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JULIE SPEED

  
  
  
  

Julie Speed

Julie Speed, Chicago, Illinois, b.1951 After dropping out of Rhode Island School of Design at age 19, Julie Speed spent her twenties moving around the U.S. and Canada working pick-up jobs (house painter, horse trainer, ad writer, farm worker etc.) until moving to Texas in 1978 where she settled down and taught herself to paint. She switches back and forth regularly between oil painting, printmaking, collage, gouache and drawing, often combining disciplines...

Studio visit with Julie Speed

photo and video by Antoine Sanfuentes

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Utilizing her keen sense of the absurd, Speed ponders the big questions—the role of religion, isolation and longing, sexuality, sin and guilt—with a sly, sometimes dark, sense of humor and a steadfast refusal to offer the viewer any tidy resolutions. It is the emphatically open-ended and omnivorous nature of her work, combining anxiety, erotica, and violence with the subversive power of beauty that puts Speed in the vanguard of a return to figurative painting in contemporary art.

Speed has exhibited throughout the United States and internationally at numerous galleries and museums. Two monographs by UT Press have been published on Speed’s artwork: SPEED, ART 2003-2009 and Julie Speed: Painting, Constructions and Works on Paper. Speed’s artworks can be found in a number of public collections including Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, The Grace Museum, The McNay Art Museum, The Contemporary Austin and the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Press

Gouache and Collage Paintings


Julie Speed, Kunisada's Ghosts
Kunisada's Ghosts
gouache and collage, 29.5 x 41inquiry
Julie Speed, Milky Way
Milky Way
gouache, 20.5 x 29.5inquiry
Julie Speed, Good Friday
Good Friday
gouache and collage, 29.5 x 37.5inquiry
Julie Speed, Pope Descending
Pope Descending
gouache, 16 x 20inquiry
Julie Speed, Monkeytree
Monkeytree
gouache and collage, 21.5 x 41inquiry
Julie Speed, Small Sailor
Small Sailor
gouache and collage, 29.5 x 39.5sold
Julie Speed, Bear
Bear
gouache and collage, 20 x 24inquiry
Julie Speed, Hammerhead
Hammerhead
gouache and collage, 29.5 x 41.5inquiry
Julie Speed, Owl
Owl
gouache and collage, 30 x 22.5inquiry
Julie Speed, Missing
Missing
gouache and collage, 29.5 x 20.5inquiry
Julie Speed, Manners
Manners
gouache, 24 x 29inquiry
Julie Speed, Fish Supper
Fish Supper
gouache and collage,  29.25 x 20.5inquiry
Julie Speed, Hunting Season
Hunting Season
gouache and collage, 20 x 26inquiry
Julie Speed, Untitled (Birds)
Untitled (Birds)
gouache and collage, 32.75 x 28.25inquiry
Julie Speed, Thorn Sisters
Thorn Sisters
gouache and collage, 32 x 37.5inquiry
Julie Speed, The Navigator
The Navigator
gouache and collage, 20.5 x 19.5sold
Julie Speed, Precipice
Precipice
gouache and collage, 20 x 16inquiry
Julie Speed, Birdblind
Birdblind
gouache and collage, 20 x 13.5inquiry
Julie Speed, Piano
Piano
gouache, collage, postage stamp and steel
17.25 x 13.25 x 3
inquiry
Julie Speed, Man In An Iron Mask
Man in an Iron Mask
found paper, iron, wood and glass eye, 12 x 10.75inquiry
Julie Speed, Undertoad
Undertoad
gouache and collage, 60 x 41inquiry
Julie Speed, In Flagrante
In Flagrante
gouache, collage and sepia ink, 40 x 58inquiry
Julie Speed, In Flagrante Again
In Flagrante Again
gouache, collage and sepia ink, 40 x 59inquiry
Julie Speed, Death and the Maiden
Death and the Maiden
gouache, collage, and sepia ink, 40 x 60inquiry
Julie Speed, The Prince
The Prince
gouache and collage
14.75 x 9.25
inquiry

Etchings


Julie Speed, Beach
Beach
etching with chine collé and gouache, Ed. 30
image 11 x 14.4, paper 17.5 x 20.5
inquiry
Julie Speed, Man with Cock
Man with Cock
etching with chine collé, Ed. 40
image 15.75 x 11.75, paper 22.25 x 17.75
inquiry
Julie Speed, Rope Burn
Rope Burn
etching with chine collé, Ed. 30
image 16 x 22, paper 22.5 x 28
inquiry
Julie Speed, Rope Burn Red
Rope Burn Red
etching with chine collé, Ed. 40
image 16 x 22, paper 22.5 x 28
inquiry
Julie Speed, The Economists
The Economists
etching with gouache, Ed. 40
image 10 x 11.75, paper 15 x 16.25
sold
Julie Speed, Sleepers
Sleepers
etching with chine collé, Ed. 40
image 15.50 x 19.5, paper 22.5 x 25.5
inquiry
Julie Speed, Sleepers Cadmium
Sleepers Cadmium
etching with chine collé, Ed. 40
image 15.5 x 19.5, paper 22.5 x 25.5
inquiry
Julie Speed, Ad Referendum
Ad Referendum
etching with chine collé, Ed. 40
23.5 x 17.5
inquiry

Variations


Julie Speed, Stoning The Witch, Variation I (Holy Father)
Stoning The Witch, Variation I (Holy Father)
etching and collage
11.5 x 11
inquiry
Julie Speed, Stoning The Witch, Variation II (Mea Culpe)
Stoning The Witch, Variation II (Mea Culpe)
etching and collage
11.5 x 11
inquiry
Julie Speed, Stoning The Witch, Variation III (Ship)
Stoning The Witch, Variation III (Ship)
etching and collage
11.5 x 11
inquiry
Julie Speed, Launch II, Variation I (White Moth)
Launch II, Variation I (White Moth)
etching with chine collé and gouache
14.25 x 10.75
inquiry
Julie Speed, The Cognoscenti, Variation V (9 Blue)
The Cognoscenti, Variation V (9 Blue)
etching with chine collé and gouache
11 x 9
inquiry
Julie Speed, Howlers, Variation III (Mansion)
Howlers, Variation III (Mansion)
collage and gouache etching with chine collé
14.25 x 10.75
inquiry
Julie Speed, Howlers, Variation IV (War)
Howlers, Variation IV (War)
collage and gouache etching with chine collé
14.25 x 10.75
inquiry
Julie Speed, Howlers, Variation V (Birds)
Howlers, Variation V (Birds)
collage and gouache etching with chine collé
14.25 x 10.75
inquiry
Julie Speed, Howlers, Variation VI (Art)
Howlers, Variation VI (Art)
collage and gouache etching with chine collé
14.25 x 10.75
inquiry
Julie Speed, Howlers, Variation VII (Fountain)
Howlers, Variation VII (Fountain)
collage and gouache etching with chine collé
14.25 x 10.75
inquiry
Julie Speed, Ad Referendum, Variation I (Observations)
Ad Referendum, Variation I (Observations)
collage and gouache etching with chine collé
23.5 x 17.5
inquiry
View Installation
JULIE SPEED: Solo Exhibition, December 2016