Professor of Fine Arts and Studio Art, School of Arts

Contact Information


  • Ceramics I-VI
  • Sculpture I
  • 3D Design
  • Life Sculpture
  • Ceramic
  • Character Sculpture
  • Animal Sculpture


  • Exhibition of my new mixed-media sculptural works in museums and galleries
  • Creating unique site-specific installations of my artworks for cathedrals, synagogues, and public buildings
  • Human anatomy is a primary resource with a current emphasis on neuroscience and anatomy


  • MFA, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, NY
  • BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA

Academic Profile

Judy Moonelis, a New York City artist, has exhibited widely, in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Solo and invitational exhibitions include The 9th International Frankfurt Triennial; The Katonah Museum of Art, NY; The Temple Gallery, Rome. Historic site installations include The Basilica of St Mary, Minneapolis, MN; The Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA; The Church of St Paul the Apostle, NYC; The Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum, NYC. Her work has been represented by John Elder Gallery in Chelsea, NYC, Rena Bransten, San Francisco and Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, where she has had several solo exhibitions. Moonelis’s artist grants include two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, and the Virginia A. Groot Grant. Her work is represented in major public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Museum of Arts and Design, NYC; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Hermitage Museum, Russia; Museo de Arte Moderno, Santa Domingo, DR; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; High Museum, Atlanta, GA; Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, LA, CA. Her work has been a subject in numerous publications and reviewed in The New York Times; Art in America; World Sculpture News; ArtNews; Sculpture Magazine; Artopia/Arts Journal; American Ceramics; American Craft Magazine; The Boston Globe; The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ceramics: Art and Perception International (Australia); Ceramic Review (England); Crafts (England); Ceramics (Japan); Ceramica (Spain); European Crafts (Germany). She has lectured extensively at museums and universities and taught at Rhode Island School of Design, New York University, Hunter College. Her artist residencies include the Art Institute of Chicago, RISD, and Cranbrook.

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