Julia E. Freeman

Masters of Fine Arts, Fibers
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 2007
Fibers and Textiles
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri 2002-2003
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art
Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia 2002
International Exchange, Fibers and Textiles
University of Helsinki, Finland 2001

2024                MadArts Closing Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2023                Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA 

2022                You Must Be Held, Specialist, Seattle, WA (solo)

2022                Moist, SOIL Art Gallery, Seattle, WA  
2020                IRISIRIS, Jack Straw Gallery, Seattle, WA
2019                Neddy Finalist Exhibition (All Mirrors), Cornish Playhouse
2017                The Will To Synchronize, Method Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo) 
                        Patient Fingers
, Nolen Art Gallery, Smith College, MA (solo)
2016                American Pastoral, Portland Community College, Portland, OR (solo)
                        Quiet Alter, Glass Box Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
                        Essential Skimming, CAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
2015                Night Flowers and Super Powers, Valley and Taylor, Seattle, WA
                        Turn, Joe Bar, Seattle, WA
                        Home Brew, Artist-Run, Miami, FL
                        Ve-uews: w(H)holes, NEPO 5K Don’t Run, Seattle, WA
                        Patient Fingers, Violet Strays, Online Gallery
                        Out of Sight, Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
                        Turn, JoeBar, Seattle, WA
                        Pretty Little Head, Valise Gallery, Vashon Island, WA
                        What We Miss In Plato, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Bellingham National, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
2014                Trialogue, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Ve-uews: crafty Scyence, NEPO 5K, Seattle, WA
2013                Good Manners and Great Understandings, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Ve-uews: A Peepshow, NEPO 5K Don’t Run, Seattle, WA
                        12 Minutes Max, On The Boards, Seattle, Wa
                        Wartoys/Ancientlife, 1522 St. Louis, Kansas City, MO (solo)
                        New Members Show, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Small Voids, Seattle, WA
2012                Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL
                        Wish You Were Here, Metro Gallery, Bakersfield, CA
                        Ve-uews, NEPO 5K Don’t Run, Seattle, Wa
2011                Looseleaf, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        DUG 2011 SOlL Invitational, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Very Little Room for Mishap, 4Culture Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
                        ACT Theatre Exhibition, ACT Theatre, Seattle, WA
2010                Sketch and Repeat, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
                        Texas National 2010 Juried Exhibition (juror Judy Pfaff), Stephen F.                                                 Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
                        Ancient Life Was A Great Parade, Mithun, Seattle, WA (solo)
                        Seattle City Light Portable Works: Part III, Seattle, WA
                        The Shape of Sacred, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
                        MadArt Redux, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009                Mad Art Outdoor Exhibition, Madison Park, Seattle, WA
                        Averted Vision, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Return to Departure, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
                        Stitch, South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA
                        In Close Formation, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
2008                Now In Print, ArtSpace Gallery, Raleigh, NC
                        The Weight, The Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA
                        Introductions 2008, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Led by Thread (Juror Yasmin Spiro), Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
                        Miami University Young Painters Competition for the William and
                        Dorothy Yeck Award Exhibition (Juror Peter Plagens),Hiestand Gallery                  
2007                Fibers Exhibition, Sandpoint Gallery, Seattle WA                
                        Revealing the Residue, Arts Incubator, Kansas City, MO
                        MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Single Lense, Parnassus Coffee Shop, Seattle, Washington
                        Seldom Seen Surfaces, ArtsWest Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Time Based Works, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA
Curatorial Experience

Co-Curator, Everyone's Floored, The Alice, Seattle, WA
Curator, Indira Allegra solo exhibition BODYWARP, The Alice, Seattle, WA

Everyone’s In 3-D, The Alice, Seattle, WA
Co-curatorthis is not NOT a peepshow, Indira Allegra, Devon Danielle, Seth Friedman, Saya Moriyasu, Michael Ottersen, Sarada Rauch, Bridget Stixrood and Julie Torres, Project Diana: Lisa Mellinger, Writer in Residence: Gabriel Jesiolowski, Writer-in-residence: Sarah Galvin, Project Diana: Michael Lorefice, The Alice, Seattle, WA
Curator, doing and undergoing, One-day solo exhibition by Meg Hartwig
Curatorcover reveals, Ellen Lesperance, micha cárdenas, Patrisse Cullors, Chris Head, Edxie Betts, Josefina Garcia-Turner and Emma Wavely, Dorothy Cheng, Natalie Martínez and Lindsay Miller, Joey Veltkamp, Kate Daudy, Jono Vaughan, Michael Cepress, Sarah Norsworthy and Krista Schoening, Shenequa Alexandria Brooks, Man Fung-yi, Writer-in-residence: Steven Dolan, Project Diana: Satpreet Kahlon, The Alice, Seattle, WA
Co-curator, In Search of Conjunctions: Demian DinéYazhi’, Kerry Downey, Gabriel Jesiolowski, Ellen Lesperance and Sara Osebold, Project Diana: Lisa Mellinger, Writer in Residence: Gabriel Jesiolowski, The Alice, Seattle WA

CuratorEveryone’s In, Artist-in-residence: Kelly Bjork, The Alice, Seattle, WA
Writing CuratorJUGS, Writer-in-residence: Brigette Stixrood, The Alice, Seattle
CuratorKOAN COMPOSITES solo exhibition by Ari Fish, Writer-in-residence: Leena Joshi, Project Diana: Gretchen Frances Bennett, The Alice, Seattle, WA
Co-curatorWrappings: Saya Moriyasu, Colleen Hayward and Justyn Hergreberg, Writer-in-residence: Natalie Martinez, Project Diana: Katy Stone,
The Alice, Seattle, WA
Co-curatorUSEd, (9 artists), Writer-in-residence: Kate Boyd, Project Diana: Kiki MacInnis, The Alice, Seattle, WA

Invited Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline (2016, 2015, 2014)
English Department, Art of Change Lecture Series and Writing and the Art of Change
Guest Speaker, University of Washington, Bothell (2016)
Cultural Studies, Cultural Movements and Social Transformation
Guest Speaker, University of Washington, Bothell (2015)
Cultural Studies Department, Artist Lecture
Presenter, Cultural Studies Association Conference, Riverside, California (2015)
Building Critical Empathy: Feminist Pedagogy in the Interdisciplinary Classroom
Guest Speaker, Puget Sound University, Tacoma (2012)
Art Department, Artist Lecture
Guest Speaker, University of Washington, Seattle (2010)
English Department, Activism and Literature and Art
Grants and Awards and Residencies

2018                Neddy Finalist, Seattle, WA
2016                James W. Ray Venture Grant Nominee, Seattle, WA
2014                4Culture GAP Individual Artist Grant, Seattle, WA
2014                Jentel Artist Residency Program, Sheridan, WY
2011                Nelson Kimmel Harding Artist Residency Program, Nebraska, NE
2010                Finalist in the Miami University Young Painters Competition, Ohio
2009                Nominee for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
2007                Nominee for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
2007                Excellence in Teaching Gonzales Award at UW
2007                Research and Recognition Award at the University of Washington