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Julie Comnick
updated: 07/31/2013
website: juliecomnick.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled (from Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra)
Prelude
Allegro
Largo
Postlude
Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra
Study XIV (from Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra)
Untitled (gravel pile)
Untitled (mulch pile)
Untitled (zebras)
Untitled (flamingos)
Untitled (giraffes)
Untitled (according to their kinds)
Untitled (and God blessed Noah)
Untitled (genealogy tree)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative, political, social criticism, science, text, landscape, surreal, erotic, animals, gender/sexuality
 
 
Untitled (from Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra) by Julie Comnick
Untitled (from Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra)
charcoal on paper
2013
45 " x  54 " 
Prelude by Julie Comnick
Prelude
oil on canvas
2012
80 " x  95 " 
Allegro by Julie Comnick
Allegro
oil on canvas
2012
80 " x  95 " 
Largo by Julie Comnick
Largo
oil on canvas
2012
80 " x  95 " 
Postlude by Julie Comnick
Postlude
oil on canvas
2012
80 " x  95 " 
Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra by Julie Comnick
Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra
installation view
2012
45 " x  54 " 
Study XIV (from Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra) by Julie Comnick
Study XIV (from Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra)
charcoal on paper
2011
10 " x  10 " 
Untitled (gravel pile) by Julie Comnick
Untitled (gravel pile)
charcoal on paper
2010
15 " x  22.5 " 
Untitled (mulch pile) by Julie Comnick
Untitled (mulch pile)
charcoal on paper
2010
15" x  22.5" 
Untitled (zebras) by Julie Comnick
Untitled (zebras)
charcoal on paper
2006
93" x  45" 
Untitled (flamingos) by Julie Comnick
Untitled (flamingos)
charcoal on paper
2006
78" x  45" 
Untitled (giraffes) by Julie Comnick
Untitled (giraffes)
charcoal on paper
2006
104 " x  45 " 
Untitled (according to their kinds) by Julie Comnick
Untitled (according to their kinds)
charcoal on paper
2007
33" x  45" 
Untitled (and God blessed Noah) by Julie Comnick
Untitled (and God blessed Noah)
charcoal on paper
2007
37" x  45" 
Untitled (genealogy tree) by Julie Comnick
Untitled (genealogy tree)
charcoal on paper
2007
86" x  108" 

Artist Statement

Julie Comnick

This portfolio contains work from two recent projects.

According To Their Kind is an exhibition of drawings that investigates issues of natural selection and selective breeding.  Making connections between the biblical story of Noah’s Ark and contemporary practices, the objective of these drawings is to illuminate the contradictions inherent in genetic selection.  According To Their Kind was exhibited at The Gallery at Flashpoint in Washington DC in January 2008, and was reviewed in the Washington Post. 

Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra is a painting and video project which explores the gradual dissolution of culture in contemporary society through the symbolic ruin of a personal and cultural icon, the violin.  Using the violin as a metaphor, I intend to raise questions about the relationship between increasing technology and diminishing cultural heritage.  I invite the audience to consider what makes the instrument precious in his or her own experience, and the impact of its loss.  Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra is currently in-progress: the works in the Drawing Center portfolio are studies for large-scale paintings.

Artist Bio / CV

Julie Comnick

Education

2001 M.F.A., Montana State University Bozeman,MT, Painting

1995 B.A., The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Grants

2007 Artist Projects Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 According To Their Kind, The Gallery at Flashpoint, Washington, DC

2006 Exhuming the Omitted, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ

2004 In Absentia, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

Communion with Vacancy, Northeastern Illinois, University, Chicago, IL

2002 Within Earshot, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

Julie Comnick, Paintings, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2001 Julie Comnick, Paintings, Kittredge Gallery University of Puget Sound,  Tacoma, WA

Body Language: Drawings, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

2001 Forecast in Hindsight, MFA Thesis Exhibit, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008 Unspoken, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

2007 14th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2002 “I see London, I see France...”,  A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL

 2001 Narration: Emblem and Sequence in Contemporary Art, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, First Place, Juror: Robert Taplin

2000 Scene / Unseen: National Art Exhibition, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

1999 The End: Northwest Biennial Competition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, Honorable Mention, Juror: Fred Wilson

Collections

Howard Tullman Collection, Chicago, IL

  Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

Selected Bibliography

2008 The Washington Post, Man vs. Beast: An Intimate Look, January 18, 2008, p.39, Michael O’Sullivan

2006 New American Paintings: Western Competition, November 2006, pp. 18-21

2003 New American Paintings: Midwestern Competition, September 2003, pp. 34-37

2002 Dialogue Magazine, Rearview Mirror, September/October 2002, p.31, John Brunetti

Chicago Tribune, July 24, 2002, Alan G. Artner

2001 The New York Times, Creative Works with a Political Edge, June 24, 2001, p.11, William Zimmer

Current Employment

  Studio Arts Faculty, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ