1946 Born in Toronto, Ontario
1965-70 Ontario College of Art (Drawing and Painting)
1971 Ontario College of Art, Graduate Scholarship (Sculpture)
1988 University of Victoria, Graduate Studies in Fine Arts
1986 President of X-Changes, Artists Gallery and Studio, Victoria BC
1982-2017 Commercial bush pilot and working artist, Northern British Columbia, Yukon, and NWT

Selected solo exhibitions

2016 Migrations, The Reach Gallery Museum,Abbotsford, BC (curated by Laura Schneider)

2010 Water Ways, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver BC
2009 Northern Raven, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver BC
2007 Journeys, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver BC
2005 Living Systems, Diane Farris Gallery
2002 Atlin Mountain, Diane Farris Gallery
2001 Prints and Imprints, Diane Farris Gallery
2000 Northern Maps, Legends, and Legacies, Diane Farris Gallery
1998 Arctic/Arctos, Diane Farris Gallery
1997 Landmarks, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC (catalogue)
1996 Waterways, Diane Farris Gallery
1995 Earth’s Secrets, Diane Farris Gallery
1993 Northern Images, Diane Farris Gallery
1992 Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1991 From an Aerial Perspective (with Catherine Young), X-Changes Gallery, Victoria, BC; Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon (1992)
1989 Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1985 X-Changes Artists’ Gallery, Victoria, BC
1981 Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska
1978 Merton Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
1977 Cobourg Gallery, Cobourg, Ont.
1976 Glendon Gallery, York University, Toronto, Ont.
1973-74 Merton Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
1972 Erindale College, University of Toronto, Ont.
Merton Gallery, Toronto, Ont.

Group exhibitions

2013 Pipeline: A line Of Division, Two Rivers Gallery. Prince George, B.C.( curated by George Harris)
2013 Cascadia Exhibition, The Reach, Museum Gallery, Abbotsford, B.C.(curated by Scott Marsden)
2009 Figure, Form and Ground, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Ontario (curated)
2008 Celebrating 25! Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2006 First Encounter, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2005 Review/Preview, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2004 In the Bag, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Celebrating 20, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2003 Under 18, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2001 The Land, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1996 Topographies: Aspects of Recent BC Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (curated)
1995 The Kluane Exhibition, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (curated)
1994 Bumper Crop, Contemporary Art in Victoria, The Federal Building, Victoria, BC
The Kluane Exhibition, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon (curated, catalogue)
1993 Seattle Art Fair (Diane Farris Gallery), Seattle, WA
1992 Beautiful British Columbia, Diane Farris Gallery
1991 Beautiful British Columbia, Diane Farris Gallery
Christmas Exhibition, Diane Farris Gallery
Western Wilderness Society, Invitational, Vancouver & Victoria, BC
1990 The Big Picture, Diane Farris Gallery
2oth Birthday Show, X-Changes Gallery, Victoria, BC
1989 Tradition and Popular Taste: The Cult of the Mountain, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC (catalogue)
1988 X-Changes Artists Gallery, Victoria, BC
1986 Art in Victoria: 1960-86, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC (catalogue)
1977 Ontario Now, Part II, Hamilton Art Gallery, Ont.
1976 Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ont.
Young Contemporaries London Art Gallery; travelling exhibition throughout Eastern Canada (catalogue)
1975 Sir Sandford Flemming Invitational, Peterborough, Ont.
Women and the Arts, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ont.
1974 Memorial Gallery, St.Johns, Newfoundland
1973 Three Toronto Artists, McLaughlin Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
1972 Workscene 71, Toronto, Ont.
99th Annual, Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, Ont.
1970 Young Canadian Artists, Toronto, Ont.

Selected Collections

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario
Hart House, University of Toronto
Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
Trinity College, University of Toronto
Glendon College, York University
Erindale College, University of Toronto
Sir Sandford Flemming, Peterborough
Cobourg Art Gallery, Cobourg, Ontario
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
University College, University of Toronto, Ontario
Government House, Victoria, B.C.

Grants and Awards

2005 Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, Elected Member
1988 Canada Council Explorations Project Grant, held jointly with Catherine M. Young
1974 Canada Council, Arts Bursary
1972 Canada Council, Arts Bursary
Ontario Society of Artists Award
1971 Ontario Art Council, Art Grant
1970 Best of Show Award, Young Canadian Artists Show, Toronto


Sky Traveler, Yukon North of Ordinary, Kate Harris, October,2017

Thimbleberry, Art Profile, George Harris Natural High, August 2017

Where Vancouver, October
The Vancouver Sun, September 28
1999 Judith Currelly at Diane Farris Gallery, Paula Gustafson, Asian Art News, Jan/Feb
1998 View From Clouds Inspires Pilot-Artist, Paula Gustafson, The Georgia Straight, October 8-15
Flying Keeps Painter Grounded, Erling Friis-Baastad, Yukon News, October
1997 Bush Pilot Finds Her Vision of the High Arctic from the Air, Diane Dakers, Times Colonist, Art Beats
Students’ Group Show Impresses Critic, Robert Amos, Times Colonist, Victoria, April 5
Artabon Celebrates Audubon’s Legacy; Guest Artist Judith Currelly will Judge the Juried Exhibition, Riley Woodford, Juneau Empire Preview, Thursday, April 3, 1997
1991 Women Artists’ Monographs, Caffyn Kelley, Wild Things: The Wisdom of Animals
1986 Art in Victoria: 1960-87, Nicholas Tuele and Liane Davison, Exhibition Catalogue, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1978 The Vancouver Sun, Wayne Edonstone, Judith Currelly’s Paintings Are…What They Are, January 10
1978 The Province, Kay Alsop, The North Lights Her Canvas, January 19
1976 Young Contemporaries ’76, Paddy Gunn O’Brien and Donald Degrow, Exhibition Catalogue, London Art Gallery, Ontario
1977 Ontario Now: Part II, Glen E. Cumming, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Hamilton
1975 The Globe and Mail, Kay Kritzwiser, Recording the Yukon as Feeling, February 8
1975 Artscanada, March, Nick Johnson, Photography and Painting
1970 The Toronto Telegram, Bernadette Andrews, August 22

Television and radio

2002 BC Almanac, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio
1993 Vicki Gabereau, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio
1992 Michele Gibson, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation