About the Artist

Artist’s Statement

Julia Gould’s paintings are enactments of her personal mythologies; in which there is a crucial emphasis on narrative, metaphor, and imagery. Julia’s figures and spaces ask questions regarding interpersonal relationships, personal ethics, and desire.

Working in communication with the history of painting, Julia’s work reinterprets the role of the female character as well the female artist’s gaze. Her paintings aim to communicate with traditions and innovations of the medium. The paintings are informed on a technical level by modernist ideas and media specificity. This can be seen in how her paintings contain both areas of visual depth, and a flatness where the paint rises to the surface of the canvas. The techniques of application vary from alla prima, monotype, to glazing. The references to art history also appear in content and image language. Through gestures and symbolism, Julia’s work thinks through mythology and the female body.

Awards

2019
National First Place in Visual Art
National Society for Arts and Letters, USA

Creative Vision Award
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

Arnell Lewis Land Art Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

Fanny B. Thalheimer Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

Academic Excellence Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

2018
Silver Award (second in the nation) in Visual Art
National Young Arts Foundation, USA

Winner in Visual Art
National Young Arts Foundation, USA

Creative Vision Award
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

Arnell Lewis Land Art Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

Fanny B. Thalheimer Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

Academic Excellence Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

2017
Best in Show Award
52nd Annual Baltimore County Public Schools Art Exhibition
Baltimore, Maryland USA

Teacher’s Choice Award
52nd Annual Baltimore County Public Schools Art Exhibition
Baltimore, Maryland USA

Two National Silver Medals, Portfolios
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, USA

Creative Vision Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

Arnell Lewis Land Art Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

Fanny B. Thalheimer Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

Academic Excellence Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, USA

2016
National Silver Medal, Painting
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, USA

National Silver Medal, Drawing & Illustration
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, USA

BCPS Student Art Exhibit, “Art is for Everyone”
Baltimore Museum of Art, USA

Bio

Julia Gould was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, where she developed broad interests in art, athletics, and academics. Julia’s artistic development was nurtured by her family, in the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), and especially by the outstanding teachers, curriculum, and facilities of George Washington Carver School for the Arts and Technology in Towson, MD.

Julia is continuing her education at the Maryland Institute College of Art, with an emphasis on painting, drawing, and ceramics. Outside of school, Julia practices judo and Jiu Jitsu, and has attained the rank of brown belt through Jason Morris Judo Center.