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 a 2012 GAP to purchase new equipment and materials for her November exhibition at Gallery 4Culture. The GAP will enable her to photograph her own work.
Julie received a 2009 GAP for the purchase of a digital camera and stop-motion animation software.
Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.