Julie Girardini
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Artist Statement & Biography
I believe it is my responsibility as an artist to keep telling stories of our histories. I am obligated to observe the word around me and make some sense of it through visual means. Successfully doing this gives meaning to the social concerns and heightens awareness in each of us.

I’m influenced by the journeys we take in our lives. I am interested in how we travel from one phase of life to another. Sometimes it involves a physical move. Other times it is an emotional shift. How do we make it feel like home? When do we know we are ready to move on? Do we get stuck on concepts of safety and security, or do we honor the opportunity for growth?

I symbolize this through my use of iconic forms: boats, nests, houses…for me these forms hold histories. Where we have been and where we are going.

My primary use of steel gives permanence to these structures, but I push the boundaries by mixing in elements of glass, wire, paper and encaustic to express fragility and the ethereal nature of life.
Education:

Self taught – Sculpture and Design

University of Maryland – BA in Art History 1991

Anderson Ranch – Intensive with Yuriko Yamaguchi



Exhibitions:

Zenith Gallery – Washington DC “Singular Vision” 2008

Gallery 555 – Washington DC “Parallels” 2011

Artique Underground – Frederick MD “Two Person Show” 2012

Zenith Gallery – Washington DC“Yours, Mine and Ours – 2 Person Show” 2013



Juried Shows:

American Craft Council Shows

Philadelphia Museum Craft Show

Washington Craft Show

Evanston Craft Show

Many other juried shows all over the US.



Galleries:

National Gallery of Art

Frank Lloyd Wrights Falling Water

Artful Home

Art Institute of Chicago

Many Independently owned local retailer throughout the U.S. and abroad



COLLECTIONS:

United Christian Parrish – Reston VA

Kaiser Permanente Bethesda MD

American Embassy in Ottawa Canada

Park Potomac – Rockville MD

Volt in Frederick MD
Artist StatementI believe it is my responsibility as an artist to keep telling stories of our histories. I am obligated to observe the word around me and make some sense of it through visual means. Successfully doing this gives meaning to the social concerns and heightens awareness in each of us.

I’m influenced by the journeys we take in our lives. I am interested in how we travel from one phase of life to another. Sometimes it involves a physical move. Other times it is an emotional shift. How do we make it feel like home? When do we know we are ready to move on? Do we get stuck on concepts of safety and security, or do we honor the opportunity for growth?

I symbolize this through my use of iconic forms: boats, nests, houses…for me these forms hold histories. Where we have been and where we are going.

My primary use of steel gives permanence to these structures, but I push the boundaries by mixing in elements of glass, wire, paper and encaustic to express fragility and the ethereal nature of life.
Artist BiographyEducation:

Self taught – Sculpture and Design

University of Maryland – BA in Art History 1991

Anderson Ranch – Intensive with Yuriko Yamaguchi



Exhibitions:

Zenith Gallery – Washington DC “Singular Vision” 2008

Gallery 555 – Washington DC “Parallels” 2011

Artique Underground – Frederick MD “Two Person Show” 2012

Zenith Gallery – Washington DC“Yours, Mine and Ours – 2 Person Show” 2013



Juried Shows:

American Craft Council Shows

Philadelphia Museum Craft Show

Washington Craft Show

Evanston Craft Show

Many other juried shows all over the US.



Galleries:

National Gallery of Art

Frank Lloyd Wrights Falling Water

Artful Home

Art Institute of Chicago

Many Independently owned local retailer throughout the U.S. and abroad



COLLECTIONS:

United Christian Parrish – Reston VA

Kaiser Permanente Bethesda MD

American Embassy in Ottawa Canada

Park Potomac – Rockville MD

Volt in Frederick MD
Education
University of Maryland - University College|Graduated
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