Julia L. Kay Julia L. Kay is a painter, printmaker, photographer, muralist and digital artist who was born and raised in New York City and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years. Kay's images of people, plants and animals distorted through the funhouse mirror of her imagination have been shown across the country, in Great Britain, and on the internet. Her work has won local competitions and a mural commission, and one of her digital portraits in a Chicago show was featured in the New York Times. In addition to making art every day, Kay works as a data analyst in Public Health and teaches The Alexander Technique. She has agreed to check in with us periodically to let us know what new directions continue to grow out of her daily art process.
Lifestyle

Labor Days and September Beginnings

By Julia L. Kay
Labor Day weekend has always been a time of transitions for me, starting with the earliest and biggest transition I’ve ever gone through: September 2, 1962, when my mother labored on Labor Day and brought me into the world. Officially marking the passage of my years has thus also always coincided with one of the biggest seasonal transitions visually, when…
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Arts & Culture

Drawing My Face Every Day, My Whole Self Emerged

By Julia L. Kay
by Julia Kay For most of the 90s and early 2000s I lived in large live-work warehouses and made mural-sized paintings. My Oakland, California living spaces were hard to heat, hard to cool, and hard to keep clean, but I was clearly living the life of an artist. The paintings were hard to sell, hard to move, and hard to…
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