JULIA KATZ

In 2006 I began exploring a theme of human figures in motion.  That theme has evolved to include ideas about the interaction of the figures with their environments.   I choose the beach as a common setting for my paintings because it is a vast natural space in which people move freely and the natural elements of the environment are also in motion.  The abstract paintings deal with the theme of motion and energy in nature, and do not include the human figure.   In current work, however, such as “Approach” and “Terraqueous”, I am integrating representational scenes into an abstracted landscape format.

We live in a universe that is magnificent and beyond our understanding. 


Solo Exhibitions:

2013 Coastlines Addington Gallery Chicago, IL  

2011
Force of Nature | Addington Gallery | Chicago, IL
Garden Dance | Hidell Brooks Gallery |  Charlotte, NC

2010People Watching | Addington Gallery | Chicago, IL

2009Making a Splash | Addington Gallery | Chicago, IL 

2007 Dance Marathon Addington Gallery  Chicago, IL 

2006
Personal Spaces | Dulgar Gallery | South Suburban College | South Holland, IL
Solitaire, Etc. | Mimosa Restaurant | Highland Park, IL

2003 Self Conscious Wilmette Public Library | Wilmette, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2014 Little Boxes Water Street Gallery Douglas, MI

2013
Go Figure
Water Street Gallery Douglas, MI
15th Anniversary Hidell Brooks Gallery Charlotte, NC

2011
First Impressions Water Street Gallery Douglas, MI
14th International Open Womanmade Gallery | Chicago, IL

2009
Spectrum 2009
Hunter Museum of American Art | Chattanooga, TN
Introductions Hidell Brooks Gallery Charlotte, NC
Counterpoint Chicago Artist Month Addington Gallery | Chicago, IL

2008 The Silent and the Social Chicago Artist Month Addington Gallery Chicago, IL

2007
Highland Park Art Walk 2007 Anatomically Correct Highland Park, IL
National Art Premiere 2007 | Elmhurst Art Museum | Elmhurst, IL 

2006
Transfigure: The Body in Motion
Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery Chicago, IL
Highland Park Art Walk 2006 Anatomically Correct Highland Park, IL
Women’s Works Northwest Area Arts Council Woodstock, IL
Artists of 60035 Chicago in Bloom Chicago, IL 

2004 Real People Old Court House Figurative League Woodstock, IL

2003 Naked or Nude Fine Art Building Gallery | Chicago, IL

Education:

1978 BFA | Washington University | St. Louis, MO

Awards:

2007 JUROR’S AWARD Highland Park Art Walk 2007 juror: Aron Packer | Anatomically Correct | Highland Park, IL,

2007 JUROR’S AWARD National Art Premiere | juror: Rob Bondgren Elmhurst Art Museum | Elmhurst, IL

2006 BEST OF SHOW Highland Park Art Walk 2006 juror: Paul Klein Anatomically Correct | Highland Park, IL

2006 JUROR’S AWARD Women’s Works | Northwest Area Arts Council Woodstock, IL

2002 JUROR’S AWARD 21st Annual Juried Art Show Wilmette Public Library Wilmette, IL

Publications:

2010 Praeterita interview by blogger Philip Hartigan philiphartiganpraeterita.blogspot.com/2010/04/on-julia-katz-at-addington-gallery.html

2009 | Chicago Artist’s News | a publication of the Chicago Artists’ Coalition | December issue article titled “Artist Transformations” | by Tom Mullaney

2009 New City Art May 4, 2009 Review: Julia Katz /Addington Gallery by Ben Broeren art.newcity.com/tag/addington-gallery/  

2009 Studio Visit Magazine volume 7 national juried art book The Open Studios Press Boston, MA

2008 Studio Visit Magazine vols. 1 and 4 national juried art book The Open Studios Press | Boston, MA

2007 East on Central guest editor/contributor | annual literary magazine Highland Park, IL

2006 East on Central cover art on annual literary magazine Highland Park, IL