Julia Westerbeke

My work revisits the wondrous, fragmented and bizarre nature of childhood memories, generating worlds concerned with beauty, exploration and play. For me, memories of childhood are intimately tied to the feminine thanks to years of playing at my mother’s fashion design studio, building forts from rolls of fabric and marveling at towering archives of lace. Through intricate drawings and installations, I champion the feminine in tandem with the decorative, pointing to the visceral powers therein. The works are dazzling but a little “off,” more unearthly fantasy (a skewed dream or memory) than traditional embellishment.


Seth Augustine
Kate Barclay
Veronika Bauer
Robert Becraft
Susannah Bielak
Boredom Patrol
Carl Burton
Mike Caloud
Raul Cardenas-Osuna
Fabian Cereijido
Matthew Coors
J. Tanner Cusick
Cathy de la Cruz
Evelyn Donnelly
Julia Dzwonkoski
James Enos
Deanna Erdmann
Kael Greco
Nico Herbst
Kate Hoffman
Scott Horsley
Sara Hunsucker
Glenna Jennings
Sharon Levy
Emiko Lewis-Sanchez

Derek Lomas
Esteban Martinez
Jennifer Medlin
Gretchen Mercedes
Patrick Miller
Elyse Montague
Patricia Montoya
Adam Moyer
Owen Mundy
Clare Parry
Kelly Pendergrast
Omar Pimienta
PG Toys
Serena Porrati
Iana Quesnell
Steven Rubin
Tristan Shone
Katherine Sweetman
The Magnum PIs
Robert Twomey
Yvonne Venegas
Nina Waisman
Caleb Waldorf
Kate Wall
Julia Westerbeke
Felipe Zuniga