Curating Contemporary Projects

My work is now available online
the site is updated regularly with new work


La llorona, acrylic, oil & spray paint on wood

Dirge, acrylic, oil & spray paint on wood

oil & spray paint on wood,
50 x 65cm, 2013
All The Ducks Are Down,
Oil & spray paint on wood,
50 x 65cm


My painting Lament is the label for this years
artist series shiraz by Tsangaradies Winery




Painter´s Table

Julie Alexander interview on curating "The Edge & a Little Beyond"
for Painters Table by Brett Baker
installation of Julie Torres paintings

"Now You See it Now You Dont" on Patterns That Connect

 My painting (top image) from 2012 Terrace,
its interesting to see its condition a year later!

images & article by Andy Parkinson

The Edge and a Little Beyond on Curating Contemporary




The Edge and a Little Beyond @ Soil Gallery

The Edge and a Little Beyond: Six Abstract Artists

September 5 - 28 Opening reception: September 5, 6 - 8pm

The Edge and a Little Beyond, curated by Julie Alexander, brings together six abstract artists whose work pushes out the edge of the painting, playing with the basic structure of wood supports and stretched canvas.

Image: Maria Walker, Blue Bird. Acrylic, unprimed dropcloth, wood, 7.5" x 12.5" x 2"

Valerie Brennan’s thick, trowelled surfaces lap the edge of her painted panels, expanding the space of the painting beyond its support. Jamie Powell cuts shapes from her canvases that reference childhood cartoons. Lorri Ott often forgoes the painting support all together, binding color and debris with poured resin. Julie Torres builds the painted object with insistent layers, often creating a meta-object. Susan Scott and Maria Walker take apart and reassemble the basic structure of painting, sometimes leaving it in a heap. The work, verging on sculpture, clearly comes from a painter’s mind.
These six artists, through abstraction, both work within and challenge the perimeter of the painting, pushing beyond the boundary and entering the viewer's space. They do it with a personal mark-making that values joy and uncertainty.

Terrace Annual

Always great to be part of this annual show curated by Karl Bielik


some of the stages in the progress of the painting "Darling"

55 x 46 cm, oil on wood, 2013

This post was inspired by the series "In Process" by
painter Paul Behnke on his blog Structure & Imagery

What I Like About You

@ Parallel Art Space, NY
organised by Julie Torres
Photo by Douglas Whitmer
Photo by Douglas Whitmer

Left:Rodney Dickson    right: Valerie Brennan

Bushwick Open Studios 2013

image: Peter Shear, Untitled 13-22, 2010-2013, acrylic,
pumice and gel medium on canvas, 9 x 12"
Visiting Artist –> Brooklyn Artist
Julie Alexander –> Jamie Powell
 Karl Bielik –> Henry Samelson
 Valerie Brennan –> Rodney Dickson
 Brian Cypher –> Michael Voss
 Jack Davidson –> Frank Holliday
 Brian Edmonds –> Patricia Satterlee
 Justine Frischmann –> Clinton King
 Erin Lawlor –> Lael Marshall
 David T Miller –> Brooke Moyse
 Lucy Mink –> Chris Moss
 Sean Montgomery –> Yadir Quintana
 Melanie Parke –> EJ Hauser
 Julia Schwartz –> Sharon Butler
 Peter Shear –> Katherine Bradford
 Wilma Vissers –> Tatiana Berg
 Ian White Williams –> Paul Behnke
 Douglas Witmer –> Alex Paik
 Pier Wright –> Meg Lipke
 Stephen Wright –> Ky Anderson
 featuring: Liz Ainslie, Lauren Collings and Saira Mclaren
Organized by Julie Torres



No Chance of Rain

No Chance of Rain @ FRED.GIAMPIETRO

Dont Let the Devil Out

27 x 22cm, 2013

Curating Contemporary

States of Being curated by Julia Schwartz