The highly detailed and almost ornamental watercolors that Julia Michry produces are rooted in her Russian background. Masters like Victor Vasnetsov, Isaak Levitan and Aleksey Savrasov deeply influenced her work.
Julia’s love for art and design started early and by the fourth grade, she was enrolled in an art school for gifted students in Saint Petersburg, Russia. After graduating from high school, Julia studied fashion design at the Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy, one of the country’s best art colleges. She continued her studies in America, earning a BA in Graphic Design from New York’s School of Visual Arts.
Julia's favorite medium is watercolor because of its transparency and flow of color. Her landscapes bring the outside world in, an idea that gained strength at the beginning of the last century. She strives to bridge the chasm between everyday life and nature. By bringing the beauty of landscape into the forefront, we are reminded to slow down and reconnect with the natural world. In doing so, we tap into our deeper selves.
The artist has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the tri-state area, including two solo exhibitions at Tuxedo Park and Sloatsburg libraries, and the Russian Museum of Modern Art and Pushkin Society Artists Guild group exhibitions in New York City in 2017 and 2018. Julia also participated in several national and international art festivals as well as competitions. Most notably, at the St. Catherine of Bologna19th Annual Photography, Art and Poetry Exhibition three of her works swept Judge’s choice, 1st and 2nd places in March of 2019.