Julia Schwartz


July 2018 (forthcoming) Visitor Welcome Center, LA, CA

December 2017 Imaginary vacation on an imaginary lake- abartonline.com

July 2017 Night Divides the Day PØST- Kamikaze Series, Los Angeles CA

June 2016 Dig for Fire, Eastside International, (ESX), Los Angeles, CA

May 2016 LIGHT FLIGHT, PLEAT Gallery pleatgallery.com

March 2014 Shed Skin, LACC, LA, CA

September 2012, trading maps for stars, Bleicher Gallery La Brea, Los Angeles, CA

August 2011, the hollow sea Bleicher Gallery La Brea, Los Angeles, CA

May 2010, flesh and bone, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

July 2008, nest, Tracy Park Gallery, Malibu, CA



March 2018 I swear it was just there Dalton Warehouse, LA, CA

January 2018 Near To You Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

November 2017 Wrong II PØST, Los Angeles CA

April 2017 Black Mirror Charlie James Gallery, LA CA

March 2017 The Only Way Out Is In, Citrus College, Glendora CA

January 2017 Introductions, Trestle Gallery, NY NY

December 2016 The Night Opens//La Nuit S’Ouvre BLAM Los Angeles, LA CA

December 2016 Book Happening Sloan Projects, Bergamot Station, CA

December 2016 Southern California/Baja Biennial, SDAI San Diego, CA

January 2016 Insomnia, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

October 2015 States of Being, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA

September 2015 Within the Cave, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

September 2015 Pulp Painting, Studio Apothiki, Cyprus

August 2015 Going Big, Central Booking, NYC 

July 2015 After Eden, Durden + Ray, Culver City CA

June 2015 From the Barricades, Kreuzberg Pavilion in Berlin, Germany

April 2015 Telephone Game, Prohibition Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

April 2015 FAMILY TIES, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

February 2015 MAS 8: San Diego, San Diego Art Institute, SD CA

January 2015 Walking the Grid, galerie cerulean

December 2014 MAS 7 Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica CA

December 2014 Aqua Art Fair, John Wolf Fine Art, Miami FL

September 2014 SECOND FAMILY, 2 Rivington NY NY

August 2014 MAS ATTACK 6, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA

August 2014 Thanks For the Mammaries, For your Art, Los Angeles, CA

June 2014, Not-Knowing, JAUS. LA, CA

May 2014 DIY, BOS 2014 Bushwick, NY

December 2013 Beingless States, the project room, Galerie Cerulean

November 2013 Beasts and Bodies, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY

October 2013 MAS ATTACK 2, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

July 2013 The Ghost in You ASC Projects/Gallery 304, New York NY

May 2013 What I Like About You Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn NY

April 2013 States of Being curatingcontemporary.com

February 2013 Millennial Abstractions Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

February 2013 White Soup and Weighty Air, JAUS, Los Angeles, CA

January 2013 International Painting Show Appels Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

November 2012 Caesura Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, CA

July 2012 Turbulence George Lawson Gallery, Culver City, CA

February 2012, Appels Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

September 2011, Soft Machine, Bleicher Golightly Gallery, USC and traveling

July 2011, Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

May 2011, DEEP, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA

April 2011 Walpurgisnacht/One Night Stand, Inglewood, CA

January 2011, Anachronious Mind Tree Bleicher La Brea, Los Angeles, CA

May 2010, Marine Art Salon, Santa Monica, CA

October 2009, nature and nurture, Bleicher/Golightly, Santa Monica, CA

June 2009, 12 X 12 show, BECA gallery, New Orleans, LA

October 2007, Anima Rising Gochis Galleries, L.A., CA



2018 interviewed in VoyageLA

2017 "On being and becoming"; chapter in Art, Creativity and Psychoanalysis: Perspectives from Analyst-Artists, edited by George Hagman; Routledge 2017

2017 review, “Ginny Casey: Built From Broke at Mier Gallery”; painters table

2017 Interview with Mat Gleason, Coagula Art Journal Issue #115 February 2017

2016 Scott Gleeson. "States of Reckoning: An Interview with Julia Schwartz" Peripheral Vision: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Visual Arts, Issue No. 3, 2016.


2016 Studio Visit May pleat gallery blog

2016 NY Times February 14 “While Others Sleep, They Make Art”

2016 Westchester ARTSNews, February

2015 Shana Nys Dambrot “Within The Cave at Durden and Ray” Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shana-nys-dambrot/within-the-cave-at-durden_b_8149064.html

2015 Artillery Pick of the week/review for States of Being at Torrance Art Museum

2015 L.A. Confidential, Summer Issue The List

2015 Post Road 28

2015 Fabrik 27 Fresh Faces in Art, Eight L.A. Artists you should know

2014 20 Questions Ithaca MOMA

2014 "Colour, Paint, and Painting" in Just Another Painter blog

2013 Beautiful/Decay online spotlight on 'states of being' series

2013 Forget Good magazine September issue 

2013 interview Ahtcast with Phillip Mellen (podcast)

2013 featured in The New Collectors book, publication

2012 Trading Maps for Stars, essay by Airom Bleicher

2012 interview with Susan Breen, mother-musing.com

2012 interview with Philip Hartigan “Best of the Best”- Praeterita

2012 interview laimyours.com interview with Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick

2011 New American Paintings, No. 97, Pacific Edition

2011 review, whitehotmagazine.com

2011 Huffington Post Haiku Review, huffingtonpost.com

2011 Huff Post, Brett Baker’s top ten picks, huffingtonpost.com

2011 painters-table pick, http://painters-table.com/link/studio-critical/julia-schwartz-interview

2011 interview with Valerie Brennan, studiocritical

2011 interview with Tracey Harnish, LA Art Diary

2011 featured in Flavorpill top pick

2011 review "Julia Schwartz at Bleicher Gallery", ArtWeekLA.com

2011 The Hollow Sea Catalog, essays by Tracey Harnish and Courtney Reid

2011 International Survey, directory of contemporary artists

2010 featured in 7 Rings, Artist's Game of Telephone on Huffington Post

2010 Marine Works- 001-185, Year One Catalog, introduction by Shana Nys Dambrot

2010 Flesh and Bone, Catalog essay by Shana Nys Dambrot

2010 featured in Flavorpill top picks



2016 Foundation Prize in Painting and Drawing- Peripheral Vision Arts



Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Rochester, NH



2014 "Art and Social Media" panel discussion Cal State University, Long Beach

2011 "The New Center presents: The Organizing Principles: an art exhibition and performance": exhibit, music, and interview

2011 “The Organizing Principles: art and process” Connection in a My Space World: Embracing Culture And Creativity In Psychoanalytic Thought

2011 “Aesthetic Gesture in the Arts, Self Experience, and Psychoanalysis” Connection in a My Space World: Embracing Culture And Creativity In Psychoanalytic Thought.

2010 “Art, Creativity and Self Psychology: Aesthetic Gesture in the Arts, Self Experience and Psychoanalysis” AIMED Creativity and Madness Conference.

2009 “Art, Creativity, and Self-Psychology: Aesthetic Gesture in the Arts, Self-Experience, and Psychoanalysis,” 32nd Annual Conference on The Psychology of The Self. 



1979 Case Western Reserve School of Medicine- MD

1975 University of California, Irvine- BS 



2017 co-organized Night Divides The Day at PØST (Kamikaze series)

2017 curated Black Mirror at Charlie James Gallery, LA CA

2015-present member of Advisory Board of Fine Art Complex 1101 in Tempe, AZ

2015 member of Durden + Ray curatorial program based in Los Angeles

2015 curated States of Being- Torrance Art Museum

2014 curated Place Made Visible at DIY BOS 2014, featuring Ashley Garrett, Becky Sheldon Yazdan, Brian Wood, Clinton King, Farrell Brickhouse, and Vicki Sher

2013 curated States of Being curatingcontemporary.com

2013-present blogger at Huffington Post

2012-present Arts Editor- Figure/Ground Communication website, interviews with visual and other artists