Julia Jueun Jo

Artist Bio

Julia Jueun Jo (1991) is a Korean American painter who works primarily in oil, acrylic, and flashe on large scale canvas. She received her BA in fine art at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and is a current MFA candidate in fine art at Parsons School of Design at The New School. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she currently resides and works in New York City.

Head Over Heels, 2018

Oil, acrylic, and flash on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Obsessive, 2018

Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches

Bedtime Blues, 2019

Oil, acrylic, and sand on canvas, 60 x 72 inches

I Heard It Through The Grapevine, 2019

Oil, acrylic, and flashe on canvas, 72 x 60 inches

At Sundown, 2019

Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

Evergreen, 2019

Oil on canvas, 72 x 36 inches

Untitled, 2019

Oil on canvas, 72 x 36 inches

Untitled, 2019

Oil on canvas, 72 x 36 inches

Artist Statement

Julia Jueun Jo’s paintings oscillate between the figurative and abstract. She chases after difficult to verbalize states of being. Her paintings chase after the emotional and psychological, and of those more subtle and delicate moments of intimacy layered atop another. It is essential for her that these paintings to exist in a place of vagueness, so that it is not overdefined by narrative or imagery. Through her paintings, Julia Jo seeks the companionship between abstraction and figuration to reveal and capture fleeting, intangible, and invisible moments.