Julian Pozzi earned a BFA at the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA at the California Institute of the Arts. He is a current member of The Painting Center in New York City, and has had solo shows at 1234 Gallery (LA), Jeff Bailey Gallery (NYC), and Songs For Presidents (NYC). He has participated in group shows at White Columns and Atelier Cardenas Bellanger (Paris), among other venues. His work has been written about and reviewed in the New York Times, Art and Antiques, and Particules Journal. His studio was recently featured on I Like Your Work as part of their featured studio visit series.
Julian’s most recent paintings are based in part on images of naturist resorts and hotels that have been culled from internet searches. The paintings use a formal, gridded language that draws upon mosaics, drawing, and science fiction in equal measure. The hotels, resorts, and other naturist spaces are rendered in various degrees of fidelity, with an attention that wavers from faithful reproduction of salient architectural details to outright improvisation that often veers into anthropomorphization.
For his artist-in-residence exhibition at Popps Emporium, Julian will be showing new and recently completed paintings and drawings made during his time at Popps.