Julie Comnick’s paintings and drawings engage the pictorial languages of representation and narration to pose questions about social circumstances and practices. Her exhibition record includes solo shows nationally at contemporary venues including LIC Factory, NYC; Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa, OK; Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa AZ; The Gallery at Flashpoint, Washington, DC; Zg Gallery, Chicago IL; and Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT; group exhibitions internationally; and reviews in prominent publications. Her work has been supported by grants from 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 art exhibits by the Phoenix New Times, and has travelled 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. She received an MFA in Painting from Montana State University and a BA from The Evergreen State College.