June Julian


Atlantic Blues

The Whirlwind & The Lichen

The Scent of Plumeria

Acid Rain


The Sound of the Sea

Sea, My Bones

Fiber Arts


The Eight Brocades

Artist's Biography

June Julian received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Art, and studied at Pennsylvania State University and New York University. She has been on the faculty of The School of Visual Arts in New York City, Ohio University, and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and was the Education Manager of the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art in New York City. The author of numerous publications in the field of Art and Art Education, she has recently launched Art Intendo©, a creative enterprise for worldwide art collaborations. Her artwork has been shown in many exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including Spain, Italy, Greece, Scotland and Korea. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants and she is included in many international collections.

Artist's Statement

With various media, I create works that address human and environmental themes of imbalance and regained equilibrium. This work includes painting, fibers, printmaking, photography, land art and Internet projects. Interdisciplinary collaborations have included Arroyo as Metaphor, an erosion abatement land art project on site in New Mexico, to Archaeology and Art collaborations in Scotland, New Zealand, and numerous workshops worldwide.

Using painting media, both the Atlantic Blues and the Whirlwind & the Lichen acrylics reflect my deep personal experiences of place that have been disrupted by ecological pressures. Atlantic Blues-Paintings from the Edge celebrate the ocean in all of its power and magnificence, but they also sing the blues about our abuses of it. Blue is the color of sadness and the ocean is as salty as tears. Since lichen grow only in unpolluted places, this work is a visualization of my wish fulfillment for clean urban air. With their spinning compositions and high key colors, the large scale Whirlwind paintings express my vertigo of discontent with environmental realities in the Western U.S., my second home.

Similarly, the Scent of Plumeria and the Acid Rain tree paintings are very personal landscapes about human and environmental loss, and the restorative effect of beauty.

In fiber arts works, The Jellies series is a celebration of the luminous beauty and ultimate endurance of that species within the context of ocean acidification. The Eight Brocades textiles are inspired by that ancient Chinese healing exercise of the same name that is believed to restore the body’s vital energy and balance. In The Sound of the Sea, and the Sea, My Bones lithographs, I utilize fine art printmaking to reflect my emotional engagement with raging seas and vanishing corals.

Selected Exhibitions

Atlantic Blues-Paintings from the Edge, Galleria Puccini, Ancona Italy

Landscape and Culture, Chashama Space for Artists, New York, NY

Landscape and Culture: Expedition Art of the Scottish Hebrides, Explorers Club Gallery, New York, NY

The Whirlwind & the Lichen, Galleria Puccini, Ancona Italy

Figuracio’, Galeria Tuset, Barcelona, Spain

Unrelated Acts, St. Charles on the Wazee Gallery, Denver, CO

NO2=YES, SPARK Gallery, Denver, CO

Fundacion Alcalde Zoilo Ruix-Mateos, Rota, Spain
Purchase Award

Fragility & Endurance, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, NJ

Shadows of Generations,New York University, New York, NY

Andalucia, Mortimer Gallery, Gladstone, NJ

New Mexico Cloudscapes, Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Forty Years, SPARK Gallery, Denver, CO

She Crossed the Line, Red Line Gallery, Denver CO

Broad Spectrum, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Climate Change: Conveying Realities, Eco*Art*Lab, Athens, GA

Dendrology: The Nature of Trees, The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

Fresh Impressions, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

New York Society of Etchers, National Arts Club, New York, NY

Inked Up!, Arsenal Gallery: Central Park, New York, NY

Artists for Haiti, Contemporary Artists Network, New York, NY

Printmaking Show, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

Small Works Show, Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NY

Taigh Chearsahbagh, Wish You Were Here Project, Scotland, UK

Erosions and Renaissance, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy

Scenic Drive, Wook & Lattuada Gallery, New York, NY

Interrogating Beauty, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
Director’s Award

The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe, Apex Art Gallery, New York, NY

Auspicious Stitches Tangka Project, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY

Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

UCAE Group Show, New York Camera Club, New York, NY

Mentors & Models, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Figuracio' 2002-2003, Galeria Tuset, Barcelona, Spain

Art as Antidote, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Small Works, Washington Square Gallery, New York, NY

Drawing & Print show, SoHo 20 Gallery, New York, NY

Elbows & Tea Leaves, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

School of Art Faculty Show, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Contemporary American & Korean Artists, Cho Hyung Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Time & Image, MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY

Venice, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo, New York, NY

Works in Progress, Istituto Universitario di Architettura, Venice, Italy

Self Portraiture/Self-Identity, New York University, New York, NY

Windows on Washington Square, New York University, New York, NY

Synchronicity Space, New York, NY

Art & the Environment, New York Open Center, New York, NY

Ten Years in Denver, SPARK Gallery, Denver, CO

Studio Art School of the Aegean, Samos, Greece

Landscape, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
Curator: Wolf Kahn

Setting the Record Straight, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Great Ideas, Denver Urban Design Forum, Denver, CO

Colorado Painting Invitational, Arvada Center for the Arts,
Arvada, CO

New Orchids Installation, Mayor's Commission for the Arts, Denver, CO

Colorado '83 Biennial, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO

U.S. Social Problems and Social Change, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

International Mailart Exhibit, Rome, Italy

Sculpture in the Parks, Boulder, CO
Boulder City Commission Award

Festival 9, Scottsdale Arizona Arts Center, Scottsdale, AZ
Curator: Sue Coe, Juror's Award

Professional Experience

Co-Director, Double Diamond Archaeology, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Founder & Creative Director, Art Intendo

Associate Professor, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Faculty, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Visiting Professor, College of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Manager, School & Community Programs. The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY

Instructor, Upper School Studio Art, Gill St. Bernards School, Gladstone, NJ

Awards and Honors

Tartan Night, The Explorers Club, New York, NY

2015 & 2017
Flag #109 Expedition Award, The Explorers Club

United States Embassy in Italy Exhibition Sponsorship, The Whirlwind & The Lichen, Galleria Puccini, Ancona Italy

Ecology Project Grant, U.S. Department of the Interior

Director’s Award, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

University of the Arts Special Projects Grant, Orkney Islands, UK

Faculty Development Grant, University of the Arts, Western Isles, UK

Fibers Artist in Residence, Peters Valley, Layton, NJ

New Jersey Council on the Arts Grant

Geraldine Dodge Foundation Grant

Puffin Grant, NY

Fundacion Alcalde Zoilo Ruix-Mateos, Purchase Award, Spain

Works in Progress, Video Award, New York University, Venice, Italy

President's Award, Windows on Washington Square, New York, NY

Fulbright Grant, The Netherlands

Denver Urban Design Forum Award, Denver, CO

Installation Award, Mayor’s Commission for the Arts, Denver, CO

Boulder City Commission Award, Sculpture in the Parks, Boulder, CO

Juror's Award, Festival 9, Scottsdale Arizona Arts Center, Scottsdale, AZ


College of Art, New York University, New York, NY
Doctorate Degree

College of Art, The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA
Master's Degree