Born 1985, San Francisco, California
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 2015
Proficient in ceramics, textiles, and printmaking, Julie Swartout is fascinated by repetitive elements found in nature. In her hyper-saturated compositions of various food items, the artist showcases how one food item can have infinite variation. Bananas or apples come to life with idiosyncratic characteristics, like a wavy dimple or a perfectly placed freckle. In painting, Julie’s depictions become sculptural by the sheer build-up of acrylic paint.