'My artwork can be considered un-beautiful, vulnerable, and unapologetically confrontational.

I’m drawn to create 'aging' bodies because they have a visible history; lines and valleys, drawing a three-dimensional map of a person’s existence.

I lean away from the idea of physical flawlessness in favour of persona and mien, a more honest form of beauty. My process is intuitive, simply focusing on the female body, celebrating quotidian moments and gestures.'

Julia Agnes is a sculptor and photographer, based out of Montreal, Canada.

"Her work is halting and honest. She captures both childhood innocence and adult maturity all in one piece. She is masterful at highlighting the joy of self- acceptance and the reality of aging and death."

- Samuel KingDavis

'J. Agnes' unapologetic sculptures veer away from the idea of physical perfection and flawlessness, and celebrate the vulnerable imperfection of age. Her work is a rebellion to the idea of universal expectations of women's beauty, and holds an antagonistic view to these beliefs. Age is a privilege that is denied to many, and J. Agnes' works are a celebration of that sentiment"

- Arta Gallery

REPRESENTATION

ARTA Gallery - Toronto, Canada              

All She Makes - Curated online directory for women artists worldwide

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022      Størpunkt                      Half a pound of art  May 5-June17                                 Munich, Germany

              ARTA Gallery                                            Current                                           Toronto, Canada

2021      ARTA Gallery                                            September-Current                            Toronto, Canada

              Usine 106U                                              June-Sept-Dec                                  Montreal, Canada

              TOAF (Online)                                           July-December                                  Toronto, Canada

                                                 Colour and Calm - Curated by Stéphane Monnet & Jeroen Dijkstra

                                                 Visual Voices - Curated by Alex Garant

2018      Usine 106U                                              June                                   Montreal, Canada

2016      Usine 106U                                              Aug, Sept-Dec                     Montreal, Canada

              Clifton Art Gallery                                       March                                Bristol, United Kingdom

              Fringe Bath Art Festival                                 May                                  Bath, United Kingdom

2015      Bristol Art Pop-Up                                        Nov                                   Bristol, United Kingdom

2010      Galerie Bielik                                             Jan-Oct                              Montreal, Canada

 

PUBLISHED FEATURES

2021     Monolith Volume                                  Interview                                                                     Vol XIV December 

             Monolith Volume                                  Review

2021     Polymer Week Magazine                      Showcase article - Interview                                            October Issue

2020     Photo Life Magazine      Winner             Showtime Photography Competition                                 vol. 45, no. 4

2016     We Are Sister Stories     Guest Blog        Choose Your Story, Assign Your Meaning

PODCAST

2021   Famous When I'm dead podcast

RESIDENCIES

2016     Unit10                           Sculpture                            Apr-May                                      Bristol, United Kingdom

EDUCATION

2007     BFA Studio Arts                                                                            Concordia University, Montreal, Canada