Residence: Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
b 1960, Los Angeles, California
2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Academic Honors, Sculpture major, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
2014 Study Abroad: Artists Constructing Memory, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009-12 Ceramics/Sculpture/Drawing/Painting Mira Costa College, Oceanside, California.
2009 Ceramic workshop with Adrian Arleo, San Diego, California
2006 Foundry Techniques/Sculpture Palomar College, San Marcos, California
1997-98 Painting, Printmaking Mira Costa College, Oceanside, California
1982 Ceramics, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
1979 Drawing, Painting, Fullerton Community College, California
1973 Oil Paint training, private studio, La Palma, California.
2022 Luscious Punch, Featured Sculptor, Cusp Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
2017 Encinitas Civic Gallery, Encinitas, California
2014 Graduate Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
2011 Julia C R Gray, Lassen County Arts Council Gallery, Susanville, California
2010 Art & Science with Dr. Judi Holt, San Diego Botanical Gardens, Encinitas, California
2007 Exhibition Invitational, Eagle, Idaho
2006 Julia C R Gray, Bridge Street Gallery, Cambria, California
2000 Matters of the Heart, Rhino Art Gallery, Solana Beach, California
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 Surfing Madonna Ocean-Earth-Air, Poway Center for the Performing Arts, California
2023 Miniature Monumental, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island
2023 Crocker Kingsley Exhibition, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, California
2022 ART San Diego, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California
2022 The Unknown Nature of Being, Center for the Arts, Tubac, Arizona
2022 National Sculpture Society in California, Bonita Museum, Bonita, California
2022 Breaking Through: The Rise of American Women Artists, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, Tennessee
2022 Artist Alliance Biennial, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California
2021 Surfing Madonna Save the Ocean, Escondido Municipal Gallery Escondido, California
2021 OMA Artist Alliance Juried Exhibition 2021, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, California.
2021 LAUNCH LA: Reflections juried exhibition, The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
2021 MODIFIED, Book Launch and Art, Santa Cruz, California
2021 Twenty Women Aritists: NOW, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California. Curator Alessandra Moctezuma
2020 Rebecca Molayem Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2020 CA Sculpture Slam, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, California
2020 20/20 Women of Vision, Fresh Paint Gallery, La Jolla, California
2020 OMA Artist Alliance In The Moment, Ashton Gallery, San Diego, California
2019 In Gold We Trust, Ashton Gallery Art on 30th, San Diego, California
2019 In/Part, San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, California.
2019 California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, California.
2019 San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, Balboa Park, San Diego, California
2019 Juried Biennial, William D. Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, California
2019 OMA Artist Alliance: Creative License, Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA
2018 27th Juried Art Exhibition, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA 2018
2018 Prom Dress, Seventeen on Being 17, W.D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
2017 Oceanside Museum of Art Artists Alliance at the Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
2016 The San Diego Regional Multimedia Invitational, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
2015 Oceanside Museum of Art Artists Alliance Juried Exhibition, OMA/Herbert B. Turner Galleries Del Mar, California
2014 Memory Under Construction, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
2013 PERPLEXION, Invitational, L Street Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, California
2012 Kilnopening.edu, Juried Exhibition, American Museum of Ceramic, Pomona, California. 2012 Auction, Alexander Salazar Gallery, San Diego, California
2011 Celebrating Giants: “The Truth of Sojourner”, at the Women's Museum of California
2011 On Being Human: Love, Faith, Shame, Hope, California State University Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles, California
2010 Alexander Salazar Gallery, San Diego, California
2009 We Hang Together, Encinitas Civic Arts Gallery, Encinitas, California
2009 ARTruism, UN sponsored event, Balboa Park, San Diego, California
2008 Featured Artist, ArtWalk, Little Italy, San Diego, California
2008 Blue Dome Gallery, New Mexico
2007 Colors To Life Beautiful, Invitational, Gallery 626, Los Angeles, California
2006 Timeless Goddess, Banning Center for the Arts, California
2005 Wildlife Juried and Invitational, Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA
Escondido Center for the Arts, Escondido, California
2004-1996 Pepperdine Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, California.
Made in California, Juried Show, Brea California
Cold Blooded Creations, National Juried Show, Daytona Beach, Florida. Christine’s Gallery, Silver City, NM
Public Art Programs
2007 Public Mural, Design and lead artist, San Diego River Park Foundation, San Diego, CA. Description: Designed and executed 16X60' mural on highway underpass near the San Diego River Park. Organized and lead over 175 volunteers during two weeks execution of the work. Chairperson, Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Description: Vice president, organize over 200 exhibiting artists in yearly art venue. Membership chairperson, recruited and interviewed new membership.
2002-04 Wild Bogs & Leaping Frogs, Produced and founded interactive art & environmental fair at San Diego Botanical Gardens, Encinitas, California. Description: Curate artists, exhibit personal oil series, establish funding and volunteers. Teach art: elementary & high school level. Organize science and artist lectures.
2001 Canvas murals, public Petroglyph project, Dr. Mitchell, Escondido, CA. Design and execution.
1995 Mural for Del Mar fair with students Harris Elementary School, Cardiff, California. Design, execute work, and lead student artists.
1990 Public Mural, Alpine Elementary School, Alpine, California. Design, execute work, and teach students.
Volunteer art teacher Public schools, Alpine, Cardiff and Encinitas, California
Murals, Elementary School, James Hubble project, Tijuana, Mexico
Touring Arts Mobile, Created projects, interact and bring art to public, Encinitas, California
Grant and Awards
2023 2nd place, SURFING MADONNA Ocean-Earth-Air, Poway Center for the Performing Arts,
2023 Best of Show, Escondido Arts Association, Escondido, California
2022 1st place selection curator Amanda Kidd-Kestler, DARKNESS exhibition, Juniper Rag,
2021 Third Place, 1st International Environmental Art Biennial “Compatibility Issues.”
Curator TOMAS LAGŪNAVIČIUS
2021 Honorable Mention, Surfing Madonna Save the Ocean, Escondido Municipal Gallery Escondido, California
2021 Third Place, Juried Exhibition 2021, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, California.
2020 Rising Arts Leaders San Diego, Supplies for Artists Grant
2018 Members Choice Award, 27th Juried Art Exhibition, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library,
La Jolla, CA
2014 Davis Projects For Peace, $10,000 Grant. Bali Environmental Art project
2012-14 Presidential Portfolio Scholarship, $20,000 Award, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
2012 Best of Show, Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, California
Smithsonian Institution https://museumonmainstreet.org/content/women-mind-water-podcast-series-julia-cr-gray-california 2023
Juniper Rag, Independent visual art and lifestyle magazine, published 2022 by Atelier ID Global,
LLC, Paxton & Newton, Massachusetts. Featured artist page 55.
Modified: Living as a Cyborg Book Cover & illustrations, 1st Edition, edited by Chris Hables Gray, Heidi Figueroa-Sarriera, Steven Mentor, Publisher Routledge, Copyright Year 2021.
Beach Walk Dialogues, Book, self published fine art photography book, 2017.
The Posthuman Condition: Ethics, Aesthetics & Politics of Biotechnological Challenges, Book edited by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, published 2012, painting on page 34.
English In Texas, The Power Of Art: Using Images to Teach Reading and Writing, by Emily Faulk, published Fall 2011, painting on page 27. Educational Magazine.
Orion Afield, Amphibian Altruism, by Partners for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. Magazine published Winter 2000, painting page 7.