Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013
About Jud Yalkut
Besides a long career as a visual artist, Jud Yalkut had a distinguished career as a film and video artist. Born in New York City in 1938, he graduated from the High School of Music and Art, and attended The City College of New York and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He taught film and video at the School of Visual Arts, the City University of New York, and New York University.
A resident of the Dayton area since 1973 (he and his wife, Peg, lived in Waynesville), he was Assistant Professor of Art at Wright State University where he founded the film and video area of the Art Department, and taught at Sinclair Community College in Dayton and at Xavier University in Cincinnati. A six-time recipient of Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council as well as three OAC Artist’s Project grants, he also won a Master Individual Artist Fellowship from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Fellowship in 2003 from MCACD.
He was recipient of a One-Man Film/Video Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in 2000 and gained regional and international acclaim as an invited presenter at symposia (Centre Pompidou in Paris and Smithsonian Museum 2013) and exhibitions at Centre Pompidou, Tate (Liverpool) and worldwide museum screenings of his films and videos.
His one-man video installation exhibition, “Videoscapes by Jud Yalkut,” ran at the Miami University Art Museum, Oxford in 2002. In 2005, Yalkut received the Ohioana Citation for Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts. Recent video installations have been “Sea Islands” at the Dayton Visual Arts Center and the one-man “Variations in Vision and Video” at Bowling Green State University, both in 2008. In spring 2013 the University of Dayton presented a retrospective of over 40 years of Yalkut’s work. The exhibition titled “Visions and Sur-Realities” brought together a survey of Yalkut’s early film and video works, immersive video environments, literary collages and a holographic laser display he created with University of Dayton physicists in the 1980s.
Jud was one of the founders of the Dayton Visual Arts Center and for fourteen years directed the Miami Valley Cooperative Gallery.
SOURCE: Jeanne Phillip, University of Dayton