Julia took her first printmaking class over a decade ago at the University of California, Santa Cruz and has been in love with the medium ever since. Relief printing, intaglio, lithography, letterpress, screenprinting—you name it, she’s into it! She is thrilled to return to New Urban Arts for a third year of mentoring and is especially excited to use the new silkscreen studio with students.
Over the years, Julia has worked with many local organizations such as New Urban Arts, City Arts, RISD Project Open Door and the RISD Museum teaching programs or collaborating on projects. Last year she traveled to South Africa with a grant from the InterExchange Foundation where she was a visiting artist in residence at the Indigo Skate Camp in Isithumba Village, Kwa-Zulu Natal. She lead the young skateboarders in printmaking and artmaking activities and was excited to discover an afternoon at the skatecamp felt a lot like an afternoon at New Urban Arts. Julia is continually inspired by the creative people of Providence and is happy to call this strange city home.
You can see her work online at www.jtgualtieri.com