BIOGRAPHY

Considered a contemporary folk artist, Julie’s work harnesses a spectrum of emotion and gives them a quiet place to dwell.  Allowing remnants of the handmade process to remain, this gives Julie’s work a humble and authentic quality.

Loving to tell stories in many ways, her work holds a wide range: from a hopeful revival of the gems to be garnered from the rural way of life, to abstract pieces that inspire dialogue about our inter-relatedness, to quiet stories of the wind.

Upon close inspection, both construction and deconstruction of the drawing and painting processes are evident in the multiple layers of her work.  Revealed here is a vulnerability, alternating between cognitive and intuitive mindsets.  Capturing the heart of the piece, images take on an ethereal appearance with the often transparent figures, loosely rendered landscapes, and expressive clouds that encapsulate the underlying tone.

Toggling between these nostalgic pieces and her abstract colored panels, Julie’s art serves both as a working commentary on sound design and the essence of being human.

Resident Artist, Pink Dog Creative | River Arts District, Asheville, NC | April 2017 – present

Resident Artist, Riverside Studios | River Arts District, Asheville, NC | 2011 – April 2017

EXHIBITION RECORD

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Surface of Belonging | London District Studios, Asheville NC | November 2017

Surface of Belonging | A-B Tech/Mission Health Conference Center, Asheville NC |

September – October 2017

At the End of the Road in the Middle of Nowhere | Asheville Community Theatre, Asheville NC |

March – May 2016

Air, Water | Adler Gallery, Posana Restaurant, Asheville NC | February – June 2015

Infinity Modular Series | Adler Gallery, Posana Restaurant, Asheville NC | February – May 2015

Two-Person Exhibitions

At the End of the Road in the Middle of Nowhere | Weizenblatt Gallery, Mars Hill University,

Mars Hill, NC | February 2016

Air, Water | MAHEC Education Center, Asheville NC | July – September 2015

Quiet Moments in Rural Life | MAHEC Education Center, Asheville NC | July – October 2014

Group Exhibitions

Wings | Adler Gallery, Posana Restaurant, Asheville NC | November 2017

Man and Nature: Pathway to Renewal | The Refinery, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville NC | September 2017

Clouds | Adler Gallery, Posana Restaurant, Asheville NC | July – September 2017

Hats | Adler Gallery, Posana Restaurant, Asheville NC | April – July 2017

Inspirations | Riverside Studios, Asheville NC | May – June 2016

small works | Riverside Studios, Asheville NC | December 2015

Summer Blues | Riverside Studios, Asheville NC | July – August 2015

Events by Invitation

Hunter Underground Auction | Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN |

March 2017

Spectrum Gallery Auction | Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN | October 2016

Moonlit Art Market | Burial Beer Brewery, Asheville, NC | June 2016

Juried Exhibitions

STORIEStoART.com | January 2017 – present

Dogwood Festival Regional Artists Exhibit | Emporium Center – Arts & Culture Alliance,

Knoxville, TN | April 2015

Dogwood Festival Regional Artists Exhibit | Emporium Center – Arts & Culture Alliance,

Knoxville, TN | April 2013

Summer Art Tour | Rapid River Magazine, participating galleries, Asheville, NC |

June – August 2012

Gallery

Round Lake Gallery of Art | Charlevoix, MI | May – October 2015

Specialty Shops

The Asheville House | Asheville, NC | 2015

The Foundry | Asheville NC | 2014

PUBLICATIONS

Man and Nature: Pathway to Renewal | AAAC exhibition examines environmental issues,  

Mountain XPress  |  August 2017

Featured Article | Julie Miles: Painting the Landscape of her Childhood, WNC Woman Magazine

February 2016

Sculptural Boxes | Salvage Style for the Garden

     ISBN 10: 1579905978 / ISBN 13: 9781579905972; 2004

COMMISSIONS

Sculpture commissioned by the American Red Cross for their national annual meeting,

Chairs on Parade public art exhibit | Bank of America Corporate Building lobby,

Charlotte, NC | June 2001

Julian, story box | Collector, Asheville NC | June 2014

In the Wheat Field, painting | Collector, Asheville NC | August 2016

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Mission Health Systems

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Sonoma, CA

Las Lagunas, CA

Florida

Atlanta, GA

Grand Ledge, MI

New Jersey

New York City, NY

Pennsylvania

Asheville, NC

Davidson, NC

Raleigh, NC

Myrtle Beach, SC

Tennessee

Fredericksburg, VA

Middlebury, VT

Jackson, WY

DONATIONS

Untitled | Hanger Hall annual benefit, Asheville, NC | 2017

Levanter | Carolina Day School annual benefit, Asheville, NC | 2017

Big Boots to Fill | Open Doors of Asheville annual benefit, Asheville, NC | 2015

Girl, White Dress, Golden Field | Carolina Day School annual benefit, Asheville, NC | 2015

Green, White | Bethlehem Ministries to benefit the people of Terrier Rouge in Northeast Haiti,

Athens, GA | 2015

Turning Towards the Sun | Swannanoa Valley Montessori School annual benefit,

Black Mountain, NC | 2011

MEMBER

River Arts District, 2011 – present

Asheville Area Arts Council, 2014 – present

Cloud Appreciation Society, 2012 – present

Botanical Gardens at Asheville 2005 – present

Volunteer, 2005 – present  |  Board Member since 2011