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Julie farstad

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"Under the Orange Clouds," oil on panel, 4" x 6"

STATEMENT:

I seek to explore themes of childhood, religion and mysticism. My paintings, both in oil paint and fabric, focus primarily on the doll as subject. I use children’s toys, art history, and landscape references to create images that are about identity development, rites of passage, and the longing for divine revelation.  Recently, I have begun to explore quilting and embroidery processes in my work because of my interest in their warmth and flexibility, as well as the surprising relationship that hand-quilting has to my painting practice. This media introduces a new discourse on comfort and craft into my existing conversation


RESUME:

Education:

2000

M.F.A., summa cum laude, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

1997 B.F.A., summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
1995 Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing, Aix-en-Provence, France
 
Awards:
2010

Review Studio Artist Residency
Body of Work: New Perspectives in Figure Painting 2010, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

2008 Faculty Grant, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2007

Faculty Grant, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2006

Faculty Grant, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2004 -2005 Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
2003 Artist Fellowship Award, Illinois Arts Council
2000 Outstanding Teacher Award, Dept. of Art and Design, Univ. of  IL , Urbana-Champaign, IL
1999 -2000 Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
1997 Emil Jaques Gold Award, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
1996 Mabel Mountain Painting Award, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
 
Solo Exhibitions:
2015 Orange Skies, Pink Morning, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 Under the Orange Sky, Plug Projects, KC MO
2012 Ecstasy and Dreams, Studios Inc, Kansas City, MO
2008 Paintings, South Bend Regional Museum, South Bend, IN
2007 Prairiesummerheartbreak, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Eat My Heart Out, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
2003 more more more!, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 SUPERFLIRT, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Northeastern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
 

Group Exhibitions:

2014 Winter Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 Inner Sight/Insight: Driven to Dare, Governor's State University, University Park, IL
2011

Editions Artists Books Fair, 2011, New York, NY, represented by White Wings Press of Chicago IL

Hardcore Painting, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Omaha, NE

Emblazoned Cyphers, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Between Thee and Me,  Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
2006 Narrow Margins, H and R Block Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2005 Hardcore Painting, Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
2010

Body of Work: New Perspectives on Figure Painting, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Popular Culture Re-Constructed, Memorial Hall Gallery, RISD, Rhode Island, DE

Tethered to My World, Contemporary Figure Painting: Location, Chicago, Highland Pk Art Center, IL
Highly Personal, Isis Gallery, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
2008 New, Three: Kansas City Art Institute Faculty, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
Intersections, Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2007

Paper Now, Ispace Gallery, Chicago, IL

It’s Only Natural, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
2006 Featured Artist, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, -scope Miami 2006, Miami, FL
Collect All Four, Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Oh, You Beautiful Doll, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Sinister, Tarble Museum of Fine Art, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

25th Anniversary Bookplate Show, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL

Five Presses, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
2004

Summer Love, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Artist as Collector, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN
Annual Remarkable Women Show, Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Holiday, Big Cat Gallery, New York, NY
Scope New York 2004, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
A Sharp Eye: An Art Dealer’s 40 Year Journey, Evanston Art Center, IL
2003 Emergence: Women Artists in the New Millennium, Northern Indiana Arts, Assn., Munster, IN
Cold Comfort, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Luscious Too, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Welcome to My Dollhouse, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Luscious, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Just Install It, collaboration, Arena Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000

Out of Afar(m) and Whoa! La Giaconda, set design and live video installation for Whoa! La Giaconda, Merce Cunningham Studios, New York, NY

 
Selected Bibliography:
2015 Art Ltd., "Julie Farstad: Orange Skies, Pink Morning: by Robin Dluzen, Jan / Feb, 2016, pg. 31
Chicago Tribune, Pick of the Week, Arts & Entertainment, Sect. 4, p.3. Nov. 26, 2015, illustrated

2011

ereview.org, Feminine Fancies, by Tara Kloeppell, March 26, 2011
The Kansas City Star, Traditional Meets Modern, by Dana Self, Fine Arts Sect., p.18,  March 3, 2011

The Kansas City Star, A good ‘FIT’ at Review Studio by Nick Malewski, January 27, 2011

2010

ereview.org, Julie Farstad: Post-philosophy, A profile of a painter with many talents to choose from
Janell Meador, September 17, 2010

Chicagoartmagazine.com, Phyllis Bramson’s Painters at The Art Center in Highland Park,
Robin Dluzen, September 11, 2010           

Presentmagazine.com, Presenting: Julie Farstad and Peter Warren, Janell Meador, August 3, 2010

2008

Manhattan Arts International, http://manhattanhartherstory.blogspot.com, Renee Phillips, 7/30/10

“Women to Watch”: An Exhibition of Underrepresented Artists

2007

Chicago Tribune, Alan Artner, June 15, 2007

2006

Oh, You Beautiful Doll, catalog, curated by Douglas F. Maxwell

2002 -2004

mouthtomouth magazine, Co-Publisher, Co-Editor

2003

Chicago Tribune Alan Artner,, section 7C, p. 29 October 24, 2003

Chicago Sun-Times, Margaret Hawkins, Weekend Plus, section p. 24, November 7, 2003
Chicago Reader, Fred Camper, Section 1, p. 39, November 14, 2003
Word for Word, interview with Maria Tomasula, mouthtomouth magazine, September 2003
Sticky, exhibition catalog, interview by Kristen Brooke Schleifer, June 2002
2002 New American Paintings, Number 41, juror Bill Arnung, curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center

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