Julie Girardini
 

Biography and Statistics:

Education:
University of Colorado: 1984-1986
University of Maryland: Bachelors Degree in Art History; 1991

Occupation:
Girardini Fine Art and Design: 1992 – present:  Artist/Designer and Co-owned
Creating functional steel designs for the home, metal and paper sculpture, raku ceramics
Ceramics Instructor: Columbia Art Center, Columbia MD

Personal:
Working and making a living in the arts by designing and making functional art for the home as well as sculptural objects for more than 18 years. 
         

Exhibitions and Positions:

Positions:
Served as board member for the Craft Emergency Relief Fund 1999-2005
Juror for American Craft Council shows in 2007

 Fine Art/Craft Shows:    (Selected)
American Craft Council shows:  Baltimore ,Atlanta, St. Paul, Charlotte and San Francisco since 1992
Crafts America: Washington Fine Craft Show since 1994
Kansas City: Plaza Art Fair 2002 -2004
St. Louis Art Fair 2002- 2004
American Craft Exposition Show: Evanston, IL  2006
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fine Craft Show. 

Galleries and Collections:

1111 Penn Ave. Exhibit Space Fall 2008: Zenith Gallery
Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC : Singular Vision 2008
Ongoing relationships with art/craft galleries.
Kaiser Permente; permanent collection.
American Embassy in Canada; International Craft Collection.

Statement:
I have been working as an artist for over 18 years I use cold rolled steel as my main medium. I incorporate other metals, glass and paper with my work, as well as imagery to evoke emotion.  I recognize that it is my duty as an artist to heighten awareness about social concerns in the mind of my audience.