Jude Barton received her BFA from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1999 with an
emphasis in sculpture. Although she has considered herself an artist since her teen years, she has
been an active working artist in Colorado for the past 30 years working with a wide variety of
materials and processes in painting, mixed media and sculpture. With the addition of a minor in
Art History, she is well rounded in her understanding of concepts in art theory and criticism.
From her early years using primarily three-dimensional sculptural forms, Barton has utilized
those skills and practices to transition to predominantly two-dimensional forms while
maintaining a sculptural aesthetic. She asserts a neomodern formalist approach which she
describes as intentionality and freedom within structure. Neomodern formalism acknowledges
process and materiality but confines those elements to a subordinate position. While concept and
context may be discerned by the viewer, it is only as an unintended result and the whimsy of the
human mind. Barton asserts that art is about art.