Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI, MFA 1984
Williams College, Williamstown MA, BFA 1980
Julia Talcott has been an artist as long as she can remember and has worked as an illustrator since 1985. Since that time she has also added printmaker and teacher to her resume. Julia currently teaches relief printmaking techniques at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA, as well as the Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Her illustration clients include magazines, books, advertising and design agencies. Creator of the 1996 Christmas stamp for the US Postal Service, she has received 4 certificates of design excellence from Print Magazine. In 2013 she was awarded The Otis Philbrick Memorial Purchase Prize at the Boston Printmakers Biennial for the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Frances Roddy Prize, at the Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. In 2014 she was awarded 1st prize at the Summer juried show “Off the Wall” at the Danforth Museum, Framingham MA. Julia is a Boardmember of the Boston Printmakers http://bostonprintmakers.org, and represented by Bromfield Gallery http://www.bromfieldgallery.com.
She has shown her work in various group shows both in the Boston area and nationally and is included in the collections of many corporations as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Please contact her for further details.
Fine Art: WORK, PROCESS, INSPIRATION:
My work reflects my interest in the natural world and its intersection with the man-made world. I like to observe natural and man-made patterns, pull them apart, and then re-imagine them as printed pieces. Creating them as linoleum and woodblock prints I produce a vocabulary of images and then work intuitively to collage them back together into new forms. I alternate between abstraction and representational images, with color and black and white pallets to weave images together that strive to express the vitality of growth and decay in a physical and spiritual world.
I try to tell my clients’ story as simply and beautifully as possible. Humor is a tool I like to employ when appropriate. Warmth is a byproduct.