Biography

Julie Devine is an American artist. She was born and raised in California, and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1991. She paints from the landscape, combining gestural brushwork and knifework into a distinctive, semi-abstract style. Her work communicates a spirited appreciation for the outdoors and for the tradition of painting, in particular the impressionist, post-impressionist, and abstract expressionist works she has loved since a child. Her paintings reside in international private collections and have been exhibited in the Pacific Northwest, New York, New Mexico, and Italy. Seattle’s Group Health Hospital recently acquired several pieces of her work for their permanent collection.

 

Artist Statement

My work is about spiritual experience in the landscape - those moments when the soul merges with the sky, the land, and light.

Imagine making art outdoors - setting up an easel; arranging a palette of oil paint; laying out brushes, knives, and towels; and securing all of these against the wind. And as you paint, the sun moves across the sky, changing the light it casts, while pieces of dirt, grass, flowers, feathers, and fur fly into your work. The painting is partly your own, but partly crafted by the elements. You are deep in it, and your work is infused with your surroundings.

Painting outdoors has changed the way I paint. I have learned to favor palette knives for their speed and immediacy. Outside, among the changing conditions, I paint more quickly, confidently, and with thicker paint. The colors come more intuitively and I make more of a mess.

When working in my studio, I try to bring this experience of plein air painting to my work. I enjoy painting a variety of landscapes, from ethereal light-inspired tree canopies, to blousy meadows, to rough mountain terrain. Recently, I have been painting wolves and winter animals as well as austere, rocky landscapes. 

 

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Education

2013                     Artist Trust EDGE Program for Visual Artists
2009-2011           Drawing and Painting, Gage Academy of Art
1993                     M. A. English Literature, University of Washington
1991                     B. A. English Literature, University of California at Riverside

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017

Make America Create Again, CoCA Members Show, Juried by Deborah Paine, Curator & Collections Manager, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

Gage Academy of Art Collector’s Gala Art Auction & Benefit, St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA

The Art of Healing Annual Art Auction, South Central Regional Medical Center, Laurel, MS

Heart of the Horse benefit auction, Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE), Bellevue, WA

2016

Landscape Impressions, solo show, Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA, curated by Tom and Malayka Gormally

Wolves and Landscape, solo show, Sassafras, Seattle, WA

The Living Mark: Third Annual Exhibition, juried show, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) 24th Annual 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction, Seattle, WA

Featured Artist, West Elm, Seattle, WA

Art Port Townsend - Expressions Northwest 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Northwind Arts Alliance and Port Townsend Arts Commission, juried by Patricia Watkinson, art and museum consultant and former Interim Director of the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner; and Executive Director of Pilchuck Glass School, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana, and the Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman.

2015

Deciduous Sky: Paintings by Julie Devine, Burien Arts Gallery, Burien, WA

ArtExpo 2015, Galleria Art Studio, Venice, Italy

Art Port Townsend - Expressions Northwest 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Northwind Arts Alliance and Port Townsend Arts Commission, juried by Kathleen Moles, independent art curator, writer, and editor. 

Featured Artist, West Elm, Seattle, WA

Spring Show, Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle, WA

Gage Academy of Art Collector’s Gala Art Auction & Benefit, St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA

Canopy, Johnston Architects, Seattle, WA

2014

Affinità e Contrasti,  Galleria Art Studio, Venice, Italy

All Woman Show, Kate Alkarni Gallery, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

Degrees of Abstraction: Paintings by Carol Basch, Julie Devine, and Jodi Hays, Cannon Gallery of Art, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

Art Port Townsend – Expressions Northwest 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Northwind Arts Alliance and Port Townsend Arts Commission, juried by Greg Robinson, Executive Director and Curator of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Artist Trust Benefit Auction, Fisher Pavillion, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

StartT 2° edizione, Galleria Art Studio, Venice, Italy

Waltzing Hues, SPACEWOMb Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibition, Rossocinabro, Rome, Italy

2013                   
Colori dell'anima, Galleria 360, Florence, Italy

Surpassing Edges, SPACEWOMb Gallery, New York, NY

Southampton Cultural Center Juried Art Exhibition, Southampton Cultural Center, Levitas Center for the Arts, Southampton, NY, juried by Helen Harrison, Director, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

CoCA Collision: Past, Present, & Future Members Show, CoCA Georgetown Gallery, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA, curated by Shawn Ferris, Joseph Roberts, and Chris Crites

Art Port Townsend – Expressions Northwest 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Northwind Arts Alliance and Port Townsend Arts Commission, juried by David Lynx, Director of Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley Community College

Edge, Gage & More, Simon Mace Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

2012                   
Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, Community Arts Center, Danville, KY, juried by artists Lynn Dunbar and Bill Fletcher

Art Port Townsend – Expressions Northwest 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Northwind Arts Alliance and Port Townsend Arts Commission, juried by Rock Hushka, Director of Curatorial Administration and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Tacoma Art Museum

Tenth Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition, Peninsula Art League, Gig Harbor, WA, juried by Rock Hushka, Director of Curatorial Administration and Curator of Contemporary Art at Tacoma Art Museum

After Dark, A National Juried Exhibition, Greg Moon Art Gallery, Taos, NM, juried by Jina Brenneman, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Harwood Art Museum of Taos, and Guy Cross, Publisher and Creative Director for THE magazine

The Sequim Arts 36th Annual Juried Show, Museum and Arts Center, Sequim, WA, juried by artists Marilyn Bergstrom and Kari Bergstrom MacKenzie

Fifth Annual CVG Show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA, juried by Kathleen Moles, Curator of Exhibitions at the Museum of Northwest Art

4th Annual Plein Air Salon, July/August, PleinAir Magazine

Horizons, Rosen Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

The Spitting Image, Rosen Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

Best of Gage, Steel Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

 

Collections

Group Health Hospital, Seattle, WA
Private collections, both national and international

 

Awards

2016
Juror's Choice Award, Art Port Townsend - Expressions Northwest 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, juried by Patricia Watkinson, art and museum consultant and former Interim Director of the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner; and Executive Director of Pilchuck Glass School, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana, and the Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman.

2015
Merit Award, Art Port Townsend - Expressions Northwest 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, juried by Kathleen Moles, independent art curator, writer, editor, and former curator at the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner; and the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham.

ARTslanT 2014 Showcase Winner

2014
ARTslanT 2014 Showcase Winner

2012                   
First Place, Landscape Category; Best of Gage, juried by Gable Griffith, Gallery and Exhibitions Curator at Cornish College of the Arts

2010               
Second Place, Figure Category; Best of Gage, juried by Derrick R. Cartwright, Director of the Seattle Art Museum

 

Bibliography

2017
Magnify Seattle, Volume I, Seventeen artists for 2017, edited by Meggan Joy, 2.2017

2016
A Few Good Starts, Painting: Powers of Observation blog by Katherine Kehoe. 

2015
Creatives You Should Know, The Creative Network Blog, StudioVox, Los Angeles, CA, 4.15.2015

2014
Windy Violet, Richeson 75 Landscape, Seascape, & Architecture 2014 exhibition book

2013                   
Bloom I and Canopy II, Richeson 75 Figure/Portrait 2011 exhibition book

Fall Abstract, Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape & Architecture 2013 exhibition book

Featured Artist, Zealous, London, United Kingdom, http://www.zealous.co, 7.10.2013

2011                  
Vertical Nude, Richeson 75 Figure/Portrait 2011 exhibition book