Julia Bloom makes paintings, drawings and sculpture. She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Boston Museum School and Berklee College of Music. She sculpts by lashing sticks and vines together with steel wire to create organic grids that capture the fragility and evanescence of light, air and shadow that are found in forests. Inspired by the architectural grids formed by tree canopies and limbs, her sculptures' intersecting lines reflect the complexity of natural systems. Her paintings and drawings distill this complexity to heavily worked planes of paint or charcoal, marks and intersections. In all of her works, light and shadow are critical elements. She has exhibited her work in many galleries in the United States as well as in Germany. She has received multiple grants and awards, most recently three Artist Fellowship grants from the District of Columbia. Bloom’s work is in several public and private collections, including the University of Virginia School of Law, Wheat First Securities and the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru. Bloom is represented by Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC, where she lives and works.