julie sperling kitchener artist in residence

I 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. I firmly believe in the important role that artists play as advocates, activists, and change-makers.

When I’m not wearing my work overalls, I am a policy analyst with Environment and Climate Change Canada. But really, I’m happiest when I have a rock in one hand and my hammer in the other.

Selected exhibitions


  • By Our Own Hands (solo show), Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, Ontario
  • Mosaic Arts International 2019 (international juried group exhibition), The Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee


  • Canadian Annual Mosaic Exhibition (juried group exhibition), Galerie ERGA, Montreal, Quebec
  • Let’s Go! (juried group exhibition), WalterFedy, Kitchener, Ontario
  • The Mosaic Experience: Biennale internationale de mosaïque contemporaine (international invitational exhibition), Chapelle du Saint Esprit, Auray, France
  • Mosaic Arts International 2018 (international juried group exhibition), Boston Society for Architects, Boston, Massachusetts


  • Climate in Pieces: Final exhibition for City of Kitchener Artist in Residence, Berlin Tower ARTSPACE (City Hall), Kitchener, Ontario
  • Canadian Annual Mosaic Exhibition (juried group exhibition), Flagship Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Mosaic Arts International 2017 (international juried group exhibition), Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan




  • Members’ choice award, Mosaic Arts International (2019)
  • Best in show, Canadian Annual Mosaic Exhibition (2018)
  • Best site-specific and architectural mosaic award, Mosaic Arts International (group project) (2018)
  • Juror’s choice award, Canadian Annual Mosaic Exhibition (2017)
  • Juror’s choice award, Mosaic Arts International (2016)

A full CV is available here, and a list of press and publications is available on this page.