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Julia Felsenthal

Julia Felsenthal (b. 1983) is a painter and writer working in Brooklyn and Cape Cod. Born and raised in Chicago, she studied English at Yale University and has written extensively about art and culture for T: the New York Times Style Magazine and Vogue.

A lifelong painter, Felsenthal turned her focus to making art full time while living on Cape Cod during the Covid pandemic. Her water paintings emerged from the eeriness and anxiety of that time, and have evolved to reflect the ways that small permutations of the quotidian can become endlessly captivating and sublime. Her work has been exhibited in Brooklyn, NY and across the outer Cape, as well as on Block Island, in Woodstock, NY, and in Seattle, Washington. Felsenthal’s debut solo exhibition with JDJ is on view June 8 through July 21st, 2023.

Julia Felsenthal, Ghost Sea in Azurite and Terre Verte, 2023, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 12 x 9 in (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Julia Felsenthal, Dancing Chop, 2022, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 16 x 12 in (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
Julia Felsenthal, Over Sea, Under Sea, 2022, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 8 x 6 in (20.3 x 15.2 cm)
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