Judith Linhares is a fourth generation Californian who did her undergraduate and graduate studies at the California College of the Arts. She moved to New York in 1980 after being included in Marcia Tuckers 1978 game changing show ”Bad Painting”.

Linhares has had over 40 one person shows and her work can be found in many museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Oakland and San Francisco Museums of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. She has received numerous grants and awards including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Anonymous Was a Woman grant, along with 3 National Endowment for the Arts grants.