Education

M.F.A.     2004       Painting          Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, cum laude

B.F.A.     2000       Painting          University of Denver, Denver, CO, cum laude

1999                            Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en- Provence, France

 

Exhibitions

2016                  Dedicated to Community, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA

2015                  Entanglements*, Montclair Gallery, Oakland, CA
                          Dedicated 2 Design, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
                          Seeing Red, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA                        

2014                  Summer Show, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA

                          Two-Person Exhibition: Julia Rymer and Jennifer Perlmutter*, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery,

                          Lafayette, CA

                          Coalition for Califorina Artists Group Exhibition, NH2 Salon, Novato, CA

2013                  Water on Paper, Red Delicious Press, Aurora, CO                         
                          Aqueous, National Juried Exhibition, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ
                          BAYVAN Artist Registry 2013, Bay Area Visual Arts Network, Berkeley, CA

2012                  Abstracts, Studio 7 Fine Arts, Pleasanton, CA

                          Mono y Mono, National Juried Exhibition, Gallery at the J, Austin, TX

                          SciArt, ScienceOnline 2012 Conference, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

                          BAYVAN Artist Registry 2012, Bay Area Visual Arts Network, Berkeley, CA

2011                   Abstracts, Studio 7 Fine Arts, Pleasanton, CA

2010                  Julia Rymer Brucker: New Works*, Rockridge Library, Oakland, CA

                          Juried Alumni Exibition, Victoria H. Myren Gallery, School of Art and Art History,
                          University of Denver, CO
                          What Lies Above, Below and in Between, Linda Ryan Fine Art, Livermore, CA
                          1000 Sketchbooks Project, Arthouse Gallery, Atlanta, GA and Brooklyn, NY

                           Paperworks 2010: Juried Art Exhibition, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University,

                           Minot, ND

2009                  Collective Nouns, Metro State Faculty Biennial, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

2008                  Julia Rymer Brucker: Aggression Dynamic*, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO

                           Juried Student/Alumni Exhibition, School of Art & Art History, University of Denver, CO

                            27th Annual Juried Exhibition, Littleton Historical Museum, Littleton, CO

2007                   Julia Rymer: Spectra*, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO

                            99 Pieces of Art on the Wall,  Very Special Arts Gallery,  Denver, CO

                            Collective Nouns, MSCD Faculty Exhibition, Center for Visual Arts, Denver,CO

2006                   METRO Biennial: MSCD Faculty Exhibition, Emanuel Gallery, Metropolitan

                            State University of Denver, CO

                            Abstraction, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO

2005                   Julia Rymer: night paintings*, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO

2004                   Faculty Exhibition, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Lakewood, CO

                            Four Person Exhibition, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO

                            MFA Thesis Exhibition*, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

                            Exploration/Innovation, Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY              

                            Pratt MFA Exhibition, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

                           The Grand Group Show, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                           Colliding: MFA Drawing Exhibition, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

                           MFA Open Studios Tour, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2003                  Recent Works: Pratt MFA Exhibition, Steuben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

                           MFA Open Studios Tour, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2002                  Recent Works: Pratt MFA Exhibition, Steuben East Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY         

                           Canvas, Paper, Board: Julia Rymer and James Thomson*, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO

2001                   Very Special Arts Annual Auction& Exhibition, William Havu Gallery, Denver,    CO

                           Recent Works 2001, The Salon Studio, Loveland, CO

2000                 Journey, Senior BFA Exhibition, University of Denver, CO

1999                   Miniatures, Juried Student Exhibition, University of Denver, CO

                            Faces of Woman, Juried Exhibition, New Mexico Highlands State University,

                            Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas, NM

                    *Denotes solo and two-person exhibitions

 Art-Related Experience

2006— 2008       Secretary & Public Relations Committee Member, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO

2002—2004          Graduate Assistant, Department of Exhibitions, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY

2000—2002          Gallery Administrator, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO

1997—2000          Office Assistant, University of Denver, School of Art & Art History, Denver, CO

 

Teaching Experience    

2007— 2009         Visiting Assistant Professor of Foundation Art

                               Color Theory, Drawing, Painting and Two-Dimensional Design,

                               Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO       

2006 — 2007        Lecturer

                               Color Theory, Watermedia, and Two-Dimensional Design,    

                               Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO

2005—2006          Adjunct Instructor

                               Basic Drawing I, Design Processes and Concepts I and Color Theory

                               Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO

                               Affiliate Faculty

                               Introduction to Painting, Advanced Painting, and Independent Study in Painting

                              Regis University, Denver, CO

2004—2005         Adjunct Instructor

                               Art Appreciation

                               Community College of Denver, CO

2004                      Adjunct Instructor

                               Two-Dimensional Design

                               Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Lakewood, CO

 

Bibliography

 

Reitmayer, Samantha, “Start With Art: Gifts for Newlyweds,” http://www.etsy.com/blog/weddings/starting-with-art-gifts-for-newlyweds/, May 17, 2012

Torrant, Jessica, “Swift by Julia Rymer Brucker,” lookseesaw.blogspot.com, July 23, 2010

Americas 2010 Paperworks (catalogue), introduction by Heidi Goldberg, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND: 2010

Hamel, Ken, “Roman and Brucker at CORE,” Denverarts.org, August 20, 2008

Chandler Mary, “Critic’s Choice,” Rocky Mountain News, September 6, 2008

Gillen, Brenda, "Alumna Explores Life Through Art," DU Today, January 30, 2007

Paglia, Michael, "Alternating Currents," Westword, October 13, 1005

Paglia, Michael, "Artbeat," Westword, September 30, 2004

Paglia, Michael, “Revitalized Modernism Highlighted at Havu,"  Westword, June 14, 2002

Chandler, Mary, “The Symbolism’s Getting Thick,”  Rocky Mountain News, June 14, 2004

 

Guest Lectures and Demonstrations

2015   Kids Mixed Media Art-Making Event Facilitator, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery,

           Lafayette, CA

2014   Featured Artist Talk and Kids Drawing Event Facilitator, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery,

           Lafayette, CA

2011    Guest Artist, Studio 7 Fine Arts Gallery, Pleasanton, CA

2010    Guest Artist, Studio 7 Fine Arts Gallery, Pleasanton, CA

2008   Guest Critic, Drawing IV with Professor Anna Kaye, Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO

2007    Featured Artist Lecture, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Center for Visual Arts

2005   Featured Artist Lecture, Regis University, Denver, CO

2004    Professional Studies Class, School of Art & Art History, University of Denver, CO

 

Awards/Honors

2004              Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

                        Award for Outstanding Merit in Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2001               Commission Representative Nominee, Project Evaluation Panel for Public Art Projects,

                        Mayor’s Office on Art, Culture & Film, Denver, CO

1998-2000     Merit Scholarship, School of Art & Art History, University of Denver, CO

1996-1997       Chancellor’s Scholarship Award, University of Denver, CO

 

Selected Collections

Fox Rothschild, San Francisco, CA

Pinnacol Assurance, Denver, CO

Merkel, Inc., Denver, CO

and numerous private collections throughout the United States