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Julie Davidow

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Diagram #8, 2010 Pencil, Acrylic, Chrome Paint On Yupo Paper 18" X18"
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Diagram #17, 2010 Pencil, Acrylic, Chrome Paint On Yupo Paper 11" X 11"
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Diagram #27 (Sarah Morris/ Falcon Origami), gesso, acrylic, latex enamel, acrylic transference paint, and chrome paint on canvas, 48” x 48.” , 2010 Gesso, Acrylic, Latex Enamel, Chrome Paint On Canvas 48" X48" © Julie Davidow
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Diagram #26, 2010 Gesso, Acrylic, Latex Enamel, Chrome Paint On Canvas 48" X48" © Julie Davidow
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Diagram #7, 2010 Gesso, Acrylic, Latex Enamel, Chrome Paint On Canvas 72" X 72" © Julie Davidow
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The New Strain #12 (from “Ariel”/ Mehretu), 2009 Gesso, Acrylic, Latex Enamel, Enamel, And Chrome Paint On Canvas 48” X 48”
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The New Strain #9 (from "Arcade"/ Mehretu), 2009
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The New Strain #3, 2008 Gesso, Acrylic, Latex Enamel , Enamel Paint On Canvas 48" X 48" © Julie Davidow
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The New Strain #6, 2008 Gesso, Acrylic, Latex Enamel, Enamel On Canvas 48" X 48" © Julie Davidow
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The New Strain #4, 2007 Gesso, Acrylic, Latex Enamel , Enamel Paint On Canvas 48" X 48" © Julie Davidow
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The New Strain #2, 2008 Gesso, Acrylic, Latex Enamel , Enamel Paint On Canvas 48" X 48" © julie Davidow
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The New Strain, Installation view of drawings, 2008 Acrylic Paint, Pencil, Multiple Framed Pencil Drawings Variable © Julie Davidow
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The New Strain, Installation view of gallery, 2008 Pencil Wall Drawing W/ The New Strain #3 & Comes The New Strain Variable © Julie Davidow
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The New Strain, Installation view of gallery, 2008 Pencil Wall Drawing W/ The New Strain #2 And #6 Variable © Julie Davidow
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The New Strain, Installation view of gallery, 2008 Pencil Wall Drawing W/ The New Strain #3 Variable © Julie Davidow
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The New Strain, Installation view of gallery, 2008 Pencil Wall Drawing W/ The New Strain #2 And #6 Variable © Julie Davidow
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The New Strain, Installation view of gallery, 2008 Pencil Wall Drawing W/ The New Strain #6 And #4 Variable © Julie Davidow
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The New Strain,Detail, Installation view of drawings, 2008 Acrylic Paint, Pencil Variable © julie Davidow
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Comes the New Strain, 2007-08 Gesso, Acrylic, Latex Enamel , Enamel Paint On Canvas Right Panel 72' X 72", Left Panel 72" X 96" © Julie Davidow
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Corner Detail, Chronic/Acute, 2005 Gesso, Acrylic, Latex Enamel On Unstretched Canvas © Julie Davidow
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Diagram #7 © artspace
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Diagram #31(Milwaukee Art Museum/Calatrava), 2011 Gesso, Acrylic, Latex Enamel, Transference Pigment In Acrylic Binder, Chrome Paint On Canvas 48" X 48" © Julie Davidow
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© Courtesy of the artist and Diana Lowenstein Gallery
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Diagram #29, 2011 Gesso ,Acrylic, Latex Enamel, Transference Paint,Chrome Paint On Canvas 64” X 64” © Courtesy of the artist and Diana Lowenstein Gallery
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© Courtesy of the Artist and The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Miami
Birth year
1964
Lives in
Fort Lauderdale
Works in
Miami
Schools
New World School of Arts College, 1999, Painting
University Of North Florida, 1987, BS Communications
University of Florida, 1985, Advertising
Tags
geometric-abstraction mixed-media, science, experimental drawing pop, installation, graffiti/street-art, conceptual
Artist Statement & CV

ARTIST STATEMENT 

My practice is a search for the gestalt - a reductive exercise in rendering the three dimensional into the two dimensional pictorial plane. It includes paintings, drawings, and site-specific installations all investigating the organization of space with references to contemporary iconic architecture and influenced by the tension between the natural and built environments.

For me, the canvas is as important as the paint applied. A struggle to control and relinquish are persistent drives in the process. I embrace pliage, or folding, as both concept and formal process - allowing for chance, establishing order. Raw, un-stretched canvas goes through a transformation of sorts through folding, creasing, heavy ground application, more folding, scraping, drying, shrinking, “tanning”, stretching, more painting. Simplicity of imagery belies complexity of methodology; the archaeology of which is revealed only upon quiet meditation of compositions.

More recent paintings “sample” the architecture of contemporary art museums, cultural centers, and the contemporary art within these structures, the folds imbue each canvas with an inherent grid or “scaffold” upon which to construct and compose my paintings. Ultimately, these works are an interpretive study of the nuances of architecture, revealing the intrinsic rhythm of the built environment by distilling structure and space to its most essential elements.            

 

CV

Education

1996-1999    Painting, New World School of the Arts; Miami, FL.

1987             BA Communications, University of North Florida; Jacksonville, FL.    

Grants | Awards

2014    Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency; Johnson, VT.

 

            Artist Access Grant, Tigertail Productions / Miami Dade Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Miami, FL.

2010    First Place, Golden Frame Award, ArtSlant Contemporary Art Network

2008    Florida Artist Enhancement Grant, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs; Tallahassee, FL.

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, 4-year Artist in Residence; Miami Beach, FL.

1998    The Field Workshop Program, Miami Light Project, Miami, FL.

1997    Merit Scholarship, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL.   

Solo Exhibitions

2016    Distillations of the Built Environment; Farside Gallery, Miami, FL.

2014    Site Survey #1, Girls’ Club; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

            An Exercise in Reduction, Vermont Studio Center; Johnson, VT.

2013    In Situ, Fountainhead Studios; Miami, FL.      

2012   Diagrams, Girls’ Club, Pulse Art Fair; Miami, FL.

           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, 924 Gallery, 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, 924 Gallery, Art Center South Florida; Miami Beach, FL.

            Chronic/ Acute, Rocket Projects; Miami, FL.

2004    Julie Davidow: New Works, Rocket Projects; Miami, FL. 

            Genetic Modification, 924 Gallery, Art Center South Florida; Miami Beach, FL.

1999    Crossections, Coverings Gallery, Miami Design District; Miami, FL.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018    Interspace, Laundromat Art Space; Miami, FL.

           Florida Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood; Hollywood, FL.

           The Line Miami, Artist Collective Projects; Miami, FL.

2017    Mutations, Palm Beach College Art Gallery; Palm Beach, FL.

   Women Painting: Selections from the David & Francie Horowitz Collection, MDC Museum of Art & Design,Kendall Campus, Miami, FL

            I Am Woman Hear Me Roar; Wynwood, FL.

            Transform, Alfa Gallery; Miami, FL.

2016    Hot House, Design Sublime; Miami, FL.

            White On, Alfa Gallery; Miami, FL.     

            Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration, Center for the Book Arts; NY, NY.

2015    Aesthetics & Values, Frost Art Museum; Miami, FL.

2014    30 Years on the Road, Art Center South Florida Gallery; Miami Beach, FL.

           Sweat 2, Miami Dade College Galleries; Miami, FL.

2013   Art Fallout, Girls’ Club; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

           Intersection, Flagler Arts Village; Ft Lauderdale, FL.

           Abracadabra, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood; Hollywood, FL

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 Gallery; Miami Beach, FL.

            Between Here and There: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection,

            Miami Art Museum; Miami, FL.

            Eye on the Prize, ArtSlant Fountain Art Fair; 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, Girls’ Club; 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.

Public & Private Commissions

Midtown 5 Condominiums, Interior Lobby, Giclee Print Assemblage from Original Paintings; Miami, FL

Girls Club, Exterior Paint Mural, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Epic Miami Kimpton Hotel & Residences, Interior Hallways, Print Multiples from Original Paintings; Miami, FL

USD | Urban Space Developments; Interior Multiple Paintings on canvas, Philadelphia, PA.

Collections

Perez Art Museum Miami

Girls Club, Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Mosquera Collection; Miami, FL.

Jorge & Darlene Perez, Miami, FL.

Marvin Pickholz & Jane Wexton; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Mikesell Family Collection; Miami, FL.

Paul & Estelle Berg; Miami, FL.

Barrett Linde Collection; Miami Beach, FL.

Glavovic Studio; Ft. Lauderdale, FL

RYDER Design Architects; Santa Monica, CA.

Yong Pak Architect; Atlanta, GA.

 Cre8tiv Juice; Miami Beach, FL.

Lectures | Panels | Published Writings

2012    ArchiTECTONICS: A Conversation with Curator Claire Breukel, Diana Lowenstein Gallery; Miami, FL.

            Woman to Woman: The Collaborative Process, Bakehouse Art Complex; Miami, FL.

            The Book, Dirty Pink 305.

2007    Miami Contemporary Artists: Creating A Scene, Art Salon, Art Basel Miami Beach; Miami Beach, FL.

            Miami Contemporary Artists, Schiffer Publishing.

2005    Here at the Edge, South Beach Architectural Photographs by Paul Clemence, Schiffer Publishing.

2004    Studio Practice, Art Smart Lecture Series, Art Center South Florida; Miami Beach, FL.

Exhibition Catalogues

Studio Visit Magazine, Winter 2017, Vol. essay by George Kinghorn.

Women Painting, MDC Museum of Art + Design, Essays by Wanda Texton, Ann Landi. Fall 2017.

Aesthetics and Values, Frost Art Museum at FIU; Miami, 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.

Bibliography

“Women Painting” Documentary Film; Interviewed & filmed by Girls’ Club directors Sarah Michele Rupert & Michelle Weinberg, produced by Cara Despain & Kenny Riches, Fall 2017.

“Women don’t get much play in the art world, but here comes “Women Painting” at Miami Dade College” Tschida, Anne; Miami Herald, July 24, 2017.

“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.