Julia Kemerer


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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.

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.

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.

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

August Showcase: August 1-31, 2009, House of Scratch,

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

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


University of Illinois at Chicago: BA in Art History, 2003

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Fine Art, 1992-1995