About

julie sperling - work overallsI am a Canadian mosaic artist based in Kitchener, Ontario. My studio practice finds me camped out at the intersection of art, environment, science, and policy, and I firmly believe in the important role that artists play as advocates, activists, and change-makers. I’m happiest when I have a rock in one hand and my hammer in the other.

Exhibitions

  • November 2018, “Canadian Annual Mosaic Exhibition” (juried group exhibition), Galerie ERGA, Montreal, Quebec—my entry, “The Three Horsemen” won best in show
  • May – August 2018, “Let’s Go!” (juried group exhibition), WalterFedy, Kitchener, Ontario
  • April – May 2018, “The Mosaic Experience: Biennale internationale de mosaïque contemporaine” (international invitational exhibition), Chapelle du Saint Esprit, Auray, France
  • February – April 2018, “Mosaic Arts International 2018” (international juried group exhibition), Boston Society for Architects, Boston, Massachusetts
  • December 2017, “Final exhibition for City of Kitchener Artist in Residence”, Berlin Tower ARTSPACE (City Hall), Kitchener, Ontario
  • November 2017, “Canadian Annual Mosaic Exhibition” (juried group exhibition), Flagship Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario—my entry, “Flip the system (Amplified change)” won a Juror’s Choice award
  • August 2017, “Climate in Pieces: A work-in-progress exhibition” (solo exhibition), Berlin Tower ARTSPACE (City Hall), Kitchener, Ontario
  • May – June 2017, “Mosaic Arts International 2017” (international juried group exhibition), Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan
  • March – May 2016, “Mosaic Arts International 2016” (international juried group exhibition), Women’s Museum of California, San Diego, California—my entry, “Dialogue (The burden of the message)” won a Juror’s Choice award
  • November 2015 – March 2016, “Fiddling While Rome Burns” (solo exhibition), Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, Ontario
  • September 2013, “Transitions” (international juried group exhibition), Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

Writings

  • “Magnificent mosaics: Karen Dimit’s ‘Women hold up half the sky, Plaza #2′”, Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand National eMag, February 2017
  • Using thinset for mosaics“, guest tutorial for Helen Miles Mosaics, November 2016
  • “Getting the most out of a mosaic workshop”, Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand National eMag, December 2014

Mosaic education

  • Concrete forms (Sherri Warner Hunter)
  • Bend, fold, and undulate (Marian Shapiro)
  • Modern expression (Maestro Verdiano Marzi)
  • What lies beneath our feet (Rachel Sager)
  • Enhancing technical skills and integrating artistic expression (Sonia King)
  • Tools and techniques (Rachel Rodi)
  • Introduction to Roman mosaics (Vittorio DiLallo)
  • Introduction to mosaics (Suzanne Spahi)

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