Julia Kemerer

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.

Experience

Director of Art and Administration/Curator

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

Manage all art programs including classes, a creative reuse center and a gallery displaying 6 exhibitions annually.

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago

BA in Art History

School of the Art Institute

Fine Arts

Exhibitions

2018

AdORNAMENTS, Racine Art Museum - Racine, WI

2017

Group, AdORNAMENTS, Racine Art Museum - Racine, WI (Winner – First Place)

2016

group, 40 Cakes for 40 years, Ragdale Foundation - Lake Forest, IL

2015

Group, The People's Show, Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery - Lockport, IL (painting)

2014

Group, Avian Spirits, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods - Riverwoods, IL

2014

Event, Smith Nature Symposium, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods - Riverwoods, IL (Wearable Sculpture)

2013

Event, Smith Nature Symposium, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods - Riverwoods, IL (Wearable Sculpture)

2010 – 2012

Group, Hatch Art House, Hatch Art House - Madison, WI

2010

Group, Aviary, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods - Riverwoods, IL

2010

Group, Materiality, ARC Gallery - Chicago, IL

2010

Group, Personality, Caladan Gallery - Cambridge, MA

2009

Group, 66th International Salon Show, South Shore Arts - Munster, IN

2009

Group, August Showcase, House of Scratch

2009

Group, Paint the Town Blue, Maya Essence - Chicago, IL

2009

Group, Toyth, Prak-sis - Chicago, IL