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Julia Tatiyatrairong is best known for her textural knitted works made of electrical cabling.  As a Pacific Northwest artist based in Seattle, WA, she is strongly influenced by the evolution of technology in society and repurposes used/obsolete cables for abstract textile-like contemporary works.  Born and raised in the Portland metro area, she decided to return to the Pacific Northwest after studying visual arts at Brown University.  Her use of knitting, crochet and basket weaving in her work is deeply personal in exploring her identity and femininity in modern times. She is interested in how her work brings discourse in technology and waste as well as delicateness and strength through her unique uses of material and technique.


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EDUCATION
2016    Brown University, Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts Degree 
2015    Fundacion Comillas, Summer Drawing and Painting Program, Comillas, Cantabria, Spain 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018    "Fruit of our Labor", Public Art, Seattle Center Poetry Garden, Seattle, WA
           "Cable Knits: RGB", Works Progress, Seattle, WA
           "Cable Knits", solo show, Nii Modo, Seattle, WA
2017    "Digital Art", Seattle ReCreative, Seattle, WA
2016    "Finding Paths", List Art Center, Providence, RI 
2015    "We Tangoed. I Led.", List Art Center, Providence, RI 
           "Crochet Texture", List Art Center, Providence, RI 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018    "2nd Annual Doctors Without Borders Fundraiser", Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA
           "All Staff Art Show", City Grind Espresso at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA 
           "Nuts and Bolts: Reclaimed - Repurposed - Recycled", Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, OR
           "Refurbished Connections", Fremont Space Building, Seattle, WA
           "Raw: The Exhibition", IU Kokomo Art Gallery, Kokomo, IN

2017    "Suprematism, Constructivism, Futurism", Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA
           "Eight Artists in a New Space", The Curmudgeon Gallery, Seattle, WA
           "2017 California Open Exhibition", Tag Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
           "Connected Fibers 2017: Celebrating the Fiber Arts", Sherwood Center for the Arts, Sherwood, OR
           "Needles & Thread", Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA 
           "Things I've Found", UNA Gallery, Portland, OR 
 
2015    "Desarrollo", Fundacion Comillas, Comillas, Cantabria, Spain 
           "Student Exhibition 2015", honorable mention, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI 

2013    “All Figured Out,” Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA 

2011    Oregon Art Education Association Juried Exhibition, Place Gallery, Portland, OR 
           “ART.WRITE.NOW. 2011 National Exhibition,” World Financial Center, NY (2011-2013 Two-Year National Touring Exhibition)

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2016    Joslin Award for Excellence in Art 
2016, 2015, 2014    Julie Sloane Award 
2015    Student Art Exhibition Honorable Mention and cash prize 
2014    Hugh Townley Travel Award 
2011    Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Gold Medal 


PUBLIC ART

2018    "Fruit of our Labor", Commissioned by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Center Poetry Garden, Seattle, WA
2012    “WLHS Mural”, public art, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR 

PUBLICATIONS
Faiella, Tim (Editor), Brazda, Carolyn (Editor), Bombardier, Cooper Lee (Editor), Portland Review: Summer 2013, Volume 59.3, 2013. 

REVIEWS
Endo, Kenji. "Student Exhibition 2015 opens in the Bell Gallery," Brown Daily Herald, April 14, 2015. URL: http://blogdailyherald.com/2015/04/14/student-exhibition-2015-opens-bell-gallery/ 

Byrd, Jordy: “The writing on the wall,” West Linn Tiding, August 2012. URL: http://portlandtribune.com/wlt/109-education/114183-the-writing-on-the-wall
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