Julia Ciaccio was born outside of Chicago to her mother the painter, and her father the pianist. With art flowing through her veins, she began painting at an early age. Challenging her love of the Windy City, she chose to study at the University Iowa to broaden her visual vocabulary. Julia currently holds a BFA from the University of Iowa and continues her studies of art and art history.
About her work, Julia writes,"I view my work as alive and growing. Each piece nourishes and evolves into the next, traveling through the world of abstraction. My visual vocabulary consists of a number of image generating techniques in both a representational and non- representational manner. Compositions are triggered by emotional responses therefore making my paintings highly personal. I am extremely passionate about painting and use it as a psychologist, an outlet for my emotions and feelings. Although non-objective, my paintings are rich with subject matter extracted from my life. My love affair with abstraction began with an encounter of Dada and Surrealism. My exploration through the history of Modern art inspires me to experiment and invent. I celebrate Automatism's direct access to the mind, and Decalcomania's festivity of paint. I pay homage to Josef Albers and his squares, and share the same devotion to subject matter as the Color Field Painters."
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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The Daily Palette Digital Collection
acrylic and oil on canvas
Acrylic paintings (Visual works); Acrylic painting (Technique); Oil painting (Technique); Oil paintings (Visual works)