Julia Ismambetova

Julia Ismambetova

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Julia Ismambetova

Julia Ismambetova was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Almaty State University (ASU) in 1995. Between 1996 and 1998, she taught and lectured in the ASU Arts and Crafts department, before pursuing her artistic career full-time.

Julia creates her art using a batik technique, and has been known to describe her self-expression as akin to ‘graphics on silk’. She freely admits that she was won over by the unlimited opportunities and diversity that batiks can offer to the artist.

The batik technique is a rather complex and painstaking type of fabric painting, requiring the artist’s patience, skill and ultimately, mastery. Julia has been working with this technique for almost two decades now, and has succeeded to combine this ancient craft with her own unique style and modern elements.

Julia has exhibited widely almost every year since 1998, in Kazakhstan, at Christie's Auction House in London (UK) and in New York City. Individuals and corporations around the world, including in Kazakhstan, Russia, Spain, South Korea, the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and Israel, have purchased her original artwork for their residences and offices, and the rights to her images for marketing purposes.

Contact:

If you have any questions, or would like to inquire about purchasing Julia’s original art work, limited edition fine art prints, or would like to use her images for specific purposes, please contact her directly at:

Email: Julia@juliaismambetova.com

Exhibitions

2015 - "So There Were Stars", Clay House Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2014 - "View Through The Window", Artscape Wychwood Barns Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2014 - "Meeting On The Way", Palace of Independence, Astana, Kazakhstan
2013 - "If A Soul Had A Profile", Art Centre Alma-Ata Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2012 - "World of Children", Art Centre Alma-Ata Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2011 - "Horsemen", Art Centre Alma-Ata Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2010 - "Tete-a-Tete", Art Centre Alma-Ata Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2009 - "Walks in the City", Art Centre Alma-Ata Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2009 - "Ingenious View", Art Centre Alma-Ata Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2008 - "Art Nomad", Christie's Auction House, London, England
2007 - "Melody of the Sun", Central Exhibition Hall, SRCE Directorate of Exhibitions and Auctions of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Culture, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2006 - solo exhibition, Tandem Phillip Morris Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2004 - "Towards the Sun", Central Exhibition Hall, SRCE Directorate of Exhibitions and Auctions of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Culture, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2003 - "All Muses Are Women", ARK Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2000 - "History of Fish", Tribune Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
1999 - solo exhibition, ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan
1999 - solo exhibition, Tribune Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
1998 - participated in the "Batik World" exhibition, A. Kasteyev State Museum, Almaty, Kazakhstan