June Julian received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Art, and studied at Pennsylvania State Universities and New York University. She has been on the art faculty of The School of Visual Arts in New York City, Ohio University, and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and was the Education Manager of the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art in New York City. She has an active studio practice in various media and has had exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including Spain, Italy, Greece, Scotland and Korea. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants and she is included in many international collections.
The Subway Series consists of a series of hand printed fine art lithographs and etchings that show diverse women waiting for the subway in New York City. My intention is to utilize the subway train as a metaphor for the object of desire. The images of young women are layered over the grit and grey of the underground environment where discords occur between skin and steel, human bone and steel girders, gentle breath and the clash of metal. In The Sound of the Sea and in the Sea, My Bones prints I utilize fine art printmaking to reflect my emotional engagement with raging seas and vanishing corals and their relationship to the human narratives of yearning, loss and grief.