Title: Pumpkin Forest
Medium: Mixed media including acrylic, paper mache, digital image
Size: 71" x 42" x 7 1/2"
Julia Townsend received her BA in Art History from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York and her MFA in Painting and Mixed Media from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. She studied one semester in Madrid, Spain and summer sessions at: the Museum School - Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachussets; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; and Berliner Sommerakademie with Jan Henderikse, Berlin, Germany. Townsend creates surreal art for a nuclear age. Her work is "...colorful and up-to-date...the colors of Post-Pop." --Brigitte Wernedurg in Die Tageszeitung, November 7, 1992 (Germany).
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Julia Townsend: New Work, Galerie-Cafe OM, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany, 1992; and Julia Townsend: New Paintings, Harlem Jazz Club, Barcelona, Spain, 1991.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Down by the Sea, The Potter's Gallery, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1994; Graduate Painters from the University of Delaware, The Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994; National Exhibition of Women's Works on/of Paper, Shoestring Gallery, Rochester, New York and National Women's Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, New York, 1994; New MFA Candidates, Janvier Gallery, Newark, Delaware, 1993; and Student Exhibition, Hochschule der Kunst, Berlin, Germany, 1992.