Julie Richman Art
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Abstract Art has always been my interest. When I was a child I spent most of my time drawing abstract designs and flowers. I have always used the urban landscape is a reference point for the abstract shapes and images I create in paintings, monotypes, drawings, and one-of-a-kind artist's books. I transform what I see into an imaginary world populated by all kinds of abstraction. The shapes, colors, and buildings in the environment interest me as abstract forms. Sometimes I refer to these structures as the source of Amazing drawings and watercolor paintings that I create.

I use all kinds of abstract elements as characters in a visual drama within the picture plane, choreographed to take place during a period of time. I think of it as a kind of music.

I have consistently explored the nature of art and abstraction, using color, form, geometric and organic shapes, and symbolic references to nature and the environment in which I live.

I believe art should stimulate the viewer's imagination and provide an insight into the creative nature of life. It should enhance the life of the viewer in providing a visual experience which is unique and stimulating to their own creativity. In my view, abstraction best does this function because it takes away any reference to known things.

I hope that my art has the power to communicate and that it enriches the lives of those who view it, even though the language used is purely visual, abstract, and personal.
PARTIAL LIST OF COLLECTIONS
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Illinois State Museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Richard Koppe Archive, University of Illinois
Continental Bank, Chicago
Harris Bank, Glencoe
Kemper Art Collection, Chicago
Frito-Lay Corporation, Dallas, Texas
Bell & Howell Corporation
Ashland Oil Company
Eastman Kodak Company
Sears Building, Chicago
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Chicago
Amoco Building, Chicago, Illinois
Burroughs Corporation, Infomart Building, Dallas, Texas
Burroughs Corporation, New York City
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Prudential Insurance Company
Commodities Exchange Center, New York
Bank of America, San Francisco
Heritage Insurance Company
Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago
Ideal Industries, Sycamore, Illinois
GATX Corporation, Chicago
Baker, Krupp & Tubbs
IBM, Charlotte, NC.
Lawson Products
Habitat Company, Cityfront Place, Chicago
J.S.K. Perkins & Will, Berlin, Germany
David and Reva Logan Art and Book Collection


MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1978
BA, Highest Honors, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1967
Printmaking workshops: Vera Berdich, Art Institute of Chicago
David Dreisbach, Northern Illinois University
Studied with Roland Ginzel and Richard Koppe, U. of Illinois at Chicago.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Community Arts Assistance Program Panel - 1995
Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Advisory Panel - l993, 1994
Board of Directors, 57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Artists Coalition
Pilsen East Artists Open House

PUBLICATIONS

Chicago's 57th Street Art Fair - The First Fifty Years 1997

Spaceprobe, catalog essay by Garrett Holg 1987
Crain's Chicago Business, November 3, l986, "Gallery"
Women Artists News, Winter l985, Pilsen East Artist Open House, Barbara Aubin
Independent Vision, catalog essay by Harold Haydon, 1985
Chicago Artists' Coalition Newsletter, March l98l "Viewpoint"
The Living Museum, July-August 1975, Illinois State Museum, Robert J. Evans

EXHIBITIONS
On Line Galleries  Fine Art America
Absolute Arts


Chicago Artists Month Exhibits 2006 - 2012

2006 At Home Gallery, Chicago, IL Orchids and other small abstract drawings
2004 Edgewater Public Library, Chicago, IL New Abstract Paintings
2003 January - Illinois Printmakers, Thompson Center, Chicago, IL - Abstract Monoprints.
2000 October -
Virtual and live Exhibit at Inside Art Gallery. Abstraction and Imagination
1999 Studio Group Exhibit - Chicago Artists Month

1998 September 12 - Inside Art, Chicago, Illinois Abstract Show
1998, Group Exhibit, K.A.M. Temple, Chicago, Illinois
1998, Inside Art, Chicago, Illinois Abstract Art Exhibit
1998, Illinois Artists Month November Studio Tours
1997, Chicago State University, One Person Retrospective Exhibition of Abstract Paintings.
1996 Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, Chicago,Illinois Abstract Art in Chicago
1996 A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois Abstract and in Color Show
1995 One-of-a-kind Artist's Books, Inside Art, Chicago, Illinois
1994 Abstract Print Group Show, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1993 Artist's Books Illinois, State of Il. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1993 Spring Exhibition at AOE Group Show, Chicago, Illinois
1992 Wearable Art Group Show, Artists En Masse, Lawrence, Kansas
AOE Group Show, Chicago, Illinois
1991 Color Printmaking by 7 Regional Artists, Lawrence, Kansas
1990 Printmakers Group Show, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
FAXART, University of Illinois at Chicago
1989 Printmakers Group Show, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1988 Artists Books State of Illinois Traveling Exhibiton
1987 Space Probe--Exploring Man/Sky Relationships, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
New Aspects of Abstraction, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Works on Paper Group Show, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Summer Group Show, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Cultural Center--Artists Books--Illinois
1986 Art Expo Chicago, Jan Cicero Gallery
3rd Annual Artists Books Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Works on Paper, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Artists Books - Illinois, State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Art on Paper Exhibition, Parson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb , Illinois
Books and Recordings, Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago, Illinois
1985 Independent Vision, Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois
Paintings and Artists Books, one person show, University of Illinois, Chicago
Group Show, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1984 Ways of Drawing curated by Harold Haydon, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago
One Person Show of Paintings and Artists Books,Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1983 35th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois
Breaking the Bindings--American Book Art Now, Elvehjem Museum, Madison, Wis.
1982 One Person Monotype Show, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1981 4/4 Show, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Drawings Group Show, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1980 - 1967 Exhibitions of paintings, books, and monotypes .


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