Judith Tucker completed a B.A. Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford (1978 – 81) and an M.A. Fine Art followed by a PhD in Fine Art at the University of Leeds (1999 – 2002). Between 2003 and 2006, she held an AHRC fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Leeds. In 2018 and 2019, she was a finalist in the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize, in 2020 she won a category prize. Other recent shortlists include the Westmorland Landscape Prize and the Harley Open. Other exhibition venues include Arthouse1 and Collyer Bristow, London and regional galleries throughout the UK. Further afield, she has exhibited in Iasi, Romania; Gdansk, Poland; Brno, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; Minneapolis and Virginia, USA; and Yantai, Nanjing, and Tianjin in China.
When she is not in her West Yorkshire studio, Judith is a senior lecturer at the University of Leeds. She has a long-term collaboration with the poet Harriet Tarlo.