Julia Gartrell

Julia Gartrell, the artist behind the Radical Repair Workshop, is based in Durham, NC. She received an MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in Art from Kalamazoo College. Her work explores notions of “making do”, material plasticity, Appalachian craft history, and radical approaches to repair. Her current project, the Radical Repair Workshop, is a traveling repair shop, gallery, and workshop space housed in a vintage camper. She has participated in residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center, the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Ox-Bow School of Art, and others. Julia has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at CAM Raleigh, the Casablanca Biennale, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and LUMP Gallery. Julia currently teaches as adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and through the Duke Create program. Her personal website can be found at www.juliagartrell.com