Julia Harris

Julia Harris was born and raised in Montreal, and completed a B.A. in Art History at McGill University. She went on to earn a B.F.A. at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. After graduating, Harris worked in printmaking and La Guilde Graphique, and later in book design at McGill Queen’s University Press. She climbed the ranks of a Toronto design firm, after which, becoming principle of her own firm. In 2001, Julia returned to painting full time. She has taught as Ontario College of Art and Design and has sat on juries for the Ontario Arts Council and Ontario College of Art.

Harris is heavily inspired by nature, often examining landscapes and the natural world. Her works carefully study her subject, bringing along with them the meditative energy of the natural world. Through exploring lighting and atmosphere, Harris’ works investigate greater mysteries and the subconscious.


Selected Exhibitions

2017    Monochromatic Landscape, group show, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2017    Raven Girl group show, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2016    To Be group show, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2015    Recall group show, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2015    Signal, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2014    Young Collectors group show, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2009    Prime Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2008    Prime Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2006    Prime Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2004    Gallery Gillygooly, North Hatley, Quebec, Canada

Cove & Frozen Tide Pools, 2017
Looking Inland, 2017
Tide Pool in Winter, 2017
Variations in Speech, 2017
Variations in Speech (detail)
Chimerism, 2017
Inner Raven, 2017
Signal Series I
Signal Series II, 2014
Signal Series IV, 2014
Underpinning, 2014
Anvil I, 2013
Tunnel – trench warfare, 2015
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