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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.

 

EDUCATION

2011 

MFA Fiber, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2007 

AAS Marketing, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

2001 

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

 

SELCETED EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES

2017

Mother Naturalist, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA

2016

Sex Smells, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany

Annual September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA

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

2015

She Sells Seashells, Spaceness, Long Beach Peninsula, WA

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

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

2010 

The Human Powered Show, 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

2013 

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.

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

2015-17 Spaceness Event Curation with Matthew Suplee and Alison Jean Cole

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