Julia Fast-Grass

My art represents an exploration of figurative work that incorporates contemporary issues of gender, image and millennial culture while drawing inspiration from Baroque and Renaissance styles. Through depicting the body, whether in paintings or sculptures, I emphasize how we as humans are situated and shaped by our current societies. My work often also reflects on how this has changed throughout history. This is a constant personal exploration of defining oneself in the multitude of lenses this world projects back onto us. Depicting women in my paintings, I touch on a long tradition of voyeurism within art history and question not only how we see artwork, bodies, and gender but also how we place ourselves in relation to these ideas. My work also questions how we are influenced by technology and popular culture.

Queen's University. Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduation Class of 2020