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Julia Whitney Barnes
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Williamsburg



ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a multidisciplinary artist that makes indoor and outdoor work related to the natural world. I am influenced by ecological practices and the complex relationship humans have with the environment. My current series "Bricks & Stones May Break," takes form in paintings, drawings, etchings and porcelain reliefs. My travels combined with imagined places inform these intimate landscapes. The scale of the work is meant for solitary viewing and encourages contemplation.
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ARTIST RESUME:


EDUCATION
2006
MFA Fine Arts, Painting & Combined Media, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY
2001
BFA Fine Arts, Painting, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2013
Residency with Site-Specific Installation & Fellowship, Fjellerup I Bund I Grund, Fjellerup, Denmark
2012
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide) Residency & Fellowship, New York, NY
2010
National Academy of Fine Art, Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Residency & Fellowship, New York, NY
2008
International Open Art Residency, Island of Dreams, Greece
2006
Greenwich House Pottery Residency, New York, NY
2006
Nancy Ashton Memorial Fellowship MFA Award, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS
2013
Flora I Fjellerup (wood installation & exterior mural), Former Byuns Købmand Storefront, Fjellerup, Denmark
Historias Coloridas de México (ceramic and glass mosaic), Brooklyn School of Inquiry, Brooklyn, NY
2012
Refracted Nature (ceramic and glass mosaic), Sirovich Senior Center/LMCC, New York, NY
2011
Roots/Routes (exterior mural), New York City Department of Transportation - Urban Art Program, New York, NY
Road Less Traveled (exterior mural), St. Nicks Alliance – Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
Floor-Sight (exterior digital billboard), The Billboard Art Project, Savannah, GA, Nashville, TN & Duluth, MN
2010
Found on Governors Island (exterior ceramic installation), FIGMENT Season-Long Sculpture Garden, Governors Island, NY
2009
Prospect Flora (mixed-media installation), Brooklyn Utopias?, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
Epiphyte (mixed-media installation), Windows Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Treehouse: Interior/Exterior (exterior printed billboard), ArtBridge, New York, NY
Gilded Phytophilic Bats (exterior ceramic installation), Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Affiliate, Solomons, MD
2008 Relative Environment (exterior ceramic installation), Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, NY
Gowanus Canal Species (exterior mural), Toll Brothers & Art Assets, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2014 

Summer Love, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Liberalis, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
The Last Brucennial, Vito Schnabel & The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
2013 

Collo, Warehouse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Group Therapy: Politics & Aesthetics, 111 Front Street Galleries/Two Trees, Brooklyn, NY
Summer Sampler, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
In Her Nature, Fountain Art Fair, 69th Regiment Armory, New York, NY
Collectively Assembled, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
2012
These Trees: Melissa Cowper-Smith + Julia Whitney Barnes, Hendrix College, Conway, AR

The Ballot Show (Quadrennial), Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Art Faculty Exhibition, Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery/Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Frenzy Into Folly, Openings Collective: Church of the St. Paul The Apostle, New York, NY
These Trees: Julia Whitney Barnes + Melissa Cowper Smith, Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Collectivity: Art-Making in a Collective, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, NY
Brucennial 2012, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
Postcards from Long Island, Barister’s Gallery, New Orleans, LA

In-Habitat, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011
NurtureArt Benefit, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
tART: Year 8, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
Summer Sampler, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Alarums and Excursions: presented by Fuse Works, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Naming the Animals, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Sweet + Sour, OZANEAUX Art Space, New York, NY
Honey, Liloveve Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010
Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship Exhibition, National Academy of Fine Art Museum, New York, NY
Cool and Collected, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
Julia Whitney Barnes: Paintings & Ceramics, Armstrong Hipkins Center for The Arts, Blairstown, NJ
tart at AIR; What’s in a Collective, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Green Too, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Smithsonian Affiliate, Solomons, MD
2009
Within the Menagerie: Melissa Pokorny & Julia Whitney Barnes, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn NY SummerSpace, OZANEAUX Art Space, New York, NY
Brooklyn Utopias?, Old Stone House Museum, Brooklyn, NY
NurtureArt Benefit, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY
Green Party, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
tart at AIR, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Wild Things, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Smithsonian Affiliate, Solomons, MD
I Heart Art, Work Gallery/The Wassaic Project, Brooklyn, NY
2008
tART Summer Salon, Rabbitholestudio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Small Favors, Harrison & Jill Bonovitz Galleries, The Clay Center, Philadelphia, PA
2007
Julie Durkin, Lauren Olitski, Julia Whitney Barnes, Mulry Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Images 2007, Robeson Gallery, PA Festival of the Arts, University Park, PA
2006
MFA Exhibition: Julia Whitney Barnes Orchid-Bats, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
2005
MA’s Select MFA’s, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
The Real Party, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2004
Benefit, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
2003
Julia Whitney Barnes: Cycles, 65 Hope Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

LECTURE & TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014, Open Engagement Conference, Artists Talk, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
2010–14, Digital Art, Adjunct Faculty, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2012–14, Digital Practices for Art Majors, Adjunct Faculty, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2013, Special Projects: Mosaics, Visiting Teaching Artist (3rd Grade), Brooklyn School of Inquiry, Brooklyn, NY
2011, Street Art, Visiting Lecturer, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2011, tART Collective, Visiting Lecturer, Open Engagement For Social Practice Conference, Portland, OR
2011, Basic Publication Design, Adjunct Faculty, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2010, Painting & Ceramics, Visiting Lecturer, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ
2009, Digital Art, Visiting Lecturer, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2007–10, Clay & Casting, Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Hunter College, City University of NY, New York, NY
2007, M.A. Studio Art: Summer Program, Visiting Artist, New York University, New York, NY
2006, Ceramics, Adjunct Faculty, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
2006, 3D Design, Adjunct Faculty, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
2006, Advanced Ceramics, Teaching Assistant (Jeffrey Mongrain) Hunter College, City University of NY, New York, NY
2005, Drawing, Teaching Assistant (Valerie Jaudon) Hunter College, City University of NY, New York, NY
2005, BFA Senior Seminar, Visiting Lecturer, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
Greenpointers July 28, 2014, “I Fell in Love With ‘Summer Love’ at The Front Room Gallery”
The Village Voice July 2, 2014, “Events: Summer Love”
Art F City June 30, 2014, “This Week’s Must See Events”
Bright Young Things June 30, 2014, “Your Guide To NYC Art Openings (This Week)”
Lokalavisen, August 7, 2013, “Fjellerup ferniserer de sidste to gange” [cover story]
Lokalavisen, July 24, 2013, “Fjellerup får ruinhave på stranden”
Lokalavisen, July 23, 2013, “Bertel Haarder åbner udstilling I Fjellerup”
Lokalavisen, July 16, 2013, “Verden kommer til Fjellerup”
New York Observer/GalleristNY, October 1, 2012, “In Brooklyn, It’s Go Time”
Exit Strata, September 27, 2012, “Frenzy Into Folly Virtual Gallery”
Hyperallergic, September 11, 2012, “GO Red Hook; Three Themes Observed”
East Villager, August 16, 2012, “Sirovich’s Center offers window(s) into mosaic” [cover story]
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 24, 2012, “Brooklyn Artist Julia Whitney Barnes: Paintings to Ceramics to Murals” [cover story]
Brooklyn Eagle, February 23, 2012, “Bats, Orchids and Tree Houses, A Brooklyn Artist Shares Her Inspirations”
The L Magazine, February 1, 2012, “Artists Imagine Inhabitable Habitats”
Flavorpill, January 25, 2012, “Critics Pick: In-Habitat”
Gowanus Your Face Off, January 10, 1012, “Climate Reality Project’s Gowanus Expedition”
The Greenpoint Gazette, September 16, 2011, “The Renaissance Women of tART” [cover story]
Catalog for Open Engagement conference, published May 2011
W-MBC TV, Airdate: April 25, 2011, “Interview for Naming The Animals exhibition at Curious Matter”
Catalog for Naming The Animals exhibition, published April 2011
BCAT TV, September & October airdates 2010, “Neighborhood Beat: Red Hook – Julia Whitney Barnes”
Artnet, August 11, 2010, “Mural Fellowships Announced for 2010”
Larchmont-Mamaroneck Patch, July 29, 2010, “Hot New Brooklyn Artists at Opening of ‘Cool & Collected’”
The Baltimore Sun, July 15, 2010, “Sculpture garden celebrates relationship between art, nature”
The Warren Reporter, January 26, 2010, “Brooklyn artist Julia Whitney Barnes to exhibit at Blair Academy”
The New York Times: City Room, March 4, 2010, “Ode to the Gowanus Canal”
The Huffington Post, November 19, 2009, “Bats: The New Canary in the Coal Mine?
wagmag, June 1, 2009, “Review: Within the Menagerie”
The Greenpoint Gazette, May 28, 2009, “Wildly Amusing”
500 Ceramic Sculptures, May 2009 published by Lark Books
The New York Times, City Beat Blog, March 27, 2009, “Converting Chelsea Scaffolds Into Art”
AMNY, March 20, 2009, “Artistic Neighborhood Face-Lift”
Curbed, October 30, 2008 “Have Toll Brothers Turned to Art to Win Gowanus Hearts & Minds?”
Brownstoner, October 30, 2008 “Closing Bell: Wild Gowanus”
NBC New York October 30, 2008 “Toll Brothers Using Art to Win Gowanus Hearts & Minds?”
flash film, October 10, 2008 “Interview with Julia Whitney Barnes”
New York Art Crit, August 4, 2008 “Summer Sculpture 2008: Vegetable Mineral”
The New York Times (Travel Section) August 3, 2008 “In Brooklyn, Sharing a River but Not Much Else”
Kathimerini (Greece), K Magazine, August 3, 2008 “Art Eretria: Openart Residency”
Black Book Magazine, July 3, 2008 “Sweet tarts Go Down The Rabbit Hole”
The Palm Beach Post, November 30, 2007 “Stop. Look. Go! Art: Exhibitions of Note”
The New York Sun, April 19, 2003 “Calendar Pick with photo – Cycles: Julia Whitney Barnes”
 








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