JULIA BLAND (American, b. 1986) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Bland received her BFA from RISD in 2008 and her MFA from The Yale School of Art in 2012. She has been an artist in residence at The Macdowell Colony, Yaddo, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Lighthouse Works, The Sharpe-Walentas Space Program, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and The Shandaken Project: Storm King. She has received awards including The Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship from Yaddo, The Carol Scholsberg Memorial Prize, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust Travel Fellowship, and The Florence Leif Award for Excellence in Painting. Recent solo exhibitions include Derek Eller Gallery (New York, NY), ANDREW RAFACZ (Chicago, IL), The Lighthouse Works (Fisher’s Island, NY), Helena Anrather (New York, NY), Miller Contemporary & Stellar Projects (New York, NY), and On Stellar Rays (New York, NY), John Michael Kohler Art Center (Sheboygan, WI). Recent group exhibitions include John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI), Yossi Milo (New York, NY), TSA (Philadelphia, PA), September Gallery (Hudson, NY), Dimensions Variable (Miami, FL), On Stellar Rays (New York, NY), NYU Institute of Fine Arts (New York, NY), Cuevas Tilleard (New York, NY), Ortega y Gasset (Brooklyn, NY), and CES Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). She will be included in a group exhibition at the Everson Museum (Syracuse, NY) in 2021.
- ‘Julia Bland: The Half That Ties, the Half that Breaks’, The Brooklyn Rail, November 2019 , (PDF)
- ‘When Paintings Are Stitched, Unstitched, Twisted, and Knotted’, Hyperallergic, April 2018 , (PDF)
- ‘In the Studio With Julia Bland’, Artnet, December 2018 , (PDF)
- ‘Julia Bland, A Mixed Media Artist That Takes You on a Journey’, Arte Fuse, October 2017 , (PDF)