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.


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

"Fruit of our Labor", Public Art, Seattle Center Poetry Garden, Seattle, WA
"Nuts and Bolts: Reclaimed - Repurposed - Recycled", Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, OR
"Cable Knits: RGB", Works Progress, Seattle, WA
"Refurbished Connections", Fremont Space Building, Seattle, WA
"Cable Knits", solo show, Nii Modo, Seattle, WA
"Raw: The Exhibition", IU Kokomo Art Gallery, Kokomo, IN

"Eight Artists in a New Space", The Curmudgeon Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Suprematism, Constructivism, Futurism: Friction, Destruction, Invention, Vision", Phylogeny Contemporary, 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
"Digital Art", solo show, Seattle ReCreative, Seattle, WA
"Needles & Thread", Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA 
"Things I've Found", UNA Gallery, Portland, OR 
"Finding Paths", Honors Thesis Solo Exhibition, List Art Center, Providence, RI 
"We Tangoed. I Led.", solo honors show, List Art Center, Providence, RI 
"Desarrollo", Fundacion Comillas, Comillas, Cantabria, Spain 
"Student Exhibition 2015," honorable mention for piece in juried show, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI 
"Crochet Texture,"
solo show, List Art Center, Providence, RI 

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

“WLHS Mural”, public art, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR 

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)

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 

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

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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