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Susan Pettygrove
Tel: 312.642.3098

Statement from the artist Judith Jaidinger
6110 N. Newburg Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
    I do not think about my art in literal terms. For me, art in general and wood engraving in particular have always been a visual, sensual and emotional experience.
    Art is a stabilizing and organizing force in my life. It is a refuge from the day to day requirements of making a living and from the turmoil we are exposed to in the world around us.
    Wood engraving enables me to make order out of chaos. The art of engraving on the wood surface is a very satisfying and sensual experience. Engraving on a wood block enables me to make a commitment with a confidence unlike that which I am able to exercise in daily life. The obscure becomes clear.
    I like to think of making the first cut on a fresh block as opening the door on a darkened room and allowing in a shaft of light. Each succeeding engraved line opens the door farther exposing more of the room's contents to the light.
    The simple contrast of black and white echoes the contrast between the order and control the artist exercises over his work and the disorder in the outside world. Although I have tried printing in color, I always return to black and white. Color often makes this powerful medium ambiguous and I value the simplicity and force of black and white.
Born: Chicago, IL. 1941
Education: B.F.A. Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1970. Studied wood engraving under Adam Troy.

Professional Experience: Northeastern Illinois University, Office of the Continuing Education, Chicago, IL.

Teaching Experience: Northeastern Illinois University, Office of Continuing Education, Chicago, IL.

Museums and Permanent Collections:
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
Portland Art Museum, Ward Memorial Collection, Portland, OR
The State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, HI
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Kemper Group, Long Grove, IL
Ukrainian Independent Museum of Contemporary Art, Ukraine
National Institute of Health, Washington, D.C.
Minot State College, Minot, ND
Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, D.C.
New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, NM
Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ
Brand Library Art Center, Glendale, CA
Jayell Publishing Co. FL
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston IL
Collection of Vice Chairman Chen, Fengshan, Taiwan, Rep.of China, purchased and presented by the City of Charleston, IL
Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
Columbia-Greene Community College, Palenville, NY
Industrial Council of Northwest Chicago, Chicago, IL
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Studio School and Art Gallery, Binghamton, NY
The Print Club of Albany, Inc., Albany, NY
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Washington, D.C.

Award of Excellence, Harper College, Palatine, IL
Award for Outstanding Work, Artlink, Inc., Ft. Wayne, IN
Jurors Award, Clary-Minor Gallery, Itd., Buffalo, NY
Ist Graphics, New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, NM
Ist Graphics, Oklahoma Art Guild, Oklahoma City, OK
Graphic Award, Oklahoma Museum off Art, Oklahoma City, OK
3rd Graphic, Mercyherst College, Erie, PA
3rd Prize, North Valley Art League, Redding, CA
Award, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: "Contemporary American Drawings V- Norfolk Biennial"
Four Jury Awards, Southern Tier Art and Crafts, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Honorable Mention, Harper College, Palatine, IL
Hororable Mention, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
1st Prize, Mini Print International, Studio School and Art Gallery, Binghamton, NY

The Society of Wood Engravers, Great Britain
S.A.G.A. The Society of American Graphic Artists, New York, NY
Boston Printmakers, Boston, MA
The Print Club of Albany, Inc., Albany, NY

Face to Face, Penmaen/Busyhaus Publications, 1985. "12 Contemport Artists Interpret Themselves in a Limited Edition Original Wood Engravings" Dedication print by Lynd Ward; introduction by Leonard Baskin; artist; Fred Becker, Jack Couglin, John DePoi, Fritz Eichenberg, Raymond Gloeckler, James Grashow, Judith Jaidinger, Stefan Martin, Michael McCurdy, Barry Moser, Gillian Tyler, Herbert Waters.
Engravers Two, Silent Books, Cambridge, England, 1992

Who's Who in American Art. 1976-1993, R.R. Bowker, New York
Who's Who of American Women, 1984-1992, Marquis Who's Who, Inc. Chicago, IL
Who's Who in the Midwest, Marquis Who's Who, Chicago, IL
The World Who's Who of Women. 1974-1988, Melrose Pr., England
Printworld, 1984-1993, Bala-Cynwd, PA
American Printmakers '74, Graphics Group, CA
National, International and Invitational Juried Exhibitions: Wood Engraving Here and Now
The 75th Anniversary Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers, England
The Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford University, May 23-Aug 6, 1995
The Gallery in Cork Street, London, Oct 9-28, 1995
The Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, Dec 9-Feb 10, 1996
18th Harper College National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Palatine, IL. (Purchase Award) 1994
Purdue University, Sixty Square Inches, 9th Biennial National Print Exhibition, West Lafayette, IN (purchase Award) 1994
Americans 2000; Works on Paper International, Minot State University, University Galleries, Minot ND 1993
SAGA-Society of American Graphic Artists, 65th National print Exhibition, Federal Plaza, New York 1993
The Print Club of Albany, 1993 Small Print Exhibit, Park Row Art Gallery, Catham, NY
San Diego Art Institute "SDAI Print '92", "The Prints and The Paper", San Diego, CSA
12th Annual National Print Competion at Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN (outstanding Work Award) 1992
Cimarrom National Works on Paper, Oklahoma State University, Gardiner Art Gallery in Bartlett Center, Stillwater, OK (purchase Award) 1991
23rd Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Hartman and Heuser galleries, Bradley University and Lakeview Museum of Art and Sciences, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria IL 1991
1990 Pacific States National Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Hilo (Jurors Award-Purchased by the State of Hawaii, Art in Public Places Relocatable Works of Art Collection)
34th National Print Exhibition, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ Payne Gallery 1990
"Interprint '90" International Print Exhibition, Lviv Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism, Lviv, Ukraine 1990
Two Man Show-The Chicago Center for the Print, March-April, Chicago 1988
"Chicago Narrative Art" Group Exhibit, Gallery on Kinzie, Chicago 1988
Western Michigan University, Sangren Hall, Two Man Show, Kalamazoo, MI 1987
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 3rd International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1987 Taiwan. Republic of China 1987
Illinois Regional Print Show-1986, Northshore Art League, Norris Art Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1986
Published: Face to Face: 12 Contemporary Artists Interpret Themselves in a Limited edition of Original Wood Engravings, Penmaen/Busyhaus Publications 1985
Rockford International Biennial '85, 4th Rockford College juried Print and Drawing Biennial Rockford IL 1985
Eight State Annual Graphics, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY 1985
World Exposition, Inc., Co-Sponsors by Women's Caucus for Art and Women in the mainstream, Inc., New Orleans, LA 1984
Rockford International Biennial '83, Rockford College, Print and Drawing exhibition, Rockford, IL 1983
St. Mary-of-the-Woods College Library, One-Man Show, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 1983
American Women artists: One Hundred Years of Original Prints, Invitational, Tahir Gallery, New Orleans, LA 1993
"Selected Illinois Artist", Invitational (Six Artist Show), Guest Curator-Robert Evans, Director, Illinois State Museum, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL 1981
Oklahoma Art Center, 23rd Annual National Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Oklahoma City, OK (Honorable Mention) 1981
The Print Club, 57th Annual International Competition, Philadelphia, PA 1981
Charlotte Printmakers Society-Eastern United States, 5th Annual Print Exhibition, Spirit Square Arts Center, Charlotte, NC 1980-1981
West '79/The Law, National Art Competition, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN (sponsored by West Publishing Co.) March-May 1979 Traveling Exhibition: Dallas City Hall: University of Arizona Museum of Art, University of Missouri Art Gallery: Kansas Judicial Center, Topeka: Museum of Philadelphia Civic Center" Albrecht Art Museum, Courthouse Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA; Kahn Gallery, Houston, YX; School of Law and Art Dept. Galleries, Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (1980)
National Academy of Design, 153rd Annual Artists Salon, Oklahoma City, OK (Graphic Award) 1997
Joslyn Art Museum 12th Midwest Biennial Exhibition, New Canaan, CT 1972
27th Annual Exhibition, Audubon Artists, Inc., New York 1969
Northwest Printmakers 39th International Exhibition, Seattle Art Museum, WA and Portland Art Museum, OR 1968
National Academy of Design, 142nd Exhibition, New York 1967