Wed, 15 October 2014

As an artist who employs almost exclusively low-tech techniques but is steeped personally and culturally in the world of technology, I am deeply invested in the dialogue between technology and art, and the symbiosis that can be found there. I am very pleased to be able to offer my first ever limited-edition batch of Oreo Cameo 3D prints! The pieces have been captured in minute detail by 3D laser scan (I worked with a fantastic small company in the Boston area called 3D Printsmith) and 3D printed in a combination of color sandstone and detailed plastic (then hand-assembled). Only 150 prints will be made of each Cameo, which comes with a stand and hand-numbered certificate. An even more limited edition (75) of cameos #14 and #3 are available in steel.

Oreo Cameo 3D Scan

As a sculptor trying to navigate the world of making a living from my art, one of the issues I run into is the challenge of scaling work for a wide range of budgets. Painters other 2D folk have long had the versatile option of offering prints—machine-captured and produced copies of original work—that allow for selling work more affordably without undercutting the value of the original pieces. Until very recently, this was not an option available to 3D artists. New technologies are changing this, offering opportunities for sculptors to expand into the world of prints. While the process certainly isn’t a perfect match for the myriad media sculptures can be made of (as someone who has worked with materials from bugs to cereal, I am acutely aware of this), it is exciting to explore the possibilities that are developing as our ability to reproduce 3-dimensional objects digitally improves at an amazing pace.


Tue, 1 October 2013

I'm delighted to have my work in the exhibit "Sugar, Sugar" at the Brenda May Gallery in Sydney, Australia October 1-19. "Sugar, Sugar" is curated by the fabulous Megan Fizell of Feasting on Art and includes work by 10 female artists working with sugar as a medium. The show has already been mentioned in an article on The Guardian!


Sat, 13 April 2013

I'm delighted to have been chosen as one of the artists for the Boston Children's Museum's "An Alphabet of Inspiration: Artists Celebrate 100 Years of Collections." To help celebrate the museum's 100th birthday, artists were asked to do a display in one of 24 big wall vitrines using pieces from the museum's collection in storage. Each display represents a letter of the alphabet (with x, y and z combined into one).

I installed my display -- "L" for "lunch"-- this week, with lots of support from the show's wonderful organizers Rachel Farkas and Alice Vogler. Rachel posted this lovely blog post over on the BCM blog about the install (she got much better pictures than I managed!)

(Image credit: Rachel Farkas)

My window (and a bunch of others) are visible now, and all 24 displays will be up by the end of May.


Thu, 31 January 2013

I've been invited to include "toast Embroidery #1: Egg on Toast" in "Project Food: The Shape of Taste," an exhibition of food art and design at the Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto in Rovereto Trentino, Italy. The show will run from February 9th to June 6th. Toast Embroidery has crossed the Atlantic Ocean!


Thu, 31 January 2013

Instructions Not Included at Artspace in New Haven, CT closed last week after a great run. A big thank you to organizer Martha Lewis for a wonderful experience!


Thu, 11 October 2012

I'm excited to announce my involvement in two upcoming exhibitions:

CONSUMING PASSION: FOOD AS METAPHOR IN ART from October 18 - November 18, 2012 at the Concord Art Association 37 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 18, 6-8pm

"[Consuming Passion explores the] inexplicable link between art and food – one that spans cultures, time and place." (More information about Consuming Passion can be found on the Concord Art Association's site.)

INSTRUCTION NOT INCLUDED: TINKER, HACK, TWEAK November 9, 2012 - January 26, 2013 at artspace 50 Orange St. New Haven, CT 06510

Opening reception: Friday, November 9, 6-8pm.

"[Instructions Not Included] will construct a visual discussion around the creative possibilities of readymade culture and serve as a forum for reexamining industrial design and our daily environment." (More information on Instructions Not Included can be found on the show's website.)


Thu, 11 October 2012

Thanks to local art reviewer Greg Cook for a lovely article in the September 24th issue of the Boston Phoenix (and with more pictures on Mr. Cook's blog The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research)


Sat, 14 January 2012

I'm one of 8 artists to make it to the final round of voting for the Smart Urban Stage "Future of the City" award. The artist with the most votes by 1pm EST on January 31st wins. Please take a moment to visit and cast your vote!


Fri, 25 November 2011

Prints of the photographs of many of the works in the "From Scratch" series are now available for purchase online at jgklausner.imagekind.com.


Wed, 7 September 2011

The last couple of months have been full of exciting opportunities. Here are just a few:

  • Check out the September issue of Harper's Magazine, where images of three of the Oreo Cameos can be found on the last page above "Findings"
  • Online art and culture blog Don't Panic interviewed me in July
  • My interview by Robin Young of Here & Now on WBUR (Boston's NPR news station) aired last week, and is available in the archive

I'll post more soon!


Fri, 25 February 2011

The lovely Paula Ogier interviewed me for her art blog, "Boston Art Images." The interview can be found here. I also recommend checking out the rest of her blog, as it's full of interesting articles.


Fri, 25 February 2011

A few months ago I was contacted by a man named Frank Capozzi, who was doing research to compile a chronological list of works on the topic of Judith and Holofernes. A few days ago he sent me the link to the article, published in the Italian journal Rivista di Studi Italiani. My work is mentioned in page 2 of the introduction, ""The most unusual depiction is by the American artist, Judith G. Klausner, who has done a three-dimensional depiction of the decapitation of Holofernes with mantises, fabric, paint, clay, and sand."
Bibliographical information is also included on page 285.

Article can be found here.


Fri, 25 February 2011

I am delighted and grateful to have received an Artist Fellowship Grant from the city of Somerville for the year of 2011. From their site:

"The Somerville Arts Council is one of the only four LCCs in the state which offers Artist Fellowships--funding for individual artists to continue their work. This category was developed because the Somerville Arts Council is committed to supporting the on-going work of local artists."

I am excited to push my creative explorations with the new opportunities afforded to me by this support!

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Sat, 20 November 2010

Images from my work were shown at the America Remixed opening for the new Museum of Fine Arts “Art of the Americas” wing. Pieces shown were from the “From Scratch” series.


Thu, 28 October 2010

Guerrilla art exhibition at the MIT Media Lab.