concentrated her formal education on Science (she earned her PhD in Biology), the influence of her childhood exposure to art
remained an integral part of her passion for life. In 1988 she immigrated to the United States to develop her doctoral thesis and to
pursue a career in scientific research but her obsession with art continued to blossom and since 2000, after attending college and
numerous workshops for training in Art History and Studio Arts, she has committed her life to painting.
trend was necessary to break away with the excess originated by a romantic emphasis on the exceptional. It reflected a point in
history when the logic of civilized values had been twisted to a horrific conclusion.
My artistic feeling is mystical and existential in tone. This mystical consciousness, so fundamental for the work of an artist, is
like a "suffering" of reality, a state of constant hypersensitivity to everything which surrounds me, good or bad, light and darkness.
It is like an over consciousness of the world which helps placing all things of life in their real dimension and frees me of convention.
Thus, I create my art to convey a state of mind that longs to escape the quotidian. My subjects, though always evolving in the
form, they are constant: the human figure interacting with nature and most significantly, with birds – in flight, at rest, and in relation
to the figure. Birds for me have become the liberating icon, the ever present emphasis on the spirit taking flight beyond our
common reality. And, as a constant element in most of my oeuvre, this mystical and ethereal feeling is often expressed as
a counter position, opposite to the terrestrial.
Lately, I am focusing on light to express a sense of hope and preservation of the soul.
I live and persist in my work. My art is not a solution...it is an intent.
I seek an existence that is free, more equal and just for ALL...and I have HOPE."
Since her epiphany, Julia San Román has exhibited in several solo and group shows throughout the West and South of the
U.S. and she is represented by a number of professional galleries across the States. She was the recipient of several art awards
for exhibitions between 2004-2011 at San Diego Art Institute. In 2006, based on her comprehensive body of work, she was
selected by the Chief Curator of American Art to exhibit in a group show at Gallery 15, San Diego Museum of Art.
In 2010, the work "Cante Jondo” was selected for a 6 month period audio-painting installation at the public space “West-End”,
San Diego International Airport. Her work has been reviewed by the L.A. critic Grady Harp for “POETS and ARTISTS”, Joe Nalven
for San Diego Union Tribune and for the Spanish newspaper DIARIO LA OPINION.
Thanks to all.