About

 

Originally from Portugal, with deep roots in traditional crafts, Julia creates delicate intricate intaglio etchings that are subtle and yet striking in their uniqueness. By juxtaposing the simple gesture of traditional repetitive labour methods (weaving, painting, carving) and a deep sense of artistic meditation, she creates a unique spatial dimension of multi-layered textures that somehow  reveal the beauty of simplicity.

Graduated from University of East London with a BA Hons in Fine Art/Printmaking and from Camberwell College of Arts in 2012 with a MA in Fine Art Printmaking. I have been selected for several prestigious print exhibitions and Fairs, eg the Woolwhich print fair with the Thames side Print studio award in 2021.

My selected method of expression is etching. I enjoy the movement of repetition, utilizing the juxtapositions of different techniques, textures, and translucency. I am very experimental and leave process lead.  Happy accidents form a lot of the narrative in my work. I am inspired by everyday life rituals and nature.  My artworks are held in private collections throughout Europe and the UK.

CV

juliamfrodrigues@gmail.com

Higher Education
2010-2012 Camberwell College of Arts, UK, MA Printmaking
2008-2010 University of East London, UK, BA (Honours) Degree in Fine Arts-Printmaking
2003-2006 Faculdade de Belas Artes do Porto, Portugal, Fine Art – Painting

Selected Group Exhibitions / Art & Print Fairs

Selected for “The Directors cut”, Woolwich Contemporary Print fair, 2023

Selected for WOP5 by Blue Shop Cottage Gallery, 2023

Woolwich Contemporary Print fair with Thames side print studio, 2022 UK, 3- 6 november

Southbank printmakers – Mini Print Exhibition, 2022, UK  – 4 October to 4 December 2022

‘A Generous Space’ at Hastings Contemporary, 2022, Uk

Woolwich Contemporary Print fair, 2021, London, UK

2021 Awagami International Miniprint Exhibition (A.I.M.P.E)  Japan

International Mini Print Biennal 2020 online exhibition https://vimeo.com/469750110

Woolwich Contemporary Print fair, November 2019, London, UK

London Craft Week,  May 2019, London with secretcape.co.uk/

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, November 2018, London, Uk

9th international Printmaking Biennal Douro 2018, Regua, Portugal

LPS, Summer Show 2018, , London, Uk

Seacourt – International Miniprint Biennal – Northern Ireland

ARTROOMS2018 -Meliá White House Hotel, Regents Park, London, UK

2016 BINNAR, Festival de Artes, Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal

2014 Made in Arts London (MIAL) at Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, UK,
Multiplied 2014, Contemporary Art in Editions Fair -MIAL, London, UK

2013 Emerging Artists Exhibition, Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London, UK
Bainbridge Open, London, UK

2012 the Day Remains, Mayfair, UK
Pushing Print, Margate, UK
MA Printmaking show, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
Bite, Mall galleries, London,UK
RE open show, Bankside Gallery, london, UK
0.34miles (0.54km), MA Printmaking and Book Arts show, Camberwell, UK

2011 Reflections, Mile End Art Pavilion show, UK
Open International Contemporary Print, Cornwall,UK
Open International Contemporary, Print, Cornwall,UK

2010 UEL Degree show, UK

2009 Uncommon Ground, UEL show, Biscuit factory, Bermondsey, London, UK

2008 Colective Art Show at Mosteiro de St. Eulalia, Portugal

Other Work
artwork for album covers of the music project Katzgraben
artwork for poster of the music festival Subscuta
artwork included at Art Space Portsmouth’s 6by4 Secret Postcard Exhibition artspace

Publications
Extraordinary-Sketchbooks-Jane-Stobart, 2011

Prizes
2012 John Purcell Award, Camberwell college of Arts

2021 Thames side Print studio award at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

Residencies

Artistic Studio residency at Galeria Diferenca -Portugal