Approved: 16.08.2006

Julie Umerle

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

International contemporary artist with work in public and private collections worldwide, Julie Umerle was born in the USA and currently lives and works in London. She studied fine art  at Parsons School of Design in New York City and at Falmouth University, Cornwall. Umerle works in series that are consistently open-ended, exploring similarity, repetition and difference within each group. Her practice is an investigation of materials and the perception of  the image, exploring the materiality of paint and the processes of abstract painting. She has received four awards from Arts Council England. Recent exhibitions include: 'Made in Britain', National Museum of Poland , Gdansk (2019);  'Beyond The Surface', The Crypt, Marylebone Church, London (2018),  'Contemporary Masters from Britain', Yantai Art Museum, China (2017), 'Creekside Open' selected by Alison Wilding, APT Gallery, London (2017), 'Rewind', Art Bermondsey Project Space, London (2016); Scope Art Show, Miami, Florida (2016); 'Contemporary British Watercolours', Maidstone Museum, Kent  (2015); 'Present Tense', Swindon Art Gallery, Wiltshire (2015); 'Contemporary British Painting', Huddersfield Art Gallery, Yorkshire (2014).

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        Artist Statement

        International contemporary artist with work in public and private collections worldwide, Julie Umerle was born in the USA and currently lives and works in London. She studied fine art  at Parsons School of Design in New York City and at Falmouth University, Cornwall. Umerle works in series that are consistently open-ended, exploring similarity, repetition and difference within each group. Her practice is an investigation of materials and the perception of  the image, exploring the materiality of paint and the processes of abstract painting. She has received four awards from Arts Council England. Recent exhibitions include: 'Made in Britain', National Museum of Poland , Gdansk (2019);  'Beyond The Surface', The Crypt, Marylebone Church, London (2018),  'Contemporary Masters from Britain', Yantai Art Museum, China (2017), 'Creekside Open' selected by Alison Wilding, APT Gallery, London (2017), 'Rewind', Art Bermondsey Project Space, London (2016); Scope Art Show, Miami, Florida (2016); 'Contemporary British Watercolours', Maidstone Museum, Kent  (2015); 'Present Tense', Swindon Art Gallery, Wiltshire (2015); 'Contemporary British Painting', Huddersfield Art Gallery, Yorkshire (2014).

        Her memoir 'Art, Life and Everything' was published in September 2019 as a limited edition paperback, and is available on Amazon.

        CV & Education

        Education:

        Parsons The New School for Design, New York (MFA)

        Falmouth University, Cornwall (BA.1st Class Hons)

        Selected Solo exhibitions

        2018 - In Residence, The Marriott Canary Wharf, London

        2016 - Rewind, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London

        2010 - Cosmos or Chaos, studio1.1, London  

        2008 - Ten Paintings, Gallery 37, DMH Stallard LLP, London

        1995 - Recent Paintings, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry 

        Selected Group exhibitions:

        2019 - Made in Britain, National Museum of Poland, Gdansk

        2018 - Beyond The Surface, The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, London

        2017 - Contemporary Masters from Britain, Yantai Art Museum (touring), Yantai, China

        2017 - Creekside Open selected by Alison Wilding, APT Gallery, London

        2017 - Contemporary Masters from the East of England, The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk

        2016 - SCOPE Miami Beach, Miami, Florida

        2016 - Contemporary British Painting, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

        2015 - Contemporary British Watercolours, Maidstone Museum, Kent

        2015 - Art Converters, studio1.1, London

        2015 - Present Tense, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, London 

        2014 - Contemporary British Painting, St Marylebone Crypt, London

        2014 - Contemporary British Painting, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Yorkshire

        2014 - Paint Britain, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Suffolk

        2014 - Art Converters, studio1.1, London

        2013 - Postcard From My Studio, ACME Project Space, London 

        2012 - Art of Angel, Angel Tube Station, London 

        2012 - Art of Angel, Candid Arts Trust, London

        2012 - Art Converters, studio1.1, London 

        2011 - Open Studios, ACME Fire Station, London

        2011 - Unearthed, Warton House, London 

        2010 - Parsons Alumni , Caridi Gallery, Miami, Florida 

        2009 - London Art Fair, Contemporary Art Projects, Islington, London 

        2009 - Postcards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, New York

        2009 - Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London 

        2008 - 00 Nature, Contemporary Art Projects, London 

        2007 - Art in Mind, Brick Lane Gallery, London 

        2007 - Arts Unwrapped, Acme Fire Station, London

        2006 - Below the Radar, Mantra Art, London 

        2003 - Four artists, Woolff Gallery, London 

        2001 - Summer Show, Blue Gallery, London

        1999 - 14th Street Painters, Earl Gallery, New York 

        1998 - a to b Drawing Salon, Cameron and Weiland, New York 

        1998 - MFA Thesis show, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York

        1997 - Generations, A.I.R. Gallery, New York

        1997 - Night of a Thousand Drawings, Artists Space, New York 

        1996 - British Abstract Art: Part 3, Flowers East, London 

        1996 - Cabinet Show, Blue Gallery, London

        1996 - Picacoc 3, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia

        1995 - Fear of Flatness, Atlantis Gallery, London 

        1995 - The London Group,  Barbican, London 

        Awards

        2015 - Arts Council England Award

        2008 - Arts Council England Award 

        2007 - Arts Council England Award   

        2005 - Arts Council England Award 

        2001 - Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award