JULIA ELSAS
JULIA ELSAS: Exhibitions, Residencies, and Biography
2014
I'm thrilled to be a 2014 printmaking resident at the Gowanus Studio Space.
2013
Check out my cyanotype animation created for Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman!
2012
Gretchen from Gretchen Gretchen just published a nice blurb my textile work. Check it out here!
Closing reception for Corporealities: An Exhibition on Embodiment will be Friday, May 11, 6-8pm
Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Room 5307 (check in at front desk) 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY
2011
A nice review of the Atlanta Print Biennial and my work was just published in BURNAWAY.

A new print of mine was selected to be in the Atlanta Print Biennial. The exhibition takes place at Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta, GA's Inman Park neighborhood. You can find the gallery at 280 Elizabeth Street. The opening reception is Saturday, November 5 from 6-9 pm. The exhibition runs until December 3, 2011.

A detail of my work is on page 12 in vogue.com's Diary of Black and White.

The Village Voice reviewed the IPCNY Summer/2011 Print show! Read more here.

Artist Highlights for Play exhibition!

A piece of mine was selected to be in Play, a textile exhibition curated by Joetta Maue. The show opens on Friday, May 13 from 8-11 pm at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition runs May 13 - June 24, 2011. You can buy a catalogue here.

I am thrilled to have a monoprint in the IPCNY's New Prints Summer/2011 exhibition, curated by Trenton Doyle Hancock. The show opens June 9, 2011 and runs through July 29, 2011. Click here for more information about the exhibition.

I have work in the exhibition Missing/Missed at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition dates are Jan 14 - Feb 24, 2011 with an opening reception on Friday, January 14 at 8 p.m. Artists will talk about their work on January 24 at 7 p.m.

Missing/Missed catalogues are on sale at blurb!

The Missing/Missed exhibition is reviewed in the Brooklyn Downtown Star!

Joetta Maue wrote a nice review of the Missing/Missed Artist Talks on her blog Little Yellow Birds. Check it out!

I don't know the Dooms Day Grrls, but I was flattered to be featured in their blog/visual archive PostStudio.

Joetta Maue wrote another lovely post on my work in Little Yellow Birds after our recent studio visit.
2010
Check out my interview with JD Conley on his blog Fauxrator!

I will be an Artist Fellow at Virginia Center for Creative Arts in October and November.

I am currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA.

My work is included in Cream, from the top curated by Kathryn Weller Renfrow. This annual exhibition features the work of recent Bay Area MFA graduates. The show is split between two venues: The Richmond Art Center in Richmond, CA and The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, CA. My work will be at the The Richmond Art Center from April 6 - June 5. The opening reception is May 1.
2009
I have been accepted as an Artist Fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and will be working on new projects there in November and December.

I was selected to participate in Fresh Young Things: New Talent from Northern California at JAYJAY gallery in Sacramento. Exhibition press can be seen in The Sacramento Bee and the The Sacramento News and Review.

I received an MFA in Art Studio from UC Davis in June 2009.
bio
I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2000, I received a BA in Studio Art from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. After college, I relocated to Carrboro and later Durham, North Carolina. While living in the southeast, I studied at Penland School of Crafts, Meredith College, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2005, I was chosen as one of thirty contemporary North Carolina artists to exhibit work at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. That same year I had a solo show at Branch Gallery.

In 2009 I graduated with an MFA in Art Studio from the University of California at Davis. While studying at Davis, I was a Joan Mitchell Foundation Nominee, received the Robert Arneson Award, the Fay Nelson Award, two Freedmond Gadberry Student Awards, and a Graduate Research Grant. I was also the Graduate Coordinator of the 2008-2009 UC Davis Art Studio Program Lecture Series, in charge of coordinating, promoting, and planning the year-long lecture series.

I currently live in Brooklyn, NY.