Judy Byron's undergraduate education in theater at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY was enhanced with art training at the Corcoran School of Art and Design.
She has received recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Her public works hang permanently in sites, including the School of Social Work in the Tate Turner Kuralt Building at UNC Chapel Hill, Service Employees International Union and the Urban Institute.
Selected solo exhibitions include Continental Drift (being here and being there) at the American University Museum of the Katzen Center for the Arts; Artist House Installation: Perfect Girls; Artist House Installation: WHAT MATTERS; Artist House Installation: WHERE I LIVE: Exploring Identity through Bodies and Clothes; as well as Artists + Communities at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Selected group exhibitions include "Sweet Sixteen" curated by Mera Rubell, Picturing Politics curated by Rex Weil, Art Against Aids on the Road curated by Ann Philbin, and Art and Ethics at the Sawtooth Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC)
Byron's work is part of the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth Sackler Center Feminist Artist Base. Collections include the Corcoran Museum, the NMWA, the Library of Congress, Rutgers University's Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum and the Miriam Shapiro Archives, U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Columbia and Absolut Vodka. She is included in 100 DC Artists edited by Lenny Campello (Schiffer June 2011). Her work is also included in The Art of the Book: Artists' Books from the Collection of the NMWA by Kristina Wasserman, Joanna Drucker, and Audrey Niffenegger (2011).
She founded CAMP, an Artist Mentorship Program with the Corcoran Museum of Art. It was honored as a national model by the NEA and the President's Commission on Arts and Humanities.
She lives in Washington, DC.