The figures in Judith Linhares paintings are cooking, eating, sweeping digging and dreaming their loose-limed bodies are animated by paint fueled brush strokes.
In this unreality all is illuminated by the setting and rising sun. Linhares is a fourth generation Californian growing up as a child in the high desert and beach city in the Southern part of the state moving north to attend the California College of the Arts for both graduate and undergraduate degrees. She moved to New York from California in 1980 after being included in Marcia Tuckers 1978 game changing show” Bad Painting.”
She continues to exhibit through out the US and Europe and has had over 40 one-person shows. Linhares has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards the most recent being the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in 2013 in previous years she received a Guggenheim Fellowship, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant and an Anonymous Was a Woman grant along with three National Endowment for the Arts grants.
Linhares has received reviews in the New York Times, Art in America, The Los Angeles Times and The San Francisco Chronicle. Her works can be found in Museums throughout the United States The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Greenville County Museum of Art, The Butler institute of American Art, the Oakland and San Francisco museums of Art.