Judith Tucker was born in Bangor, Wales in 1960. She completed a B.A. Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, St Annes College, University of Oxford (1978 – 81) an M.A. Fine Art, at Bretton Hall, (1997 -98) and a PhD in Fine Art at the University of Leeds (1999 – 2002).
Her paintings explore the meeting of social history, personal memory and landscapes; investigating their relationship through drawing, painting and scholarly writing. Her focus is to investigate how painting and ‘landscape’ might interrelate, how one can be the interface for the other, and what possibilities there are in the space that is created at this interface. She considers her re-presentations of ‘landscape’ in relation to Marianne Hirsch’s writing on postmemory, Karen Till’s notions of spectral traces and Iain Biggs’ work on deep mapping.
Judith studied at the Ruskin School, University of Oxford and at the University of Leeds, where she is currently a Senior Lecturer. She co-convenes the networks Land2 and Mapping Spectral Traces and exhibitions include Landscape during times of uncertainty Southampton City Art Gallery, Drawn 2013, Royal West of England Academy, shadows traces undercurrents Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Centre for Art Minneapolis USA, Arts and Geographies Exhibition, Lyon, France, Postmemorial Landscapes, Armory Gallery, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
Her work has been acquired by New Hall Collection of Womens’ Art, Cambridge, New College, Oxford, The Priseman Seabrook Collection, St Matthias Kolleg, Germany, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.