The result of careful planning in the studio and on-site improvisation, my installations are constructed moments frozen in time. They ask the viewer to reconsider their experience with architectural space and interior decorations by activating corners, walls, and floors. Sense of humor, playfulness, and the unfolding of small mysteries are all compositional considerations. Between installations, works on paper help me experiment with the boundaries of illusionistic space. Sometimes the works on paper and installations exist independently, sometimes they merge, supporting each other in a back and forth conversation between flatness and dimension.
Julie Alpert is a painter, installation artist, and teacher in Seattle. She has a BA in painting from the University of Maryland and an MFA in painting from the University of Washington. She is a 2013 Neddy Award Finalist, the recipient of a 2012 Pollock-Krasner Award and has received two GAP grants (2012, 2009). Julie has been a member of SOIL Gallery since 2009. When not making installations she performs as a dancing taco in the Seattle art band The Bran Flakes. She will be a resident at MacDowell Colony in March and April of 2014 with support from the The New Foundation.
Photo credit: Andrew Sankey