Julie Shelton Snyder
bed desert, woodcut, 9″ x 11″, 2018
fuji-san from space, woodcut, 10-1/2″ x 8″, 2018
fuji-san is a girl, silkscreen monoprint, 30″ x 22″, 2018
kawaguchiko 1, woodcut, 10″ x 17″, 2018
kawaguchiko 2, woodcut, 10″ x 17″, 2018
kawaguchiko 3, woodcut, 10″ x 17″, 2018
may 22 2018, woodcut, 10-1/2″ x 7-3/4″, 2018
this really happened, woodcut, 15-1/2″ x 11″, 2018
In my work, I explore movement and stillness, being in control and letting go. Printmaking and painting are the lenses through which I examine these themes. My longing for stillness is a physical and spiritual quest.
Through art-making, I am given the means to express spiritual truths I cannot otherwise articulate. Expressing the ineffable and the invisible is the aim of my work, and I view abstraction as the best means for this expression.
About the Artist
Julie Shelton Snyder is a printmaker and painter based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was born in West Virginia in 1962.
Since graduating in 2016 from Belmont University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts in studio art, Julie Shelton Snyder has focused on woodblock printmaking. In the spring of 2018, while living at the base of Mt. Fuji, she participated in the MI-LAB mokuhanga artist-in-residence program, learning traditional woodblock printmaking techniques. She is drawn to mokuhanga because of its focus on natural materials.
Julie Shelton Snyder’s solo exhibition “Attending” was on view from October 26 through December 22, 2018, at The Gallery at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia. Her work can be seen in another solo show, “now we will count to twelve,” on view at W83 Gallery, New York City, from March 5 through April 28, 2019.