Born in Concord, California in 1985, and raised in Portland, Oregon, Julie Webb received her Bachelor’s of Science in Liberal Arts: Painting from Portland State University. She was awarded the Lucielle Welch Endowed Scholarship and, with three of her peers, culminated her studies with a group exhibition in 2013. The exhibition titled “Fuzzy Logic” was shown at Nisus Gallery in Portland, Oregon and included ten of Julie’s largest paintings.
From 2014 to 2016, Julie embarked on a filmmaking endeavor with fellow alum, Maria Allred, and successfully co-produced and starred in her first feature-length film, “The Texture of Falling”, which is now viewable internationally on Amazon. Upon completion of the film in 2016, Julie relocated to Philadelphia to continue her artistic training in the Advanced Fine Art Program at Studio Incamminati. Julie exhibited her work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at Blick Art Material’s in 2017 before focusing solely on her studies.
After concluding her training at Studio Incamminati in 2019, Julie’s work received an Honorable Mention in the group exhibition “In Person: In Celebration of the Human Form” at Duke Gallery in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Shortly thereafter, her painting, “Turkish Bath”, was selected as a Finalist in the Art Renewal Center’s 2019 ARC International Salon Competition and was subsequently published in the annual salon catalogue.
In May, 2019, Julie was commission by the architects of the new Ventnor Square Theatre to paint a large-scale representational scene of the speakeasy-themed restaurant’s interior as if it existed in the 1920s. The theatre and restaurant are set to open Summer, 2020. In October, 2019, “Turkish Bath” was included in the group show “Inhabit: Art About Personal Domains” at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Julie is currently living and painting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her lover and two ragdoll cats.