Name

Julia Kemerer

About

To inquire about the possibility of commissioning a custom project or the availability of original artwork or prints, prices, or upcoming exhibitions, please contact me at jk_kemerer@yahoo.com.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:
Art is alchemy. It is the transmuting of everyday materials into a magical new substance that only exists as a result of this particular recipe. Though most artists identify themselves by their medium, calling themselves “painter” or "sculptor," I don’t feel that way. For me, the creation of art is more than the exploration of a medium or technique; it is the creation of an image or object, the realization of a dream, and the solving of a puzzle. The medium I choose is dependent upon the best solution for each puzzle. Some pieces scream for a third dimension, some need the softness of watercolors, some the grit of cement or the gleam of polished metal.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS:
The People’s Show: July 31 - September 27, 2015, Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, Lockport, IL

Avian Spirits: July 13 – August 30, 2014, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, IL

Smith Nature Symposium: May 17, 2014, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, IL

Smith Nature Symposium: May 18, 2013, Brushwood Gallery in Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, IL.

Hatch Art House: November 2010 – July 2012, Madison, Wisconsin. http://hatcharthouse.com/

Aviary: March 7 – April 29, 2010, Brushwood Gallery in Ryerson Woods, Deerfield, IL.

Materiality: March 5 – 27, 2010, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Personality: March 1 – 31, 2010, Caladan Gallery, Cambridge, MA. http://www.caladangallery.com/v2/index.php?cat=56

66th International Salon Show: September 13 – November 1, 2009, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN

August Showcase: August 1-31, 2009, House of Scratch, http://www.houseofscratch.com/?p=759

Paint the Town Blue: May, 2009 Maya Essence, Chicago, IL

TOYth: March, 2009 Prak-sis, Chicago, IL

Education

BA in Art History

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Fine Arts

School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Exhibitions

The People's Show at Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, Lockport, IL

painting