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AWARDS

1996
Western States Arts Federation, Awards in the Visual Arts. Honorable Mention - Sculpture
1995
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York. Visual Artist Fellowship
Art Matters, New York. Visual Artist Fellowship
1994
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico. Artist-in-Residence, 1994-1995
1989
University of California, Davis. Graduate Research Fellowship Award

SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017
University Library Gallery, California State University, Sacramento
Julia Couzens, JayJay, Sacramento CA
2015
Lumpen: Julia Couzens and Ellen Van Fleet, The Robert Else Gallery, California State University, Sacramento
2011
String Theory: Julia Couzens and Julia Haft-Candell, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California
2010
INSITE, San Francisco, California
2009
University Art Gallery, California State University, Stanislaus
2005
Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California
2003
Davis Art Center, Davis, California
The Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
1999
Julia Couzens: Drawings, Paintings, Objects: 1990-1999, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis
Julia Couzens: Survey of Work from 1990-1998, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, California
1997
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
gross exaggeration: the work of julia couzens and sarah whipple, City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta, Georgia
1996
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1995
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1994
Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, California
1993
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1992
Sheppard Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno
1991
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1989
Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, California
1987
Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, California

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (since 1990)

2017
Leslie Heller Workspace, New York NY. The Fabricated Drawing
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco CA. The Dorothy Saxe Invitational
Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell NM. Roswell Artist in Residence Program: 50 Years
Citrus College Art Gallery, Glendora CA. The Only Way Out Is In, Catalogue

2016
Sacramento City College, Sacramento City College Celebrates 100 Years
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA. The Great California Art Movement, U.C. Davis Fine Art Alumni Exhibition: 1960-1990. Catalogue
Santa Ana Community College, Santa Ana CA, Fragments

2015
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco CA. The Dorothy Saxe Invitational
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis. Valentines redux

2013
The Di Rosa Preserve, Napa CA. External Combustion: Four Sculptors

2012
Another Year in L.A., Los Angeles CA. Sculpture: California

2010
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley CA. Hauntology,

2008
The Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis. Flatlanders 2: A Regional Biennial Exhibition. Catalogue
Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, Contemporary Drawings and Works on Paper

2007
Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, New Mexico. Beyond A Gift of Time. Catalogue.
New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain CN. The Joanne and William Rees Collection.

2006
Another Year in L.A., Los Angeles CA. Art Store.

2005
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA. Art Tomorrow: Western Biennale of Art.
Edward Lucie-Smith, guest curator. Catalogue.

2004
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica CA. The L.A Years.

2003
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA. The Pilot Hill Collection of Contemporary Art. Travels to Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christie TX. Catalogue

2002
University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara. Out of True
Sheppard Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno. Holding the Line/Contemporary Drawing Survey

2001
Memphis College of Art, Memphis TN. Blemish. Exhibition brochure.
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA. Altares Nuevos: Contemporary Northern California Artists

2000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA. Pierogi 2000 FlatFiles
POST, Los Angeles CA, Haulin’ Ass: Pierogi in L.A..
Richard L. Nelson Gallery and Fine Art Collection, University of California, Davis. Selected Recent Acquisitions
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA. Recent Acquisitions
Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton CA. Push Push
North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Environment, University of Nevada, Reno. Bio Art

1999
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont CA. Drawing the Line
Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach CA. Focused Visions
1998Trans-America Building, San Francisco CA. Translucent
Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange CA. Off the Wall.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CN. American Art at Yale: 25 Years of Collecting

1997
Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco CA. Recent Acquisitions of the Achenbach Collection: 1991-1996.
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA. The California Biennial Exhibition. Catalogue
Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles CA. Dry.
Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas NV. Beauty is the Beast
Armand Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles CA. L.A.Current: New Work on Paper

1996
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro NC.
Art on Paper, 1996. Catalogue
Ten in One Gallery, Chicago IL. Left of Center: New Art from L.A.
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA. Drawn from L.A.

1995
P.P.O.W., New York NY. Postmarked L.A.
Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin TX. Rethinking the Natural. Travels through 1997. Catalogue
Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA. Contact: 114th Annual Exhibition. Catalogue
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica CA. An Offering to San Simon
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA. Vital Signs.
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA. Experience Into Art. Catalogue

1994
Roswell Museum, Roswell NM. 1994 Artist in Residence Exhibition
College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Woodbury University Art Gallery, Burbank CA. Contemporary Drawings

1992
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA. Drawings as Poems
American Cultural Center, American Embassy, Brussells, Belgium Discovery: Contemporary California Narrations
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside CA. (basically) Black and White
U.S. Information Services, American Embassy, Bombay, India. California Contemporaries

1991
Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Provo UT.
Drawing 1991 Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA.
A Tribute Exhibition: Works on Paper and Sculpture by Selected Crocker Kingsley Artists. Catalogue

1990
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH. California A - Z and Return. Catalogue.
Lang Gallery, Claremont Colleges, Claremont CA. Art at Scripps: Faculty Exhibition
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis. Selected Recent Acquisitions: Work by Northern California Artist
In Lak'Esh: A Collaboration of Vision and Voice. "Hummingbird Palimpsest." Southern Pacific Railway Terminal Warehouse, Sacramento CA. Sponsored by The Poetry Project. Catalogue

PROJECTS AND PUBLIC ART

2015
Coffee and Oranges in a Sunny Chair, Public Art Commission, McKinley Village, Sacramento CA

2014
Scrap Wrap, CAPTIOLBOXART, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and Capital Area Redevelopment Authority.

1999
Putah-Cache Bioregion Project, University of California, Davis, Artist-in-Residence

1997
Commissioned Finalist, Sacramento International Airport, Visions 2100, Art-in-Public Places Program for Terminal A. Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

1987
Design team: Colonial Heights Public Library, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

1995
Co-curator with Hilary Baker, Sexy: Sensual Abstraction in California, 1950s - 1990s. Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas NV. Funded by the Nevada State Council for the Arts. Traveled to Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA, 1996. Catalogue.

1995
Rectangular Syndrome, artist page, Frame-Work, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Vol. 7, Issue 3.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, The Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, California
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, New Mexico
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
California State University, Sacramento, California
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
Equitable Life, New York, New York
Fine Arts Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
The Frederick Weisman Collection, Los Angeles, California
Hewlett-Packard, Dublin, Ireland
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis
KVIE 6 Public Television, Sacramento, California
Montgomery Securities, San Francisco, California
Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Sacramento City College, Sacramento, California
Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, California and Denver, Colorado
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, California
Syntex Corporation, Palo Alto. California
University Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

EDUCATION

1990 M.F.A. University of California, Davis
1970-72 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books, Catalogues and Brochures

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro NC. 1996
Becker, Lisa Tamiris, Julia Couzens: Net Work, The Claremont Graduate School, Claremont CA. 2003
Contact, Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA 1995
Dalkey, Victoria, Nature’s Tatting: Julia Couzens’s Exploration of Line, Maidment, University Gallery, California State University, Stanislaus, 2009
Driesbach, Janice, Experience Into Art: The Crocker Invitational, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA, 1995
Driesbach, Janice, The Michael Himovitz Gallery, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA 1994
Driesbach, Janice, A Tribute Exhibition: Works on Paper and Sculpture by Crocker-Kingsley Artists, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA 199.
FitzGibbon, John, The Pilot Hill Collection, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA, 2002
FitzGibbon, John, California A-Z and Return, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH, 1990
Great California Art Movement, U.C.Davis Fine Art Alumni: 1960-1990 John Natsoulas Press, 2016
Essays by Susan Landauer and Bruce Nixon
Guenther, Bruce, 1997 Biennial Exhibition, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA.
Ippolito, Jon, Re-thinking the Natural, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin TX. 1995
Julia Couzens, Ab Ovo: From the Beginning -- Drawings, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 1993
Lucie-Smith, Edward, Western Biennale of Art, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis CA. 2005
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, Fellowships in the Visual Arts, 1995
McGarrell, Ann, The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, An Anecdotal History, University of New Mexico Press, 2007
Miles, Christopher, “All In the Lines”, String Theory, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach CA 2011
Pritikin, Renny, Flatlanders2, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, 2008
Pritikin, Renny, Veiny, Nesty, Whorly, Maidment, University Gallery, California State University, Stanislaus, 2009
Rufe and Fleming, Beyond A Gift of Time, Roswell Museum and Art Center, 2007
Vital Signs, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA 1995
Wilbur, Debra, gross exaggeration: the work of julia couzens and sarah whipple, City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta GA, 1997

Conference paper

Elaine O’Brien, PhD, Julia Couzens: Melusine After the Cry, Body and Soul: Exploring Objects – Making Myths, Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. April 2000

Selected Periodicals

Auerbach, Lisa Anne, LA Reader, February 16, 1996
Baker, Kenneth, "Couzens and Barnes," San Francisco Chronicle, August 20, 1987
Belt, Debra, "Breathing Space," Sacramento Bee, September 6, 1992. illus.
Blaschy, Barbara, “Geek Love,” Orange County Weekly, September 20-26, 1996
Blunk, Dawn, “Art Appreciation,” Sacramento Magazine, April 2001
Blunk, Dawn, “Heart of the Art,” Sacramento Magazine, April 2004
Brown, A. Will, “External Combustion,” artpractical.com, September 18, 2013
Crosby, Gregory, “Beauty is the Beast”, Scope, Las Vegas, June 14-July 4, 1997
Crosby, Gregory, “Sexy”, Scope, Las Vegas, May 1995, Vol.4 issue 2
Curtis, Cathy, “Inextricable References,” Los Angeles Times, May 6, 1997
Curtis, Cathy, “Vertical Inclinations,” Los Angeles Times, September 24, 1996
Cutajar, Mario, "Drawn and Flattened," Visions, Winter 1994
Dalkey,Victoria, “JayJay Presents Back-Room Exhibit”, Sacramento Bee, April 8, 2012
Dalkey, Victoria, “Don’t let the Title Intimidate,” Sacramento Bee, October 23, 2009
Dalkey, Victoria, “Mastery’s on the Line,” Sacramento Bee, September 19, 2008
Dalkey, Victoria, “Strange Fascination,” Sacramento Bee, February 5, 2006
Dalkey, Victoria, “Unraveling the Threads of Life,” Sacramento Bee, October 26, 2003
Dalkey, Victoria, “Lively altars,” Sacramento Bee, October 28, 2001
Dalkey, Victoria, “ Two Artists, One New Vision,” Sacramento Bee, July 30, 2000 illus
Dalkey, Victoria, “Julia Couzens’ Inner Outwardness,” Sacramento Bee, Nov. 14, 1999. illus
Dalkey, Victoria, “CSUS/50” Sacramento Bee, September 28, 1997. illus.
Dalkey, Victoria, "Julia Couzens: A Body of Work," Sacramento Bee, June 4, 1995
Dalkey, Victoria, “Drawing Conclusions”, Sacramento Bee, October 8, 1989
Dalkey, Victoria, “The Best Kept Secret in Town” Forum, Sacramento Bee, Dec.15, 1985
Dalkey, Victoria, “Six & Six: Variety in Great Show”, Sacramento Bee, June 29, 1997
Dalkey, Victoria, “Three Visions of Wonderland,” Sacramento Bee, September 22, 1985
Dalkey, Victoria, “A Reverence for Light and Life”, Sacramento Bee, August 19, 1985
Damianovic, Maia, “Fantasy,” Tema Celeste, Winter, 1995
Darling, Michael, "Going Beyond the Ordinary With Drawings," Santa Barbara Newspress, March 10, 1994
DiMichele, David, "Vital Signs," Artweek, December 1995; illus
Elliott, Debra, “The Art in the Imperfect,” The Commercial Appeal, Feb 1, 2001
Forrest, Jason, “Gross Exaggeration,” Art Papers, September/October 1997
Frank, Peter, “coming out: sculpture (California), webfabrikmagazine.com, 2010
Frank, Peter, "Drawings as Poems," LA Weekly, August 28, 1992
Frank, Peter, "Vital Signs, Art Pick of the Week," LA Weekly, October 30, 1995
Gant-Hill, Cathy, “Art on Paper”, News & Record, November 9, 1996
Garcia, Martha, “Couzens, Moment Collaboration,” WestArt, August 2000
Glackin, William, “Wonderful Variety of Modern Dance Takes off in ‘Landings’” Sacramento Bee, April 10, 2000
Gonzales, Anne, “The Life of Art,” Profile. Sacramento Magazine, May 2002
Gordon, Allan, "Crossing Cultures," Artweek, October 22, 1992, Vol. 23 No. 26
Hall, David, “Specks and Blots,” The Memphis Flyer, February 1, 2001
Humphrey, Jacqueline, “32nd Art on Paper,” News & Record, November 21, 1996
Kandel, Susan, “Psychological Space: Julia Couzens," Los Angeles Times, Dec 16, 1993
katie-d-i-d.blogspot.com, posted November 18, 2009
KQED, “External Combustion @ DiRosa Preserve” September 18, 2013
Miles, Christopher, “‘Dry’ at Miller Fine Art,” Artweek, October 1997, Vol. 28, No. 10
Milman, Barbara, “An Interview with Julia Couzens”, dav.art NELSON ARTfriends, Fall 1999. illus.
Moyle, Marilyn, “The Place in Question,” The Davis Enterprise, November 19, 1999
Munich, Suzanne, “Fancies,” The Davis Enterprise, November 6, 2003
O’Brien, Draza Fratto, “Art View” Las Vegas Weekly, April 25, 1995
Nicolson, Saunthy, “Art Pick of the Week”, Sacramento News & Review.
Pagel, David, Los Angeles Times, “Dry Indeed,” August 29, 1997
Pagel, David, Los Angeles Times, February 16, 1996
Patterson, Tom, “Art on Paper”, Winston-Salem Journal, December 8, 1996
Pritikin, Renny, “On Artist’s Artists: Jim Melchert and Julia Couzens”, blog.sfmoma.org, posted July 15, 2010
Pritikin, Renny, “Hauntology”, artpractical.com and DailyServing:an international forum for contemporary visual arts.com, posted July-August 2010
Orange County Register, September 27, 1996
Roth, David, SquareCylinder.com, April 2009
Roth, David, "A Story of the Eye," Artweek, October 6, 1994. illus.
Roth, David, “Julia Couzens at CCA,” Artweek, March 2006. illus.
Sacramento AIDS Foundation, HIV Self-Help Manual, Artists Response to Aids, “Mortal Lessons No. 12”, 1990
Samaniego, Danielle, “Hauntology”, 96 hours, San Francisco Chronicle, July 29, 2010
Scarborough, James, “New Art from Los Angeles”, Artpress, April 1996
Scarborough, James, "Julia Couzens at Christopher Grimes," Flash Art, May 1994
Schlesinger, Ellen, “The Artist as Subject”, Sacramento Bee, May 13, 1984
Shackelford, Penelope, “Julia Couzens at Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Artweek, January 2000. illus.
Shackelford, Penelope, “Intention, Meaning and Assimilation in the Art of Julia Couzens”, ArtMuse, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Winter 1999
Solin, Allison Lee, “Short,Sweet: XX-Sight”, Santa Barbara Independent, Sept. 4, 1997
Starrels, Josine, Julia Couzens, University of Nevada, Reno, March 1992
thisissouthbay.blogspot.com
UC DAVIS Magazine, Fall 1998, “Art in Their Own Backyard”
Walsh, Daniella, “1997 Biennial,” Orange County Register, May 11, 1997
Wilk, Deborah, “Left of Center”, The New Art Examiner, March 1996
Wilson, William, "Surreal Sleepwalking at Armory Center," Los Angeles Times, July 31,1992
Zellen, Jody, "Promenade a Santa Monica," Artpress, April, 1995. illus.
Zellen, Jody, "Corpus Analecti: The Body in Metamorphosis," Visions, Fall 1991
Zyzzyva, Summer 1994, Vol. X, No. 2, "Cumulus"
Zyzzyva, Summer 1991, Vol. VII, No. 2, “Mortal Lesson No. 13 — Dora”
Zyzzyva, Spring 1987, Vol. III, No. 1, “Self-Portrait”