Julie Mehretu

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Julie Mehretu, Portrait by Anastasia Muna

Julie Mehretu is a world renowned painter, born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1970, who now lives and works in New York City and Berlin. She received a Master’s of Fine Art with honors from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1997.

Mehretu is a recipient of many awards, including the The MacArthur Award (2005), the Berlin Prize: Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship at The American Academy in Berlin, Germany (2007) and the US Department of State Medal of Arts Award (2015).

She has shown extensively in international and national exhibitions. Recent solo shows include Hoodnyx, Voodoo and Stelae, Marian Goodman Gallery, NYC, Julie Mehretu: The Addis Show, Addis Ababa, Ethiopa, Julie Mehretu: The Mathematics of Droves, White Cube, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Julie Mehretu: Half a Shadow, carlier|gebauer, Berlin, Germany; Liminal Squared, Marian Goodman Gallery, NYC (2013), White Cube, London (2013); Julie Mehretu: Grey Area, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin & Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009); Mehretu’s recent group exhibitions include The Forever Now; Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, MoMA, New York, NY (2015); Sharjah Biennial 12, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2015); The International Biennial of Contemporary Art Foundation of Cartagena, Cartagena, Columbia (2014); 5th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia (2013); documenta (13), Kassel, Germany (2012);

Selected public collections include The Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Foundation Sorigué, Lleida, Spain; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kupserstichkabinett, Berlin; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Hummelbaek, Denmark; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Studio Museum of Harlem, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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JULIE MEHRETU Conjured Parts (head), Aleppo, 2016 Ink and acrylic on canvas 72 x 84 in. 182.9 x 213.4 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging
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JULIE MEHRETU Conjured Parts, Syria, 2016 Ink and acrylic on canvas 60 x 120-1/4 in. / 152.4 x 305.4 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging
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JULIE MEHRETU Stelae 3 (Bardu), 2016 Ink and acrylic on canvas 120 x 144in. 304.8 x 365.8 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging
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