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.
JULIA VON EICHEL
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