Jude Broughan creates photo-based collages and assemblages, slicing and stitching together original and found photographs, fabrics, painted and printed elements, in formal compositions that are both abstracted and allegorical- ruminations on photography and perception, as well as processes of traveling and migration, and patterns of human behavior. Her approach is that of a printmaker's mind, attentive to color and material. The use of stitching allows the images, distinguished by their immediacy, to be incorporated into carefully composed arrangements, the thread dividing our attention between the physicality of the art object and the patterning of its surface. In addition to her assemblage studio practice, Jude Broughan also produces limited edition artists' books, and prints.
Jude Broughan is New Zealand-born artist, now based in Brooklyn, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at venues such as Benrubi Gallery, New York (2022, 2020, 2017), Marisa Newman Projects, New York (2017), Calder and Lawson Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand (2015), Dimensions Variable, Miami (2014), and Churner & Churner, New York (2014). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions and projects including the MoMA Design Store, New York; Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami; Jarvis Dooney Gallerie, Berlin; Document, Chicago; Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland, New Zealand; Magnan Metz, New York; Dorfman Projects, New York; and the Essl Museum, Vienna.
Broughan holds an M.F.A. from Hunter College, New York, and a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2015, and Yaddo residency in 2018. Her work has been discussed in Musée Magazine, Domino, Art in America, Blouin Artinfo, Collector Daily, Eye Contact, the Village Voice, and Whitehot Magazine, among others.