planning, designing and execution, Holiday parties, Newsletter –members-Editor. Special projects- members lounge designer and coordinator for anniversary, merchandise designs, Living the Legend™ rivets coordinator, customer service. Product development, assist with marketing.


2002-2010 Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums- Membership, Events Manager

Previous 2002 Freelance work in Display Design – Retail Environments. Various stores through out Milwaukee, including Dean and Fletcher, MoiJolie, Marshall Fields, Bayshore Mall. Photos avail

Freelance work as stylist, set design and props for ad photography, TV commercials and film. Production companies included RYP Filmworks, Logan Studios, Tom Ferderbar Studio, Allen studio, Nahnsense Studio- Madison WI

Clients included Walgreens, WI. Lottery, Golden Guernsey, Culvers, Cousins, KFC, Boston Store


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