.julia von eichel

During her studies at the School of Visual Arts, New York and The Art Institute of Chicago, Julia von Eichel focused on sculpture. While she now concentrates on a two-dimensional surface a sculptural element is always involved in the work. While von Eichel’s early work incorporated the use of materials such as pigment, oil paint, wax and tar which she could carve and manipulate with a palette knife, her new works are quite different. Created on museum board, von Eichel, etches images with a razorblade onto a thin surface of burnished oil paint. These works are created to manipulate light without juxtaposing pigments, and are only visible under varying light conditions.

Artist Resume




Born in St Gallen, Switzerland

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York




1993-1996 BA, Sculpture, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1992-1993 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1991    Corcoran School of the Arts, Washington, DC  





2016    Winston Wachter Gallery, New York, NY

2015    Lucien Terras Gallery, New York, NY

2014    Children’s Museum of the Arts’, New York, NY, 

    Bridge Project, curated by Jil Weinstock

2011       Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington D.C

2008     Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2005       Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY

2002       Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, NY

2001       Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington D.C     

2000       Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, NY

1998       Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA






2015     Installation in conjunction with, Drawing redefined, deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA     2015    Divine Disruption, Julia von Eichel and Ernst Fischer, curated by Suzy Spence

    The Gallery@1GAP, Richard Meier, Brooklyn, NY

2015    Art on Paper art fair, Whinston Wachter fine art gallery, New York, NY

2014    143 Reade Street, Lucien Terras projects, New York, NY, Pilippe Groson, Cornelia Parker, Heather Rowe,         Julia von Eichel    

2013     143 Reade Street, Lucien Terras projects, New York, New York

    Denise Kupferschmidt, Jedediah Caesar, Nicole Cherubini, Julia von Eichel        

2012    Contemporary Watercolor, curated by Veronica Roberts, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

2011    Contain,Maintain, Sustain, curated by Welmoed Laanstra, Sara Reisman, Ernesto Santalla, Artisphere,         Arlington, VA    

2011    Group show, Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC

2010    Weekly Rotations (#5), Curated by Rachel Gugelberger and Jeffrey Walkowiak,                              Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY     

2009    Paper Trail v.5; Intimate Gestures, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA

2008    Untitled (Show 2), Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

    Drawn to Detail, deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA 

    Infinite Line, Contemporary Drawing in Time and Space, Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Rotunda Gallery,         Brooklyn, NY

2004  Summer Show, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY

2002  Be my little valentine, James Graham and Sons Gallery,   New York, NY

2002  Summer Group Show, Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, NY    

2000  Abstraction: Form to Field, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

          4 PLY, 3 Crosby St., Curated by Lisa Jacobs, New York, NY

1999 Three painters, Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, NY 

1998  Works on Paper, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

          Wall Paper, Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, NY

    FRESH, Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC




2015    Julia von Eichel, Lucien Terras  Inc. /New York  Artillery Magazine by Sarah Sargent


2008    "Drawn to Detail", DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Mass.        


2008    Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Kate Erin Dempsey, Nina Bozicnik, Drawn to Detail. Lincoln,                              MA: DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park.

2008    Bergeron, Chris. "Delight in the 'Detail' at the DeCordova." The Daily News Tribune September 17.

2008    Aaronson, Ben. "DeCordova exibition takes closer look at drawing." Lincoln Journal, September 10.        Maxwell, P. "Emerging Artist Profile: Julia von Eichel." Phillips Art Expert, May 8.

Short List, The New Yorker, May.

2000    Row, D.K. "The Pleasures of Abstraction" in The Oregonian, June 30.

1999    Johnson, Kenneth. "Three Painters," The New York Times, August 6.





Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

The Equitable Life Assurance, New York, NY

Reckson Associates, New York, NY

The John W. Hechinger, Sr. Collection, Washington, DC

Ritz Carlton, New York, NY

Stephanie von Pfuel, Munich, Germany

John Kluge, Munich, Germany, Charlottesville, Virginia, and New York City

Elizabeth Flick, London, England

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond Washington