Julie Gross has a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MA from Hunter College. She has been making art in New York City since 1972. She has had a number of solo shows in New York as well as two & three person shows, and her work has been represented in many group exhibits around the United States. She is the recipient of numerous grants, including National Endowment for the Arts, CAPS, & Pollock/Krasner grants, and fellowships to Yaddo, Macdowell, Albee & Ucross Foundations, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Millay Colony, Altos de Chavon & the Bau Institute in Otranto, Italy. In summer of ’06 she received the National Academy Museum’s E.A. Abbey Mural Painting Grant. Her work is represented in more than 35 public, and numerous private, collections in the US and Europe. Her work has been featured twice in New American Painting, (’03 & ’05) and reviewed in the New York Times, Arts Magazine, Art in America and others. Her writing has also been published in Heresies and Appearances magazines. Since 1972 Julie has taught at various institutions including Parsons School of Design, FIT, RISD, Pratt Institute & Syracuse University as well as the Center for Advanced Design in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, SADI in Seoul, Korea, and KIDI in Kanazawa, Japan. Julie’s website: includes recent projects and available work, a video, full resume, critical essay on her work and work statement. Her studios are located in New York City’s Chelsea district and Glen Spey, NY.
Since 1998 I've used compasses to choreograph a network of circular forms. These were originally based on a sine wave, or ‘s’ curve and my interest in centrifugal/centripetal forces, and in edges that set up tension as well as flow. Circles remain or morph into other shapes. Color then fleshes out these structures in gouache or oil. Color decisions begin intuitively and build, based on desire for either harmonic or dissonant relations. The painted surfaces are precise and uninflected, allowing subtle spatial interaction to be revealed. I want the images to act as suspended, yet connected slices of light, breathing, tense, emergent.
Lives and works in New York, NY