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Julia Elsas
updated: 12/21/2011
website: juliaelsas.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portfolio Keywords:  organic, feminist, figurative, gender/sexuality, narrative, repetition
 
 
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Artist Statement

As a mixed-media artist, I am continually moving between concepts, materials, and processes such as sewing, printmaking, sculpture, and collage-making.  Much of my two- and three-dimensional work involves the use of textiles.  I am particularly interested in fabrics that are traditionally used in and associated with women’s intimate apparel, because I see them as suggestive of the tension between the revealed and the concealed in acts of courtship, flirtation, and sensuality.  In my most recent monoprint and collage series, I am exploring the physical, aesthetic, and conceptual ramifications of overlaying industrial elastic and nylon material onto the two-dimensional plane of my monoprints. I have previously used these same materials in a series of sculptural works. I begin by cutting apart pantyhose, knee-highs, and strips of lingerie elastic, which I subsequently reassemble into new forms. These forms retain different degrees of resemblance to the original shape of these feminine articles.  I then saturate my new forms with ink, lay them onto a sheet of wet paper washed with a different color ink, and make a print.  For my monoprints, I pull three to four prints from each textile-paper combination, exploring the visual effects of the gradual wearing away of the ink with each successive print and their concomitant interpretive possibilities.  My monoprint series is a part of a larger body of work that has been occupying me for the last four years, in which I examine voyeurism, tension, body language, and mimicry in social interaction.
 

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Artist Bio / CV

U.C. Davis. M.F.A.  Davis, CA. 2009

Carleton College. B.A. Northfield, MN. 2000

 

EXHIBITIONS

2011       

Barbara Archer Gallery. Atlanta Print Biennial. Atlanta, GA


Textile Arts Center. Play. Brooklyn, NY

IPCNY. New Prints/Summer 2011. Selected by Trenton Doyle Hancock. New York, NY

Textile Arts Center. Missing/Missed. Brooklyn, NY
 

2010

Richmond Art Center. Cream from the Top. Richmond, CA

 

2009      

Nelson Gallery. MFA Exhibition. Davis, CA (solo)

JAYJAY. Fresh Young Things. Sacramento, CA

 

2008      

Lump Gallery. Heroes. Raleigh, NC


2006         

Lump Gallery. Good and Thuggy. Raleigh, NC

Mint Museum. CrossCurrents: Contemporary Art in North Carolina. Charlotte, NC

Branch Gallery. Pleased to Meet You. Durham, NC

 

2005      

Branch Gallery. She Was in an Awful Fix. Carrboro, NC (solo)

North Carolina Museum of Art. CrossCurrents: Contemporary Art in North Carolina. Raleigh, NC

Cinders Gallery. The Porch Show. Williamsburg, NY

 

AWARDS

2009      

Robert Arneson Award. UC Davis

Fay Nelson Award. UC Davis

Freemond Gadberry Student Award. UC Davis

                  

PUBLICATIONS

Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott, 500 Handmade Books. Lark Books. Asheville, NC. July 2008.

CrossCurrents Catalogue. Publication by the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC and the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC. 2005.

 

PRESS

Candy Pratts Price, “A Diary of Black and White” vogue.com, July 15, 2011.

Robert Shuster “‘New Prints 2011/Summer’ at the International Print Center” The Village Voice, June 29, 2011.

H. Wilensky, “Artists showcase their creations at Brooklyn Textile Show” Brooklyn Downtown Star, January 19, 2011.

J.D. Conley, “Julia Elsas: Resident Artist” Fauxtrator.com, November 10, 2010. 

Victoria Dalkey, “Picked fresh from the field of fine art” The Sacramento Bee, July 17, 2009.

Shoka Shafiee, “Getting Fresh” Sacramento News and Review, July 9, 2009.

Michelle Natalie, “Fall Art Season” News and Observer, September 16, 2005.

Holland Cotter, “Add the Fireflies and it’s a Summer Idyll” New York Times, July 13, 2005.