Julia Marchand


Julia Marchand believes the desire to reconcile the simultaneous connection and separation between humanity and nature is ancient, ubiquitous and inescapable. In her work, she references wildlife dioramas, public gardens, and personal experience to explore how that tenuous connection affects our personal and social identity and development. She studied painting at San Francisco Art Institute, holds a BA in Art History from American University in Washington DC and a Master’s degree in Art Education from Boston University. Her paintings and works on paper have been exhibited in galleries in London, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Mexico City. Currently, she lives and works in Alameda, CA. 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Play Dead, Autobody Fine Art, Alameda, CA

2010 Stuffed Monkeys & Freeze Dried Fauna, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

2008 Familiar, Perihelion Arts, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Interstitial Topography, Inkblot Gallery, Alameda, CA

2016 A Constellation, Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2015 Aqua Art Fair, Miami w/C. Emerson Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FLA

2014 Floralia, Model Citizens Studio, LA

2013 Littletopia, LA Art Show, LA

2012 Undertow, 3 Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

Awakened,” AFA, New York, NY

artMRKT San Francisco with Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

2011+1, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

2010 GJWHF, auction to benefit the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, PPOW Gallery, NY

Draw, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

False Doors, Autobody Fine Art, Alameda, CA

2009 +2, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

Draw, The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008 Draw, Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK

BAG'O NEO: 21st Century Modernism, Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Summer Salon, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

Aqua Wynwood, Miami, FL with Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

2007 Small Wonders 3, Pharmaka Art, LA

Virgin Mobile’s The RE Generation Gallery, New York, NY

Fertile Ground, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

Draw, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX & Fuse Gallery, New York, NY

The Beholder’s Eye, Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY


Master of Arts, Art Education, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1998

Bachelor of Arts, Art History, American University, Washington DC,


“Surreal Habitats,” Alamedav Magazine 12/17

“Masked Kids and (Other) Creepy Primates,” Alameda Magazine 9/14

“Flora & Fauna with Julia Marchand,” Pattern Pulp, 10/10

Exhibition Picks, Clutter Magazine Online, 12/10

“BAG'O NEO: 21st Century Modernism,” Exhibition Catalog, 2008

“The Essential Baltimore Guide To Art Basel Miami” November 29, 2015