Judy Langille is a nationally acclaimed fiber artist and experienced art educator, who has received grants from the Geraldine Dodge Foundation. She has taught at a variety of levels, including K-8 in several New Jersey and New York school districts, college level at William Paterson University and adults at the Newark Museum. Judy has received numerous surface design awards for her quilt art and hand dyed fabrics and has had many pieces accepted at the most prestigious shows, such as Quilt National, Visions, and Art Quilts Philadelphia/Elements. She has had her work published in numerous publications , most recently in the Surface Design Journal where she co-authored an article called, “One Cloth, One Fabric: Whole Cloth Composition”. In February 2009 she was the Artist of the Month on www.jerseyarts.com. She continues to work in her studio, show her art and teach in artist in residence programs around the country.
My compositions emerge from the hand-dyed cloth I create and represent a great deal of experimentation with silk screening techniques. I spontaneously tear paper to create interesting, irregular shapes with a secondary focus on the edges of these forms. These paper forms function as simple, unique stencil resist in the silkscreen process. Additional design elements are incorporated using thermofax silk screens as a creative tool in an often complex layering process of color, shape and texture addition and subtraction. Sometimes threads and machine stitching add another element to bring the whole piece together. In other instances the fabric stands alone and is displayed as Art Cloth. All of my finished pieces reflect the spontaneous, improvisational manner in which they were created.