Julia Schwartz is a highly regarded artist, recognized for her unique approach to painting that blends figuration and abstraction. She draws inspiration from her extensive studies and practice in psychoanalysis, creating works that explore the depths of the human psyche. Schwartz’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and Europe, including Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Amsterdam, London, and Cyprus.
Among her recent exhibitions, “The Only Way Out Is In” at Citrus College and “Dig For Fire” at Eastside International in Los Angeles have received widespread critical acclaim. In addition to her solo shows, Schwartz has also curated exhibitions such as “Place Made Visible” in Bushwick, NY (2014) and “States of Being” at the Torrance Art Museum in 2015.
Schwartz’s artistic achievements have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including the Foundation Prize for Painting from Peripheral Vision Arts in 2016. She has also been featured in prominent art publications and journals, including Studiocritical, Fabrik, and Artweek LA. Her work has been included in New American Paintings and listed on 1000 Living Painters.
As the Arts Editor for Figure/Ground Communication, Schwartz has also interviewed other artists about their creative processes, demonstrating her commitment to supporting and promoting the arts community. Currently, she serves on the Advisory Board of Fine Arts Complex 1101, a Contemporary Arts Museum in Tempe, AZ.