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Julie Mecoli

Time based art: Bitumen, web cam, text, drawing. Bell jars, hourglasses, funnels, beakers, wood, brass, time. Sculpture experiments. The insignificance of the man made v. the power of nature. Loss.

The planet is dying. The artist's job is to...



2020 50 Tomatoes Plants Given Away During Lockdown, Canterbury High St., Canterbury. 

2020 Stay Safe. Stay Home. Save Lives, UCA exhibition and online, Canterbury.

2018 Dark Matter: Anthropocene, Project Anywhere shortlisted proposal online.

2017 'Landscape', Assembly, Horsebridge, Whitstable. Art in the Summerhouse, Oyster Art Trail, Whitstable.  'Lake Effect' Oliver Arts Center, Frankfort, MI, USA. BRINK, 'Sculpure and Science', Marylebone, London.

2016 Assembly 'Portraits', Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable. Herding Cats, Pie Factory, Margate. Assembly in a Box, Whitstable Biennale Satellite, Whitstable.

2015 Canterbury Festival Artists' Open House, Dark Matter: Black Square 1, Whitstable. 'Collage', Assembly, Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable. 'Altered Books Project', Drawing Room, Beaney Library, Canterbury.

2014 "In Here Out There", Chapter House, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury. Whitstable Biennale Satellite, Whitstable and University of Kent, Canterbury. Assembly, Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable.  Dutch Electronic Arts Festival Biennale, Rotterdam, NL.

2013 Art & Science Exhibition, Doncaster Community Arts, The Point, Doncaster.  Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent, Canterbury. Assembly I, Assembly Rooms, Faversham, Assembly II Horsebridge, Whitstable, Assembly  Drawing, Beach Creatives, Herne Bay.  Evening in the Colony curated by H.Austen,Grant Wood House, Iowa City. USA. 

2012 Whitstable Biennale Satellite, Whitstable. AA2ALAB, 'Dark Matter' , Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury.  Interlochen Center for the Arts, annually since 1999, Interlochen. USA.

2011  'Beta', group exhibition, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks. 

2010 The Art of the Artist’s Book, touring exhibition curated by Chido Johnson, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI and other locations USA, Africa and more.  100 Journals, Herbert Read Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury.

2009 Turner Contemporary Open, Margate.  Harbour Arms Gallery, Margate.  AA2A exhibition, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury. RISC, Reading.

2008-1998 Canterbury Festival Art Fair, Canterbury, Spontaneous Combustion,StIves,Cornwall, Broadstairs Library, Broadstairs, ‘Paperworks’, Bury Art Gallery, Bury, Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable, Deutche Postbank BHF Exhibition, London, Space 44, London, Centre For Drawing, Wimbledon School of Art, London, Next Door Gallery, Leland. MI, USA, 'Déjà vu'. Marlowe Theatre Gallery. Canterbury, 'House of Shade'., installation in All Saints Churchyard, Canterbury, Chromos Gallery, Canterbury, Fish-slab Gallery, Whitstable, 'Art & Architecture', Cleary Gallery, Canterbury, George House Gallery. Folkestone, 'Black Sign' installation in Burgate, Canterbury, Cleary Gallery. Canterbury, People's Show II.  Medway Council, Rochester, Wilderness Studio Exhibition. Kent Institute of Art & Design. Canterbury.



2019 Artist Talk, Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent, Canterbury.

2019 Artist Talk, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury.

2018 Dark Matter:Anthropocene, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

2017 Brisons Veor Artist Residency, St Just, Cornwall.

2015 'Perspectives On The Unknown', Documentary Video, S.Park, T.Deacon, R.Stabbins. 

2014  Presentation, "Critiquing the Crit", InForm Conference, UKC, UK.

2014  Lecture - ‘Mass’, College of William and Mary, Virginia and UKC, UK.

11-12 Artists Access To Art (AA2A), University for the Creative Arts, UK.

09      Artist-in-Residence, Laughing Waters, Nillumbik Shire Council, VIC, Australia.

          Lecture/tutorials -  Fine Art, Monash University, Melbourne Australia.

08-09  Artists Access To Art (AA2A), University for the Creative Arts, UK.

03      Artist-in-Residence, SBD Nat'l Lakeshore,Nat’l Park Service & England Arts Council,


97      Arctic Expedition/Finnish Lapland. Bursary - Art Sans Frontieres/ KCC, Finland.





Commissions, bursaries, awards

2001  'Mapping Change', The Pharmacy Gallery. Margate. 1997  'Water Spirit'. (Mecoli/Sparks) site-specific commission Chartham Parish Council. Chartham. 1997  'Tonford Crossing'.(Mecoli/Sparks) site-specific commission Stour Valley Arts Project.  Chartham. 1996  'The Serpent'. (Mecoli/Sparks). Bursary-site-specific piece. No Man's Orchard, CharthamShortlisted in 1998 for Rouse Kent Public Art Award.


Publications, articles, reviews

Wheeler, Jacob, “Sun sets on Britain and Empire”, Glen Arbor Sun, 30 June 2014.

Ruyters, Domeniek, "DEAF opent de aanval op het meest gehate begrip in de kunst van dit moment: innovatie.", Metropolis M, 23 May 2014.

Sayej, Nadja, “Julie Mecoli’s Bitumen Sculptures Look Like Melting Molasses”, VICE The Creators Project, 19 May 2014.

“Changing Like Nature… With Julie Mecoli, DOTS digital art magazine, 15 May 2014.

'Julie Mecoli's "Dark Matter" is a series'... WNYC Radiolab, 9 May 2013.

Minton, David, 'Beta', a-n The Artists Information Company, 8 November 2011.


Qualifications and training

P.G.C.H.E. University of Kent

M.A. Fine Art Sculpture, Wimbledon School of Art, University of the Arts London

B.A. (Hons) Fine Art (1st Class) Sculpture/Art & Architecture, KIAD, Canterbury

M.A. Women's Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury                 

B.A.  Anthropology, Wayne State University, Detroit



19-     Retired.

09-19 Lecturer, CEWL and School of Architecture, University of Kent. UK.

13      Lecturer, HND and BA Fine Art, Canterbury College, Canterbury, UK.

09      Visiting Artist, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

08      Lecturer, BA Fine Art, University for the Creative Arts, UK.

03-07 Lecturer , HND and BA Fine Art/Ashford School of Art & Design. UK.

03      Visiting Artist, Interlochen Arts Academy. USA.

02      Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Oxbow. USA.

99-12 Faculty (Jne-Aug) Visual Arts Department, Interlochen Center for the Arts. USA.

98-02 Lecturer Sculpture/Art & Architecture/BA Fine Art /KIAD, UK.


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