Julia Kwon creates painting, drawing, textile, sculpture, installation, and socially engaged art. Her work examines gender, ethnicity, and the construction of identity within the contemporary context of globalism through commenting on cultural hybridity. She also explores collaboration, community, and personal relationship building through collaborative art-making, inclusivity, and generosity.
Kwon was born in Northern Virginia and earned her M.F.A. at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University and B.A. in Studio Art at Georgetown University. She has won various awards such as the artist residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Vermont Studio Center, and Textile Arts Center. Kwon has had solo exhibitions at Montgomery College's Maze Gallery in Silver Spring, MD, University of Rochester's Hartnett Gallery in Rochester, NY, Hillyer Art Space in Washington, DC, Textile Arts Center in New York, NY, and the Project Space of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada. She has also recently been awarded the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University's Traveling Fellowship.