Julija (pronounced Yulia) grew up and spent most of her life in Vilnius, Lithuania. Throughout her childhood her imagination spent a great deal of time within the safe confines of folk and fairy tales. Soon after Julija became fascinated with organic and abstract art, as well as Art Nouveau and Japanese aesthetics. Ever since, decorative patterns, organic patterns and sinuous lines are constantly present in her work.
In 2006, Julija completed her BFA degree in Visual Graphic Arts at Vilnius Academy of Arts. There she practiced various graphic art techniques such as etching, linocut, xylography (woodcut), lithography and screen-printing. After receiving her MA degree in Cultural Management & Cultural Policy in 2008, Julija moved to Tel Aviv, Israel. She lived in Israel for over a year where she began working on large size papers and canvasses in a tiny Tel Avivian apartment. Currently Julija resides in Seattle, WA where she’s mostly busy drawing, painting, sketching and occasionally taking photos with her old Soviet camera.
Nowadays Julija finds drawing to be the perfect medium for her fascination with aesthetic quality and fine details. Julija’s drawing is an organic flow of rhythmic patterns, where abstraction mixes with intuition, leaving enough room for interpretation. Although her style has evolved through years, it carries the same meditative quality and attention to detail that is so well recognizable in her work.