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Julie Oakes



 Born Julie Cowan, 1948

Education
2004                       Masters Degree in Cultural Theory, New School University, NY.
2000                        Masters Degree, Art and Art Professions, New York University, NY.
1975                        Professional Teaching Certificate, University of British Columbia,
1969                        Bachelor of Fine Arts, Gold Medal, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man.
SOLO Exhibitions
2021                        SHE&SHE: Jolanta Rudzska-Habisiak and Julie Oakes, Galerie TEST, Warsaw, Poland (catalogue, Polish and English) and KOBRO Gallery, Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland, curator Apoloniusz Węgłowski
2020                        SHESHE Salmon Arm Art Gallery curatorTracey Kutschker
2019                        SHESHE Penticton Art Gallery curatorPaul Crawford (catalogue)
2016                        Blue Tornado Redux, Vernon Art Gallery, curator Lubos Culen (catalogue)
                                Awestruck Calendar of Ecology Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
2014                        Awestruck Calendar BC Gallery of Ceramics, Vancouver,
2013                        Awestruck in BC  Smash Gallery, Vancouver
2012                        Awestruck Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto
2011                        Swounds, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery curator Christian Bernard Singer
2010                        Genesis, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON (catalogue)
2009                        The Canadian Museum of Northern History, Kirkland Lake, ON                          
2008                        The Buddha Composed, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Quebec (catalogue, text French and English by James Campbell)
2008                        The Buddha Composed, The Varley Gallery, Markham, ON (catalogue) curator Katerina Atanassova
2007                        The Buddha Disturbed, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC (catalogue) curator, Paul Crawford
2006                        Human Sacrifice, Conscientious Perversity, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto
2005                        Human Sacrifice, The Revolving Door, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto, ON
                                Human Sacrifice, Quercia Stories, Rivington Gallery, London, England
                                Poultry in Motion, Absolute Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa
2004                        Human Sacrifice, The Art Ark, Kelowna, BC.
2001                        Gentle Bondage, Vernon Public Gallery, Vernon, BC.
1997 2001            Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
1997                        The Venice Series, The Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
1996                        Herstory, The Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC.
1994                        Cunte Perfume Launching, Artimisia Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
                                Born to Shock, Gallery 56, Vancouver, BC.
1993                        B.P.A. RCA Visuals, Public Art Gallery, St. Johns, Nfld.
1992                        Born to Shock, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC.
1987                        I am a Woman with a Past, Vernon Public Gallery, BC.
1983                        Lady Oakes, Temple Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
1973                        Chandoo Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Zangmo
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020                        Julie Oakes and Christian Bernard Singer: The Eighth Day, Lake Country Gallery curator Wanda Lock (catalogue)
2018, 2020              Douro Invitational Print Biennial, Portugal
2017                        INTERWOVEN: New Canadian Perspectives into Textiles and  Printmaking Kobro Gallery, The Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland
2016                        Three Canadian Artists Reflect on the Natural World, Kean University Gallery,
                                Union, NJ.
2008                        Kanadische Woken, 5 Canadian Artists, Barmsteadt, Germany on the invitation of the Canadian Embassy in Berlin
2006                        Headbones Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Exotic Erotic Xmas, Toronto, ON
                                Heidi Cho Gallery, Parnassus, New York, NY
2005                        Spot the Dog, Anchorage Museum of Art and History, Anchorage, Alaska
                                The Fugitive Gallery, Vernon, BC
                                Out of the Closet, The Rivington Gallery, London, England
                                Gallery Artists, The Totem Gallery, Venice Italy
2004                        Big and Small Show, EVAC, Des Moines, Iowa
2003                        SCOPE International, Curcio Projects, Miami, Florida
                                Gallery Artists, Totem Gallery, Venice Italy
2002                        Meledandri, Fred Mitchell and Julie Oakes, Sugarhill Art Center, NY
                                SCOPE International, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY
1994                        Emerging Artists, Museum of Modern Art, Miami, Fla.
                                Art of the Motorcycle, Redding Art Gallery, Redding, Ca.
1992                        Juried Show, Daniel Cameron, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY.
1991-1992               Earthlines, Deadlines, Lifelines seven artists curated by John Taylor.
01/14-02/13           The Kelowna Public Art Gallery/Museum, Kelowna, B.C.
03/30-04/29           The Vernon Public Art Gallery/Museum, Vernon, B.C.
05/29-07/05           The Redding Public Art Gallery/Museum, Redding, CA
12/01-12/31           Neutral Ground, Regina, Saskatchewan
09/06-10/20           The Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, B.C. 
11/22-01/05           The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
1991                        Helio Gallery, New York, NY Group Show
1989                        Dome Gallery, New York, N.Y
1985                        Rosemont Gallery, Regina, Sask. Two Women Show
1985                        Penticton Art Gallery, Art Attack, four artists
1977                        Kelowna Public Gallery B.C. Two person show
1976                        BauXi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1969                        Winnipeg Public Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Selected Collections
                                The Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatoon
                                The Glenbow Museum, Calgary
                                Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
                                The Norman McKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
Canadian Museum of Northern History
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
                                Credit Union Central, Regina
                                Canada Council Art Bank (2)
                                Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
                                Saskatchewan Telephone Company (2)
Straub Clinic, Hawaii
University of British Columbia
                                Vernon Public Art Gallery
                                Vernon Performing Arts Centre
                                Vernon Public Library
Selected Reviews
2016                        Vies Des Arts Magazine Awestruck by Christian Bernard Singer
2015                        Sage-ing Magazine Julie Oakes Shaping Life Into Art by Karen Close
2011                        Toronto Star The Irrepressible Julia Oakes by Peter Godard
2011                        Toronto Globe and Mail Lonsdale Gallery, Avian by RM Vaughan
2007                        Canadian Art, Julie Oakes Lehmann Leskiw Fine Arts by Ashley Johnson
2006                        Mass Art Guide, Julie Oakes: Juliette and Justine by Dr Robert C. Morgan
MIX Magazine, issue 31.3 Justine Tells Juliette All feature article, both covers
2004                        Sync Collections, Julie Oakes, 80 pages, Rich Fog Publishing, Canada,
2001                        Sights of Resistance by Robert J. Belton (University of Calgary Press), Julie Oakes, Boys when the Spring Comes, pages 167, 318, 319.
1994                        Art in America, March 1994, Cunte, by Julie Oakes pages 60,61
Scholarships and Grants
2007                        Ontario Arts Council Grant
1993                        Canada Council Project Cost Grant
1985                        Canada Council Art Bank Purchase
1975                        Canada Council Project Cost Grant
1973                        Canada Council Short Term Grant
1970                        Canada Council Bursary
1969                        Canada Council Bursary
Visual Performances
1994                        Cunte Perfume Launch, Artimisia Gallery, Vancouver, BC, video (3 min)
1993                        A Bevy of Beauties, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, video (3 min4 sec)
1992                        Breasts Protest Fashion Extravaganza, RCA Visuals, St. Johns, Nfld
                                Breast Protest Anonymous, Vernon, BC, video (13 min)
1986                        SWAT, OAA Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1983                        I am a Woman with a Past, Vernon Public Gallery, Vernon, BC
1969                        Purse Snatching, General Idea in conjunction with Felix Partz.
Curatorial
2008                        Varley Gallery of Markham, Ontario, curated Aligning with Beauty with catalogue
Writings
2011                        Hooks, novel, Dundurn Press, Toronto, April 2012, 211 pages
2010                        Guest speaker for RBC Glass awards and Winifred Schantz Ceramic Award
                                Between the Idea and The Reality, Swounds
2010-16   contributing writer for Vies Des Arts, English Edition
                                two page review for each quarterly magazine
2007 - 09                 Headbones Anthology I, II, III Rich Fog Micro Publishing, each 184 pg
2006                        Conscientious Perversity, Rich Fog, Forward Dr. Robert C Morgan 198 pg
Headbones Anthology 2006, Rich Fog, 2006, 180 pages
2005                        The Revolving Door, Rich Fog, Forward by Dr. Terry Williams, 200 pages
Quercia Stories, Rich Fog, Forward by Susan Brandoli, 200 pages
Teaching Experience
2005                        Guest Lecturer, The New School University, Department of Sociology, NY
                                Guest Lecturer, The Toronto School of Art, Painting, Toronto, ON
2001-2003               Guest Lecturer for Professional Practices for the Artist, Dept. of Fine Arts, Okanagan University College
1983-2000               Vernon Arts Council, taught Figure Drawing and Painting and Foundations
1979-1983               Vernon Adult Education Department, taught Figure Drawing and Painting and Foundations
1976-80                   Vernon School District, Substitute teacher for art and theatre, Primary and Secondary
 
Work Experience
2005-                      Assistant curator and catalogue commentary writer, Headbones Gallery, The Drawers, Toronto, ON
1994 - 2000            Owned, directed and curated Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC
 
Professional Organizations
2006-2008               Ontario College of Teachers
1975-1980               British Columbia College of Teachers
2004-2008               College Art Association