JULIA COCUZZA - PAINTER, MURALIST, DESIGNER, TEACHER

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ABOUT

Art maker and prime mover, mostly. Paint pusher, primarily.

 

I am a Brooklyn-based painter, muralist, designer, printmaker, and educator born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania. I completed a BFA from Syracuse University, MFA from Brooklyn College, and artist residencies with Wassaic Art Project (Wassaic, NY), Prairie Center for the Arts (Peoria, IL), and The Invisible Dog (Brooklyn, NY).  I'm also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Griot Apparel, a Brooklyn-based “educational outfit” that promotes history, biography, visual art and story telling via the accessible medium of t-shirts.  In 2012, I began as an apprentice with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, where she continues to freelance.  I have contributed to numerous major murals across Brooklyn and Philadelphia and currently a Teaching Artist for Groundswell NYC and Thrive Collective NYC.  In addition, I am an Adjunct Instructor at Brooklyn College and Guttman Community College (CUNY).  My free time is mostly spent dancing, record spinning, traveling, strap hanging, jay walking, and high fiving.    

 

My art often explores the loaded, fleeting complexity and fragility of social interaction, urban design, obsolete media, music, language, and urban living. I'm smitten and haunted by fractured colors, broken lines, jagged perspectives, dissipating forms, repetition, outmoded objects, transit maps, memory, devastation, and other remains of day-to-day human biz. 

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