Julia Kunin (b. 1961) is a sculptural 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: 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, LACMA.

Julia Kunin Copper Hammer, 2016 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