Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Julie Alpert (Seattle) creates illusionistic site-specific installations that are playful responses to the space they inhabit. Improvisation is a large part of her process, using materials like roadside furniture, house paint, contact paper, and duct tape along with traditional art materials. Since her work is site-specific, good documentation is very important.

A Washington, DC native, Alpert has a BA in painting from the University of Maryland (‘02) and an MFA in painting from the University of Washington (‘08). She is the recipient of two GAPs and a 2012 Pollock-Krasner Award, and has been featured in Seattle Art & Performance Quarterly. Julie has been a member of SOIL Gallery since 2009. When she’s not making installations she performs as a dancing taco in the Seattle art band The Bran Flakes. Julie teaches part-time at Gage Academy of Art, Cornish College of the Arts, and gives private lessons. She lives in South Seattle with her husband and 18 pound cat.

Julie received her second GAP award in 2012 (her first was in 2009) to purchase new equipment and materials for an upcoming exhibition at Gallery 4Culture. The GAP enabled her to photograph her own work. In 2013 she was a finalist for the Neddy at Cornish Awards.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.