Julia Bloom makes paintings, drawings and sculpture. She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Boston Museum School and Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has had solo and two person shows at Addison Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC; the Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, VA; Catalyst Projects and Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC and Lucky Street Gallery in Key West, FL. Her work has been included in group shows at the Salzland Museum in Schoenebeck, Germany; the Katzen Arts Center at American University in Washington, DC; the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC; McLean Project for the Arts, in McLean, VA; Kehler Leddell Gallery in New Haven, CT; BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD; the Washington Historical Society in Washington, DC; the Athenaeum in Alexandria, VA; the Katzen Arts Center at American University; Marlboro Gallery at Prince George's Community College and at Addison Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC.
Bloom was awarded 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2014 Artist Fellowship Program Grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an Award of Excellence in 2012 from the James Renwick Alliance, an Individual Artist Grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, a fellowship from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and seven fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Publications and articles about Bloom’s work include The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Northern Virginia Magazine, Poet Lore, Southern Accents and New American Paintings. Bloom’s work is in several public and private collections, including the University of Virginia School of Law, Wheat First Securities and the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru. She lives and works in Washington, DC.