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Judith Feist grew up in Minot, Norh Dakota, and came to North Dakota State University to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual arts. For most of her years as a student, she worked at the Memorial Union Gallery, and was a summer instructor for North Dakota Governor’s School teaching small classes of high school juniors and seniors basic printmaking techniques. After graduation, she interned with the P.E.A.R.S. Printmaking, Education, and Research Studio under Kent Kapplinger. She participated in five P.E.A.R.S. summer workshops as well as assisted in editioning for a handful of visiting artists including Susan Heggestad, Gretchen Bederman, Garth Johnson, and James Falck.

During the last 10 years, she has become more active within the cycling community, working at Great Northern Bicycle Company as well as volunteering at FM Community Bicycle Workshop.

She is still actively creating, and recently had work in La Calaca Press International Portfolio Exchange, which is traveling to different locations around the world, most recently in Lahore, Pakistan. She also participated in the group exhibition “My Generation, Let’s Take It Over — Emerging Artists of Fargo-Moorhead.” This year, Feist participated in a portfolio exchange for the Mid-America Print Council conference in Detroit.

“In the last three years my work has taken a little turn with restriction on working space,” she says. “So I’ve been working quite small to accommodate for that and really enjoy the outcome. I’ve been focused more on communication as inspiration for my work.”

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I use this to keep track... so I remember
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My work reflects experiences had while time is spent with friends, family, acquaintances, and complete strangers. Both positive and negative, I think we all have experiences that others can relate to.
This book was started quite a few years ago as a form of documentation of a series of events that I’ve experienced. I finished it in time to be entered in the annual Midwestern exhibition that takes place at the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead. This year’s theme was lost and found. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to finish this book. This is a mixed media piece including different forms of printmaking, watercolor, sewing, pen and ink, and collage. Looking through the book I feel most can relate to a good portion of the topics mentioned. That’s important to me, being able to connect with the viewer and encourage them to think about their own life experiences.

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