Julie Comnick’s paintings and drawings engage the pictorial languages of representation and narration to pose questions about social circumstances and practices. Comnick’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at contemporary venues nationally, group exhibitions internationally, and reviewed in prominent publications including Hyperallergic, Dialogue Magazine, and the Washington Post. Her art exhibitions and curatorial projects have been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Arizona Humanities, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Recently, she was awarded Flagstaff Arts Council’s Viola Award for Excellence in Visual Arts for her project Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra, which was also named one of the top Phoenix-area art exhibits by the Phoenix New Times and has traveled as a solo exhibition nationwide.
Comnick lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, and she also works out of a summer studio in Maine. Her extensive university teaching experience includes interdisciplinary courses in painting, drawing, art theory and public art. Comnick currently works as Exhibitions & Programs Director at Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff. Comnick received an MFA in Painting from Montana State University and a BA from The Evergreen State College.