Julia Blume is a New York based artist working in several media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation. She received her MFA from SFAI in 2018, after earning her BA and MA in linguistics from Columbia University and UC San Diego, respectively. In her work, she breaks down the false dichotomy of “humans” and “nature”, and she considers the political implications of this artificial separation. Symbolic mark making and interactions with place are used as a way to enter into communication with the various entities of the land – from rocks to insects to bobcats to the mycorrhizal networks of forests.
Her work has been shown at galleries in New York, San Francisco, and Tucson, including Brian Leo Projects, RSOAA, Trestle Gallery, Field Projects, Paradice Palase, and Established Gallery. She has also created site-specific installations and performances in a range of environments, including Peru, Iceland, New York City, and across the American Southwest. She participated in residencies with Signal Fire in 2017 and in 2019 and will be a resident at ChaNorth and Arts Iceland in 2021.