Action painter, performance artist Julie JAO believes:The role of the Artist is to recognize and bring forth into their work the “radiance” of all things. The role of Art is to communicate this “radiance” and illuminate truth. Everyone has the possibility of a deeper and more spiritual experience of life through Art.
JAO is honored to be a three-time Minnesota State Arts Board grant recipient, two in visual art and one in theater. She also was awarded a Jerome Foundation Fellowship to create La Sistina Infinita, The Unruly Julies paint the Sistine Ceiling. More recently she and her unruly partner Giuliana Ciabo created and performed in Stuck with God as part of Bedlam Theater’s Short Shorts.