Julia Schwartz is an artist based in Santa Monica. Her paintings, straddling figuration and abstraction, are deeply influenced by years of psychoanalytic study and practice. Recent exhibitions include “Dig For Fire” at Eastside International in Los Angeles and “Insomnia” in Pelham, New York where more than 100 works on paper were installed. She has had several solo shows in Los Angeles and been included in group exhibitions throughout California as well as nationally and internationally, including New York, Dallas, Amsterdam, London, and Cyprus. Schwartz has curated as well: "Place Made Visible" in Bushwick, NY (2014) and "States of Being” at the Torrance Art Museum in 2015, and the upcoming “Black Mirror” at Charlie James Gallery in 2017.
Schwartz received the Foundation Prize for Painting from Peripheral Vision Arts in 2016. She has been the focus of several interviews and reviews, including Studiocritical, Ithaca MOMA, Fabrik, and Huffpost, Whitehot Magazine, and Artweek LA, and was interviewed in the February 2017 Coagula Art Journal. She has been included in New American Paintings and 1000 Living Painters. As the Arts Editor for Figure/Ground Communication, Schwartz has interviewed visual and other artists about their creative process. She is currently on the Advisory Board of Fine Arts Complex 1101, a Contemporary Arts Museum in Tempe, AZ.