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.
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.