Judith Simonian is a painter born in Los Angeles, California where she began her career. She lives and works in NYC and  has exhibited her work in galleries and museums in the US and internationally including: The New Museum, NY,  PS1 Contemporary Art Center/Museum of Modern Art, NY, Islip Museum, NY, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina, San Francisco Museum of Art, CA, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, Newport Harbor Art Museum, CA, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin, and The Seibu Museum in Japan. Galleries include Edward Thorp, NYC, John Davis, Hudson, NY, Sara Nightingale, Sag Harbor, NY, Fred Giampietro, New Haven, Connecticut, Craig Krull, Santa Monica, CA, and Kai Hilgerman Gallery, Berlin.

Among the permanent collections Simonian is a part of include The Broad Foundation in Los Angeles, the Broad collection in Tour Maine, Paris, France,  Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA, Orange County Museum of Art, CA, Grunwald Center Collection - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Fresno Art Museum, CA., University of Southern California, Fisher Gallery.

Awards and honors include: Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and California Confederation of the Arts Grant. She was a residency fellow at BAU Institute in Cassis France ( with The Anne Chu Award), Dora Maar House in Menerbes France, Yaddo, NY, MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.

Simonian is part of Gorky’s Granddaughter VIMEO project, studio visit with producers Zachery Keating and Christopher Joy

California State University is her alma mater where she received both a BA and MA.


Unreliable Narrators” painting exhibition at Sara Nightingale Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY. June 2019

“Turbulence” acrylic painting to be published in New Observations Magazine #133, Love: Real & Abstract, guest editor – Peggy Cyphers