Julie Weitz is an artist based in Los Angeles
Through shifting practices of drawing, painting, collage, video and photography, Weitz infuses her work with the continuously changing views of the self. Her recent videos and works on paper combine figuration and abstraction to obscure the divide between internal and external states of being, while diluting categorical distinctions between self and other. Influenced by a serious yoga practice, Weitz illuminates how the image of the body in Western culture conceals a deeper recognition towards self-awareness. Though Weitz began her career as a painter, her investigations have led her to focus on the interconnectedness of material and digital processes.
Weitz has had solo and two-person exhibitions at The Suburban in Oak Park, IL, Electric Works in San Francisco, CA, Mindy Solomon Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL and William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, OH. She has exhibited in group shows at Schroeder Romero in New York, NY, Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and Marine Contemporary Art Salon in Santa Monica, CA. Weitz has attended Acadia Summer Arts Program, Harold Arts Residency and Oxbow Residency. She is the 2010 recipient of the West Prize. Her work is currently available at Minus Space in Brooklyn, NY (http://www.minusspace.com/).