Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Julie Alpert (Seattle) was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC and is a Seattle-based installation artist and painter. Her work uses pattern and repetition to explore decoration, disappointment, femininity, and nostalgia.

Julie has a BA in painting from the University of Maryland and an MFA in painting from the University of Washington. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Award, two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, two Artist Trust GAP Awards, The New Foundation Residency Program Grant, and was a finalist for the 2013 Neddy Awards. She has been a Visiting Artist at Clark College and was commissioned by the inaugural Seattle Art Fair to create a 54-foot installation at MadArt Studio. She is a 2017-2018 Roswell Artist-in-Residence Fellow, which will bring her to New Mexico for one year.

Julie is represented by Bridge Productions in Seattle. From 2009-2014, she was a member of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery.

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

I can't tell you how fantastic it feels to get that phone call confirming the award! It's an honor to be recognized by my art community and a huge financial weight lifted at the perfect time - I'm relocating to New Mexico for a one-year residency, and while some things are provided, I will be living on an extremely limited income. The Artist Trust Fellowship will enable me to fully realize one solo show and one two-person show while I'm away, one of which will be in Seattle at Bridge Productions in December. Without this financial assistance, my work, shipping, and travel costs would be prohibitive. Thank you, Artist Trust, for believing in the work I do!

Julie Alpert