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Julie Schenkelberg

Aug 23, 2017

Julie Schenkelberg

Julie Schenkelberg was born in Cleveland, Ohio and spends time in Detroit, Michigan and New York City. She creates large-scale semi-permanent installations using discarded domestic materials, such as concrete, copper and rusted metal, and repurposed wood. Her work draws on her personal story and imagery of the post-industrial ruins of her hometown area. This takes place in neglected homes, abandoned buildings, or even in the gallery space. She received a MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, NY, NY. She is represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York, where she is exhibiting January of 2018. She just completed a residency at Art Omi in New York State and was awarded a residency at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha. Press includes Artforum, The New Yorker, PBS, Bloomberg, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, Art F City, The Huffington Post, Beautiful Decay and Ground Magazine, and she has been named one of “30 Artists to Watch” by NY Arts Magazine.Her large-scale installations have been displayed in solo exhibitions at Prosjekstron Normans, Norway, The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art in Pittsburgh, ArtPrize including winning the award for installation art in 2014, Untitled Art Fair in Miami, SiTE:LAB in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and more. She has received numerous grants from institutions including the Harpo Foundation, Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship 2016, and multiple National Endowment for the Arts grants.