Julie Combal earned her undergraduate from Skidmore College in Studio Art and a Masters in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts. Both these experiences inform her body of work through their social and aesthetic structures, focusing on the relationship between man and nature. She has been an artist-in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Manhattan Graphics Center, and the Arquetopia Foundation in Puebla and Oaxaca, Mexico.She is represented in national and international private collections, and in the collection of the Metropolitan College of New York’s Disaster Management program.She resides in Brooklyn, New York.
“My work responds to the creeks and canals that surround us here in Brooklyn. Some pieces have me going to the banks to work with the pollution itself, and some pieces are created in the studio as intuitive associations to the environment. Litter, flora, fauna, its endurance and relationship to those of us who live near it continually inspires me.”