Judith Kalina, artist and writer, was born and raised in New York City. Primarily a painter, with an MFA from Brooklyn College, Kalina is also a collagist, a poet, a published author and a teacher. Lately, she has been concentrating on mixed media, creating works that combine text and image, a process that allows her to discover unpredictable connections and new meanings.
Her work has been exhibited widely and is in many public and private collections including the Monroe Institute, the Omega Institute, The Ringling Museum of Art, the Milner Library and the Ringling School of Art and Design.
As well as exhibiting and publishing, Kalina has developed and taught creative and self expression programs for a wide variety of participants from school teachers and students to wellness practitioners, artists and those who do not necessarily work in the arts. Currently, she is director of art and creativity workshops for the Cornelia Street Cafe.
In the midst of her busy life, Kalina maintains her sanity and playfulness by working in her New York studio and occasionally, traveling with the circus.