Friday, January 30, 2015

Vacation Slideshow on Violet Strays

Vacation Slideshow, 2015 animation w/Andy Arkley

Andy and I have a new animation up on Violet Strays from 1/30-2/12.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

CityArts Write-Up


CityArts asked me about my sketchbook process HERE
Scroll to the bottom for the animated gif!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Borderlands Opens Thursday, November 6th

Sketch for Borderlands, 2014

Please join me for the opening reception of the group show Borderlands at SOIL Gallery on Thursday, November 6th, 6-8pm. I will be showing a new installation that combines animation and hand-painted pattern.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Summer at Cornish

2014 Summer Foundations collaborative installation

2014 Summer Foundations sketching at Seattle Art Museum

2013 Summer Installation Intensive in progress

I just wrapped up my second year of teaching Summer Foundations with Cable Griffith at Cornish College of the Arts. During the month of July, we met 4 days a week with 25 high school students from around the country working on everything from observational drawing to site-specific installation. This Monday I'm excited to begin my second year of teaching the Summer Programs Installation Intensive. I work one on one with students to develop and create a site-specific installation in the Cornish Main Gallery. Last year was a blast! 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Look-alikes closes June 28th

Look-alikes, 2014 installation view
photo: David Wentworth

There are only a few more chances to catch my newest installation, Look-alikes. See it before it disappears forever!

Friday, June 20th 12-5
Saturday, June 21st 12-5
Sunday, June 22nd 12-5
Thursday, June 26th 12-5
Friday, June 27th 12-5
Saturday, June 28th 12-5

SOIL Gallery
112 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104


Friday, May 30, 2014

MacDowell Colony Recap

My studio at MacDowell Colony in Mar/Apr 2014

I had an incredibly inspiring and productive two months at MacDowell Colony in March and April. I met creative people from all over the world, enjoyed nightly artist presentations, and spent a lot of time walking around the woods in the dark with a headlamp. Visit The Portable MacDowell to see the installation I worked on.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Look-alikes at SOIL Gallery

In-progress studio detail of Look-alikes

LOOK-ALIKES : JULIE ALPERT
June 5th-28th
Opening reception June 5th 6-8pm

Please join me for the opening reception of Look-alikes at SOIL Gallery on Thursday, June 5th, 6-8pm. This new installation uses found furniture, pattern, light, and paint to explore the relative value of the items we choose to decorate our spaces with.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

King County Collection Purchase

Black Pattern Watercolor #21 
2013 watercolor, ink, permanent marker and colored pencil on paper

King County recently purchased this painting for its In Color: Portable Collection. 34 artists were selected from 277 applications. I'm so happy to be included. Read more about it HERE

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Studio Exhibition and Sale 2/23


I'm thrilled to invite you to a one-day-only exhibition and sale of work from the last 5 years! All sales help support my upcoming MacDowell Colony residency. Coffee, mimosas, and snacks will be served. Bring a friend, come say hello! Big discounts.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted!

Sunday, February 23, 1-7pm
3551 S Brandon St
Seattle, WA 98118
301.602.2959

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Stacked and Piled Opening Jan 11th

Mini Pile #3 2013 watercolor, ink, permanent marker and colored pencil on paper

Please join me for the opening reception of Stacked and Piled at Portland Center Stage on Saturday, January 11th from 6-8pm. I will be showing 14 new paintings inspired by topiaries, textiles, and building materials. The show runs from 1/11-2/14.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Netherlands, Portland, MacDowell, Oh my!

In the studio: working on sketches for a new series of installations

The next few months bring lots of firsts: first international show, first show in Portland, first time at an artist residency! I have three paintings in the group show TAGtics in Den Haag, Netherlands opening this Saturday. Really wish I could be there. I am also finishing up a new series of works on paper to be shown at Portland Center Stage in January and just got word that I have been selected for a MacDowell Colony Fellowship! Next spring, I will live and work in the New Hampshire woods for six weeks alongside 30 other artists from a variety of disciplines. Above is a new installation concept that combines some of my wood cutouts from last year's Tableau Vivant with some of the ideas from last month's Neddy at Cornish installation, Shape Shifters. Maybe this is what I will build at MacDowell...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Vote for me Thursday, Oct 10th!

Shape Shifters 2013 installation at Neddy Awards, 
nomimated for City Arts Art Walk Awards

Mantel 2012 installation at 4Culture,
representative work at City Arts Art Walk Awards


My installation, Shape Shifters, has been nominated for the September City Arts Artwalk Awards. The FREE event is at Sole Repair Shop on Capitol Hill and should be a fun party. Vote for me to win $1000!

While you're on the Hill stop by fellow SOIL member events:
Ben Hirschkoff at Joe Bar Cafe
Julie Alexander at Sugar Pill
Jenny Zwick at Storefronts Seattle605 15th Avenue East

Friday, October 4, 2013

TAGtics at Quartair, Netherlands




These three paintings are making their way to The Hague, Netherlands for TAGtics at Quartair Gallery! The exhibition runs November 9th-December 10th. I got connected with the artists organizing the show when they exhibited in Seattle at SOIL earlier this year. I'm so excited to be included, along with fellow SOIL artist Paul Komada, in my first international show.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Go see the Neddy Exhibition!

Shape Shifters (detail) 2013 site-specific installation
(photo by David Wentworth)

Jen Graves has some great things to say about the 2013 Neddy at Cornish Exhibition. Read about it and watch video interviews from all 8 finalists HERE.

Monday, September 2, 2013

2013 Neddy Awards Exhibition

Shape Shifters 2013 site-specific installation (detail)

Here's a sneak peak at my new installation Shape Shifters at Cornish College of the Arts for the 2013 Neddy Awards Exhibition. The opening reception is Thursday, September 12th 5-8pm in the Main Gallery at 1000 Lenora St. The show features work from all 8 finalists including painting, sculpture, and site-specific works. My new piece responds to the space with hand-painted pattern, collage, fabric, and shadows to show a series of moments either camouflaged or in a state of change.