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Judy Ryan

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Realist, landscape, still life, figure and portrait

Gallery Affiliation

Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

Professional Affiliations

Teacher, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Leader, painting workshops in Provence, France

Art conservator, Peter Williams/Museum Services, Boston


Frances A. Kinnicutt Foreign Travel Award

Somerville Arts Council Grant


David Curtis, Robert Cormier, James Weeks, Morton Saks, Jack Kramer, David Aronson


MFA in Painting, Boston University

BFA in Painting, University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana

Judy Ryan was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received a BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and an MFA in Painting from Boston University. She has also received training in traditional drawing and painting at the Gammell School at the Guild of Boston Artist under the instruction of Robert Cormier.

Judy has worked as a painting conservator at Peter Williams Museum Services at Fenway Studios and as a conservator or three-dimensional objects. She has over 20 years experience teaching and currently teaches at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Throughout her teaching career, Judy has taught at the Worcester Art Museum, Decordova Museum, Emerson Umbrella for the Arts, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Brookline Arts Center and Concord Continuing Education. Judy has also taught summer painting workshops in Provence.

Judy has received several grants and awards for artists, including the Frances A. Kinnicutt Foreign Travel Award. She continues to maintain a work studio and residence at Fenway Studios where she currently serves on the Board of Directors.