Sunday, June 16, 2024

Julia Kunin

Julia Kunin (b. 1961) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work explores
themes including queerness, the body, and the natural world. She earned a B.A. from
Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA) and an M.F.A. from The Mason Gross School of the Arts,
Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ). Recent solo exhibitions include Mechanical Ballet
at Kate Werble Gallery (New York, NY) in 2021 and Rainbow Dream Machine at McClain
Gallery (Houston, TX) in 2020-21. Recent group exhibitions include: Wild Chambers (two
person show with Yevgeniya Baras) at Mother Gallery (New York, NY), Cosmic Geometries,
curated by Hilma’s Ghost, at EFA Gallery (New York, NY) in 2022, Fur Cup at Underdonk
(Brooklyn, NY) in 2019, Raw Design at the Museum of Craft and Design (San Francisco, CA)
in 2018, and Said by Her at Lesley Heller Gallery (New York, NY) in 2018. Kunin was a
Fulbright Scholar to Hungary in 2013. In 2010 She received a Trust for Mutual
Understanding Grant to Hungary. In 2008 she received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
and a residency at Art Omi. In 2007 she received the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry
Artist Residency. Fellowships include those at The MacDowell Colony, The Marie Walsh
Sharpe Art Foundation, CEC Artslink grant to The Republic of Georgia, an Artist Residency
in Wiesbaden, Germany, Yaddo, The Millay Colony, Vermont Studio Center, The Core
Program in Houston, TX, and Skowhegan. Julia Kunin currently has a series of ceramic
lamps at Ralph Pucci International (New York, NY). In 2022 she contributed artist interviews
to Two Coats of Paint. She is also a member of the board of FIRE, The LGBTQ Fire Island
artist residency. Her work was recently acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,

Julia Kunin Green Clock, 2015 Ceramic 12 x 9 x 2 1/2 in 30.5 x 22.9 x 6.3 cm
Julia Kunin Chambered Rainbow, 2016 Ceramic 18 x 13 x 3 1/2 in 45.7 x 33 x 8.9 cm
Julia Kunin Psychedelic Body, 2016 Ceramic 40 x 10 x 6 in 101.6 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm
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  1. […] Julia Kunin spoke to us on midterm elections day in early November to discuss her work, exhibitions and the threat to American democracy, among other things. Kunin has been traveling to Hungary since 2009, and has watched as their nascent democracy has crumbled. Her travel to Hungary came about when she discovered a residency there. During her research, she visited The Strand bookstore where she was introduced to ceramics from the Zslonay Manufactory, sparking a quest to discover all she could about the medium. To learn more, listen to the complete interview. […]


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