I hope that my paintings make people feel more connected, joyful and alive.
I am interested in transformation, the incessant chain of fertility in the cycle of life, growth, death and rebirth. I want to celebrate diversity in every way and remind us to treasure and protect our planet and all its inhabitants. I am inspired by folk art, embroidery, textiles, goddess archeology and mythology. I play with symbols and the viscous colors of oil paints.
Julie started painting when she was at home with children in rural CT. Her parents immigrated from Korea to New York City where she was born and then grew up on Long Island. Julie studied art history in Barcelona during high school, comparative literature at Brown and corporate strategy at MIT. Julie worked as a journalist and consultant, lived in Boston, NYC and Paris and is a US/French citizen. Julie's other interests include martial arts, ballroom and west coast swing, videos and gardening. Julie was juried into the National Association of Women Artists in 2018. Julie lives in NYC and northwestern Connecticut, USA.