Julie Curtiss

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EDUCATION
2001-2006
Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts, Paris (BA, MFA)
2005-2006
Art Institute of Chicago, USA (Credit BA)
2004
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden Germany (credit BA)

UPCOMING SOLO SHOW

Oct. 2017  106 Green Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
April 2018  Various Small Fires Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
GARDEN DWELLERS, curated by Katherine Aungier, Regina Rex, New York, NY
DREAMERS AWAKE, curated by Susanna Greeves, White Cube Gallery, London, UK
THE PERFECT ORDER OF RANDOMNESS, with Matthew F Fisher, Monya Rowe Gallery, Saint Augustine, FL
POST ANALOG PAINTING II, The Hole, New York, NY
NADA ART FAIR, MIER gallery, New york, NY
JULIE TUYET CURTISS: REFLEXIONS, curated by Hein Koh, Spring Break Art Show, New York, NY
BODY/HEAD, curated by Jacob Rhodes, Be Fluent Language School, New York, NY
LE QUATRIEME SEXE, curated by Marie Maertens, Espace Le Coeur, Paris, France
2016
STONE SOUP NASTY, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY
THE RIVER, curated by Roe Projects, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY
FROM THA ROOTA TO THA TOOTA, Good Enough Projects, Atlanta, GA
SHOW#35, curated by Paulina Bebecka, Field Projects, New York, NY
COOL SUMMER, curated by Peter Shear, The Provincial, Chief, Michigan
SUPER SKETCHY, curated by Alleyoop Projects, DCTV, New York, NY
FLAT FILE PROGRAM, Tiger Strike Asteroid Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015
FEELERS, curated by Alleyoop Projects, DCTV, New York NY
SIGHT I SITE I CITE, Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
MIXTAPE II, Michael David studio @56 Bogart, Brooklyn, NY
FACELESS: FIGURING IMMEDIACY, curated by Julian A. Jimenez Howard, Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
STORIES, curated by Magdalen Wong , 437A, Brooklyn, NY
2014
SUPERMACHO, curated by Cristina Tufino, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY
A HOT MESS, Firework Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013-2003
2013
SORRY I’M LATE, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn
DRAWING CONNECTIONS, Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
2011
48 HRS, Camel art space, Brooklyn
2010
14TH PRICE OF PAINTING ANTOINE MARIN, Arcueil, France
INLAND BORDERS, Galerie Lemniscate, Toulouse, France
2009
JULIE CURTISS & HELGE HOMMES, Galerie Suty, Coye-la-Forêt, France
SALON DE MONTROUGE 2009, Montrouge, France
2007
SPLIT ENDS, with Clinton King, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
2004
10TH LOUIS VUITTON MOET HENESSY’S YOUNG ARTISTS’ AWARD, Galerie du Pont-Neuf, Paris
2003
ROCOCO&CO, Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts, Paris

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2017
Art residency at Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY
2013
Residency Program, Contemporary Art Center at Woodside, NY
2012
Immigrant Artist Program, VAN LIER Fellow, NYFA
2010
PAINTING RESIDENCY JOSE CORDERO GARCIA, Antoine Marin Fellow, Dominican Republic
2004
LOUIS VUITTON MOET HENESSY’S Young Artists Award, Awardee, France
2003
ERASMUS Grant for European exchange program, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden Germany

ONLINE

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/visual-art-review-dreamers-awake-at-white-cube-bermondsey-se1-9m2mqlscv

http://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/9959/eight-genre-defining-masterpieces-from-female-surrealists

https://www.maakemagazine.com/julie-curtiss/

http://www.tafmag.com/art-julie-curtiss-la-danse-des-antipodes/

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nasty-women-art-shows-planned-parenthood_us_587d2b68e4b02b1edf4378e5

http://www.sukeban.co.uk/artists/#/julie-curtiss/

http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/cite-discussion-with-2015-curators/3240

http://bushwickdaily.com/2015/04/art-in-full-bloom-seven-openings-and-events-for-the-weekend/

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2013/08/06/what-boston-area-art-galleries/TFckb3r7tzTOSeU5v8OJ0H/story.htm

http://hyperallergic.com/38980/in-the-middle-of-an-art-marathon/

ONLINE INTERVIEWS

https://www.workinprogresspublication.com/new-page-1/

http://ffffffwalls.com/2017/04/julie-tuyet-curtiss-bushwick/

http://thecoastalpost.tumblr.com/post/85672331677/juliecurtiss

 

 

Artist Statement

Despite including various processes in my practice such as sculpture and animation, my principal mean of expression is painting. I developed a technique that mixes different mediums: gouache on paper, acrylic, vinyl paint and oil on canvas, which allows a variety of treatments and textures. Drawing more than painting, my technique is graphic and calls to mind illustration.

This in-between stance characterizes my practice in general: I enjoy mixing together humor and darkness, the uncanny and the mundane, grotesque shapes to vivid colors. Working from imagination and with ideas of narration, I utilize recurring elements from one painting to another, or frame the subjects of my paintings very narrowly, creating a form of suspense. My artworks are psychological. By omitting parts of an image or suggesting abnormal situations, I would like to contrast a feeling of familiarity with surrealism.

In my works, I am interested in exploring the various representations of female’s identity, especially through the notions of Nature and Culture. I like to depict smoking teacups and cigarettes, objects that evoke a domestic, tamed image of women. On the other side, organic, ambiguous body parts allude to a darker archetype of a woman fused with nature. With faceless portraits of women, gnarled fingers and toes, and voluptuous bodies composed of hair, I would like to present the viewer with an enigmatic puzzle, an invitation to reflect on the idea of an unfixed, ever-changing self.