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Julie Comnick, M.F.A. - Faculty

 
Julie  Comnick, M.F.A.
 

Academic Statement (Return to top)

Julie Comnick received her MFA in Painting from Montana State University in 2001 and her BA from The Evergreen State College in 1995.  Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in solo exhibitions nationally including Space Gallery, Denver, CO; The Gallery at Flashpoint, Washington, DC; Zg Gallery, Chicago IL; and Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT.  Her work has been featured in publications including the Washington Post, New American Paintings, Dialogue Magazine, and the Chicago Sun Times.  She received an Artist Projects Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts in 2007.

 

 

Background & Experience

Selected Publications (Return to top)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2012      Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra

            Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse, Prescott, Arizona

 

2009      Prospect

            Space Gallery, Denver, Colorado

 

2008      According To Their Kind

            The Gallery at Flashpoint, Washington, DC

 

2006      Exhuming the Omitted

            Yavapai College Gallery, Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona

 

2004      In Absentia

            Zg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

            Communion with Vacancy

            Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

 

2003      Featured Teaching Artist Exhibition

            Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

 

2002      Within Earshot

            Zg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

            Julie Comnick, Paintings (Narration: Emblem and Sequence in Contemporary Art)

            Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut

 

2001      Julie Comnick, Paintings

            Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington

 

            Body Language: Drawings

            Gallery II, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

 

            Forecast in Hindsight

            MFA Thesis Exhibit, Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

 

            Julie Comnick, Drawings

            Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, Montana

 

1999      Evolution Impotence

            The Exit Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

 

1997      Enter to Win

            Oculus Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 

1996      Full Hookups

            Oculus Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2011      Wanderer Ship: Invitational Slide Exhibition

            Marc Chagall Museum, Vitebsk, Belarus

 

            Artlink 13th Annual Juried Exhibition

            A.E. England Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

 

2008      UNspoken

            Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona

 

2007      14th Annual Realism Invitational

            Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

            Arts and Letters Faculty Showcase

            Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona

 

2005      Conquered Mind, Awakened Spirit: The Visionary Paths

            Caladan Gallery, www.caladangallery.com

 

2004      Beth Allison Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

 

2003      War Stories

            A Shenere Velt Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

            Portrait-Investigation of Self: England/America Print Exchange Exhibition

Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Camberwell School of Art, London, England; The London Institute, London, England; University of West England, Bristol, England

 

            Compendium

            Zg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

2002      “I see London, I see France . . .”

            A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

            All-Media International Invitational 2002

            Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

 

            Wild Life: The Other Tradition

            Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

 

2001      Narration: Emblem and Sequence in Contemporary Art

            Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut, First Place

            Juror: Robert Taplin

 

2000      Scene / Unseen: National Art Exhibition

            Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico

 

            Art on the Plains: 3rd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition

            Plains Art museum, Fargo, North Dakota

 

            What is Drawing Now?

            Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

 

            An Argument for Drawing

            Art Museum of Missoula, Missoula, Montana

 

1999      The End: Northwest Biennial Competition

            Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, Honorable Mention

            Juror: Fred Wilson

 

            Art Equinox 1999

            Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, Montana


Awards, Grants, & Honors (Return to top)

2007            Artist Projects Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts

 

2001            Montana State University Foundation Graduate Achievement Award

 

1998            Montana State University Presidential Scholarship


Education (Return to top)

M.F.A.     2001        Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, Painting

 

B.A.       1995         The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, Studio Art and Humanities

            1994          E.F. International Language School, Barcelona, Spain


Coverage in News & Media (Return to top)

2010      Trickhouse Cross-Genre Arts Quarterly

            www.trickhouse.org, Volume 9, Summer 2010

 

2008      O’Sullivan, Michael. “Man vs. Beast: An Intimate Look,” The Washington Post. 

            Weekend Section, January 18, 2008, p 39

 

            Venart, Lynne. Arts and Events dcist

            http://dcist.com/2008/01/10/according_to_th_1.php, January 10, 2008

 

            Bruner, Betsy. “Turning Art on its Head,” Arizona Daily Sun.

            Section B, January 20, 2008, pp 1-2

 

2006      New American Paintings: Western Competition

    Volume 11, Number 66, Nov, 2006, pp18-21

 

2005      Sundell, Ivy. Living Artists

    Evanston, IL: Crow Woods Publishing, 2005, pp 12-13 and 54-55

 

2003      New American Paintings: Midwestern Competition

            Volume 8, Number 47, Sep. 2003, pp 34-37

 

2002      Brunetti, John. “Rearview Mirror,” Dialogue Magazine.

            Volume 25, Number 3, September/October 2002, p 31

 

            Camper, Fred. “Critic’s Choice,” The Chicago Reader.

            Volume 31, Number 44, Section Two, August 2, 2002, p 23

 

            Hawkins, Margaret. “Gallery Glance,” Chicago Sun Times.

            July 19, 2002

 

            Artner, Alan G. Chicago Tribune

            July 24, 2002

 

Birke, Judy. “Two Artists Meet at the Junction Between Dreams and the Everyday,” New Haven Register.  March 10, 2002

 

2001      Zimmer, William. “Creative Works with a Political Edge,” The New York Times.

            Connecticut edition, Art Section, June 24, 2001, p 11

 

            Hoffman, Hank. “What’s the Story Here?” The New Haven Advocate.

            May 31, 2001

 

2000      New American Paintings: The MFA Annual 2000

            Volume 5, June 2000, pp 30-33


 

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