Julia Dubsky is a painter, often dealing with mimetic relationships between perception and what is depicted. She begins with automatic drawing and mark making, allowing figurative motifs to appear and to be erased selectively. The style varies as though from observation and fantasy, or abstract material without illusions — reflecting a multiplicity of attitudes in each canvas.
Born in Dublin, 1990, Julia Dubsky completed her BA in the National College of Art and Design in 2016. She was the TBG+S Recent Graduate Residency recipient in 2017, which culminated in a solo exhibition, Salon of Good Time, in studio 16. In 2018 she began an MFA in the class of Jutta Koether, at Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Hamburg and she has been based in Berlin since.
Julia Dubsky is represented by the London gallery, Amanda Wilkinson, where she had her first solo exhibition in 2019. Her public speaking includes a Basic Space Talk in the Hugh Lane, Dublin City Gallery, and her writing has been published by Circa Magazine in 2019 and f. 2020. Dubsky was the Art School Alliance resident at Goldsmiths University, funded by DAAD and the Karl Heine Dietz Schtiftung in spring 2020.