Julia Agnes (Niemczynowska)
is a sculptor and photographer, based out of Montreal, Canada.
'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.'
"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
2021 ARTA Gallery Sculpture September-Current Toronto, Canada
Usine 106U Sculpture June-Sept-Dec Montreal, Canada
TOAF (Online) Sculpture July-December Toronto, Canada
Colour and Calm - Curated by Stéphane Monnet & Jeroen Dijkstra
Visual Voices - Curated by Alex Garant
All She Makes Curated online directory for women artists worldwide
2018 Usine 106U Sculpture June Montreal, Canada
2016 Usine 106U Sculpture & Drawing Aug, Sept-Dec Montreal, Canada
Clifton Art Gallery Sculpture March Bristol, United Kingdom
Fringe Bath Art Festival Sculpture May Bath, United Kingdom
2015 Bristol Art Pop-Up Sculpture & Photography Nov Bristol, United Kingdom
2010 Galerie Bielik Sculpture Jan-Oct Montreal, Canada
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
2016 Unit10 Sculpture Apr-May Bristol, United Kingdom
2007 BFA Studio Arts Concordia University, Montreal, Canada