Julee Latimer

Julee Latimer

Altona, Victoria, Australia

About Julee Latimer

ARTIST STATEMENT

"When the paint is dry my work is just beginning".

My artistic process is centred on the exclusive use of unsupported, dried paint. I create original paintings, without brushes or canvas. The result is an inherently flexible material which can be exploited to investigate my interest in textile, collage, and sculptural techniques.

My works are intricately detailed creations involving many hours of methodical cutting and layering. Ultimately, my core aim is to generate conversation about the nature of painting and to challenge expectations of what a painting can be.


BIOGRAPHY

Julee has been a full-time artist for many years achieving international recognition for her work in mosaic art and her authorship of the book Sculptural Secrets for Mosaic (Schiffer Publishing, USA). Julee has exhibited widely in Australia as well as the United States and Italy. She has been selected as a Finalist for a number of prestigious Australian Art Prizes. Her artworks are held in private collections worldwide.

Julee holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with majors in Painting and Sculpture, from Curtin University, Perth. She currently lives and works in Melbourne.

Education

BA (Fine Arts), (Curtin University, Australia).
Higher International Diploma, Interior Design (UK).
Diploma Colour Therapeutics (UK).
Diploma Interior Design (Canada).

Exhibitions

ART PRIZES

2021 Wyndham Art Prize
2020 Wyndham Art Prize
2019 45 Downstairs Emerging Art Prize Finalist
2019 Wyndham Art Prize Finalist