Trained as a studio artist (Carnegie Mellon University) with concentrations in Sculpture + Installation + Site-Work and Painting + Drawing + Printmaking, Judy Radovsky's focus in undergrad was on craftsmanship and composition. After working as a Gallery Preparator and Art Installer (Pittsburgh Center for the Arts), and as an Artist's Assistant, she moved to Chicago where she began her related careers in the museum, theater, arts and cultural sectors.
Her work in museums as Mountmaker, Artifact Handler, Preparator and Fabricator (Field Museum of Natural History, Gravity Exhibitions, Talley & Talley, John G. Shedd Aquarium), has spanned diverse projects with objects ranging from large paleontological and geological specimens to anthropological, antiquities, jewelry, and fine arts & crafts works, which has taken her across the states and abroad.
Wearing the hats of Scenic Designer, Scenic Painter, Technical Director and Properties Artisan she has worked for many Chicago area storefront theaters, as well as taught high school- and college- level courses (Livewire Theater, Dog and Pony Theater, Mudlark Theater, Strawdog Theater, Bohemian Theater, Piccolo Theater, Chicago Scenic Studios, Goodman Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, National High School Institute - Cherubs, University of Illinois at Chicago).
Combining her experience and interests, she returned to graduate school (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago) to create a ubiquitous "Multidisciplinary Exhibition Design" (self-titled) program for herself in which she developed her Graphic Design, Digital Fabrication, Digital-3D, Game and Video skills, making her a more rounded, insightful and mature designer. Her focus in graduate school was on Digital Fabrication, Graphic and Digital 3D Design.
These practices begin with curiosity and critical thinking, with skills and experience that lend themselves uniquely to concerns of performance, narrative, research and collaboration. Judy has an inclusive and energetic working style, an attention to detail, and an understanding of composition and form, of timing and transparency, color and movement that translate through skills cultivated across media.
Judy has continued her work since in all these these areas, with Mountmaking being her primary career. Recently starting her own company highlighting her fabrication and design capabilities, she would like to see it grow to encompass these diverse media with captivating content and hopes you'll contact her with your exciting projects!
Judy is a member of AIGA: the professional association for design, The Guild of Scenic Artists, AMM: Association of Midwest Museums, AAM: American Alliance of Museums, CAA: Chicago Area Archivists, NAME: National Association for Museum Exhibition, and AIC: American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.