Julia Arredondo is a traveling artist who received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Julia founded Vice Versa Press, a travelling print and publishing entity, that produces zines and multiples. Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Julia has been on the road participating in various artist-in-residence programs around the country. Julia believes in cheap rent, good humor and positive vibes.
Residency Period:Sep 2015–Dec 2015
Project Statement:Self-empowerment is a main focus of my work, specifically in the realm of publications and zines. Aspiring to be more like cartoon characters who suffer trauma but never seem to carry emotional baggage, I believe in the power of constructing positive present and future actions by taking sometimes traumatic past experiences and letting those memories work for me. I seek to empower myself and others in a way that let’s us confront oppressive experiences and turn them into badges of strength, humor, and grace.
“Hate it or love it the underdog’s on top. And I’m gonna shine homie until my heart stop.” - 50 Cent and The Game