Julie Alpert was born and raised in the Washington, DC, suburbs and has lived in Seattle since 2006. She has a BA from the University of Maryland and an MFA 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 grants, an Artist Trust Fellowship, The New Foundation Residency Program Grant, and The Roswell Artist in Residence Fellowship. In 2019, she has a two-person show at NMSU Las Cruces with her husband, artist Andy Arkley, and a new installation at the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco. She was recently awarded a 2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship which brings her to Tulsa, OK, for the next 1 to 3 years.