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Julia Rigby
MFA, Art Studio

Julia Edith Rigby is an artist working in sculpture and installation media. Her work investigates the transformation of found materials and questions involving waste, matter flow, and the Anthropocene. She experiments with matter transition, transformation and sublimation. Her immersive sculptural installations engage with cycles of growth and decay, regeneration and reinvention. Rigby received her BA in Environmental Writing from Scripps College and is a candidate in the MFA Studio Art Program in the Department of Arts and Art History at the University of California, Davis. She was a recipient of the Mary Lou Osborn Award 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. Her work is featured at juliaedithrigby.com.

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