Back to Biographies Julie Caves

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Julie Caves paints, makes artists’ books, and plans projects out of her studio at The Abbey Arts Centre in North London. She began her art studies in California in 1989, studied art in Spain, received a BFA in Studio Art (Sculpture and Printmaking) in Texas, and an MA in Bookarts from Camberwell College of Arts in London. She has participated in exhibitions in the US, Spain, Korea, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Mexico and the UK. She has artists’ books and prints in a number of public and private collections including the Tate Britain Gallery Special Collection.

Because the subject of her paintings is colour she been called a “colourist”. She layers transparent colour and tries to capture light inside the paint. Her paintings have been described as “very painterly” which may mean that the viewer can see and feel the process of painting, as if they had made the marks themselves. Her books use sequence, and groupings to offer a new look at things we think we know, sometimes offering a moment of cheerful confusion. Serendipity Press is the name of the small press imprint that she uses when making her bookworks.



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