Julia Dault

Julia Dault


By devising expressive gestures through rules and reasoning indicative of Post-Minimal and Conceptual art, Julia Dault is part of a generation of artists invigorating abstract painting today. She explores notions of artistic labor, often through constraining, repeating, or mechanically producing her hand’s gestures. This is achieved in part through her use of non-traditional tools and supports: Dault scrapes and pushes paint across the canvas with combs, squeegees, and other implements that help her create pattern-like, but ultimately imperfect, compositions. Dault’s exploration of the handmade and the industrial continues in her sculptures, which she improvises on-site with hand-bent building materials.

Born and based in Toronto, Julia Dault has exhibited in biennials, museums, and galleries worldwide. Her artworks are in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York); the MCA Chicago; the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto); and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among other institutions. She has presented solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto), and Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal) and has been included in group exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto; the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam); the Pérez Art Museum Miami; the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; and the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans.

Born in Toronto, Canada, 1977

Lives and works in Toronto, Canada


Julia Dault, Days of Our Lives