Julia Haw

B. Flint, Michigan, 1982. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC.

Ph: 269.569.1982




2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting/Communications, Western Michigan University


Selected Exhibitions


2018         (Forthcoming) Same Same But Different, One eleven gallery, Siem Reap, Cambodia

2015         The Western Veil/Chicago Relic, IL State Museum, Lockport, IL

2014         The Western Veil, IL State Museum, Chicago, IL 

2012         You Can Never Go Back, Eyeporium, Chicago, IL

2011         The First Ward Ball, This is Not The Studio, Chicago, IL 

2008         The Road Noise Series, Diekema-Hamann, Kalamazoo, MI

2006         On The Human Condition, Saniwax Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI 



2017       12th Annual BLAB Show, copro gallery, santa monica, ca

                 Art Will Save the World, COC Gallery, Siem Reap, Cambodia

2016        Spun, Stuart and Co. Gallery, Chicago, IL

                 Everything Must Go, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

                 Get Clear on What You Think, Maxwell Colette Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014        The Transient Life, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013        Atalanta and the Lion, Hauser Gallery, Chicago IL

2012        More is More, Hauser Gallery, Chicago, IL

                 Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Industry of the Ordinary, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL 

2011        Group Show, Homespace, New Orleans, LA 

                 F*ck Art Chicago, This is Not The Studio, Chicago, IL 

2010        High Holy Cock Tail, This is Not The Studio, Chicago, IL  

                 No Dead Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

                 Pork and Politics, 23 E. Madison, Chicago, IL

                 Mad Love Circus, This is Not The Studio, Chicago, IL                

                 Robots Need Love Too, Barbara and Barbara, Chicago, IL 

2009        Studio Show, Big Cat Press, Chicago, IL

2008        P.S. 1 International Biennial, New Orleans, LA

                 Art As Social Discourse, Lansing, MI

                 Statewide Arts Competition, Jackson, MI

2007        Estes-Walker Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI                           

                 10th Annual Livonia Exhibition of Fine Arts, Livonia, MI


Awards/Grants                                                                                                                                                                                         2007        10th Annual Livonia Exhibition of Fine Arts, Dufour Patron Award 

                  The Emerging Artist Grant, Kalamazoo Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo                  

2006        Western Michigan University’s Student Art Show, Best of Show


Professional Experience

2018        (Forthcoming) Teaching OIl painting workshop  with Colors of Cambodia NGO and gallery, siem reap, cambodia

2017        Jan-April Taught art to children in Siem Reap and surrounding rural schools with Colors of Cambodia NGO and Gallery, Siem Reap, Cambodia 

2016        Painted new body of work with Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Chicago, IL

2012-Present    Developing brand identity by hand drawing all label illustrations for Journeyman Distillery,         Three Oaks, MI                

2011-2012    Managed Thoma Art Collection, Chicago, IL

2009        Assisted film director Steve Conrad and artists Wesley Kimler and Tony Fitzpatrick,              Chicago, IL



Print Media

Jason Foumberg, “Breakout Artists 2014: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers,” Newcity, May 1, 2014.7.

Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson, “Industry of the Ordinary: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 2003-2013,” 2013.192.

Nic Hampton, “Presenting Chicago Based Artist Julia Haw,” Asylum Lake Press, April 9, 2011. 12-18.


Online Periodicals

Daniel Maidman, “The Spooky Occluded, Julia Haw’s “The Western Veil,” Huffington Post, April 17, 2014.

Sarah Nardi, “Vagina Dentata: Artist Julia Haw Bites Back,” Chicago Reader, April 9, 2013.

Erin Babbin, “Break the Bread 004: Eye Want Julia Haw,” The Chicago Arts Archive, A Sixty Inches from Center Project, Sept. 2012.

D. E. Bookhardt, “No Dead Artists XIV at Jonathan Ferrara,” New Orleans Art Insider, 2010.


Website Publications

Renee Laverne Rose, “Julia Haw,” Arts and Cultural Strategies Magazine, May 2, 2016.

Chester Alamo-Costello, “Julia Haw - Comfort and Control & Other Paintings,” Comp Art and Design Magazine, April 10th, 2016.

Elisa Shoenberger, “Julia Haw: Art and Politics,” It Will Keep Your Heart Alive, June 22, 2015.

Paul Germanos, “2015: Julia Haw on Leaving Chicago,” Chicago Art World, May 30, 2015.

Paul Behnke, “Structure and Imagery: Julia Haw at the Thompson Center,” A Contemporary Art Blog, April 30, 2014.

Sergio Gomez, “In Sync with Julia Haw,” Sergio Gomez Art Blog, April 23, 2014.

Marc Vitali, “The State of the Arts: Artists from Illinois - and one from Minnesota - Make Monstrous Magic,” WTTW, April 15, 2014.

Jorg A. Pierach, “Claire Molek: Seven Emerging Chicago Artists to Watch Right Now,” Modern Midwest, February 2014.

Paul Solomon, “Julia Haw - In the Flesh,” Direct Encounter with the Arts, April 1, 2013.

Dave Pitman, Kai and Geoff, “Julia Haw, Chicago, IL,” Artist A Day, March 27, 2013.

Rory Coyne, “Interview with Julia Haw by Rory Coyne,” Chicago Contemporary Figurative Art, March 12, 2013.

Randall J. Feinberg, “Babygoat News: Kids Art News: Julia Haw,” Babygoat Blog, Dec. 2, 2012. 

Dmitry Utkin, “Julia Haw,” Design You Trust, April 2012,

Paul Germanos, “Pictorial: Julia Haw at The First Ward Ball,” Chicago Critical, August 7, 2011.


Publications as Author

7 Tips for Traveling Solo to Phnom Penh,” The Blue Lotus Arts Magazine, April 2017. 

“On the Marriage of Art and Writing,” Chicago Artist Resource, Sept. 2012.



Ana Fernatt, “Health and (NO) Champagne,” Champagne and Snark, October 6, 2016. 

Sergio Gomez, “Artist Julia Haw Talks About Art and Maintaining a Healthy Body,” May 30, 2016.


Visiting Artist Lectures

2017 (forthcoming) "Death, Dying, and Metaphoric Representation & Cultural Distinctions," cuny, ny

2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013    

Semester Guest Artist for Prof. Solomon’s DEARTS Class, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2014       “Gallery Talk: Julia Haw with John Lustig,” IL State Museum, Chicago, IL, June 18.

2009        In-Class Lesson, Bunker Hill High School, Bunker Hill, NC, March.