Discipline: Visual Art – installation

Julie Alpert

Discipline: Visual Art – installation
Region: Seattle
MacDowell fellowships: 2014, 2016

Julie Alpert is a Tulsa-based installation artist. She was born and raised in the Washington, DC suburbs and spent more than a decade in Seattle before relocating to Tulsa, OK, for the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Julie has a B.A. from the University of Maryland and an M.F.A. from the University of Washington. Professional honors include a Pollock-Krasner Award, two MacDowell Fellowships, a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, two Artist Trust GAP grants, an Artist Trust Fellowship, and The Roswell Artist in Residence Fellowship. In 2019, she had a two-person show at New Mexico State University with her husband Andy Arkley, completed a Seattle Facebook Offices commission, and has a large-scale installation at the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco.

While in residence at MacDowell, she collected, modified, and arranged found objects and art materials in two large-scale installations: Vanity Party My, My, My (2016, Heinz Studio) and Three Generations of Decorations (2014, Firth Studio). Both installations deal with nostalgia, femininity, and decoration through pattern and repetition.

Studios

Heinz

Julie Alpert worked in the Heinz studio.

The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Mrs. MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman of…

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