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. Julia 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, after receiving
training in Studio Arts and Art History in local colleges and numerous workshops, she has committed her life to
artist, 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 in clouds
for me have become the liberating icon, the ever present emphasis on the spirit taking flight.
Lately, I am focusing on light to express a sense of HOPE and preservation of the soul. Here, under the
influence of the Southern California Light & Space Movement I find myself excitingly exploring abstraction,
creating a type of work which is bilingual in order to express in a more efficient manner who I am in the realm
of where I exist."
Since her epiphany, Julia San Román has exhibited in New York, Washington DC, Vermont and throughout the
West and South of the U.S. Her body of work is being featured retrospectively at the Oceanside Museum of Art this
winter. 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 to be
displayed as an audio-painting installation at the public space “West-End” at San Diego International Airport. The same
series, along with " Dissociation" was included in the 2013 Invitational show at W.D. CANNON Gallery in the Carlsbad
Public Library Complex. Her work has been reviewed by the L.A. critic Grady Harp for “POETS and ARTISTS”, for San
Diego Union Tribune blogs and for the Spanish newspaper DIARIO LA OPINION.