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Bio & CV Julia Mandle Artist 

Julia Mandle currently resides in Amsterdam after being based in NYC for over a decade where she founded and ran a non-profit organization devoted to performance and installation art. Her work has been shown internationally and presented by a wide range of institutions including The New Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Storefront for Art & Architecture, Queens Museum, the Tang Museum, The Drawing Center, Leila Heller Gallery and White Columns. She has lectured on her art and interdisciplinary approach at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Documenta 13, Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute. 


A recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Julia Mandle has received support throughout her career from organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, The Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York State Arts Council, The Jerome Foundation, the Consulate General of the Netherlands and more recently from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) and the Mondriaan Fund.  

She has also served herself as a juror on funding review panels for the Rhode Island Arts Council and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. 


Mandle received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Williams College and a Master of Arts at the Gallatin School of New York University. Additionally she has had artist residencies at Yaddo, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Guapamatacaro Mexico, Weir Farm Trust, and most recently at European Ceramic Work Center (EKWC) in the Netherlands. 


The work of Julia Mandle has been published and reviewed in a range of journals including ARTnews, Whitewall Magazine, Washington Post, The New York Times, The Huffington Post,  TimeOutNY, and Metropolis Magazine.



New York University, NYC - Master of Arts


Williams College, Massachusetts - Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors


EKWC, Yaddo, Weir Farm Trust, Guapamatacaro Mexico, and Baryshnikov Arts Center.

Funding & Grants


Mondriaan Fonds, Beurs Praktijkverdieping 


Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Ontwikkelbudget

National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs, Jerome Foundation, J.P. Morgan Chase, Brooklyn Arts Council, Morgan Stanley, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and from The Consulate General of The Netherlands.

Commission Functions

New Genre Panel for Rhode Island Council for The Arts, New York Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships Panel.

Selected Solo Exhibitions & Performances


Newport Art Museum, Of Water & Bone by Julia Mandle & Gayle Wells Mandle, Newport, RI

Zuiderzee Museum, Acquisition Exhibition: An Immigration by Julia Mandle, Enkhuizen, Holland

Greater Reston Arts Center, Seats of Power by Julia Mandle & Gayle Wells Mandle, Reston, VA


Gallery 51, Teetering by Julia Mandle & Gayle Wells Mandle, North Adams, MA


Leila Heller, Gallery, Game II: Recent Work Work by Julia Mandle & Gayle Wells Mandle, NYC


Leila Heller Gallery, Game: Recent Work by Julia Mandle and Gayle Wells Mandle, NYC


Cabinet, Fabrication of Blindness, Brooklyn, NY

Transformer, Fabrication of Blindness, Washington, DC

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Paths To The Park, Pittsburgh, PA


Leo Kesting Gallery, Chalk Shoes To The High Line, New York, NY

Arte Projects for Prospect One Biennale, Hopscotch, New Orleans, LA

The Drawing Center Big Draw, Hopscotch (For WTC), NYC


Art Directors Club, Come & Have A Chicky Meal, Cuz You’re Gonna Love This Deal, NYC

Baryshnikov Arts Center, Fabrication Of Blindness, NYC


Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture, Variable City: Fox Square, NYC


Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Erika, NYC


Storefront for Art & Architecture, Six Square, NYC

New Museum of Contemporary Art, When, NYC

Selected Group Exhibitions & Performances


Watson Institute & John Brown Center, Brown University, Crossing Borders, Providence, RI

Museum de Fundatie, Water, Zwolle, The Netherlands

New Bedford Whaling Museum, Thou Shall Knot, New Bedford, MA


Kers Gallery & Kunst RAI, Art Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, Holland


Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Dust, Dialogue and Uncertainty, NYC

Artists included: Jeanne van Heeswijk, Henriette Waal, and Maria Blaisse.


Eugene Tang Teaching Museum, Alumni Invitational, Saratoga Springs, NY

ArtEZ Just Another Day Art Festival, Eusebius Kerk, Arnhem, NL 

The Apartment, Highlights of Artsy Online Gallery, NYC  

Artists included: Do Ho Suh, Lauren Seiden and Diana Al-Hadid.


Fórum Eugénio de Almeida of the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, Portas Abertas,

Evora, Portugal


Leila Heller Gallery, In Stitches, NYC

Artists included: Ghada Amer, Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Christian Marclay and Tracey Emin.


Oude Kerk, Slow Loket, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Julia Street Gallery, Arte Projects at Prospect 1, New Orleans, LA


White Columns, Odd Lots: Artists Respond to the Work of Gordon Matta Clark, NYC


New Museum of Contemporary Art, Time Of Our Lives, NYC

Selected Press & Publications


Tolnick Champa, J., Director Norah Diedrich, and Curator Nancy Grinnell, Of Water & Bone, Exhibition Catalogue Newport Art Museum

Volmer, Suzanne, Of Water & Bone: Mother/Daughter Mandle in Newport,  Artscope Magazine, July/August.

Jenkins, Mark, In the Galleries: Wells & Barnes Offer Many Seats but No Place to Sit Down, Washington Post, June 11


Eaton, William, Dirt Cookies and Savoring Not Only the Taste, Zeto Journal, Dec 8

Seven, John, Mother Daughter Artists, Berkshire Eagle, May 28


McClemont, Doug. Review: Game II, ARTnews, April

Julia Mandle in Conversation about Her Current Exhibition, Vertical, January 30

Lescaze, Zoe, Stiglitz, Freeland, Mandles Talk Art, Inequality, GalleristNY, Feb 20


Gladstone, Valerie, Game at Leila Heller, ARTnews, August


Donoghue, Katy, The Catalyst : Julia Mandle, Whitewall Magazine, Summer Edition

Kastner, Jeffrey, Julia Mandle: Identify, Julia Mandle catalog


Ramanathan, Lavanya, Grim Intersection of Life and Art, Washington Post, Mar 21

Mandle, Julia, Torture as Inspiration The Huffington Post, March 


Moreno, Shonquis, Performance Uses City as Stage, ID Magazine, October 20

Graeber, Laurel, Spare Times: For Children, The New York Times, September 5

Gersh, Brittany, Walking & Chalking, Metropolis Magazine, April 24

Moreno, Shonquis, Julia Mandle: Press Pause, Contemporary Magazine, Winter


La Rocco, Claudia, Come and Have a Chicky Meal, Cuz You're Gonna Love This

Deal, The New York Times, October 12

Mandle, Julia, What Did We Bargain For?, The Huffington Post, October 12

Laster, Paul, Interview: Julia Mandle, Art Krush, September


Kimmleman, Michael, The Highs and Lows, The New York Times, December 25

Kimmleman, Michael, Inspiration from Real Estate Rejects, The New York Times,

September 9

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