Working in the tradition of color-field artists such as Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis, Julie Robinson’s acrylic on frosted Mylar works are a unique combination of contemporary expressionism and minimalism. Her Translucents are composed by layering numerous glazes, soft fluid areas, and intuitive gestural marks. Robinson’s paintings are often both playful and meditative – inviting the viewer to a personal experience. The inherent transparency of Mylar coupled with Robinson’s delicate compositions creates the sense of floating in space.
Robinson studied at the University of New Orleans and New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. She received her MA in Architecture from Tulane University and lived in New Orleans for 30 years. She now lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina and was selected for “On The Verge” by WNC Magazine as one of the top ten emerging artists in Western North Carolina. Robinson’s work is included in notable private collections in New Orleans, Houston, Asheville, and Berkeley.