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.
Rematriating from Brooklyn to Puerto Rico, withstanding Hurricane Maria and the resulting
darkness, I paint our ancestors as bio-luminescent beings underwater and my people as fireflies,
metaphors for sustainability and liberation.
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.
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.
I am a contemporary representational painter who focuses her work on the human experience with figurative images. The images are of New York City, exploring the interaction of people and their environments.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist creating socially minded projects that are deeply personal and
anthropologically rich. My projects work to foster connections between viewers and community
members, and to encourage dialogue.
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.
Primarily an observational painter. Cityscapes of Jerusalem are a recurring motif, but not romanticized or idealized images, rather the grimy rundown reality. Introspective self -portraits and the figure are strong interests.
I am interested in painting as a lens through which to reconcile my perception of the corporeal world
with intangible notions of intense human emotion, experience and meaning. It is an understanding
of art as a treatise on human nature.