JULIA WHITE

sculpture

CV

Julia White

Education            

Queen’s University                            Bachelor of Fine Arts

ON (1991-1995)

Deep Listening Institute                  Certificate

NY, U.S.A. (2001-2003)

 

Experience

Visual Artist  

sculptor- creator of enigmatic, abstract forms, primarily sculptures out of steel and mixed media that include light and/or sound

 

Selected Shows

2017

– Sacred Spaces : Altars By Artists, L E Shore Gallery, Thornbury, ON

– Forest of Light, 12 Trees : Let There Be Light! ; Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON

– WATER Shadows : Grimsby, ‘Through Our Eyes’, Canada 150th initiative; Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON

– The RIpple Project : Water Columns, public art installation with community participation for Great Art for Great Lakes, a Canada 150th initiative facilitated by Greatness to encourage community dialogue around our lakes and water, representing Lake Huron and Owen Sound area, laser-cut steel light sculptures on permanent display at the Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON

-installation of light columns, Dunbar Gallery, Flesherton, ON

– Walter’s Falls Group of Artists : 20th Anniversary Show; Walter’s Falls, ON

– Forest of Light Columns, in Work of Heart exhibit; Forest Hill Jewish Centre, Toronto, ON

– WATER Shadows : Tributary, sound-sculpture and score for Still Listening, the Pauline Oliveros Memorial Celebration (former director of Deep Listening Institute), Marvin Duchow Music Library, Institute for the Public Life of Art and Ideas, Montreal, PQ

– WATER Shadows, in the Installation Zone at the Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto, ON

2016

WATER Shadows, at Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, ON

WATER Shadows, in the Granary, Electric Eclectics Festival, Meaford, ON

2015

-Recipient of the Robert G. Kemp Award through the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts for a new project, WATER Shadows: an installation of sound sculptures, (July)

-Guest Curator of Ione’s 18th Annual Dream Festival (online residency/NY)

Forest of Light Columns (outdoor installation), in “Wild Threads” (two-person show) in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Mississauga, at The Glenerin Inn, Mississauga, ON (Feb.-May)

Forest of Columns, at ORANGE cube contemporary, Ravenna, ON (July-Sept.)

-Light Columns on display in sculpture garden, Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton, ON

2014

-“Intersections”, (group show) at the Oxley Common, Toronto, ON (Nov.-April)

-“The Red and the Black”, (group show) World of Threads Festival of Contemporary Fibre Art, Queen Elizabeth Cultural Centre, Oakville, ON (Nov-Dec.)

-“Prototype”, Interior Design Show, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON (Jan.)

-“Roots Entwined”; two-person show (Steven White), Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON (March-May)

-Tangerine Gecko Art Gallery, Markham, ON (Nov.-March)

-“Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition”, Toronto, ON (July)

-(rental, two seasons) 3 light sculptures prominently featured in Guillermo Del Toro’s hit tv series, The Strain

2013

-“Shades of Grey”, (group show) Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON

Canadian Spirit Festival, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON, outdoor installation, Forest of Columns

Mudtown Music and Arts Festival, Owen Sound, ON, onstage installation in conjunction with bands, STARS & Hannah Georgas

-“52nd Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition”, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON

Electric Eclectics Festival of contemporary sound-art/music, Meaford, ON, outdoor installation, Forest of Columns (also in documentary ‘Eccentric Eclectic’ about this sound-art/music festival by Nika Bellanina)

-“Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts Juried Show”, BMFA, Collingwood, ON

2012

-“Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts Juried Show”, BMFA, Collingwood,ON

-Participant in Women and Identity International Festival (online and in Kingston, NY)

2011

-“Combined and Twined”- collaborative exhibition with Steven White; Art on the Wall, Deep Listening Institute, Kingston, NY

-Featured in the film, ‘100 Artists, 100 Dreams’, New York; by Sadee Braithwaite

Summerfolk Festival, ‘Torusfeatured on Art and Culture Walk, Owen Sound

-Participant in Women and Identity International Festival, (international scope/online)

2010

Owen Sound Art Banner Project, ‘Torus featured

-Wonderactive Sea Creature; commission, designed and created a large interactive sea creature with removable parts, using steel, textiles, magnets; Bruce County Museum, Southampton, ON

-Wonderactive Art Shop; owner/director, gallery of contemporary & interactive art, Thornbury, ON

2009

-“Autopoesis: Self-creation”, (group show) Meaford Arts and Cultural Centre, Meaford, ON

2008

-“Art Garden”, (group show) Flesherton Art Gallery- Flesherton, ON

-Walters Falls Group of Artists, “The Show”- Walters Falls, ON

Escarpment Studio Tour, Starwheel Studio- Walters Falls, ON

2007

Project Coordinator                                                                      

Collingwood/New York

Deep Listening Institute- DLI promotes innovation among artists and audiences in creating, performing, recording & educating with a global perspective; directed local participation in the Worldwide Tuning Meditation, a sonic event by renowned composer Pauline Oliveros; one of 8 live streams from around the world broadcast into Lincoln Center, New York, blending with the 1000 live voices

 

Artist, Composer, Director, Producer                            

Walter’s Falls, ON/Hudson, NY

Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.- created Threads of Peace, a long, scrolling fabric piece that became a musical score for a performance in Hudson, NY, part of the Deep Listening Institute’s Convergence, a series of concerts, a ‘sonic gesture of peace.’ The score was creatively woven out of stories, ideas and images of peace that were contributed by individuals worldwide; coordinated online skype rehearsals; directed the performance where the visual score was ceremonially ‘breathed to life’ by the 17 international performers (instrumentalists, vocalists, spoken-word artist) and the audience, all part of the dialogue through the screen projection of the score

-Threads of Peace, on display- Georgian Bay Theatre Co., Meaford, ON

-Threads of Peace, on display- Lifebridge Sanctuary, High Falls, NY

 

Art Instructor

2016- Pretty River Academy, ‘Art Elements’ (art camp), ‘The Art Lab’ (after school)

2014- Pretty River Academy, high-school art and new media, Collingwood, ON

2001-2014- Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Art Adventures for kids; Owen Sound, ON Art 2012- The Art Loft, Art Adventures for kids; manager/instructor, Thornbury, ON

2008-2012- Southampton Art School, Art Adventures for kids, Southampton, ON

2011- Wonderactive Art Shop, art gallery & art school owner/instructor, Thornbury, ON

2002-2004- Rocklyn Academy (therapeutic boarding high school, girls) Rocklyn, ON

2000- Gaia’s Gate, manager/instructor, art school- babies, toddlers, Toronto, ON

1999- Art Starts, Toronto, ON & Centre for Creative Opportunity, Toronto, ON

 

Project Coordinator

1997- Vancouver, B.C. Institute of Urban Ecology-

Designer/organizer, first Green Links mural (and manual); organized the efforts of school children to create a 25-metre long mural featuring indigenous culture, native plants and wildlife to enhance the students’ appreciation of the rich bio-diversity of their community

 

Articles/Reviews

 

-Grief, Amy “The 30 most exciting artists in Toronto right now” BlogTO Feb. 2017

-“Artist Project 2017” ARTORONTO.ca February 2017

-“Julia White of Walter’s Falls wins $5000 to go toward her sound sculptur