Judith McWillie is professor emeritus of drawing and painting at the Lamar Dodd School of Art of the University of Georgia. Her paintings and photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. She is author of numerous essays in arts and culture publications such as Metropolis and Artforum, as well as anthologies such as Testimony: Vernacular Art from the African American South, Keep Your Head to the Sky: Interpreting African American Homeground, The Art of William Edmondson, and Dixie Debates: Perspectives on Southern Cultures. She is co-author with Grey Gundaker of No Space Hidden: the Spirit of African American Yard Work, winner of the 2007 James Mooney Award of the Southern Anthropological Society.
His paintings deconstruct cultural icons of the public consciousness. They reference recent and classic Art History, and are designed to both please and unsettle a viewer.viewer.