Julie Wolfe

I absolutely love Julie Wolfe’s work, especially her works on paper. There is something very simple and methodical in most, with splashy colors organized in chromatic ways and geometric forms (reminding planets in space or microscopic cells) that reassure and comfort ; all is well, ordered, predictable… we’ll be fine. Yet some other artworks are ephemeral, evanescent or disordered, but they all still convey a feeling of calmness and beauty.

I am jealous of the way she makes it look easy and simple, yet if I were to do it, I would not know where to start, how to organize everything… it would most definitely look like a mess.

Her website is stunning and definitely worth a visit. She also has a great Instagram account.

“Julie Wolfe received her BFA in Painting and Art History in Texas in 1986. The light of the California coast influenced her early works when she lived near Los Angeles and began experimenting with different art forms. After a move to Washington, DC she has become one of the most influential and prolific artists in the area. Her career continues to blossom through participation in numerous personal exhibitions including a major retrospective at American University, Katzen Museum, DC, in 2017.The artist has been reviewed in important national publications, namely ArtNews, The Washington Post, Hyperallergic and BBC World News America. Her works are collected by many private and public institutions, including National Gallery of Art the National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Public Library and US Embassies in Bulgaria, France and Ecuador. Wolfe lives and works in Washington, DC.” (SOURCE)

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