Julia Crosara, Uncharted Territory, oil on canvas

Julia Crosara, "Uncharted Territory," oil on canvas, 36x36in.

Julia Crosara, Reflection, mixed media, 18x18in.

Julia Crosara, "Reflection," mixed media, 18x18in.

Julia Crosara, Waterfall, mixed media, 18x18in.

Julia Crosara, "Waterfall," mixed media, 18x18in.

Julia Crosara, Tuscan Sunset, acrylic on canvas, 36x36in.

Julia Crosara, "Tuscan Sunset," acrylic on canvas, 36x36in.

Julia Crosara, Eternal Spring, oil on canvas, 36x36in.

Julia Crosara, "Eternal Spring," oil on canvas, 36x36in.

Julia Crosara, Improvisation, No. 4, mixed media, 18x18 in.

Julia Crosara, "Improvisation 4," mixed media, 18x18 in.

Julia Crosara, Into the Wild Sea, mixed media, 18x18in.

Julia Crosara, "Into the Wild Sea," mixed media, 18x18in.

Julia Crosara, Heart of the Matter, mixed media, 18x18in.

Julia Crosara, "Heart of the Matter," mixed media, 18x18in.

Julia Crosara is an artist and graphic designer from Chicago who now lives in the Seattle area. Over the past 25 years, Julia's multifacted collection of artwork, which includes painting, textile art and sculpture, has been featured in exhibitions across Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and abroad. In 2022, her artwork was juried into Art Folio, a contemporary art publication; highlighted in Seattle's Earshot Jazz Magazine; and selected for the HerStory exhibition, organized by Manhattan Arts International. Her work reached an international audience with an exhibition in Bologna, Italy, curated by Trevisan International Art in late 2023.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art/Painting from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Art and Design, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History from New York University. Julia’s artistic training was shaped by mentorship from esteemed Chicago artists Susan Sensemann and Kerry James Marshall, whose invaluable insights into the creative process made a lasting impact on her artistic growth.

With a graphic design career that spans two decades plus, Julia has a professional background in web consulting, advertising, nonprofits, and academia. As the Art Director for Crosara Creative, Julia provides visual oversight and produces a diverse range of digital assets for the boutique music production studio, including marketing material, concert posters, CD design, artist websites, and interactive publications. Beyond her studio role, Julia maintains a freelance design practice with a focus on serving the arts community.