International contemporary artist with work in public and private collections worldwide, Julie Umerle lives and works in East 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 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).