Julia Dzikiewicz was born in a log cabin during a snowstorm. Her only friend as a child was a bee named Harvey. She loved playing with Harvey, learning her stinging wit from his nature and enjoying the wax that he produced. In fact, she was so enamored by his wax that she decided to start using it to create art.

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Solo and Group Exhibitions

2018
“Contradictions”, Fraser Gallery, Artspace , Richmond, solo show
“Art and Politics”Art League Gallery, Alexandria Virginia, solo show

2017

“Painting Politics as Metaphor”, Larkin Arts, Virginia, solo show
“Protest to Power”, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Maryland, solo show
“Wax and Light”, Building 5 Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Virginia solo show
“Iconographic Visions”, Buchanan Partners Art Gallery, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas Virginia, two person show
“National Juried Show 2017,”  Larkin Arts, Virginia(show opens in October)
“TAGteam”, TAG gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria ,VA
“Sense of Place”, Castle Hill Gallery,10 Meetinghouse Road, Truro, MA
“Alternative Facts: Layers of Wax”, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown Mass

2016

“Art and Politics : Recent Work by Julia Dzikiewicz,” Building 5 Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Virginia , solo show
“Contradictions”, TAG gallery, Torpedo Factory, Virginia , solo show
“Artist as Maker, Thinker, and Feeler National Juried Show,” The Cade Art Gallery,MD.
“Women’s Work,” Site 3, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria Virginia
“Mini Max”, Art League Gallery, Alexandria Virginia
“Op Ed”, Art League Gallery, Alexandria Virginia
“National Juried Exhibition,” Larkin Arts, Harrisonburg Virginia
“23rd National Juried Exhibition,” Art Institute and Gallery, Maryland
“2016 Juried Show” at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts,”  Virginia.
“Art is Politics”, Touchstone Gallery, Washington Dc
“Third Annual Juried Show”, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manansass

 2015

“Feminist Series”, Artworks Gallery, Richmond Virginia , solo show
“Color Me Surprised”, Workhouse Arts Center,Virginia, solo show
“Shark!”, “Artomatic”, Hyattsville, Maryland
“Heroes & Villains: exploring archetypes through art”,Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center – Main Gallery & Sculpture Garden , Maryland (Upcoming this June 19 – August 23, 2015)
“Visions of Courage, Impressions of Service: International Artworks for the Fairfax 2015 World Police and Fire Games”, International Juried show,W-16 Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Virginia, works selected by Helen Frederick( Upcoming this May 23 – July 26, 2015)
“Dimensions”, TAG gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center,Virginia (June 1-June 28)
“Art Speaks on the Bay”, Virginia , works selected by Jill Jenson ( happening now…May 2-May 30)
“New Artists Show”, Target Gallery, Alexandria Virginia, (March 28-April 2015)
“Workhouse Arts Center Directors Collection”, Workhouse Arts Center, Virginia (ongoing in 2015)
“March 150”, Target Gallery, Virginia
“What’s On Your Mind?”, Strathmore Mansion, Maryland

2014

“MPA ArtFest”,Virginia, solo show
“From Suffrage to Secretary of State”, Workhouse Arts Center, Solo Show, Virginia
“(e)merge”, Washington , Dc
“Artist Member Exhibition”, GRACE, Virginia, works selected by Helen Frederick
“Art Speaks on the Bay”, Bay School Community Arts Center, catalogue
“Identification”, Target Gallery, Virginia, Best in Show
“ColorField”, Art League Gallery, Virginia
“March 150”, Target Gallery, Virginia
“International Mail Art Exhibition”, Richmond Art Gallery, Canada

2013
“Women’s Suffrage”, Workhouse Center for the Arts, Building 5,Virginia, solo show
“2013 SAAG National Juried Show”, Southern Appalachian Artist Guild, Georgia
“Artomatic”, Frederick Maryland, September show
Gallerydz app, visual design including icons
“Art in 14 Directions”, Frame Factory, Virginia
“Incarceration: Visions of Confinement”, Workhouse Center for the Arts, Building 16, Virginia

2012

“Wax Works”, Athenaeum Gallery, Virginia, September
“Encausticon 2012”, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas
“Commerce”, Gallery 16, Workhouse Center for the Arts
“Art from the Workhouse”, Artomatic, Crystal City Virginia
“Iron Jawed Paintings”, Workhouse Center for the Arts, Virginia
“March ARTreach”, Target Gallery, Virginia

2011
Continuous shows at the Workhouse Center for the Arts in Virginia
Internet website design, Gallerydz.com, juliadzikiewicz.com, everybodywinsdc.org and fireballforward.com(graphic design)

2010
“Art of Passion”, , Workhouse Center for the Arts, solo show
“Global Warming”, Arlington Central Library, Arlington Virginia,solo show 
“Art MD 2010”, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City Md, and works selected by Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center
“Systems Failure”, Target Gallery, Virginia

2009
“Artist of the Month”, R&F Paints website
“Synergy”, featured artist at Main Gallery, Building Five, Workhouse Center for the Arts
“Artist of the Month”, online show at R&F Paints, http://www.rfpaints.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=66&Itemid=93 “Aromatic”, solo show, Washington DC
“Red, White and Blue”, Workhouse Center for the Arts, Virginia
“Real/Unreal”, Art League, Virginia, works selected by Judy Jashinsky
“12th Annual Juried Show”, Gallery West, Virginia, works selected by Joey Manlapaz 2008
“Art Notes”, The University of Phoenix, Virginia, works selected by Kevin Sheehan and Marti Kirkpatrick
“Interplay: Humanity and Nature”, Art League, Virginia, works selected by Rosemary Luckett.
“35th Annual Juried Competition”, Masur Museum of Art, Louisiana, works selected by Carole Robb

Awards
“Honorable Mention”, “Third Annual Juried Show”, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Virginia 2016
“Juror’s Award”, “National Juried Show”, Larkin Arts, Virginia 2016
“Whurk Magazine”
, cover of March 2016 issue
“Workhouse Arts Center Directors Collection”, selected for honorary show and title by Brett John Johnson, Dale Marhanka, Debra Yarrington, Peter Winant, and Chris Neptune, Workhouse Arts Center, Virginia  2015-2016
“Best in Show”. Target Gallery, awarded by Dara Engler,Virginia 2014
“Collector’s Showcase” award, Workhouse Center for the Arts, Virginia, 2012
Honorable Mention, “Art Notes”, University of Phoenix, Virginia
2008, works selected by F. Lennox Campello
Third place prize, “The 33rd Annual Juried Competition”, Masur Museum of Art, Louisiana, 2006, works selected by Henry Finkelstein.
Finalist, “The Artist’s Magazine” 2004 Art Competition, Experimental Category
Third place prize, “6th Annual All Media Competition”, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC, 2004, works selected by Joe Shannon, former Curator of the Hirshhorn Museum.

Selected Articles
“In the galleries: Strangely familiar objects for the eyes and ears”, article by Mark Jenkins for the Washington Post, 2017, https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/in-the-galleries-strangely-familiar-objects-for-the-eyes-and-ears/2017/01/26/2cacaf94-e191-11e6-a453-19ec4b3d09ba_story.html?utm_term=.3c0f890337f2
http://www.examiner.com/article/artists-and-historical-events-julia-dzikiewicz , 2014
“Whurk Magazine:Virginia Cultural Magazine”, 2014
“Women on Display”, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2014 http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2012/10/03/artspublish/2348915694.html http://theladymade.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/julia-dzikiewicz-at-the-art-prison/
http://lucykirkman.blogspot.com/2010/12/artist-spotlight-studio-visit-with.
html http://www.alextimes.com/news/2010/aug/19/the-establishments-meltdown/ “Synergy”, Lorton Valley Star, 2009
“Things to Do”, Springfield Connection, 2009
“Raised Consciousness”, Élan Magazine, 2005
“Local Artist’s Show Memorializes 9/11”, Gloucester-Mathews Gazette, 2003
“Nine Artists Awarded in Gallery 76 Show”, the Wenatchee World 2002
“Hearts Afire: An Array of Sweetness and Light”, the Washington Post, 2002

Permanent collections

R&F Paints

 

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Amazing creativity. Never heard of this type of art until now. Lots of color.

Nathan

Beautiful! Julia,your exhibit is so great.

Martha T.

I love your baby wax dress series!

Eileen O