Julie Rafalski


Julie Rafalski is an artist working with collage, drawing and photography. She explores the relationships between transience, perception and imagination. Collage and its techniques of cutting out, displacing and juxtaposing images is key to her work, both as a process and a methodology. Her subject matter often includes interior and exterior spaces and surroundings.

Of Polish-American heritage, she obtained a BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2003) and an MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art in London (2006). She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has shown her work at solo shows: at the David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago (2016), Fabryka Trzciny in Warsaw (2014), Studio Wooden Gallery in Chicago (2014) and Westminster Reference Library Gallery in London (2013). Her work was shown at group shows in the Kunstmuseum Reutlingen, Germany, The Royal Academy Summer Show, (London) and the Liverpool Biennale, The Mall Galleries (London), among others. She has participated in several international residencies.

Since 2010 she has also been working as an freelance arts educator and has worked with institutions such as Cubitt Education, Eastside and Margate Now Festival.

In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Derwent Art Prize. Her work is held in several international public and private collections. She is based in London and Margate, UK.