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Julie Cardillo

Cary, NC

Julie Cardillo has been fascinated with nature and the environment since she was a young child. As a teen, she’d sketch in her mother’s garden, camp in the Pine Barrens, and work for environmental groups. Today, in her artwork, she expresses society’s ability to reimagine the world through the environment. At times, Julie believes our visions of nature are stranger than fiction.

In 2015, Julie was diagnosed with cancer, and her artwork branched off to reflect her journey. Today she’s in remission. Julie creates both deeply personal imagery, and images which reflect her interest in the contradictory, and multi-dimensional definition of the word “nature.”

Julie’s had solo exhibitions at locations including: Nature Art Gallery at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, Room 100, Durham, NC, Gallery 311, Raleigh, NC, and The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been included in many group shows including: Scapes, Durham Art Guild; Spiritual Visions Crossing Boundaries Making Connections, Hermitage Museum, Norfolk, VA; Artspace Gallery, Raleigh, NC; Wild Things, In Association with Smithsonian Institution at Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park and Arts Center, Solomons, MD; and Florida International, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL.

Julie has received recognition from the Wake County Regional Artist Project Grant, NY Foundations for the Arts, Greater Rochester Cultural Council Grant and a Qubain Excellence In Teaching Award, from Ravenscroft School, Raleigh NC. She currently teaches at Wake County Community College, in NC.