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  • “me and hugh”me and hugh

    installation, 2012

Julie Novakofski

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artist bio

Julie Novakofski is a mixed-media artist with an interest in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, poetry, and literature. Her current work reflects her interest in creating sculpture and painting installations. Julie Novakofski was born in Wisconsin in 1986. She studied at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County as well as the University of Wisconsin Madison, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2010. She lives and works in Milwaukee.

artist statement

Recently, my work has been most influenced by the ideas of poetry and of a poetic experience—as encountered and made visual through materials, relationships, gestures, and lines. Recalling or indicating a memory or a story (many), the quality of light as it unfolded, as well as the look of a face as I have recalled it, is an intrinsic process within my art practice and everyday life. Concepts of comfort, death, beauty, romance, loneliness, and playfulness also have their place—blurred, transformative, and distinct. Something like preserving (incarnating and enshrouding) an emotion, a poem, a body, is what I feel my work pursues.