About the Artist

Artist’s Statement

Influenced by artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Richard Diebenkorn, Henry Toulouse-Lautrec, and Peter Paul Rubens, Julia Gould’s paintings and drawings are marked by allegory within naturalism and abstraction. Through her celebration of space, mark, and color, Julia creates new mythologies from intuitive analysis of her subjects and dramatized recreation of her own experiences. Julia’s work wrestles with the intimate, heartbreaking, and joyful parts of her subjects’ experiences. Her pieces become rich with subtle, underlying meanings, yet they are undoubtedly raw and optimistic.

“63” 7’x 3′ Oil Paint on Canvas

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 sculpture, while also pursuing her pre-medical education through MICA’s affiliation with Johns Hopkins University. Outside of school, Julia is a competitive judoka, has attained the rank of brown belt from Sensei Stuart Ramos (Dojo, the Maryland Judo & Jiu-Jitsu Academy), and competes in national and international judo tournaments.