Judith Ornstein was born in Newark, NJ. She received a BFA from University of the Arts (1973) and an MFA from Yale University (1975). Recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts in 1983, Tiffany Foundation Award 1980, Creative Arts Public Service Award 1979 and a Ford Foundation Grant 1975. Several solo exhibitions at Willard Gallery NYC and Vibeke Levy NYC. She is in various museum and private collections including the Albright Knox Museum, Vassar College Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Judith has been on the cover of the Paris Review and written about in Artforum, Arts Magazine, The Los Angeles Times and GQ.