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.
MFA Fiber, magna cum laude, California State University, Long Beach, CA
AAS Marketing, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
Beginning and Advanced Floral Design Certificates, Floral Design Institute, Portland, OR
BS 3-D Design, cum laude, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
(forthcoming) Mother Naturalist, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA
(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
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
Snapshot Aesthetic, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Notions of Beauty: Northwest Fashion Photography NOW, Steven Goldman Gallery, Portland, OR
High Desert Test Sites 2013, Souvenir_Collab with Matthew Suplee, Joshua Tree, CA
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
The Human Powered Show, Los Angeles Sustainable Fine Art Fair, Culver City, CA
Action/Reaction, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
Little White Dress Show, Disjecta, Portland, OR
XOX, Weiden & Kennedy, Portland, OR
Out of Context, (performance with Kent Anderson Butler and Dan Callis), Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernadino, CA
Notions of Beauty: Northwest Fashion Photography NOW. Willyum Beck. ISBN 9781312153486
Notions of Beauty: NW Fashion Photography Now. Portland Mercury Blog.
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.
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
Frocky Jack Morgan's Vice Portland Mercury, Marjorie Skinner.
Mercury Fashion Show Winners The Portland Mercury.
Fresh Crop The Portland Mercury.
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