Julia Barbee is a Portland-based artist who uses biography and the body as a catalyst for her work, which includes ephemera, film, social media, performance and installations.
MFA Fiber, California State University, Long Beach, CA
AAS Marketing, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
BS 3-D Design, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
Mother Naturalist, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA
Sex Smells, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
Annual September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
A Point of View: Contemporary Photography, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
She Sells Seashells, Spaceness, Long Beach Peninsula, WA
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
Study #213, Artscapes, Tacoma, WA
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, 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
Hight Desert Test Sites 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.
2015-17 Spaceness Event Curation with Matthew Suplee and Alison Jean Cole
2007 People's Choice Award, Portland Mercury Fashion Show Winner, Portland, OR