Judith Salmon was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1952. She studied painting and printmaking at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago Illinois and had her first solo exhibition at the Olympia International Art Center, Kingston in 1977. Over the years she has received several awards for painting from the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission.
As a keen printmaker Judith was awarded a Director's Fellowship to study with the Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York City in the late 1980's. Her relief print, "Unmasking the Goddess", was selected in 1995, for exhibition in Beijing, China by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Being very active in her community and committed to creating social good, she was elected to serve as president of the Jamaican Artists and Craftsmen Guild in 1998.
Judith migrated to the United States at the start of the millennium and pursued further studies in her field. She gained her MFA from Johnson State College, Vermont in '07. As a working artist residing in Florida, she received a Professional Artist Development Grant from the Pinellas Arts Council, which allowed her to produce new bodies of work in 2008..
"Open to Memory", was the title of her multi-media exhibition at Saltcreek Artworks, St. Petersburg, Florida in 2010. Under the agency of Very Special Arts, Florida, Judith teaches art to adults and children with disabilities throughout the state.
"Whether I'm using wax, thread, paints or digital media, my work share an involvement with TIME. I explore transience, accumulations of experience, loss and renewal. Recently I began using the ephemeral medium of wax to express the changeable and fleeting nature of things. Wax forms are fragile and transformable. Wax feet speak simultaneously of presence and void, what is and what was." - Judith Salmon