Biography

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Julie Devine is a contemporary American painter. She was born and raised in California and moved to Washington state in 1991.  Her work explores the wild visual beauty of Western North America.

Julie paints from the landscape, combining gestural brushwork and knifework into a distinctive, semi-abstract style. Her art communicates a spirited appreciation for the outdoors and for the tradition of painting, in particular the impressionist, post-impressionist, and abstract expressionist styles.

Her paintings live in international private collections and have been exhibited in the Pacific Northwest, New York, New Mexico, and Italy. Seattle’s Group Health Hospital has acquired several pieces of her work for their permanent collection.

Artist Statement

 "My work is about spiritual experience in landscape. I pay close attention to the quality of light; it's value, source, and temperature. I paint pieces of light and try to convey a sense of air and movement. Composition is also very important to me.

Painting outdoors has influenced the way I work. 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. This experience I bring indoors when working in the studio.

Artists I am most inspired by include: Eugene Boudin (for his handling of air and light), Louisa McElwain (for painting canyon landscapes so boldly in plein air), Deborah Remington (for her pursuit of an interior landscape), Edgar Payne (for sharpening my understanding of composition), Richard Deibenkorn (for his visible color blending and simplification of forms), Paul Cezanne (for his constructive use of color), Manet (for creating flat moments for the eye to rest), and Joan Mitchell (for showing me the wilderness of painting)."

 

Resume / CV

 

Selected Exhibitions

2019

Fire Season: Wildfire paintings by Julie Devine, Gallery Terrene, Seattle, WA

Representing the West: A New Frontier, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Pueblo, CO, juried by Tony Ortega, MFA, Visual Artist and Professor at Regis University.

,2018

The Beholden Eye: Concepts of Beauty, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

Stormy Weather, Curve Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, juried by Dean Dalfonzo, Brooklyn-based artist and instructor at Pratt Institute, Parsons School for Design, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and Franklin University, Switzerland.

Creativity Persists, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle, WA

Spring Show, Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle, WA

Gage Academy of Art Collector's Gala Art Auction & Benefit, Fremont Studios, Seattle, WA

2017

Finding Gold: Works by Julie Devine (solo show), Burien Arts Association, Burien City Hall, Burien, WA

Golden Ticket Winner Selection, Live Auction, Gage Academy of Art Collector’s Gala Art Auction & Benefit, St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA

Anniversary Show, Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle, WA

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

Heart of the Horse Auction, Redmond, WA

CoCA 24-Hour Art Marathon and Live Auction (invitational), Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

Make America Create Again, Center on Contemporary Art (COCA), Seattle, WA

2016

Landscape Impressions (solo show), Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA

CoCA 24-Hour Art Marathon and Live Auction, (invitational), Seattle, WA

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

Johnston Architects, Seattle, WA

2014

Affinità e Contrasti, Galleria Art Studio, Venice, Italy

All Woman, 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

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

Education

2013                     Artist Trust EDGE Professional Development 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
 

Awards

2018
Award of Merit, Stormy Weather, Maryland Federation of Art, juried by Dean Dalfonzo, Brooklyn-based artist and instructor at Pratt Institute, Parsons School for Design, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and Franklin University, Switzerland.

2016
Juror’s Choice Award (Grand Prize), Art Port Townsend – Expressions Northwest 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, juried by Patricia Watkinson, art and museum consultant, former interim director of the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, and former executive director of Pilchuck Glass School.

2015

Merit Award, Art Port Townsend - Expressions Northwest 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, juried by Kathleen Moles, independent art curator, writer, and editor. 

ARTslanT 2015 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

 

Collections

Group Health Hospital, now Kaiser Permanente, Seattle, WA

International private collections

 

Bibliography

2018

The Art Edit, House and Garden magazine (March, April, and May issues) Condé Nast Publications,Vogue House, Hanover Square, London, UK

Inspired by Cezanne: New Impressionist Paintings, Saatchi Art Collection, curated by Victoria Kennedy, Assistant Curator at Saatchi Art, Los Angeles, CA

2017

17 Artists for 2017, Magnify Seattle, an annual art magazine, Volume 1, curated and produced by Meggan Joy.

2016
A Few Good Starts, Painting: Powers of Observation, a blog by Catherine Kehoe

Spotlight on Seattle, Saatchi Art Collection, curated by Becky Benshoof, Sales Advisor at Saatchi Art, Munich.

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