Father Giri's Diary: A Pilgrim's Journey
Artist: Judith Lungen
Based in Jerusalem, Israel
Father Giri is a fictitious young Catholic priest from India who in the autumn of 1957 is sent to Jerusalem on Holy Pilgrimage. Through the eyes and experiences of Father Giri I have given myself the freedom to explore and blend Hebraic, Hindu, Catholic, Yoruban and Ethiopian images and themes. The collection of 65 digital paintings to be accompanied by narrative text in a larger exhibition.
Moonrise over Jordan
Yoruban Godess Yemaya and her peacock
Our Lady in the Sky
2000 year-old olive trees
Lion of Judah
Born in Jersey City, raised in upstate New York, from the age of eight Judith began an intense education in the world of music, art, dance and theatre. Invited to join a Professional Repertory Summer Stock Musical Theatre-in-the-Round, Judith’s true passion was set and scenic design. Judith received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the American College of Jerusalem. She was commissioned to design and produce several murals for Kibbutz Hulda and exhibited her watercolors and charcoals at their “Galleria Ha’Ya’ar.” Traveling through Europe, Judith's watercolors were exhibited in Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Brighton & Hove and London. While living on her narrowboat in Little Venice, Judith prolifically sold and exhibited her watercolors throughout England.
After participating in the Royal Society of Women Artists, in London’s The Mall Galleries she subsequently landed her two solo exhibitions at the "Beck Gallery," Catskill Art Society Sullivan County Museum, New York and the "Women Art Alliance" in North West London. Judith gratefully credits award-winning Art Director and Graphic Designer, the late Amelia Edwards as one of her greatest mentors when they worked together at Walker Books, a London based children's book publishing company. Expanding into the world of video art, Judith was invited to screen her short films in two separate exhibitions at the Academy of Film And The Arts in Ghent, Belgium.
Returning to Jerusalem, Judith shifted into digital painting. In March 2021 she released a segment of her artwork to international juried competitions.
To date her digital paintings have been invited to 41 international exhibitions, recipient of 30 awards and citations including Featured Artist at ArtGallery 118.