b. Newbury, VT
Lives and works in Poughkeepsie, NY


MFA Fine Arts, Painting & Combined Media, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY, 2006

BFA Fine Arts, Painting, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, 2001


2018  Individual Artist Commission, New York State Council on the Arts,  Decentralization Program, Arts Mid-Hudson

2015  Gowanus Public Arts Initiative Grant (Arts Gowanus, The Old Stone House & District 39), Brooklyn, NY

2013  Residency with Site-Specific Installation & Fellowship, Fjellerup I Bund I Grund, Fjellerup, Denmark

2012  Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide) Residency & Fellowship, New York, NY

2010    National Academy of Fine Art, Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Residency & Fellowship, New York, NY

2008   International Open Art Residency, Island of Dreams, Greece

2006 Greenwich House Pottery Residency, New York, NY

2006  Nancy Ashton Memorial Fellowship MFA Award, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY


2019 Hudson River of Bricks/Rhinebeck (exterior installation), Wilderstein Sculpture Biennial, Rhinebeck, NY

2018 Hudson River of Bricks/Poughkeepsie (interior installation), Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn, Poughkeepsie, NY

2017 Hudson River of Bricks/Newburgh (exterior installation), GlenLilyGrounds,Newburgh, New York

2015  Industry Meets Ecology (exterior mural in collaborative w/ Ruth Hofheimer), Gowanus Public Arts Initiative Mural, Brooklyn, New York

2015  Legal Aviary (exterior mural), Baw Ridge SAW/Sichenze & Sichenze storefront, Brooklyn, New York

2013  Flora I Fjellerup (wood installation & exterior mural), Former Byuns Købmand Storefront, Fjellerup, Denmark

2013  Historias Coloridas de México (ceramic and glass mosaic), Brooklyn School of Inquiry, Brooklyn, NY

2012  Refracted Nature (ceramic and glass mosaic), Sirovich Senior Center/LMCC, New York, NY

2011  Roots/Routes (exterior mural), New York City Department of Transportation - Urban Art Program, New York, NY

2011  Road Less Traveled (exterior mural), St. Nicks Alliance – Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

2011  Floor-Sight (exterior digital billboard), The Billboard Art Project, Savannah, GA, Nashville, TN & Duluth, MN

2010  Found on Governors Island (exterior ceramic installation), FIGMENT Season-Long Sculpture Garden, Governors Island, NY

2009  Prospect Flora (mixed-media installation), Brooklyn Utopias?, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY

2009  Epiphyte (mixed-media installation), Windows Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

2009  Treehouse: Interior/Exterior(exterior printed billboard), ArtBridge, New York, NY

2009   Gilded Phytophilic Bats (exterior ceramic installation), Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Affiliate, Solomons, MD

2008  Relative Environment (exterior ceramic installation), Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, NY 

2008  Gowanus Canal Species (exterior mural), Toll Brothers & Art Assets, Brooklyn, NY



Tickled Pink, Queen City Gallery 15, Poughkeepsie, NY

Summer Sampler, Front Room Gallery, New York, NY

Celebrating Color, WomensWork Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY


Brick by Brick, The Erie Canal and the Building Boom, ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY

Frabjous,  Openings Collective: Church of the St. Paul The Apostle, New York, NY 

Pattern in Landscape, Front Room Gallery, New York, NY

True North, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

The Creek Flows Into the River: New Work from the Hudson River Valley, Walnut Hill Gallery, Hudson, NY 


18th, 19th, 21st: Confabulations of Millennia, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME

Jolynn Krystosk & Julia Whitney Barnes, Art Centro, Poughkeepsie, NY

Super Natural, Mattaewan Gallery, Beacon, NY 

Taconic North, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

Nasty Women HV, Instar Lodge, Germantown, NY

coda, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn NY


The Ballot Show (Quadrennial), Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Monsters in America, International Crytopzoology Museum, Portland, ME

Monsters in America, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY 

 Beauty, Openings Collective: Church of the St. Paul The Apostle, New York, NY

Bringing Brooklyn to Norfolk, Gallery 21, Norfolk, VA 

Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  Front Room Gallery, Summer Sampler, Brooklyn, NY


Eumetadotos, Novella Gallery, New York, NY

The Unexpected Path, Arts Mid-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY

The Old Gem, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY


Front Room at 15, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 Summer Love, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Liberalis, Novella Gallery, New York, NY

The Last Brucennial, Vito Schnabel & The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY


Collo, Warehouse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Therapy: Politics & Aesthetics, 111 Front Street Galleries/Two Trees, Brooklyn, NY

Summer Sampler, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                                    

 In Her Nature, Fountain Art Fair, 69th Regiment Armory, New York, NY

Collectively Assembled, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY 


These Trees: Melissa Cowper-Smith + Julia Whitney Barnes, Hendrix College, Conway, AR

The Ballot Show (Quadrennial), Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Art Faculty Exhibition, Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery/Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Frenzy Into Folly, Openings Collective: Church of the St. Paul The Apostle, New York, NY

These Trees: Julia Whitney Barnes + Melissa Cowper Smith, Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Collectivity: Art-Making in a Collective, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, NY

Brucennial 2012, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

Postcards from Long Island, Barister’s Gallery, New Orleans, LA

In-Habitat, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


NurtureArt Benefit, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

tART: Year 8, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

Summer Sampler, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Alarums and Excursions: presented by Fuse Works, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Naming the Animals, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

 Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

Sweet + Sour, OZANEAUX Art Space, New York, NY

Honey, Liloveve Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship Exhibition, National Academy of Fine Art Museum, New York, NY

 Cool and Collected, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

Julia Whitney Barnes: Paintings & Ceramics, Armstrong Hipkins Center for The Arts, Blairstown, NJ

tart at AIR; What’s in a Collective, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Green Too, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Smithsonian Affiliate, Solomons, MD


Within the Menagerie: Melissa Pokorny & Julia Whitney Barnes, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn NY

SummerSpace, OZANEAUX Art Space, New York, NY

Brooklyn Utopias?, Old Stone House Museum, Brooklyn, NY

NurtureArt Benefit, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY

Green Party, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

tart at AIR, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Wild Things, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Smithsonian Affiliate, Solomons, MD

I Heart Art, Work Gallery/The Wassaic Project, Brooklyn, NY


tART Summer Salon, Rabbitholestudio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Small Favors, Harrison & Jill Bonovitz Galleries, The Clay Center, Philadelphia, PA


Julie Durkin, Lauren Olitski, Julia Whitney Barnes, Mulry Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL

 Images 2007, Robeson Gallery, Penn State, University Park, PA


MFA Exhibition: Julia Whitney Barnes Orchid-Bats, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY


MA’s Select MFA’s, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY                                           

The Real Party, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT


Julia Whitney Barnes: Cycles, 65 Hope Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


The Poughkeepsie Journal, July 25, 2019, “Experience the discovery of Wilderstein Sculpture Biennial Exhibition”

The Poughkeepsie Journal, February 6, 2019, "'Tickled Pink' artists display their interpretations of color in group exhibit”

Chronogram, January 23, 2019, “Poughkeepsie's Trolley Barn Chugs Along”

The Poughkeepsie Journal, October 8, 2018, “'Hudson River of Bricks' keeps Hudson Valley history alive”

The Poughkeepsie Journal, September 5, 2018, “Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn to host 'Hudson River of Bricks' installation through October”

Beekman 1802 Almanac, Winter 2017/2018 “The Very Foundation of a Fascinating Project”

The Poughkeepsie Journal, November 17, 2017, “Artists tap into natural surroundings for Art Centro exhibit”

Chronogram, July 2017, "On The Cover: Julia Whitney Barnes" 

The Poughkeepsie Journal, July 26, 2017 "Artists Use Nature to Explore Their Visions in 'Super Natural'

Bedford + Bowery, January 27, 2017 “Williamsburg Loses a Longtime Art Gallery, But First a Banger for the Ages" 

The New York Times August 2, 2016, “In Gowanus, A People’s Housing Plan to Challenge the Mayor’s”

News 12 Brooklyn TV October 12, 2015, “Best of Brooklyn: Gowanus Mural”

Brooklyn Magazine August 31, 2015, “Juxtaposition on the Gowanus Canal: New Mural Celebrates the Grittiness and Beauty”

DNA New York August 21, 2015, “Mural Inspired by Floating Gardens Unveiled on Toxic Gowanus Canal”

The Poughkeepsie Journal August 13, 2015, “Unexpected Path exhibit highlights travel, unforeseen”

The L Magazine May 19, 2015, “L Rex: Art/Sixth Annual Bay Ridge S.A.W.”

Hey Ridge May 19, 2015, “On The Right Side Of The Line: SAW Bringing Public Art To Bay Ridge”

Catalog for Open Engagement conference, published May 2015

Greenpoint Gazette February, 15, 2015, “Local Arts Champion Set to Reassert Itself with Massive Exhibition”

Greenpointers July 28, 2014, “I Fell in Love With ‘Summer Love’ at The Front Room Gallery”

The Village Voice July 2, 2014, “Events: Summer Love”

Art F City June 30, 2014, “This Week’s Must See Events”

Bright Young ThingsJune 30, 2014, “Your Guide To NYC Art Openings (This Week)”

Lokalavisen, August 7, 2013, “Fjellerup ferniserer de sidste to gange” [cover story]

Lokalavisen, July 24, 2013, “Fjellerup får ruinhave på stranden”

Lokalavisen, July 23, 2013, “Bertel Haarder åbner udstilling I Fjellerup”

Lokalavisen, July 16, 2013, “Verden kommer til Fjellerup”

New York Observer/GalleristNY, October 1, 2012, “In Brooklyn, It’s Go Time”

Exit Strata, September 27, 2012, “Frenzy Into Folly Virtual Gallery”

The Village Voice, September 19, 2012, "Wild Ones: Openings Collective"

Hyperallergic, September 11, 2012, “GO Red Hook; Three Themes Observed”

East Villager, August 16, 2012, “Sirovich’s Center offers window(s) into mosaic” [cover story]

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 24, 2012, “Brooklyn Artist Julia Whitney Barnes: Paintings to Ceramics to Murals” [cover story]

Brooklyn Eagle, February 23, 2012, “Bats, Orchids and Tree Houses, A Brooklyn Artist Shares Her Inspirations”

The L Magazine, February 1, 2012, “Artists Imagine Inhabitable Habitats”

Flavorpill, January 25, 2012, “Critics Pick: In-Habitat”

Gowanus Your Face Off, January 10, 1012, “Climate Reality Project’s Gowanus Expedition”

The Greenpoint Gazette, September 16, 2011, “The Renaissance Women of tART” [cover story]

Catalog for Open Engagement conference, published May 2011

W-MBC TV, Airdate: April 25, 2011, “Interview for Naming The Animals exhibition at Curious Matter”

Catalog for Naming The Animals exhibition, published April 2011

BCAT TV, September & October airdates 2010, “Neighborhood Beat: Red Hook – Julia Whitney Barnes”

Artnet, August 11, 2010, “Mural Fellowships Announced for 2010”

Larchmont-Mamaroneck Patch, July 29, 2010, “Hot New Brooklyn Artists at Opening of ‘Cool & Collected’”

The Baltimore Sun, July 15, 2010, “Sculpture garden celebrates relationship between art, nature”

The Warren Reporter, January 26, 2010, “Brooklyn artist Julia Whitney Barnes to exhibit at Blair Academy”

The New York Times: City Room, March 4, 2010, “Ode to the Gowanus Canal”

The Huffington Post, November 19, 2009, “Bats: The New Canary in the Coal Mine?

wagmag, June 1, 2009, “Review: Within the Menagerie”

The Greenpoint Gazette, May 28, 2009, “Wildly Amusing”

500 Ceramic Sculptures, May 2009 published by Lark Books

The New York Times, City Beat Blog, March 27, 2009, “Converting Chelsea Scaffolds Into Art”

AMNY, March 20, 2009, “Artistic Neighborhood Face-Lift”

 Curbed, October 30, 2008 “Have Toll Brothers Turned to Art to Win Gowanus Hearts & Minds?”

Brownstoner, October 30, 2008 “Closing Bell: Wild Gowanus”

NBC New York October 30, 2008 “Toll Brothers Using Art to Win Gowanus Hearts & Minds?” 

flash film, October 10, 2008 “Interview with Julia Whitney Barnes”

New York Art Crit, August 4, 2008 “Summer Sculpture 2008: Vegetable Mineral”

The New York Times (Travel Section) August 3, 2008 “In Brooklyn, Sharing a River but Not Much Else” 

Kathimerini (Greece), K Magazine, August 3, 2008 “Art Eretria: Openart Residency”

Black Book Magazine, July 3, 2008 “Sweet tarts Go Down The Rabbit Hole”

The Palm Beach Post, November 30, 2007 “Stop. Look. Go! Art: Exhibitions of Note”

The New York Sun, April 19, 2003 “Calendar Pick with photo – Cycles: Julia Whitney Barnes" 



2016–19            Fundamentals of Art & Design – Drawing – Intro to Digital Media, Adjunct Faculty, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

2010–18            Digital Art, Adjunct Faculty, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

2014                    Open Engagement Conference, Artists Talk, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

2013                    Special Projects: Mosaics, Visiting Teaching Artist (3rd Grade), Brooklyn School of Inquiry, Brooklyn, NY

2011                    Street Art, Visiting Lecturer, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2011                    tART Collective, Visiting Lecturer, Open Engagement For Social Practice Conference, Portland, OR

2011                    Basic Publication Design, Adjunct Faculty, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

2010                    Painting & Ceramics, Visiting Lecturer, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ

2009                    Digital Art, Visiting Lecturer, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

2007–10            Clay & Casting, Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Hunter College, City University of NY, New York, NY

2006                    Ceramics – 3D Design, Adjunct Faculty, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ

2005                    BFA Senior Seminar, Visiting Lecturer, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY 



2012-2015        Studio Manager, Personal Assistant, John Currin and Rachel Feinstein, New York, NY

2006–2013        Freelance Graphic Designer for Visual and Performing Arts clients

2001–2012        Art Director, Graphic & Web Designer, Ellen Jacobs Associates, New York, NY

2000–2001        Studio Assistant, Estate of Ronald Bladen, New York, NY