In the series, "Runaways," a female protagonist goes on adventures accompanied by various
animal companions. The work conjures a picaresque sprit familiar from adventure stories in which
a heroine navigates an exotic and unfamiliar world.
Julie Unruh is interested in identity construction and particularly in the disconnect between personal and shared experience. She utilizes realism, but her paintings also explore the role of the viewer in the creation of coherent images.
Using multiple media from the net to site installation, my work is conceptual and project based.
Iâ€™m interested in staging and visualizing the tension created when control and its release try to
coexist as a curated chaos.
My work comprises a visual diary, where each instant is isolated as a fragment of a larger
and often unresolved narrative. My process seeks to explore those instances when we feel as if we
are mere observers to our own circumstance.
In my paintings and painting installations, I rediscover and resurrect people I find in forgotten
photographs that I find at flea markets. This painting series references photos found on the wall of
a pizzeria of the workers after hours.
Fine Art Photographer based in Red Hook Brooklyn working in Digital and Analog film medium from
35mm to 8x10 film with an emphasis on night time imagery and provocative interpretations of
contemporary society and our place in it.