Tom Judd was born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey in 1952. Judd attended the University of Utah from 1970 to 1972 until he took a six-month leave of absence to travel in Europe. He returned in 1973 to attend the Philadelphia College of Art where he studied with Rafael Ferrer, Bob Kulicke, and Larry Day, graduating with a BFA in painting in 1975. Judd went on to exhibit his work in distinguished commercial galleries beginning with his first solo exhibition at Eric Makler Gallery in Philadelphia (1980). Four years later, he was given a solo exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and had work purchased for their permanent collection. In 1990, Judd had a ten-year retrospect at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. The show also traveled to the Salt Lake Art Center the following year. In 2009, Judd joined forces with curator and gallery owner Allen Sheppard to produce “Evidence of a Collected Past”. This exhibition was staged at the Globe Dye Works – an alternative art space in Philadelphia – and consisted of a 20 year retrospective of Judd’s works. In recent years, he has branched out into installation projects including “The Hermit Project” at Stremmel Gallery in Reno, NV in 2005. That same year, he traveled to Tijuana, where he collaborated with Mexican poet Omar Pimienta to produce “Tijuana Weekend” at Scott White Contemporary in San Diego. He has shown extensively for the last 30 years in prominent galleries and museums and is included in major private and public collections.