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Julia Rigby
MFA, Art Studio

Julia Edith Rigby is an artist from California. She works with salvaged materials to hybridize printmaking, sculpture and installation media. She in particularly interested in questions involving gender, wildness, and the Anthropocene. Julia sculpts with wood and metal salvaged from local natural areas and waste sites, investigating mark as a means for exploring existence, body and voice. She is interested in the slippage that occurs between the disassembly and reassembly of forgotten materials, in the relationships of these marks to one another, in recomposing the decomposing.

Julia received her BA in Environmental Writing from Scripps College and is a first year MFA candidate at UC Davis. She has been an artist in residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, Wyoming and the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia in Venice, Italy. She has exhibited work in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and the Netherlands.

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