Julie Davidow is a visual artist working in Miami. Davidow received a BS in Communications from the University of North Florida in 1986. After 10 years as a small business owner, she returned to study her first passion, art. She attended New World School of the Arts in Miami from 1996-1999 on scholarship with a focus on painting. Her work has since been exhibited at the Miami Art Museum; The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art; The Tampa Museum of Art; SECCA in Winston-Salem, NC; and numerous galleries nationwide.
Recent exhibitions of Davidow’s work include ArchiTECTONICS at Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami; Little Languages/Coded Pictures at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NYC; and An Exchange with Sol Lewitt at Mass MOCA in North Adams, MA. She will be the featured artist for Girl’s Club Collection at Pulse Miami in Dec 2012. Davidow’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Miami Art Museum, the Girl’s Club Collection in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Epic Miami Hotel and many private collections. She is recipient of ARTslant's First Prize Golden Frame award, a Florida Artist Enhancement Grant, and the Leo and Raye Chestler Contemporary Visual Arts award.
Her work has been featured in ARTDistricts, The Week, New American Paintings, ArtPapers, Artdaily, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, The Miami & Broward New Times, elsewhere. In addition, Julie is the coauthor of the book MIAMI Contemporary Artists, published by Schiffer Publishing in 2007.
My work seeks to establish order through the mapping of multiple visual cues of biological, botanical, geologic,cartographic, and architectural influences. These cues include specific, compositional “samples” of both thearchitecture of contemporary art museums and the contemporary art within these structures. This sampling is achieved through a diagrammatical folding and scoring of the raw canvas, creating a “scaffold” for the composition of painting. Contradiction is inherent to the work. A struggle to control and relinquish are persistent drives in the process, and reflect my continued investigation of the struggle for balance between the natural and built environments.
b. 1964 Miami, Florida. Lives and works in Miami.
1999 Painting, New World School of the Arts; Miami, FL.
1986 BS Communications, University of North Florida; Jacksonville, FL.
2012 Julie Davidow, Diagrams, Girl’s Club Collection @ Pulse Art Fair; Miami, FL.
2012 archiTECTONICS, Diana Lowenstein Gallery; Miami, FL.
2011 DIs/Order, Artspace; Raleigh, N.C.
2009 Diagrams for a Seismic Bioscape, Diana Lowenstein Fine Art, Miami, FL.
2008 The New Strain, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood; Hollywood, FL.;
Tarryn Teresa Gallery; Los Angeles, CA.
2006 Unchecked, Art Center South Florida; Miami Beach, FL.
Adaptation: A Visual Diary of a Mutating Language, Duncan Gallery of Art,
Stetson University; Deland, FL;
Lakatamia Municipal Art; Lakatamia, Cyprus.
2005 Seep, The 924 Gallery, Art Center South Florida; Miami Beach, FL.
Chronic/ Acute, Rocket Projects; Miami, FL.
2004 Julie Davidow: New Works, Rocket Projects @ Art on Biscayne; Miami, FL.
Genetic Modification ,The 924 Gallery, Art Center South Florida; Miami Beach, FL.
1999 Crossections, Coverings Gallery, Miami Design District; Miami, FL.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS- Selected
2012 Little Languages/Coded Pictures, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts: NYC, NY
2011 Woman to Woman, The Bakehouse Art Complex; Miami, FL.
NURTURE Art Benefit, Chelsea Art Museum; New York, NY.
Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery; Los Angeles, CA.
All Media Biennial, Art And Culture Center of Hollywood; Hollywood, FL.
An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Mass MoCA; North Adams, Mass.
Abstract, Edge Zones Art Center, Miami, FL.
2010 Good and Plenty, Art Center South Florida; Miami Beach, FL.
Between Here and There: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection,
Miami Art Museum; Miami, FL.
Eye on the Prize, Fountain Art Fair, ARTslant, New York, NY.
2009 Littlest Sister, Spinello Projects; Miami, FL.
Time + Temp: Surveying the Shifting Climate of Painting in South Florida,
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood; Hollywood, FL.
Young Generation, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts; Miami, FL.
Scores, Lawrimore Project; Seattle, WA.
Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection, Miami Art Museum; Miami, FL.
2008 $999, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts; Miami, FL.
The Yard @ Casa Lin; Miami, FL.
Under the Influence, Girl’s Club Collection; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
2007 Organic, Edge Zones Art Center, Miami, FL.
2006 underCURRENTS/overVIEW 8, Tampa Museum of Art; Tampa, FL.
Art World Digest, Galapagos Art Space; Brooklyn, NY.
Transitory Patterns, University of West Florida Art Gallery; Pensacola, FL;
Mary I. Brogan Museum of Art and Science; Tallahassee, FL.
2005 Pink is for Miami, Ambrosino Gallery; Miami, FL.
Complements, Art Center South Florida Gallery, Miami Beach, FL.
Transitory Patterns, Ft Lauderdale Museum of Art; Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
Deland Museum of Art; Deland, FL.
Homegrown: Southeast, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; Winston-Salem, NC.
Word of Mouth: Works on Paper, The Rhys Gallery; Boston, Mass.
Sensory World, Ambrosino Gallery; North Miami Beach, FL.
2004 Objects of Virtue, Art Center South Florida Gallery; Miami Beach, FL.
Transitory Patterns, National Museum of Women in the Arts; Washington, D.C.
Drawing Conclusions II, Rocket Projects; Miami, FL.
Last Show, The House; Miami, FL.
2003 Beautiful Pressure, Rocket Projects; Miami, FL.
10, Damien B. Contemporary Art Center; Miami, FL.
2010 First Place, Golden Frame Award, Artslant
2008 Florida Artist Enhancement Grant, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs;
2008 Juror's Pick, New American Paintings, Volume 76.
2007 Creative Capital Professional Development Program;
Miami-Dade Dept of Cultural Affairs
2005 Chestler Contemporary Visual Arts Award, Dade Community Foundation; Miami, FL
2004 Art Center South Florida, Artist Residency; Miami Beach, FL.
1997 Merit Scholarship, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL.
2012 The Book, Dirty Pink 305.
2007 Miami Contemporary Artists, Schiffer Publishing.
LECTURES | PANELS
2012 ArchiTECTONICS: A Conversation with Claire Breukel, Diana Lowenstein Gallery;
Woman to Woman: The Collaborative Process, Bakehouse Art Complex; Miami, FL.
2007 Miami Contemporary Artists: Creating A Scene, Art Salon, Art Basel MB;
Miami Beach, FL.
2004 Studio Practice, Art Smart Lecture Series, Art Center South Florida;
Miami Beach, FL.
COLLECTIONS – Selected
Miami Art Museum
The Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Epic Miami – Kimpton Hotel and Residences; Miami, FL
USD | Urban Space Developments, Philadelphia, PA.
RYDER Design Architects, Santa Monica, CA.
Mikesell Collection; Miami, FL.
Barrett Linde Collection; Miami Beach, FL.
Richard Martin, Miami, FL.
Yong Pak Architect, Atlanta, GA.
Cre8tiv Juice, Miami Beach, FL.
Glavovic Studio, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
ArchiTECTONICS: Remapping Contemporary Art without it’s Excess, essay by Claire Breukel
Woman to Woman, Bakehouse Art Complex; essay by Elisa Turner.
Dis/Order, Artspace, Raleigh NC; essay by Lia Newman.
Diagrams for a Seismic Bioscape, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts; Miami, FL; essay by Michelle Weinberg.
Aesthetics and Values, Florida International University Library; Miami, FL.
New American Paintings Vol. 76, essay by Peter Boswell, senior curator Miami Art Museum.
Homegrown-Southeast, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; essay by Terri Dowell-Dennis.
Transitory Patterns: Florida Women Artists, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, essay by Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz.
New American Paintings Vol 52, essay by Carrie Pryzbilla, senior curator High Museum of Art.
“Julie Davidow: Microscopes to Museums” Breukel, Claire; ArtDistricts, Apr/May ed. 2012.
“Architectonics” GIandilette, Roberto; Wallstreet International, Apr 1, 2012.
“Where to Buy” The Week, March 23, 2012, p.26
“Painting a picture of art and architecture” Tschida, Anne; Knight Arts, Mar 3, 2012.
“Organic Geometries” Chizuko Carlisle, Felecia; ARTslant, Feb 29, 2012.
“Julie Davidow y sus lecciones de percepcion” Herrera, Adriana; El Nuevo Herald, Feb 12, 2012.
“Place versus Purpose” Suarez de Jesus, Carlos; Miami New Times, Feb 09, 2012.
“Paintings Inspired by Holl and Calatrava” Welton, J. Michael; Architects and Artisans, Jan 12, 2012.
“At Miami’s Bakehouse Art Complex, Women create complex visions” Delgado, Celeste Fraser; The Miami Herald, Sat Jan 15, 2011.
”Five Miami Artists” The Art Newspaper, Dec 3 2011
”Woman to Woman” Tschida, Anne. Knight Arts, Dec 2011
“Art Pick – Julie Davidow Diagrams for a Seismic Bioscape” Santiago, Fabiola ; The Miami Herald, Fri. March 13, 2009.
“She blinded me with Science! And Art!” Laughlin, Jamie; Broward Palm Beach New Times, Fri. Sept 12, 2009.
“17 Miami Artists….” Santiago, Fabiola; The Miami Herald, Tropical Life,Sept2008.
“Julie Davidow: The New Strain ” Vista, Sandra; White Hot Contemporary Art Magazine, LA ed. May 2008.
Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual, Volume VI, 2008, Cover image.
“Reveling in the Breadth of Expression,” Trelles, Emma; South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 29, 2007.
“Critic’s Pick,” Turner, Elisa; Tropical Life, The Miami Herald, Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, p. 22.
“Winston-Salem – Homegrown,” Halperen, Max; Art Papers, Nov/Dec 2005, p. 51.