Crash  # 1, acrylic & oil on canvas, 340 x 170 cm, 2004

Orchids in the Universe, acrylic & oil on canvas, 120 x 150cm, 2020

Hummer, acrylic & oil on canvas, 90 x 100 cm, 2013

Crash # 2       acrylic & oil on canvas       240 x 170 cm    2004

Pilzwald            acrylic & oil on canvas.             190 x  230 cm               2012


Judith Ganz was born in Düsseldorf, Germany and after beginning to study history, literature, arabistic and politics in Hannover and Göttingen and after travelling to arabic countries, she decided to study fine art at the Braunschweig University of Art. She studied in the classes of L.v.Monkiewitsch, Roland Dörfler and Ben Willikens painting and photography and made her diploma and Meisterschülerin in 1991.
At this time she developed large format paintings on paper. Her all over structures, the movements of  colorful collages of figures of art history, star signs and technology combained with abstract painting where also shown in the exhibition „On Arrival“ (1992), she organized together with Julia Neuenhausen and the Goethe -Institut, San Francisco State University and the  Braunschweig University of Art (catalog).
Parallel she built up installations like in 1991 together with Peter Halves in the Fish gallery in Braunschweig or „Plastic Surgery Disaster“ in Kunstverein Holzminden and the installations together with J. Neuenhausen, „Traffic Highlights“ and „I come see and buy“ in San Francisco..
After visiting New York she decided to get  deeper inspiration from the new american and notamerican positions in art in comparison with the tradition from european painting, images and thinking.
From 1992 to 1993 she earned a schoolarship for the San Francisco State University, where she took lectures in the classes of Whitney Chadwick and Lynn Hershman.
Since 1995 she is active for Cap Cologne e.V. to build an exhibition- and studiobuilding in the citycenter, where she and a group of artists had their studios and an exhibitionhall, where she curated and organized international exhibitions (Halle Zehn).
She works as a lecturer at the University of Cologne and for various foundations.
In 1993 when she came back to Germany  she moved to Cologne where she developed her new paintings.
She took part in a lot of national and international exhibitions.
The big format paintings from Judith Ganz suggest, like a filmscreen, a world inspired by images of space, underwaterworld and especially microbiological subjects which allow to receive an idea of new spaces and „forgotten landscapes“ which could exist ( inside your body) but still irritates in the common way of seeing.
New technology in sience and macrophotography in medical topics allow  Judith Ganz to create new images with powerful compositions and colorful questions about „what you see is what you see“.
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