We Sell

Emerging Artists

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We Sell, Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 71", 2017

Julia J. Wolfe is an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa in
Painting and Drawing and will graduate May 2018. She received
her B.A. in Studio Art from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN (2013)
and her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio Art from
Brandeis University in Waltham, MA (2014). In 2016, Wolfe was
an artist-in-residence at Burren College of Art in County Clare,
Ireland. She has participated in several solo and group
exhibitions in Iowa City and around the U.S.

In her own words:

I make installations, objects, and paintings. The paintings
feel like flattened versions of the installations: animated with
color, playground-esque, humorously innocent with an underlying
awareness of the ways of the world. The work comments on our
culture of consumption. However, by combining objects and
imagery of mass-production with a childlike and whimsical
aesthetic, viewers remain able to depart with a sense of

Julia's website

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on March 23, 2018

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