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Julia Barbee is a Portland-based artist who uses her body and autobiographical experience as a catalyst for her ephemera, film, social media, performance and installation work. She has been included in exhibitions in New York, Tacoma, Los Angeles, and Portland.

 

EDUCATION

2011 

MFA Fiber, magna cum laude, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2007 

AAS Marketing, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

2002

Beginning and Advanced Floral Design Certificates, Floral Design Institute, Portland, OR

2001 

BS 3-D Design, cum laude, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

 

SELCETED EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES

2017

(forthcoming) Mother Naturalist, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA

2016

(forthcoming) North Portland Unknown 2 Minute Film Festival, Disjecta, Portland, OR

(forthcoming) Sex Smells, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany

(forthcoming) Annual September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA

A Point of View: Contemporary Photography, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Congratulations and Celebrations Sweater (Performance of public breastfeeding) Long Beach Peninusula, WA

The Mythical Planet of Pluto, Spaceness, Long Beach Peninsula, WA

2015 

HDTS 2015 Postcard Project selection, Joshua Tree, CA

She Sells Seashells (performance at sunrise), Spaceness, Long Beach Peninsula, WA

@willamettefalls Residency, Art Contemplates Industry, Oregon City, OR

2014

Snapshot Aesthetic, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Notions of Beauty: Northwest Fashion Photography NOW, Steven Goldman Gallery, Portland, OR

2013 

High Desert Test Sites 2013, Souvenir_Collab with Matthew Suplee, Joshua Tree, CA

2012 

Content 2012, Ace Hotel, Portland, OR

Hide//Seek//Difference//Desire//Northwest, The Space Tacoma, Tacoma, WA 2011 

Study #213, Artscapes, Public Art, Tacoma, WA

Billboard Art Project, Reading, PA

Before/After Scenting New York, Art in Odd Places: Ritual, New York, NY

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Par, Through, Fumm, Smoke, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2010 

The Human Powered Show, Los Angeles Sustainable Fine Art Fair, Culver City, CA

2007 

Action/Reaction, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

2006 

Little White Dress Show, Disjecta, Portland, OR                                      

XOX, Weiden & Kennedy, Portland, OR

2001 

Out of Context, (performance with Kent Anderson Butler and Dan Callis), Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernadino, CA

 

PUBLICATIONS

2014 

Notions of Beauty: Northwest Fashion Photography NOW. Willyum Beck. ISBN 9781312153486

Notions of Beauty: NW Fashion Photography Now. Portland Mercury Blog.

2013 

HDTS 2013 catalog

ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials, Sass Brown. Laurence King Publishing.

Julia Barbee and Matthew Suplees’s Souvenir. Portland Mercury Blog.

Artists & Social Media Series: Julia Barbee’s Social Scents Alicia Aler, Other People’s Pixels.

2011 

Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL By Juliana Driever et al.

Artscapes on Broadway – a partial sampling Tacoma Weekly, Dave R. Davison.

Fashion and Pheromones Spaceworks Blog Tacoma, WA

2010 

Frocky Jack Morgan's Vice Portland Mercury, Marjorie Skinner.

2007 

Mercury Fashion Show Winners The Portland Mercury.

Fresh Crop The Portland Mercury.

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS/AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2017 (forthcoming) Spaceness Event Curation with Matthew Suplee and Alison Jean Cole

2016   Sou'wester Lodge Residency and Workshops

Spaceness Event Curation with Matthew Suplee and Alison Jean Cole

2015  Spaceness Event Curation with Matthew Suplee and Alison Jean Cole

2013  Sou'wester Lodge Residency

2007  People's Choice Award, Mercury Fashion Show Winner, Portland, OR